23 Days Until the Big Ten

Rutgers University sits 23 days away from Big Ten membership, and ScarletReport.com is here to count down the days in style. A new conference means a significantly different schedule, and here are the Top 5 stadiums Rutgers will play in.

As Rutgers prepares for its official move to the Big Ten on July 1, 2014, ScarletReport.com is running a daily looking at various aspects of the move. Today, ScarletReport.com takes a look at the top 5 football stadiums in the Big Ten.


5. Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 81,067
Rutgers' first visit:
Oct. 25, 2014

Skinny: Getting a ticket for this one will not be easy. The last time Nebraska failed to sell out a game was Oct. 20, 1962, when less than 31,000 attended a game against Kansas State. It was 6,000 shy of capacity.


4. Camp Randall Stadium
Capacity: 80,321
Rutgers' first visit: Nov. 14, 2015

Skinny: Loud and boisterous crowds are the norm for Wisconsin home games, and playing there is difficult because of the success of the program. It was built in 1917, and is the fourth oldest major college football stadium in the nation. The can't-miss moment is the "Jump Around" after the third quarter. On occasion, even the visiting players get involved in it.


3. Ohio Stadium
Capacity: 102,329
Rutgers' first visit: Oct. 18, 2014, 3:30 p.m. kickoff

Skinny: Dotting the "i" by Ohio State's marching band is one of the great traditions in the Big Ten, but so is playing in the horseshoe. The Big Ten is known for Saturday afternoon games, and having all roads leading into Columbus is something to behold. Listening (and watching) the O-H-I-O State chant is also a must see. It opened in 1922 at a cost of $1.3 million.


2. Beaver Stadium
Capacity: 107,282
Rutgers' first visit: Sept. 19, 2015

Skinny: The venue opened in 1960 and has doubled in size since it opened with capacity of 46,284. Penn State is known for its "We Are Penn State" chant, and the white out in which it seems everyone in the stadium is dressed in a white shirt. The record for attendance is 110,753, which was set in a 40-7 defeat of Nebraska in 2002/


1. Michigan Stadium

Capacity: 109,901

Rutgers' first visit: Nov. 7, 2015

Skinny: The Big House is one of the cathedrals of college football. It's enormity can only be appreciated from standing inside of it, and watching the maize and blue come out of the tunnel is one of the things Saturdays in Ann Arbor were built on. An early November game with a late afternoon kickoff would set the scene perfectly, but that may be pushing it. It opened in 1927 with a capacity of 72,000.



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