The following is a list of the largest capacity stadiums in the Big Ten conference in 2014. Actually, I’ve listed all of the Big Ten Stadiums in 2014 and ranked them by size.
The average capacity of all the stadiums in the Big Ten in 2014 is 71,902. A very impressive average that is heavily influenced by the top three stadiums in the Big Ten, which also happen to be the three largest stadiums in college football in 2014.
I’ve also created a slideshow of 14 photos so you can see what each stadium looks like if you are interested.
Big Ten college football stadiums in 2014 ranked by capacity
1. Michigan Stadium – 109,901
With an official seating capacity of 109,901, not only is Michigan Stadium the largest stadium in the Big Ten, the Big House is also the largest stadium in college football and in the United States. Michigan Stadium is also the third largest stadium in the world.
2. Beaver Stadium – 106,572
Beaver Stadium, named for former Pennsylvania governor and Penn State president James A. Beaver, is the second largest stadium in the Big Ten and in college football in 2014 with a capacity of 106,572.
3. Ohio Stadium – 104,944
The Horseshoe or The Shoe, the nicknames of Ohio Stadium where the Ohio State Buckeyes play in Columbus, Ohio, is the third largest stadium in the Big Ten in 2014 with a seating capacity of 104,944.
4. Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) – 87,091
There are three stadiums named Memorial Stadium in the Big Ten. The Memorial Stadium located in Lincoln, Nebraska where the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play is the largest with a seating capacity of 87,091 in 2014.
5. Camp Randall Stadium – 80,321
Camp Randall Stadium, the home field of the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin, is the fifth largest stadium in the Big Ten this year with a capacity of 80,321.
6. Spartan Stadium – 75,005
Spartan Stadium, the home of the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan, is the sixth largest stadium with a capacity of 75,005 in 2014.
7. Kinnick Stadium – 70,585
Kinnick Stadium, named for Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick, is the home field of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Located in Iowa City, Iowa, Kinnick Stadium ranks as the seventh largest stadium in the Big Ten in 2014 with a 70,585 capacity.
8. Memorial Stadium (Illinois) – 60,670
The second largest Memorial Stadium in the Big Ten belongs to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. This Memorial Stadium, located in Champagne, Illinois, holds 60,760 fans, and is the eighth largest stadium in the Big Ten in 2014.
9. Ross-Ade Stadium – 56,400
Named for David E. Ross and George Ade, who donated most of the money for the stadium, Ross-Ade Stadium, the home of the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the ninth largest stadium in the Big Ten with a seating capacity of 56,400.
10. Memorial Stadium (Indiana) – 52,959
The third Memorial Stadium in the Big Ten belongs to the University of Indian Hoosiers. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, this Memorial Stadium holds 52,959 fans.
11. High Point Solutions Stadium – 52,454
High Point Solutions Stadium is the home of Big Ten newcomer Rutgers. With a capacity of 52,454, the stadium ranks 11th in the Big Ten. I went to a high school championship game at High Point Solutions Stadium last year and I would describe it as nice and cozy.
12. Byrd Stadium – 51,802
Named for former University of Maryland player, coach and school president Curly Byrd, Byrd Stadium is the other new stadium in the Big Ten in 2014. Byrd Stadium ranks as the 12th largest in the Big Ten with a capacity of 51,082.
13. TCF Bank Stadium – 50,805
Located in Minnesapolis, Minnesota, TCF Bank Stadium is the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The stadium, which also is the home of the Minnesota Vikings for a couple of years until their new stadium is ready, ranks as 13th largest in the Big Ten.
14. Ryan Field – 47,130
With a capacity if 47,130, Ryan Field, the home of Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, ranks as the smallest stadium in the Big Ten in 2014.