College football possesses a pride and nostalgia unrivaled by many other sports featuring venues that have stood the test of time and serve as cathedrals to the game. Stadium Journey’s team of writers have visited all 130 Football Bowl Subdivision Stadiums in the nation, and we rank them here according to our exclusive FANFARE scale.
Stadium Journey presents our rankings of the stadiums of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) for 2018.
Overshadowed by the history of its predecessor on Causeway Street and the flash of new venues across the league, TD Garden has a reputation as a middle of the pack facility. Luckily for fans, Bruins ownership continues to make upgrades both inside and outside of the arena. With a combination of a fantastic location, exciting team on the ice, fantastic fan support and ever-improving gameday experience, the TD Garden is certainly an underrated rink.
For the most part, college football in New England is just not the big deal that it is in other parts of the country. Sacred Heart is typical of the many small football stadiums in the area. It’s a laid-back, relaxed place at which to take in a game, enjoy a fall afternoon, and cheer on the home team without spending a whole lot of your hard-earned cash.
Brown University struggles to carve out its own identity in hockey-mad Rhode Island. Meehan Auditorium, in use for well over fifty years, gives you exactly what you would expect from an Ivy League hockey rink. It’s uniquely designed, it’s historic and the game day presentation is reserved and almost scholarly in nature. You won’t get modern amenities and a lively game day atmosphere here on Providence’s East Side, but Meehan Auditorium is one of those old barns that make hockey journeys special.