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Bucket List – Football Stadiums

Posted by Sean Rowland on January 9, 2017

Camp Randall Stadium

There are a decent few I can cross off the football part of the Bucket List

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When I started laying down the foundation of this stadium travel hobby some 20 years ago, I never had a specific goal in mind, as hard as that may be to believe for those that know me well. The idea was just to visit as many arenas, stadiums and ballparks as possible. That continues to be the case, but I thought it would be fun to create a Bucket List. Even if the goal isn’t necessary to get to them all, this list might help me with trips to places that I really want to experience. There are 92 stadiums on this list and I’ve happily been to 20 so far. Most places are part of the five main sports in North America and over the next month or two, I’ll share my desired places to visit. Since we’re closing in on the end of the football season, let’s start there. Feel free to share your thoughts if you think one should be added to the Bucket List.

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Albertsons Stadium – Boise State Broncos:  The Blue Turf and the history of being one of rare non-Power 5 schools to break the mold in an increasingly money-driven era
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Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City Chiefs:  Old-School NFL, yet modernized. Awesome, loud fans
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AT&T StadiumDallas Cowboys:  Don’t know if I like, just know I have to see for it’s sheer massive size (that’s what she said)
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Autzen StadiumOregon Ducks:  Loud! Though 2016 probably wasn’t the season to go visit
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Beaver Stadium – Penn State Nittany Lions:  Been Here! Enjoyed my game, though the atmosphere was somewhat lacking since it was against an FCS opponent
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Florida Gators:  Doing The Chomp in the The Swamp sounds like fun. Just not on a hot September Afternoon
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Bryant-Denny Stadium – Alabama Crimson Tide:  Because it’s Bama
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Camp Randall Stadium – Wisconsin Badgers:  Been Here! Lived up to expectations and Madison is an awesome place. Jump Around and the 5th Quarter were the highlights
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CenturyLink Field – Seattle Seahawks:  The 12th Man
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Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium – Texas Longhorns:  I’ve been to a Texas baseball game and want to replicate on a bigger platform the “Hook em Horns” sign with “Deep in the Heart of Texas” playing
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Doak Campbell Stadium – Florida State Seminoles:  The Tomahawk Chop and Chief Osceola. Goosebumps
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Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium – Oklahoma Sooners:  I know this is on a here for a reason. Tradition? Boomer Schooner? Not at the top, but still want to attend
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Harvard Stadium – Harvard Crimson:  Oh the history. Love the Ivies
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Husky Stadium – Washington Huskies:  That View! And the recent renovations made this place even better. Seattle football fans have it made
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Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn Tigers:  Toomer’s Corner and everything else that embodies the SEC
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Kinnick Stadium – Iowa Hawkeyes:  Don’t know why, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Iowa football. Maybe it’s the water tower in the background that gives Kinnick a homey feel?
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Kyle Field – Texas A&M Aggies:  The Original 12th Man. What a sight when each seating deck sways with people
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Lambeau Field – Green Bay Packers:  No words
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Lane Stadium – Virginia Tech Hokies:  Enter Sandman
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LaVell Edwards Stadium – BYU Cougars:  There’s plenty of stadiums with nice views, but this one is hard to beat
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – USC Trojans:  A crappy stadium, but important for it’s history. Great fight song too
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Memorial Stadium – Clemson Tigers:  Howard’s Rock and the run down to the field. Not to mention a darn good team the last few years
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Memorial Stadium – Nebraska Cornhuskers:  It’s not just the SEC where football is a religion. 
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Michie Stadium – Army Black Knights:  Been Here! The Setting, the Traditions, the Cadets. As good as it gets!
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Michigan Stadium – Michigan Wolverines:  Been Here!  A better stadium than I expected. The band really enhances the experience. Hearing “Let’s Go Blue” makes me think of an October Afternoon on a Saturday
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Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium – Navy Midshipmen:  I’m not too familiar with Navy’s game-day, but I would imagine it’s good
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Neyland Stadium – Tennessee Volunteers:  Rocky Top is my favorite fight song
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Notre Dame Stadium – Notre Dame Fighting Irish:  Been Here!   A walk throughout campus is just as memorable as the game. If you can’t tell by now, I love college bands and all of their music. ND has a good one in Celtic Chant
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Ohio Stadium – Ohio State Buckeyes:  OK, now I’m starting to wonder if I made this Bucket List solely on Marching Bands. Dotting the I and other great tunes are what I want to see (and hear) at the Horseshoe
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Razorback Stadium – Arkansas Razorbacks:  Wooooooooooooooooo Pig Soooooeeeeyyyyy
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Rose Bowl – UCLA Bruins:  A boring bowl of a stadium and an eh fan base for football…but one that has huge imporance in sport
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Sanford Stadium – Georgia Bulldogs:  Between the Hedges as about half the SEC made this list
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Tiger Stadium – LSU Tigers:  Death Valley. The pre-game food. The noise. At Night. Oh yeah!
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Vaught-Hemingway Stadium – Mississippi Rebels:  Really just want to go tailgating on The Grove
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Yale Bowl – Yale Bulldogs:  Been Here!  The place is literally falling apart…but, it was important to see

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