The Top 26 Loudest Stadiums in the United States
Even with how amazing the picture quality is on television, there’s nothing like going to a live sporting event. Food and drinks taste a little sweeter when taking in a game. Turning around and high-fiving everyone in a loud stadium after a big play makes it more exciting. This energy is something you can only get while being live at the arena.
In most public spaces, we’re encouraged to be calm and quiet. But at the game, you’re asked to do the exact opposite. If you’re looking to be as loud as you want, check these home fields out. Here are the 26 loudest stadiums in the United States.
T-Mobile Arena — Vegas Golden Knights Hockey
Starting off our list is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights. When hockey was first announced, fans thought the stadium would be overrun by visiting fans. However, thanks to their success the first season and the desire from locals to have a sports team, it was the opposite. T-Mobile Arena has quickly become one of the most intimidating places to play in hockey in all of the NHL. It appears professional sports can thrive in Las Vegas.
Doak Campbell Stadium — Florida State Seminoles Football
Florida State has one of the most legendary college football programs in the nation. The fanbase has seen a national championship most recently in 2013. Florida State is always in the mix for one of the best teams in college football. This is partly because of where they play their home games. Doak Campbell Stadium is always rocking on Saturdays during the fall. The great weather makes it easy to come and watch a game. Florida State fans are some of the most passionate in the world, and always make themselves heard.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — USC Trojans Football
The USC Trojans are known for their amazing offense and high scoring games. Fans love watching offense, especially when it’s as aesthetically pleasing as the USC Trojan offense. Los Angeles is a great sports town and no matter how good UCLA is, USC will always run the college football there. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has had some major events, including the Olympics at one point. There’s just nothing like a big USC game at night, though.
Cameron Indoor Stadium — Duke Blue Devils Basketball
It’s time to go to college basketball, and that brings us to Cameron Indoor Stadium, home of the Duke Blue Devils. Duke always had a good basketball program, but when legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski got there, he took them to the next level. Coach K got to Duke in 1980 and brought them to nine national championships, winning five of them. The student section at Duke home games is known as the “Cameron Crazies” showing just how passionate they truly are.
Gillette Stadium — New England Patriots
Arguably the greatest dynasty in the history of the NFL is the New England Patriots from 2001 to 2018. Between these years, the Patriots won six Super Bowls while going to nine of them. They won their division 16 times and only missed the playoffs once. Gillette Stadium became one of the hardest places to play. The fans are known for being incredibly passionate and support their team.
Bryant-Denny Stadium — Alabama Crimson Tide football
Another of the greatest college football dynasties comes from the SEC. The Alabama Crimson Tide are consistently ranked amongst the best football teams in college. They have one of the most passionate and spread-out fanbases. Going to a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, especially a rivalry game, brings out intense fans who will do anything to give their team an edge.
U.S. Bank Stadium — Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are still searching for their first Super Bowl title, but the fans have always stood behind the team. U.S. Bank Stadium has had a host of amazing plays, including the “Minneapolis Miracle.” When Stefon Diggs caught a miraculous touchdown in the playoffs, it seemed the roof was going to explode off. The fans of Minnesota have been craving a championship team to get behind, and supporting the Vikings shows how much they care.
Kinnick Stadium — Iowa Hawkeyes Football
Iowa Hawkeye football takes center stage on Saturdays. The Hawkeyes take on the persona of the state they play in, grind it out and hard working. The fans that arrive to watch their team appreciate this. Tailgating is routine and prepares fans to get in and be as loud as possible. There’s a great tradition at Kinnick Stadium that only appears to be growing stronger as the Hawkeyes continue to climb the college ranks.
Michigan Stadium — Michigan Wolverines Football
Any stadium that can hold up to 115,000 people for a sporting event can get pretty loud. The Michigan Wolverines routinely sell out Michigan Stadium during the fall for football. Some of the best players in the country commit to Michigan purely because of the fans and how amazing they are. The fans bring this same energy all year long to cheer on the Wolverines.
Kyle Field — Texas A&M Aggies Football
Kyle Field isn’t just the home of Aggie football, it has the nickname of being the “12th Man” in college football. For reference, each football team has 11 players on the field at any given time. Getting the nickname of being the extra player to help be loud and encourage your team takes a lot of dedication. The fans of Texas A&M always bring it during football season, as is tradition for the state of Texas.
Camp Randall Stadium — Wisconsin Badgers Football
College football in Madison is something you have to experience. Every home game, between the third and fourth quarter, the fans dance around to the song “Jump Around.” This has taken over as one of the great in-game traditions in college football. Wisconsin fans usually have to brace for cold weather late in the season, which makes games that much better.
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium — Texas Longhorns Football
Football has always been, and will always be, king in Texas. This is always present at Texas Longhorn football games. Each season, the bar for success for Texas is to win the national championship. Texas has a long history of success in college football, something the fans are part of. The Longhorns also have plenty of rivalry games every year, upping how loud the fans get.
Caesars Superdome — New Orleans Saints
Even though the team has had its struggles, Saints fans always show up and show out. A lot of this has to do with how important the team was to helping the community after Hurricane Katrina. The Saints were there for the entire city, even using the stadium to provide safety and housing for those who lost theirs. The team would win the Super Bowl four years after the deadly event, bringing even more peace to the city. The fans return the favor by supporting the team every Sunday, and will continue to do so.
Allen Fieldhouse — Kansas Jayhawks Basketball
The Kansas Jayhawks home is consistently ranked in the top three of hardest places to play. The fans in Kansas know their basketball and are accustom to the Jayhawks being in the title conversation. Allen Fieldhouse has some of the best traditions in sports, including a decibel meter that shows fans how loud they get. Even though there are only 19,000 seats, the meter routinely gets near the 120s. Not bad given the amount of fans.
Lane Stadium — Virginia Tech Hokies Football
Virginia Tech games are filled with excitement. This starts before the ball is even kicked off. Virginia Tech is known for running onto the field with Enter Sandman blaring from the speakers. The fans scream from the top of their lungs, with adrenaline rushing through their bodies. They carry over this energy and excitement for their team after they run onto the field. Virginia Tech knows how to get the crowd going, and this won’t be stopping anytime soon.
Lambeau Field — Green Bay Packers Football
As a fan, when you own part of the team, you root harder and louder. Green Bay Packer fans have one of the most unique opportunities in sports. The team is a publicly traded company, meaning you can buy one share of the Green Bay Packers. It also helps the Packers have one of the best histories in the NFL. The Super Bowl trophy is named after their coach, Vince Lombardi. Fans of the Packers know how to back their team, and it shows every Sunday during the season.
Memorial Stadium — Clemson Tigers Football
A stadium that is also known as “Death Valley” has to be included on the list of loudest. The Clemson Tigers are one of the nations premier college football teams, and their home stadium is a huge reason why. Memorial Stadium seats more than 81,000 fans who know just how to get their team fired up. False starts by the opposing team are very common, thanks to how loud it gets in there.
Autzen Stadium — Oregon Ducks Football
When coming up with ways to show just how loud Autzen Stadium is, Will Parks said it best. Back in 2015, the Arizona safety compared talked about what it’s like playing there. “It’s like being in a bowl of cereal. Imagine loud milk being poured in.” Anytime you compare how loud a stadium is to milk being poured into cereal, you’re doing something right. Like a few others on this list, Oregon fans have a great tradition. Between the third and fourth quarter, fans dance along to “Shout” from the movie “Animal House.” Fans do this because the film was shot on campus.
Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia sports fans are known for being passionate about all their sports teams, but the Eagles take the cake. Lincoln Financial Field seats more than 67,000 people, and those people make their presence known. Players routinely talk about how they can easily hear trash talk from fans during the game, and the fans make as much noise as possible when the defense is out there. The Eagles make it easy to root for, as they’re consistently one of the best teams in the league.
Neyland Stadium — Tennessee Volunteers Football
When you play in the SEC, your fans have to show up for you. That’s just what Tennessee Volunteer fans do every Saturday during the college season. The Tennessee Volunteers have a very fast paced offense, something fans love to watch. Since they play in arguably the best conference in college football, every game has significance. SEC football is a different animal, and the fans of Tennessee add to the storied tradition.
Ohio Stadium — Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Every year, you can expect the Ohio State Buckeyes to be near the top of the rankings for college football. You also should be ready to see their fans take control whenever there are home games. Ohio State has had one of the longest runs of sustained dominance in college football history. They’re always in the conversation to win the national championship, and their fans are a big reason why. Going to a game at Ohio Stadium means you’re going to struggle to hear the person next to you, and that’s just fine by them.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — Florida Gators Football
Another school with a great football tradition is the Florida Gators. The Gators welcome more than 88,000 fans when they play at home, and those fans make it as hard as they can on the other team. Florida has major rivalries with in-state schools Florida State and Miami. These rivalries add extra to each game, bringing out the loudest and most energy their fans can. The battle for Florida never ends, so the fans will continue to bring it.
Tiger Stadium — LSU Tigers Football
The SEC has many stadiums on this list, but none rock quite like Tiger Stadium. Deep in Baton Rouge, Tiger Stadium provides a home field advantage like few others. The fans are into the game from start to finish. The tiger eye in the middle of the stadium is always keeping watch on you. LSU and Alabama play in what is arguably the most intense rivalry in college football, which is saying something. Getting to go to a game at Tiger Stadium is something everyone should add to their bucket list.
Beaver Stadium — Penn State Nittany Lions Football
The most intimidating game to play in college football is the “White Out” game that takes place yearly at Penn State. The fans all wear white and yell the entire game. Some of the most lopsided upsets in the history of college football have taken place during this very game. Even when it’s not a “White Out” game, Penn State fans know how to give the Nittany Lions that extra boost they need in games.
Lumen Field — Seattle Seahawks Football
Imagine being so loud you cause the ground to shake under the Earth. That’s just what happened during a Seattle Seahawks game when Marshawn Lynch scored one of the most amazing touchdowns in history. Even though they don’t do this every play, Seahawk fans are regarded around the NFL as some of the most consistently loud. It’s so loud, the players in the huddle can’t hear each other and are known for using hand signals, even when only inches away.
Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City Chiefs Football
There’s a stadium that’s known for being even louder than one that shook the ground. That would be Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Another team that has dynasty hopes, the Chiefs use their home field advantage better than any team in the NFL. The fans of the Chiefs have registered louder than a jet engine on numerous occasions, with them only getting louder. The Chiefs are the best team in the NFL over the last four years and their fans are a huge reason why.
Make sure to add these stadiums to your sports bucket list. Experiencing the energy brought at each stadium makes it that much more memorable.