ACC Gameday Experience: Florida State
Editor’s note: As we count down to the start of the college football season, FOX Sports Carolinas ranks the game-day experience around the Atlantic Coast Conference. We unveil the top choice on Tuesday, Aug. 21. (item rankings are based on a scale of 1 through 10):
2 – Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State (82,300)
Beauty (7): Very nice, classic looking college football stadium. The brick gives it a classy, southern look. Quite a large structure, makes you think seating is greater.
Tailgating (7): Excellent tailgating with a sea of people. May be a little subdued compared to a couple of other ACC venues, but is pretty darn good and is known for its coeds.
Buzz (6): FSU fans won so much for so long they got used to it and expected it. Then when the team struggled the fans got a little apathetic. This season might be very different, and if it is, the best of Doak Campbell will come to life.
Fans (6): Tallahassee’s location doesn’t help, but empty seats for conference games are simply inexcusable at a school that’s had this much success. Yet, they still have an 80,000-seat stadium, and it gets loud in close games.
History (9): National champions and Heisman Trophy winners have called Doak home, as did 14 consecutive top-five teams. Chief Osceola’s burning spear toss is legendary.
Remark: It’s big time and a lot of fun. From the spear toss to the tomahawk chop chant to the press box, this facility has everything a fan could want.