Death Valley ranked No. 1 among SEC stadiums
BATON ROUGE - USA Today Sports has ranked all 14 SEC football stadiums with Tiger Stadium pulling down the number one spot as students return to class and the team wraps up fall camp.
USA Today Sports writers based their rankings on capacity, average attendance, “regality” and general boisterousness on game Saturdays.
Here’s how the No. 1 spot write-up for Tiger Stadium went:
The loudest, craziest place in college football. It once got so deafening during an Auburn-LSU game in 1988 that Tiger Stadium registered on a seismograph for 15-20 minutes. It’s since become known as the legendary “Earthquake Game.” Les Miles likes to say Death Valley is where dreams go to die. And when you see the tiger eye starting at you from the 50-yard line, it’s not hard to fathom.
Tiger Stadium was followed by Texas A&M’s Kyle Field at No. 2 and Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium at No. 3. Vanderbilt's Vanderbilt Stadium came in last place with the generous writing praising the stadium's "intimate crowd." The full ranking can be viewed here.