The Top 15 Biggest Stadiums in the United States in 2024

Written by Niccoy Walker
Updated: November 18, 2023
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The biggest stadiums in the United States are used for American football, either college level or the National Football League (NFL). College football stadiums in the United States tend to be bigger than NFL stadiums because they require more seating for students and faculty. Check out the top 15 biggest stadiums in the United States and discover their locations and the teams that call them home.

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From 86,047 to 107,601, the seating capacity of these stadiums is staggering in size.

1. Michigan Stadium – 107,601 Capacity

Michigan Stadium

The Michigan stadium is the biggest stadium in the United States with a capacity of 107,601

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Michigan Stadium, or “The Big House,” is the largest stadium in the United States and the third-largest in the world. It is a football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and can seat 107,601 people. However, it has hosted over 115,000 people at one time. While the Michigan Wolverines use the field, the stadium is also used for graduation ceremonies, hockey games, and soccer matches.

2. Beaver Stadium – 106,572 Capacity

Beaver Stadium, University Park State College Pennsylvania

Beaver Stadium is the fourth-largest in the world

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Located on the campus of Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Stadium is the fourth-largest in the world and has a well-known reputation as one of the toughest venues for opposing teams. The stadium features a natural grass field and a seating capacity of 106,572 but has held as many as 110,000 at one time. The Nittany Lions have played in the stadium since 1909, although it has gone through expansions over the years.

3. Ohio Stadium – 102,780 Capacity

Ohio Stadium is the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Built in 1922, it is shaped like a horseshoe and hence has the nickname "The Shoe"

Ohio Stadium is shaped like a horseshoe and it fits 102,780 people

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This college football stadium is located in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State University. Nicknamed “the Horseshoe,” Ohio Stadium is the home of the Buckeyes team and is the site for commencement ceremonies. But it is also a concert venue where artists like Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, and Metallica have played. The stadium can hold 102,780, but there have been over 110,000 people inside at one time. 

4. Kyle Field – 102,733 Capacity

The 12th man statue at Kyle Field, Texas AM University, College Station, Texas

Kyle Field is one of the biggest stadiums in the United States, with a capacity of 102,733

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Located in College Station, Texas, on the campus of Texas A&M, Kyle Field is one of the biggest stadiums in the United States, the fourth-largest, to be specific. It’s been a permanent stadium since 1927 but home to the Texas A&M Aggies Football since 1904. Kyle Field has a seating capacity of 102,733 and a record attendance of over 110,000. 

5. Neyland Stadium – 102,455 Capacity

View of University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Neyland Stadium is in Knoxville, Tennessee

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The Neyland Stadium is in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the home of the Tennessee Volunteers football team for the University of Tennessee. However, it’s also used for large conventions and occasional NFL exhibition games. Neyland Stadium seats 102,455 and has a record capacity of 109,061.

6. Tiger Stadium – 102,321 Capacity

Tiger Stadium Louisiana

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Stadium is the home of the LSU Tigers football team

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Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tiger Stadium is on the Louisiana State University campus and is home to the LSU Tigers football team. The stadium first opened in 1924 and only held 12,000. But after several expansions, the stadium now holds 102,321, which is also the record attendance.

7. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – 100,119 Capacity

University of Texas at Austin aerial view including Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas, USA.

Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is the largest in the Big 12 Conference

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Home to the Longhorns football team at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, the Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is the seventh-largest in the United States and the largest in the Big 12 Conference, a college athletic conference. This stadium has a capacity of 100,119 and a record attendance of 105,213. 

8. Bryant-Denny Stadium – 100,077 Capacity

Bryant-Denny Stadium/Crimson Tide

Bryant-Denny Stadium is home to the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa

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The Bryant-Denny Stadium is home to the Alabama Crimson Tide football team at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It is also part of the Southeastern Conference, of which it is the fourth-largest stadium in the district and the eighth-largest in America. This stadium has a capacity of 100,077 and a record attendance of 101,821.

9. Sanford Stadium – 92,746 Capacity

Sanford Stadium Georgia

The Sanford Stadium is the ninth-largest in the United States

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Sanford Stadium is the home venue for football at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. It is the tenth-largest in the NCAA and the ninth-largest in the United States. The stadium has gone through numerous carefully planned expansions. As of now, its capacity is at 92,746, with a record attendance of 93,246.

10. Rose Bowl – 92,542 Capacity

The beautiful Rose Bowl, Pasadena City hall and Pasadena downtown view around twilight time

Rose Bowl is ten miles from Los Angeles

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Located 10 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles in Pasadena, the Rose Bowl is an athletic stadium and a national historic landmark. It is the host of the yearly Rose Bowl game for college football. It has also held five Super Bowl games and many soccer matches. This stadium has a current capacity of 92,542 and a record attendance of 106,869.

11. Cotton Bowl – 92,100 Capacity

Cotton Bowl Texas

Cotton Bowl is the largest stadium in the country without a regular tenant

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The Cotton Bowl is at the site of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. It is the largest stadium in the country without a regular tenant. The stadium was the longtime home of the post-season bowl game for college football. And it was also home to several NFL and soccer teams. It is still used intermittently throughout the year for various sports. Cotton Bowl has a capacity of 92,100 and a record attendance of 96,009.

12. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – 88,548 Capacity

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Florida

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has a capacity of 88,548

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The Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, also known as “The Swamp,” is located on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. It is the home stadium for the Florida Gators football team, the largest in Florida and the 12th-largest in the United States. This stadium has a capacity of 88,548 and a former capacity of only 22,000 when it opened in 1930.

13. Jordan-Hare Stadium – 88,043 Capacity

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Jordan-Hare Stadium is one of the most intimidating venues to play at

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Located on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, the Jordan-Hare Stadium is the home venue for the Auburn Tigers football team. It has consistently ranked as one of the most intimidating venues to play at and the stadium with the best gameday atmosphere. The Jordan-Hare Stadium has a seating capacity of 88,043, which it reached after an expansion in 2004.

14. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium – 86,112 Capacity

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is a bowl-shaped venue

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The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. It is the home of the Oklahoma Sooners football team and the second-largest stadium in the Big 12 Conference. This bowl-shaped venue has a seating capacity of 86,112 and a record attendance of 88,308.

15. Memorial Stadium – 86,047 Capacity

Memorial STadium NEbraska

Memorial Stadium is also known as “The Sea of Red”

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The Memorial Stadium, also known as “The Sea of Red,” is a football stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. It serves as the home venue for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Memorial Stadium has a seating capacity of 86,047 and a record attendance of 91,585.

Summary of The Biggest Stadiums in the United States: A Recap of the Top 20

RankBiggest Stadiums in the United StatesLocationCapacity
#1Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan107,601
#2Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania106,572
#3Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio102,780
#4Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas102,733
#5Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee102,455
#6Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana102,321
#7Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas100,119
#8Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama100,077
#9Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia92,746
#10Rose BowlPasadena, California92,542
#11Cotton BowlDallas, Texas92,100
#12Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida88,548
#13Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama88,043
#14Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma86,112
#15Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska86,047

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Niccoy is a professional writer for A-Z Animals, and her primary focus is on birds, travel, and interesting facts of all kinds. Niccoy has been writing and researching about travel, nature, wildlife, and business for several years and holds a business degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. A resident of Florida, Niccoy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach.

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