In judging the best atmospheres in the SEC, I’ve decided to break this down into 3 seperate blog posts. The first post will be number 4 and 5. The second post will be number 2 and 3, and the final post will be which stadium I think has the best atmosphere. We’ll get right to it here and kick things off with #5, Kyle field. If you can’t tell by the picture, Kyle Field is home to the Texas A&M Aggies. This is a rabid fan base that is still relatively new to the SEC. They like to call themselves the “12th man”, which is a nod to being so loud it’s like the defense has an extra guy on the field. Since joining the SEC, there have been additions made to the stadium, making it one of the largest in the country. The tail gating is great, the people are mostly friendly, and it is just overall a great place to catch a game. The one thing hurting the Aggies from climbing up the list is that there’s just not much to do around the stadium.
Coming in at number 4 on the list is Bryant Denny Stadium, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now, before you get angry, hear me out. This list is based on multiple things such as fan attendance, noise level, tail gating, and surrounding areas. Yes, Alabama is at the top of the list in a couple of different areas, but they also get blown away in others. For example, there is absolutely nothing fun to do in Tuscaloosa that would make you want to stay for an extended period of time. Alabama also has very plain pre game tailgating. With that said, Alabama is probably the most popular team in the country. Not many teams can say they have accomplished what Alabama has in such a short amount of time. However, with all the factors combined, Alabama comes in at #4 on the list.