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The Worst Stadium in (Almost) Every State To Watch Football

Joel Anderson

Attending a football game in person can be a thrilling experience, from cheering along with tens of thousands of fellow football fanatics to enjoying some delightful (even if insanely overpriced) stadium food as you root for your favorite team. While America’s best stadium experiences can create lifelong memories, there also are plenty of locations where the adventure can be more than a little underwhelming. From bad facilities to even worse food to just a lack of decent seating, America’s worst football stadiums have a way of turning a weekend afternoon into a decidedly mediocre experience whether or not your team wins.

GOBankingRates compiled a list of the worst football stadiums in each state. Looking at every NCAA Division I and NFL stadium, the study used Google reviews to determine which stadiums got the least love by way of their average scores. And while the “worst” stadium in some states still might provide a pretty great time, others might make a lot of fans decide to stay home and catch the game on the tube.

Alabama


  • Name of stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
  • City: Mobile
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of South Alabama
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 40,600

Alaska


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Alaska is one of just two states that has neither an NFL nor an NCAA Division I stadium.

Arizona


  • Name of stadium: Walkup Skydome
  • City: Flagstaff
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Northern Arizona University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 10,000

Arkansas


  • Name of stadium: Simmons Bank Field
  • City: Pine Bluff
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 16,000

California


  • Name of stadium: SDCCU Stadium
  • City: San Diego
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: San Diego State University
  • Google rating: 4
  • Capacity: 70,561

Colorado


  • Name of stadium: Nottingham Field
  • City: Greeley
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Northern Colorado
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 8,500

Connecticut


  • Name of stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
  • City: Storrs
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Connecticut
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 38,066

Delaware


  • Name of stadium: Alumni Stadium
  • City: Dover
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Delaware State University
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 7,000

Florida


  • Name of stadium: D.B. Milne Field
  • City: Jacksonville
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Jacksonville University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 5,000

Georgia


  • Name of stadium: Georgia State Stadium
  • City: Atlanta
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Georgia State University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 25,000

Hawaii


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Aloha Stadium in Honolulu is the state’s only NCAA Division I stadium.

Idaho


  • Name of stadium: Kibbie Dome
  • City: Moscow
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Idaho
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 16,000

Illinois


  • Name of stadium: Ryan Field
  • City: Evanston
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Northwestern University
  • Google rating: 4
  • Capacity: 47,130

Indiana


  • Name of stadium: Brown Field
  • City: Valparaiso
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Valparaiso University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 5,000

Iowa


  • Name of stadium: UNI-Dome
  • City: Cedar Falls
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Northern Iowa
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 16,324

Kansas


  • Name of stadium: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
  • City: Lawrence
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Kansas
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 50,071

Kentucky


  • Name of stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Jimmy Feix Field
  • City: Bowling Green
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Western Kentucky University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 22,113

Louisiana


  • Name of stadium: Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium
  • City: Thibodaux
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Nicholls State University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 10,500

Maine


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Maine has just one stadium that meets the criteria: Alfond Stadium in Orono, home to the University of Maine Black Bears.

Maryland


  • Name of stadium: FedEx Field
  • City: Landover
  • Division: NFL
  • Occupant: Washington Redskins
  • Google rating: 4
  • Capacity: 82,000

Massachusetts


  • Name of stadium: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • City: Hadley
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Massachusetts
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 17,000

Michigan


  • Name of stadium: Rynearson Stadium
  • City: Ypsilanti
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Eastern Michigan University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 30,200

Minnesota


  • Name of stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
  • City: Minneapolis
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Minnesota
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 50,805

Mississippi


  • Name of stadium: Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • City: Jackson
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Jackson State University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 44,215

Missouri


  • Name of stadium: Robert W. Plaster Stadium
  • City: Springfield
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Missouri State University
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 17,500

Montana


  • Name of stadium: Bobcat Stadium
  • City: Bozeman
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Montana State University
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 17,000

Nebraska


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln — home to the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers — is the only Division I NCAA stadium in Nebraska.

Nevada


  • Name of stadium: Mackay Stadium
  • City: Reno
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Nevada at Reno
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 30,000

New Hampshire


  • Name of stadium: Wildcat Stadium
  • City: Durham
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of New Hampshire
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 11,015

New Jersey


  • Name of stadium: SHI Stadium
  • City: Piscataway
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Rutgers University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 52,454

New Mexico


  • Name of stadium: Aggie Memorial Stadium
  • City: Las Cruces
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: New Mexico State University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 28,853

New York


  • Name of stadium: Coffey Field
  • City: The Bronx
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Fordham University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 7,000

North Carolina


  • Name of stadium: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
  • City: Durham
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: North Carolina Central University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 10,000

North Dakota


  • Name of stadium: Alerus Center
  • City: Grand Forks
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of North Dakota
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 12,283

Ohio


  • Name of stadium: Dix Stadium
  • City: Kent
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Kent State University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 25,319

Oklahoma


  • Name of stadium: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
  • City: Tulsa
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Tulsa
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 30,000

Oregon


  • Name of stadium: Hillsboro Stadium
  • City: Hillsboro
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Portland State University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 7,000

Pennsylvania


  • Name of stadium: Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Duquesne University
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 4,500

Rhode Island


  • Name of stadium: Meade Stadium
  • City: Kingston
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Rhode Island
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 5,180

South Carolina


  • Name of stadium: Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • City: Charleston
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 11,332

South Dakota


  • Name of stadium: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
  • City: Brookings
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: South Dakota State University
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 19,340

Tennessee


  • Name of stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium
  • City: Nashville
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Vanderbilt University
  • Google rating: 3.9
  • Capacity: 40,550

Texas


  • Name of stadium: Alamodome
  • City: San Antonio
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 64,000

Utah


  • Name of stadium: Eccles Coliseum
  • City: Cedar City
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Southern Utah University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 10,000

Vermont


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Vermont joins Alaska as the only states without an NFL or NCAA Division I football stadium.

Virginia


  • Name of stadium: Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium
  • City: Lexington
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Virginia Military Institute
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 10,000

Washington


  • Name of stadium: Roos Field
  • City: Cheney
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Eastern Washington University
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 8,600

West Virginia


  • Name of stadium: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • City: Huntington
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Marshall University
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 30,000

Wisconsin


  • Name of stadium: Camp Randall Stadium
  • City: Madison
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Google rating: 4.7
  • Capacity: 80,321

Wyoming


  • Name of stadium: N/A
  • City: N/A
  • Division: N/A
  • Occupant: N/A
  • Google rating: N/A
  • Capacity: N/A

Wyoming’s only NCAA Division I stadium is in Laramie — Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium, home to the University of Wyoming Cowboys.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates analyzed all 283 NFL, NCAA Division I, and NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision football stadiums to find the worst stadium in every state to watch a football game. GOBankingRates ranked the stadiums by their Google rating. Supplemental information included capacity for each stadium sourced from each stadium’s official website. Data used is from 2019 unless noted. Only the Google rating for each stadium was factored into the final rankings. All data was collected and up to date as of Aug. 28, 2019.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: The Worst Stadium in (Almost) Every State To Watch Football