****Stadiums of the SoCon****

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  1. Alum-Ni

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    CHATTANOOGA MOCS

    Stadium: W. Max Finley Stadium
    Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Opened: 1997
    Capacity: 20,668
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: AstroTurf GameDay Grass

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    EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS

    Stadium: William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
    Location: Johnson City, Tennessee
    Opened: 2017
    Capacity: 7,694
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: FieldTurf

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    FURMAN PALADINS

    Stadium: Paladin Stadium
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina
    Opened: 1981
    Capacity: 16,000
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: ShawTurf

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    MERCER BEARS

    Stadium: Five Star Stadium at Moye Complex
    Location: Macon, Georgia
    Opened: 2013
    Capacity: 10,200
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: AstruTurf 3D Extreme

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    SAMFORD BULLDOGS

    Stadium: Seibert Stadium
    Location: Homewood, Alabama
    Opened: 1958
    Capacity: 6,700
    Largest Crowd: 11,000 (vs. Alcorn State - 1994)
    Surface: LSR Blade

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    THE CITADEL BULLDOGS

    Stadium: Johnson Hagood Stadium
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina
    Opened: 1948
    Capacity: 11,500
    Largest Crowd: 23,025 (vs. Marshall - 1992)
    Surface: Natural Grass

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    VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE KEYDETS

    Stadium: Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium
    Location: Lexington, Virginia
    Opened: 1962
    Capacity: 10,000
    Largest Crowd: 10,000 (vs. Navy - 1973)
    Surface: Natural Grass

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    WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS

    Stadium: Bob Waters Field at E.J. Whitmire Stadium
    Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
    Opened: 1974
    Capacity: 13,742
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: Desso Challenge Pro 2 Turf

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    WOFFORD TERRIERS

    Stadium: Gibbs Stadium
    Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Opened: 1996
    Capacity: 13,000
    Largest Crowd: N/A
    Surface: Natural Grass

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    I have not been to games in SoCon Stadiums, but I have visited the Campuses and seen the football stadiums @ Samford and @ Furman.
     
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    Never been to a game at Furman lived in Greenville for 3 years. Visited their campus a few times.

     
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    That field house at Mercer looks fantastic.
     
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    Wofford fans should be ashamed of their stadium.
     
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    Been to quite a few games at Western Carolina. The stadium is a 15 minute drive for me.
     
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    Mercer is a new gem. Only about 5 years old after resurrecting football. Small intimate setting with seats close to the field and campus buildings (new red brick) in close proximity to stadium gives a true on campus college football feel. Been to at least one game a year since they brought back football.
     
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    Good stuff. I'll have to try and make it up to a game.
     
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    Capacity:11,500
    Largest Crowd:23,025 (vs. Marshall-1992)


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    The big bleacher side/small bleacher side design is popular.
     
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    Been to Chatty, Furman, Wofford and El CID. Going to Mercer this year. If you’ve never been to a EL CID game plan on one. The halftime show is worth the price of admission. Trust me.
     
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    These Stadiums give you a good insight of what the SEC looked like before they invented paying players.
     
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    all stadiums across the country have their own certain appeal. Some bigger and nicer, but none better!
     
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    Wait! I thought The Citadel owned this one.

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    They're sucked at football for like 50 years minus a few decent seasons sprinkled in. They have low standards.
     
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    Did Sports Medicine at UTC (UT Chattanooga) before going into the military and have been to all of those stadiums except for ETSU, back then they were playing in the Minidome (in the background of that pic). UTC was playing at Chamberlain Field at the time, but I have been to Finley.

    My favorites to visit were Furman and Western Carolina.
     
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    9/8/18
     
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    The fire marshal must've had a stroke during that game...
     
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    I live a few blocks from Furman. Nice campus.

    Transplanted from CA a couple of years ago.
     
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    Lots of changes through the years. Tore down and rebuilt press box side a decade or so ago. Recently tore down the old visitor side with plans to build back a new section but it has been delayed, hence the significant difference in capacity and largest crowd.
     
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    Sure puts things into perspective doesn't it? Not only is FCS playing to 1/10 the level of FBS there appears to be a direct correlation of performance to stadium capacity doesn't there? That's a pretty interesting dynamic.
     

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