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Apr 18, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; A general view of over 100,000 fans attending the Ohio State Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. The Gray team won the game 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

2. Ohio Stadium

Columbus, Ohio

Capacity: 104,944

Record attendance: 108,610, on November 29th in a 42-28 win over the Michigan Wolverines.

What makes it great: The home of the Ohio State Buckeyes, “The Horseshoe” is the fourth biggest football stadium in the United States. As you might imagine with a stadium this size, the crowd noise is overwhelming. After a game against Iowa in 1985, Hawkeye head coach Hayden Fry complained about the noise and suggested noise meters be added, penalizing home teams if the crowd noise goes over a certain decibel level.

He claimed that Iowa quarterback Chuck Long became mentally disturbed due to his inability to communicate with his teammates.

Greatest game played: In the 2006 edition of one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, the Michigan Wolverines came to town. Ohio State came into the game undefeated with an 11-0 record and ranked number one in the nation, while Michigan was also undefeated at 11-0 and came in ranked second.

Dubbed the “Game of the Century,” this was the first and only time in the 111 matchups between the two teams where they were both undefeated.

Quarterback Troy Smith and the Buckeyes jumped out to a 21-7 lead, and then a 28-14 lead, and had to hold off multiple rallies from a determined Michigan squad led by quarterback Chad Henne and running back Mike Hart. In the end, Ohio State pulled off an incredibly hard-fought 42-39 victory against the Wolverines, and went on to face Florida in the national championship game.

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