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 the sport 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 checkerboarded Neyland Stadium to Athens’ Between the Hedges ––
each school’s stadium has its rituals and traditions that help make college football in the South the region’s favorite pastime.
Here, I’ll be ranking the most iconic stadiums in the SEC, looking at history, atmosphere and overall experience to determine the most iconic.
10. Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium (University of Missouri) Seating Capacity: 61,620 Year Opened: 1926
9. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (University of Arkansas) Seating Capacity: 76,212 Year Opened: 1938
8. Williams-Brice Stadium (University of South Carolina): Seating Capacity: 77,559 Year Opened: 1934
7. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (University of Florida): Seating Capacity: 88,548 Year Opened: 1930
6. Jordan-Hare Stadium (Auburn University): Seating Capacity: 87,451 Year Opened: 1939
5. Neyland Stadium (University of Tennessee): Seating Capacity: 101,915 Year Opened: 1921
4. Sanford Stadium (University of Georgia): Seating Capacity: 92,746 Year Opened: 1929
3. Kyle Field (Texas A&M University): Seating Capacity: 102,733 Year Opened: 1927
2. Bryant-Denny Stadium (University of Alabama): Seating Capacity: 100,077 Year Opened: 1929
1. Tiger Stadium (Louisiana State University): Seating Capacity: 102,321 Year Opened: 1924