For everything from arena concerts to college football, thousands of spectators find reasons to fill sports stadiums across the United States. However, just how many spectators can the largest sports stadiums in the United States hold?
Surprisingly, some of these stadiums can reach record-breaking capacities when it comes to game days, holding populations that are larger than certain cities. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the largest sports stadiums in the United States.
This college football arena also referred to as The Big House, can hold 107,601 spectators, which is actually a decrease of 2,000 spectators since it was decreased in 2015. The stadium removed seats for accessibility updates. However, the renovation couldn’t dethrone this football stadium from being the largest in the United States.
This stadium located in Columbus forms part of the National Register of Historic Places and can seat up to 104,944 spectators. It also managed to move up on our list after renovations took place in 2016. The unique design, featuring a double deck horseshoe, will once again be renovated in 2019 which will decrease the seating capacity in the process.
Situated in Texas, Kyle Field managed to expand to facilitate up to 102,733 spectators after redevelopment took place in 2014/15 which cost a staggering $485 million. The stadium was named after Edwin Jackson Kyle. He was the president of the athletic council and the dean of agriculture. He managed to donate an area situated on the south side of the campus to establish the football pitch in early 1905 which has been the home of Aggie football since then.
Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Neyland Stadium not only plays host to football matches but also hosts NFL exhibition games and large conventions. The stadium was originally built in 1921 and only held 3,200 spectators. However, after nearly 100 years of growth and renovations, the stadium now holds up to 102,455 spectators. The stadiums’ signature look includes white and orange end zones in a checkerboard style.
Situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Tiger stadium is home to the LSU Tigers which can facilitate up to 102,321 spectators on game days. The most notable match that was ever played on at this stadium was the Earthquake match that occurred in 1998 when the reaction of the crowd after a touchdown pass managed to register as an earthquake.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Situated in Los Angeles, California, the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium can fit up to 93,607 spectators which the USC Trojans call home. Unlike other college football stadiums, this venue is owned and operated by the state of California and the city of Los Angeles. Apart from playing host to several football matches each year, it has also played host to the World Series, the Olympics, and Super Bowls.
The Sanford stadium has a capacity of 92,746 spectators and is home to the Georgia Bulldogs. The stadium has also played host to the Summer Olympics of 1996.