College football teams have found some unique locations for neutral-site games this year.
Georgia Tech and Boston College are playing an ACC game in Dublin. Tennessee and Virginia Tech are set to play at Bristol Motor Speedway, a racetrack in Bristol, Tenn. Cal and Hawaii are going to play a game in Sydney.
Australia? Why stop there? Here are five truly nontraditional places where college football should go in the future.
Munich — While most of the college football games played in Europe have taken place in Dublin, this is a further expansion into the continent. The Allianz Arena, home of soccer giant Bayern Munich, and the old Olympic Stadium have the capacity to host a major college football crowd. Think of how fun it would be to experience Oktoberfest and a college football game.
Montreal — Since the 2010 International Bowl, there has not been a college football game in Canada. Montreal was home to the first college football game played outside the United States, with Harvard defeating McGill University 3-0 in 1874. It’s time to bring college football back to Montreal. Maybe Alabama fans could learn the French pronunciation for the phrase Roll Tide.
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. — How have Louisville and the University of Kentucky not played a game here yet? One of the most famous sporting venues in America, the famed racetrack seats 120,000 in the stands, leaving plenty of room on the infield for the game. Fans could even show up to the game wearing those funny hats.
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. — Slightly larger than Bristol Motor Speedway, hosting a game at the home of the Daytona 500 needs to happen. A potential matchup could be Florida’s annual game against Georgia. Georgia fans probably would be open to it, given how poorly the last two matchups against the Gators have gone in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn at Talladega Superspeedway also would be cool.
Death Valley, Calif. — It’s the hottest place in America, so a game there might be tough. It’s also a national park, so getting a stadium built there might be challenging. But America needs a game to be played there. The inaugural game has to feature LSU and Clemson, to determine who can claim real Death Valley rights.