In college football, home-field advantage is a real thing. Perhaps more so than in any other sport.
A packed stadium and a rowdy home crowd can not only fuel the home team, but it can intimidate the opposing team.
With the 2018 college football season less than five months away, The Spun’s Andrew Holleran ranked the 10 toughest stadiums to play at for the upcoming season. Of the 10 stadiums on the list, five belong to Big Ten teams.
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Ohio Stadium, the home of Ohio State football, was ranked No. 1 on the list. Holleran wrote:
“Ohio State’s home slate in 2018 is admittedly a little weak. The Buckeyes travel to Michigan State and Penn State, don’t face Wisconsin and play Oregon State instead of Oklahoma in a non-conference game. Still, this place features over 100,000 fans on game day, ready to go insane. Not to mention, Ohio State is loaded from a talent perspective. There’s no tougher place to play in college football.”
The other Big Ten football stadiums on the list are Penn State’s Beaver Stadium (No. 5), Michigan’s Michigan Stadium (No. 8), Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium (No. 9) and Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium (No. 10).
Here is the full list:
- Ohio Stadium, Ohio State
- Memorial Stadium, Clemson
- Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama
- Sanford Stadium, Georgia
- Beaver Stadium, Penn State
- Tiger Stadium, LSU
- Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State
- Michigan Stadium, Michigan
- Camp Randall Stadium, Wisconsin
- Memorial Stadium, Nebraska