Traditions run deep throughout the south and a school’s football stadium is more than just a place where college football games are played.
If college football is our religion, the home stadium is the cathedral.
It’s a holy place that provides a spiritual-like afternoon and an intense sense of nostalgia that can move even the most casual fan to tears.
From Tennessee’s iconic checker-board Neyland Stadium to Athens’ Between the Hedges, LSU’s Death Valley,
the Swamp in Gainesville and South Carolina’s Williams-Brice when ‘Sandstorm’ starts shaking the city of Columbia ––
each school’s stadium has its rituals and traditions that help make college football in the South the region’s favorite pastime.
The SEC also boasts some of the world’s largest stadiums, with capacities eclipsing 100,000.
As for UGA, Sanford Stadium is known across the nation as one of the most aesthetically pleasing venues in all of college football.
Designed by the MIT-trained architect Thomas Atwood, the mind also responsible for designing North Carolina’s Keenan Stadium,
which possesses a similar feel, Sanford was built with its beautiful surrounding views in mind.
It has undergone recent renovations and is still the best place in America to watch a college football game with 92,746 of your closest friends.
Below we list the largest SEC football stadiums by the seating capacity listed on the school’s official website. In total, SEC football stadiums seat a combined 1,123,671 people.
14 – Vanderbilt Stadium, 40,350 13 – Kentucky's Kroger Field, 61,000
12 – Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium, 61,337 11 – Missouri's Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, 62,621
10 – Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, 64,038 9 – Arkansas' Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, 76,000
8 – South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, 80,250 7 – Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 87,451
6 – Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), 88,548 5 – Georgia's Sanford Stadium (Between the Hedges), 92,746
4 – Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium, 101,821 3 – LSU's Tiger Stadium (Death Valley), 102,321
2 – Tennessee's Neyland Stadium, 102,455 1 – Texas A&M's Kyle Field (12th Man), 102,733