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

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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 fans’ least favorite 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.

As new safety measures are enacted to make it possible to attend football games, you may decide that it’s just not worth going to one of these stadiums.

Last updated: Sept. 9, 2020

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Alabama

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

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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.

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Arizona

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

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Arkansas

  • Name of stadium: Simmons Bank Field at Golden Lions Stadium
  • City: Pine Bluff
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 16,000

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California

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

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Colorado

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

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Connecticut

  • Name of stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
  • City: Storrs
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Connecticut
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 38,066

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Delaware

  • Name of stadium: Alumni Stadium
  • City: Dover
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Delaware State University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 7,000

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Florida

  • Name of stadium: Daytona Stadium
  • City: Daytona Beach
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Bethune-Cookman University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 10,000

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Georgia

  • Name of stadium: Georgia State Stadium
  • City: Atlanta
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Georgia State University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 25,000

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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.

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Idaho

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

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Illinois

  • Name of stadium: Ryan Field
  • City: Evanston
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Northwestern University
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 47,130

Indiana

  • Name of stadium: Brown Field
  • City: Valparaiso
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Valparaiso University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 5,000

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Iowa

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

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Kansas

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

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Kentucky

  • Name of stadium: Roy Stewart Stadium
  • City: Murray
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Murray State University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 16,800

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Louisiana

  • Name of stadium: Harry Turpin Stadium
  • City: Natchitoches
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Northwestern State University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 15,971

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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.

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Maryland

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

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Massachusetts

  • Name of stadium: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • City: Hadley
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Massachusetts
  • Google rating: 4.1
  • Capacity: 17,000

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Michigan

  • Name of stadium: Rynearson Stadium
  • City: Ypsilanti
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Eastern Michigan University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 30,200

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Minnesota

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

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Mississippi

  • Name of stadium: Rice-Totten Stadium
  • City: Itta Bena
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Mississippi Valley State University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 10,000

 

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Missouri

  • Name of stadium: Houck Stadium
  • City: Cape Girardeau
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Southeast Missouri State University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 10,000

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Montana

  • Name of stadium: Bobcat Stadium
  • City: Bozeman
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Montana State University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 17,000

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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: Sam Boyd Stadium
  • City: Whitney
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 35,500

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New Hampshire

  • Name of stadium: Wildcat Stadium
  • City: Durham
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of New Hampshire
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 11,015

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New Jersey

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

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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

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New York

  • Name of stadium: Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium
  • City: Manhattan
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Columbia University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 17,000

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North Carolina

  • Name of stadium: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
  • City: Durham
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: North Carolina Central University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 10,000

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North Dakota

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

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Ohio

  • Name of stadium: Welcome Stadium
  • City: Dayton
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Dayton
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 11,000

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Oklahoma

  • Name of stadium: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
  • City: Tulsa
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Tulsa
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 30,000

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Oregon

  • Name of stadium: Hillsboro Stadium
  • City: Hillsboro
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Portland State University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 7,000

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Pennsylvania

  • Name of stadium: Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Duquesne University
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Capacity: 4,500

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Rhode Island

  • Name of stadium: Brown Stadium
  • City: Providence
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Brown University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 20,000

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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

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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

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Tennessee

  • Name of stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium
  • City: Nashville
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Vanderbilt University
  • Google rating: 4
  • Capacity: 40,550

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Texas

  • Name of stadium: Memorial Stadium
  • City: Stephenville
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Tarleton State University
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Capacity: 9,000

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Utah

  • Name of stadium: Greater Zion Stadium
  • City: St. George
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Dixie State University
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Capacity: 6,500

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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.

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Virginia

  • Name of stadium: Armstrong Stadium
  • City: Hampton
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Hampton University
  • Google rating: 4.4
  • Capacity: 12,000

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Washington

  • Name of stadium: CenturyLink Field
  • City: Seattle
  • Division: NFL
  • Occupant: Seattle Seahawks
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 72,000

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West Virginia

  • Name of stadium: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • City: Huntington
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: Marshall University
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Capacity: 38,016

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Wisconsin

  • Name of stadium: Camp Randall Stadium
  • City: Madison
  • Division: NCAA
  • Occupant: University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Capacity: 80,321

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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 289 NFL, NCAA Division I and NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision teams’ football stadiums to find the worst stadium in nearly every state, according to fans. GOBankingRates ranked the stadiums by finding the Google review rating for each. The stadium with the lowest Google review rating in each state was considered the worst stadium in its state. In cases where two or more stadiums had the same Google review rating, the stadium with the lowest total capacity was named the worst stadium. The current capacity for each stadium was sourced from each stadium’s or stadium owner’s website or from third-party sources when not readily available. The 2020 residency stadium was analyzed for each team except in the case of the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Rebels as these teams are set to take up residency in stadiums that are currently unfinished for the 2020 season. These teams’ 2019 stadiums were analyzed instead. All data was collected on and up to date as of March 16-18, 2020.