If you were to ask any fan of the LSU Tigers what the best stadium in college football was, you’d undoubtedly get Tiger Stadium or what it’s affectionately known by as Death Valley. Even if you’re not a fan of the Bayou Bengals and your allegiances lie with another team you have to admit the sights and sounds of Tiger Stadium are awfully special.
USA TODAY Sports columnist Paul Meyerberg released his list of the top five college football stadiums in the country and guess what stadium topped the list? None other than Tiger Stadium of course.
Others to make Myerberg’s list were Oregon’s Autzen Stadium, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, Texas A&M’s Kyle Field and Washingotn’s Husky Stadium. Here is what he had to say about the home of the Tigers:
“It never rains in Death Valley, it’s said, though even coach Les Miles had to admit a “stiff, wind-driven dew” appeared during the Tigers’ win against Auburn on Sept. 21. What you can count on from LSU’s home field: size, intimidation, noise, earthquake-level reverberations, history, aesthetics and noise. Those who planned and built Tiger Stadium knew what they were doing. Suffocating, claustrophobic and steamy Death Valley seems carved out of another era – I’m thinking ancient Rome.”
Well there you have it. LSU’s Tiger Stadium is the best college football stadium in the country and the rest are playing catchup.