Which SEC football stadium is the best?
That’s an argument that likely has gone on since the beginning of conference play and is unlikely to be settled anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean ambitious sportswriters won’t try to do so each football season.
USA Today’s ‘For The Win’ writers Laken Litman and Steven Ruiz are the latest to attempt this unbeatable task.
In their own words, here’s the standard used for these rankings:
The rankings below are based on capacity, average attendance, regality (these places essentially are castles after all), and how wild the place gets on a Saturday.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at their list:
14- Vanderbilt Stadium (Vanderbilt)
13- Commonwealth Stadium (Kentucky)
12- Davis Wade Stadium (Mississippi State)
11- Faurot Field (Missouri)
10- Williams-Brice Stadium (South Carolina)
9- Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Arkansas)
8- Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (Ole Miss)
7- Jordan-Hare Stadium (Auburn)
6- Neyland Stadium (Tennessee)
5- Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Florida)
4- Sanford Stadium (Georgia)
3- Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama)
2- Kyle Field (Texas A&M)
1- Tiger Stadium (LSU)
You can find their rating system and comments on each stadium here.
Did they get it right? Were they even close? It seems like everyone has their own personal version of this list. As a writer who also has been to each SEC venue as a spectator, South Carolina seems too low on the list and perhaps Alabama is a bit too high.