30 Best College Football Stadiums of All-Time

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Aug 30, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini and the team take the field before the start of the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

18. Memorial Stadium

Lincoln, Nebraska

Capacity: 87,000

Record attendance: 91,585, on September 20th, 2014, in a 41-31 victory over the Miami Hurricanes.

What makes it great: Home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Memorial Stadium is a “Sea of Red” on Saturday afternoons thanks to fans dressing uniformly in red. Nebraska’s fans are known to be passionate and it’s unmistakable at even a glance.

Memorial Stadium’s seating capacity swelled over the course of legendary head coach Tom Osborne’s tenure, due entirely to the improvement in the quality of the product on the field. The Huskers won and won, and needed to expand the stadium’s capacity to match. Over the course of Osborne’s career, the stadium nearly doubled in size.

Greatest game played: On October 27, 2001, Memorial Stadium and the Nebraska Cornhuskers played host to the Oklahoma Sooners. Perhaps Nebraska’s biggest rival, Oklahoma had struggled through the 1990’s, being dominated by the Huskers. Between 1990 and 1997, Nebraska won seven of eight meetings, many by lopsided scores. In a three-year stretch, the Huskers beat the Sooners 37-0, 73-21, and 69-7.

At the start of the 2000’s though, it was Oklahoma’s turn to dominate. In 2000, Oklahoma was ranked third and Nebraska was ranked number one, and the Sooners beat the Huskers 31-14 to knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten.

In 2001 however, in the confines of Memorial Stadium, it was Nebraska’s turn for vengeance. The third ranked Huskers defeated the second ranked Sooners 20-10 to return things to the status quo for one more season.

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