America's Best College Football Stadiums
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Ohio Stadium: Columbus, OH
Game day here is a sea of scarlet and gray sweeping across the campus toward Ohio Stadium to see the Buckeyes vanquish yet another opponent. Despite recent NCAA violations and a head coach departure, Ohio State remains a national power with historic trappings: the Buckeye Grove of trees to honor OSU All-Americans, the victory bell that tolls after each game, and the sousaphone player dotting the “i” when the Ohio State marching band spells out the word “Ohio” at halftime.
Team Tradition: Decorating their helmets with buckeye leaves awarded for big plays.
Typical Chant: “O-H-I-O!”
Biggest Rival: Michigan.
Postgame Hangout: King Avenue Five.
Stadium Capacity: Approximately 102,000; ohiostatebuckeyes.com.