Everybody has their favorite stadiums.
You might love Neyland Stadium because that’s where you saw your first game. Or Doak Campbell, simply because you’re a FSU fan.
Even sportswriters have our faves, either for the atmosphere or accessibility to interview rooms or even for the ease of getting in and out on game days.
Athlon polled 15 members of the national media to find out their favorite stadiums.
Here is the result:
1. Tiger Stadium, LSU
2. Ohio Stadium, Ohio State
3. Autzen Stadium, Oregon
4. Kyle Field, Texas A&M
5. Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama
6. Notre Dame Stadium
7. Neyland Stadium, Tennessee
8. Sanford Stadium, Georgia
9. Husky Stadium, Washington
10. Beaver Stadium, Penn State
Athlon figured the results by tabulating the ballots, giving each No. 1 vote 10 points, going all the way to one point for a No. 10 vote. And this probably isn’t shocking, but “five of the top 10 and seven of the top 13 hail from the SEC,” Athlon wrote.
The voters: Tim Brando, SiriusXM/Fox/SEC Network; Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports; Dave Revsine, Big Ten Network; Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports; Dan Rubenstein, SB Nation; Bryan Fischer, NFL.com; Travis Haney, ESPN; Kevin McGuire, NBC Sports; Jeremy Fowler, CBS Sports; Tom Dienhart, Big Ten Network; JC Shurburtt, 247Sports; Zac Ellis, Sports Illustrated; Mike Huguenin, NFL.com; Steven Lassan, Athlon Sports; and Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM.
Here’s what Athlon wrote about Tiger Stadium: “LSU’s Tiger Stadium, which is going through a major upgrade this offseason, was on all but two ballots and ran away with top billing. Death Valley received seven first-place votes, the most of any team in the nation by a wide margin. Notre Dame Stadium and Neyland Stadium were the only other buildings to receive more than one first-place vote. Tiger Stadium was ranked No. 1 or No. 2 on 11 of the 15 ballots.”