*My Top 10 FCS Stadiums & Bottom 10 FCS Stadiums*

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-Top Ten FCS Stadiums-


#10 MSU, Bobcat Stadium
Capacity: 17,777
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#9 NDSU, Fargo Dome
Capacity: 19,000
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#8 Delaware, Delaware Stadium
Capacity: 22,000
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#7 Eastern Kentucky, Roy Kidd Stadium
Capacity: 22,000
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#6 Youngstown St., Stambaugh Stadium
Capacity: 20,630
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#5 Chattanoga, Finely Stadium
Capacity: 20,668
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#4 App. State, Kidd Brewer
Capacity: 24,500
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#3 Princeton, Princeton University Stadium
Capacity: 27,773
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#2 JMU, Bridgeforth Stadium
Capacity: 24,877
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#1 Montana, Washington Grizzly Stadium
Capacity: 25,203
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****************************Honorable Mentions****************************

Harvard, Harvard Stadium
Capacity: 30,323
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Yale, Yale Bowl
Capacity: 61,446
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Mcneese St., Cowboy Stadium
Capacity: 17,410
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-Bottom 10 FCS Stadiums-


#10 Albany, University Field
Capacity: 10,000
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#9 Rhode Island Rams, Meade Stadium
Capacity: 5,180
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#8 Presbyterian, Bailey Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 6,500
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#7 Prairie View A&M, Edward L. Blackshear Field
Capacity: 6,000
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#6 Sacred Heart, Campus Field
Capacity: 3,334
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#5 Duquesne, Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
Capacity: 4,500
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#4 Campbell, Barker–Lane Stadium
Capacity: 5,000
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#3 Georgetown, Multi-Sport Field
Capacity: 2500
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#2 Charleston Southern, Buccaneer Field
Capacity: 4,000
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#1 Jacksonville, D. B. Milne Field
Capacity: 5,000
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I think #2 from your list is actually Charleston Southern of the Big South, not "Southern" of the SWAC.
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Unwrittengriz wrote:I think #2 from your list is actually Charleston Southern of the Big South, not "Southern" of the SWAC.
Fixed* Thanks
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PSU may have the nicest stadium in the big sky.
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wbtfg wrote:PSU may have the nicest stadium in the big sky.
For soccer or baseball maybe, but it sucks for football.
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wbtfg wrote:PSU may have the nicest stadium in the big sky.
Thats what you get when a baseball stadium f###[#] a soccer field.....isn't even making my top 15
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Thanks for doing this.

Here's some stadium history. Harvard stadium in 1903 was the first stadium built for football. Franklin Field in Philly was built in 1895, but was used for other things, and the original stadium was replaced over the turn of the century. It is believed that more football games have been played at Franklin Field than anywhere else. I would include Franklin Field (Penn) up there with Harvard and Yale stadiums. Palmer stadium/Princeton, which has been tore down, was a great stadium too.

The Yale Bowl used to seat over 70,000. Harvard once seated 57,000. Franklin Field 78,000. NFL teams have played in each of those stadiums at various times including as late as the early 70's. Palmer seated almost 50,000.

The standard width of the football field is what it is (an odd number), because that was a wide as it could be due to the concrete horseshoe bowl at Harvard stadium. Walter Camp wanted to widen the field to cut down on injuries, by 40 feet, but it could only be as wide as it is now. Football used to have a huge amount of deaths each year, in the old days (like turn of the century). Instead the forward pass was invented in 1906.

There is a lot of history in those 4 stadiums, as well as alot of good memories for this poster. I played a total of 9 times in those 3 stadiums. Dartmouth used to play at Harvard and Yale every year back in the day.
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PlayerRep wrote:Thanks for doing this.

Here's some stadium history. Harvard stadium in 1903 was the first stadium built for football. Franklin Field in Philly was built in 1895, but was used for other things, and the original stadium was replaced over the turn of the century. It is believed that more football games have been played at Franklin Field than anywhere else. I would include Franklin Field (Penn) up there with Harvard and Yale stadiums. Palmer stadium/Princeton, which has been tore down, was a great stadium too.

The Yale Bowl used to seat over 70,000. Harvard once seated 57,000. Franklin Field 78,000. NFL teams have played in each of those stadiums at various times including as late as the early 70's. Palmer seated almost 50,000.

The standard width of the football field is what it is (an odd number), because that was a wide as it could be due to the concrete horseshoe bowl at Harvard stadium. Walter Camp wanted to widen the field to cut down on injuries, by 40 feet, but it could only be as wide as it is now. Football used to have a huge amount of deaths each year, in the old days (like turn of the century). Instead the forward pass was invented in 1906.

There is a lot of history in those 4 stadiums, as well as alot of good memories for this poster. I played a total of 9 times in those 3 stadiums. Dartmouth used to play at Harvard and Yale every year back in the day.

Cool.
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WAGRIZ aside, I really like the Yale Bowl. I wish there was a better picture for it.
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wbtfg wrote:PSU may have the nicest stadium in the big sky.
I agree, I think it's the best one in the conference as well.
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Great work! Really enjoyed your list. The Ivy League stadiums are really cool just because of how significant they are to the history of the game. Those stadiums are really where the game of football was engineered and how it has become the game it is today.
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mtgrizrule wrote:WAGRIZ aside, I really like the Yale Bowl. I wish there was a better picture for it.
It definitely has a very cool old school look.

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pussycatkillerz wrote:
mtgrizrule wrote:WAGRIZ aside, I really like the Yale Bowl. I wish there was a better picture for it.
It definitely has a very cool old school look.

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Much better. :thumb:
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Georgetown has a gorgeous campus. Looks like freaking Hogwarts.
If they improved their stadium that would be a neat atmosphere.
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Waiting for Screamin Eagle to show up and ask why EWU's stadium was left off the list.....waiting......still waiting......and still waiting...... :coffee:
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kurtismichael wrote:Waiting for Screamin Eagle to show up and ask why EWU's stadium was left off the list.....waiting......still waiting......and still waiting...... :coffee:

I think he knows they would be put on the bottom list here. I hope he is smart enough to not go there. I do like EWU's program and fans though. :thumb:
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mtgrizrule wrote:
kurtismichael wrote:Waiting for Screamin Eagle to show up and ask why EWU's stadium was left off the list.....waiting......still waiting......and still waiting...... :coffee:

I think he knows they would be put on the bottom list here. I hope he is smart enough to not go there. I do like EWU's program and fans though. :thumb:

That tomato sauce field of theirs certainly hasn't been kind to the Griz so far.
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Though it doesn't hold quite as much as others, I've always liked the look and design of Cal Poly's Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
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Georgia State has a pretty nice stadium (capacity: 71,228), although they share the Georgia Dome with the Atlanta Falcons (and are planning on moving to FBS)...
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For those wanting to see more, Chris' other site, championshipsubdivision.com, has a pretty great resource/database of the FCS teams and their stadiums.
http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/ ... directory/
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DoubleNicks wrote:Though it doesn't hold quite as much as others, I've always liked the look and design of Cal Poly's Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
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I contemplated putting Alex G. Spanos Stadium on my top 10.
It's definitely a top 20 stadium.
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This is a fun and interesting thread. Thanks!
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