Why are College Football Stadiums usually bigger than NFL Stadiums?

Several college football stadiums have a much larger crowd capacity in comparison to those used in the NFL.

The Michigan Stadium, home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, can seat up to 107,601 fans in attendance.

MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, is the largest stadium in the NFL and can seat up to 82,500 fans per game.

But why are college football stadiums larger than most NFL stadiums?

One of the main reasons is due to the ticket pricing.

College football tickets are usually much cheaper than NFL tickets.

Hence, the former attracts more audiences and fans for their games.

More so, seats in college stadiums are much smaller than seats in an NFL stadium.

Fans in attendance are therefore packed closer to each other.

Another explanation is that the NFL only has 32 teams.

Meanwhile, there are 128 teams competing in the highest division of college football.

As NFL stadiums aren't located close to areas of their team, it makes traveling to the field a bit of a hassle.

However, college football stadiums are aplenty and many local supporters can make short trips to watch their teams in action.

Nonetheless, there are also NFL stadiums that are larger than some college football stadiums.

The Chicago Bears' home ground, Soldier Field, is the smallest NFL stadium and can seat 61,500 fans per game.

There are a total of 30 NFL stadiums. The New York Jets and New York Giants share the MetLife Stadium for home games.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams happen to share the SoFi Stadium for their home games.

These stadiums are steeped in history and tradition. Countless iconic moments occurred in these arenas.

Moments that will stand the test of time, captured and recorded in the annals of college football and the NFL.

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