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Big 12 Stadiums, Ranked - Finals

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With the season approaching shortly, we take a look at the top 2 stadiums in the Big 12

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From the toilet bowl of the Brazos to the Wizards Tower in Manhattan, we’ve looked at 8 of the 10 stadiums in our conference. With just 2 left on the list, it should come as no surprise which ones we’ll take a look at this week.

Previous Stadiums

#10. McLane - Baylor

#9. DKR - Texas

#8. Gaylord - Oklahoma

#7. Amon G. Carter - TCU

#6. Jack Trice - ISU

#5. Memorial - KU

#4. Boone Pickens - OSU

#3. Bill Snyder - KSU

#2 (B) Milan Puskar Stadium - West Virginia University

Oklahoma v West Virginia

Real Facts

  • Opened up in 1980 as Mountaineer Field with an initial capacity of 50,000
  • Current capacity of 60,000 (since 2004), with a record attendance of 70,222 when #9 WV beat #4 Miami 17-14. The capacity at that time was 63,500
  • Named after Milan Puskar, who co-founded a major pharmaceutical company in Morgantown and made a $20 million donation to the school

Fun Facts

  • One of the best stadiums in the conference due its combination of good views from everywhere, modern amenities, and friendly fans
  • ‘High Five” rules of the game outlaw excessive drinking, foul language, smoking, throwing “stuff” onto the field, and disobeying security personnel
  • Mountaineers come out to “Country Roads” every home game

#2 (A) Cotton Bowl - Fair Park, Dallas

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Facts

  • Not officially a stadium of the Big 12, but a vastly underrated stadium for watching a football game, with an old school feel and an immensely large-feeling crowd
  • Opened in 1930 with a capacity of 45,507. Current capacity is 92,000
  • Record attendance of 96,009 in the 2009 Red River Rivalry game
  • Hosted the 1966 Cotton Bowl and 1966 NFL Championship on consecutive days, both sellouts with over 75,000 at each game
  • Hosted games in the 1993 CONCACAF and 1994 FIFA World Cup events

#1 Jones Stadium - Texas Tech University

Oklahoma State v Texas Tech Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Facts

  • Voted #1 stadium in the Big 12 by ESPN
  • In May 2010, The Sporting News ranked The Jones as the best home field advantage in all of college football, although it feels as the stadium has not rediscovered that mystique since the departure of Coach Leach
  • Opened in 1947, named after Tech president Clifford B. Jones and his wife Aubrey. The 1st game was a 14-6 victory over Hardin-Simmons
  • 12-game winning streak that stretched from the 2007 season into the 2009 season, with the 08 team going a perfect 8-0 at home
  • Before Coach Kingsbury arrived for the 2013 season, the highest amount of combined points scored in a game was 105 in the 70-35 victory over TCU in 2004. In 2015, of the 6 games played in The Jones, 4 had over 100 combined points, with the other 2 having 89 and 99 points scored. Obviously this is largely due to a lack of stopping the opponent, but the Red Raiders set records last season for points scored at home, scoring over 50 points in all 6 games