Despite the constant bashing of the SEC from other conferences around the country, it’s hard to dispute the SEC’s dominance during the past decade.That dominance has led to more attention, which has led to more money being put into programs, which has led to bigger and better stadiums.If you’re not dodging talented players on the field, you’re dodging flying objects from the stands.Nothing quite like the singing of “Country Roads” after every game. Aller/Getty Images)The old stadium was torn down (except the south end zone stands) and rebuilt for the 2002 Winter Olympics.Although some believe that the field was instead named after Dr. Allen Kyle, a member of the Board of Directors from 1911 to 1915, the Board of Directors decreed that Kyle Field was in fact named for E. Aggie supporters began to clamor for a stadium, but only ,400 was raised by 1920.In 1927, the school chose to build a new stadium, at a cost of 5,001.67. In 1929, grandstands were added on the north and west ends, turning the facility into a 33,000-seat horseshoe.
FSU stops at Papa John's Stadium — one of our top 10 with less than 70,000 capacity — on Thursday. Lost some of its natural charm with all the modern renovations, rebuilds and upgrades, but still kept its most valued characteristic: noise. The shape of the facility brings fans mere feet from the playing field in some areas, and makes it extremely difficult to hear.
Within the state of Texas, Kyle Field has the largest regular seating capacity, while AT&T Stadium has a larger overall capacity.
In the fall of 1904, Edwin Jackson Kyle, an 1899 graduate of Texas A&M and professor of horticulture, was named president of the General Athletics Association.
And when one team decides to expand its stadium, it becomes a never-ending train of everyone playing catch-up while they try to keep up with the Joneses.
With all that being said, let’s take a look at how many fans each SEC school can squeeze into its stadium this fall.