Where the swamp is among the top environments 2023

Home field advantage is a crucial aspect of any sports team’s likelihood of success, due in large part to the moral support of the local fanbase – especially in environments that are more inhospitable than others. College football is a prime example of how the roaring crowd can affect the momentum in a game, regardless of what the forecasters predicted for that day’s matchup.

Centrally located on the University of Florida campus is one of the nation’s most impressive collegiate gridiron venues, officially named Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but more commonly known as Swamp. The sunken walls of this fabled field have seen many formidable opponents come in only to crawl away in a bitter defeat at the hands of the Florida Gators.

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Gainesville’s famous Gridiron Grassscape isn’t the only place enemies die, however. In fact, the Southeastern Conference features several such venues, where the infamous “12. Man” towers over the visitors. With that in mind, 247Sports’ Brad Crawford recently compiled his projection of college football’s 11 most intimidating environments for the upcoming 2023 campaign. Check out below where the alligators landed on the list ordered by difficulty.


Neyland Stadium: Tennessee vs Georgia

AP Photo/Wade Payne

DATE: Nov 8

Read more at Vols Wire and UGA Wire


Tiger Stadium: LSU vs. Florida

Scott Clause/The Advertiser

DATE: Nov 11

Read more at LSU Tigers Wire


Beaver Stadium: Penn State vs. Michigan


DATE: Nov 11

Read more at Nittany Lions Wire


Jordan-Hare Stadium: Auburn vs. Alabama

Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

DATE: Nov 25

Read more at Auburn Wire and Roll Tide Wire


Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: Florida vs. Tennessee

Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun

DATE: 16 Sep


Bryant Denny Stadium: Alabama vs. Texas

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

DATE: 9 Sep

Read more at Longhorn’s Wire


Williams-Brice Stadium: South Carolina vs. Clemson

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

DATE: Nov 25

Read more at Clemson Wire


Camp Randall Stadium: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

DATE: 28 Oct

Read more at Badgers Wire


Memorial Stadium: Clemson vs. Florida State


DATE: September 23rd


Kyle Field: Texas A&M vs. Alabama

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

DATE: October 7th

Read more at Aggie’s Wire

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