30 Best College Football Stadiums of All-Time

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Dec 31, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A general view of the stadium prior to the the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

30. Sun Life Stadium

Miami Gardens, Florida

Capacity: 65,326

Record attendance: 80, 120, in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14.

What makes it great: The home of the Miami Hurricanes, Sun Life Stadium has had a plethora of names over the course of its nearly 30 seasons. Construction finished in 1987, the stadium has been known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Land Shark Stadium, and in 2010 was rebranded to its current moniker.

Sun Life has only played host to the Hurricanes since 2008, but it has hosted five Super Bowls and it has played host to the Orange Bowl all but two seasons since 1996, and it hosted the Champs Sports Bowl from 1990 through 2000. It hasn’t played into the once famed home field advantage that the Hurricanes boasted particularly in the 1980’s, but it has been a neutral site to some of the biggest bowl games ever played.

Greatest game played: On January 1st, 2000, the Michigan Wolverines celebrated Y2K with a 35-34 victory against Alabama in the first ever BCS game to go to overtime.

Michigan quarterback Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns, twice leading the Wolverines back from 14 point deficits.

In overtime, Brady completed a touchdown pass to tight end Shawn Thompson, and after a converted PAT from kicker Hayden Epstein took a 35-28 lead. Alabama responded with a touchdown of their own, but missed the PAT that would have sent the game to a second overtime.

Michigan finished the 1999-2000 season ranked fourth, and Alabama finished eighth.

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