BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) – For college football fans, it’s the most glorious time of the year. There’s a bit of fall in the air along with the smell of BBQ and the sound of marching bands. It’s time to don your team’s colors, paint your face and go be a part of the excitement and tradition of college football. At Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to see a game live and in person. To catch the best action, check out any or all of our Top 10 College Football Destinations.
Five of Cheapflights.com’s top ten game day destinations are featured below:
South Bend, Indiana — The University of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish have all their home games at Notre Dame Stadium shown on NBC, and for good reason — the team has won 11 national championships, sent seven players to win the Heisman Trophy, and has claimed the title for more All-Americans than any other Football Bowl Subdivision School. Visit South Bend to see the stadium that was built in 1930 and is known for its view of “Touchdown Jesus.” Search and compare cheap flights to Indiana.
Austin, Texas — Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the University of Texas Longhorn’s Memorial Stadium. With a seating capacity of 100,119, it is the largest football venue by seating capacity in the state, as well as the largest in the Big 12 Conference. It also plans to grow — capacity is expected to exceed 115,000 if the franchise expands its end zone, which would surpass the University of Michigan — currently the largest football stadium in North America. Search and compare cheap flights to Austin.
University Park, Pennsylvania — Seeing the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium not only means that you’re seeing a team with seven undefeated seasons, two national championships and three Big Ten championships, or that you’re in the second largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere. It also means you’re seeing Joe Paterno — the 84 year-old coach that has brought the team to record-breaking victories since 1966. He’s coached more bowl game wins than any other coach in college football history, and is one of three active coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Search and compare cheap flights to University Park.
Cambridge, Massachusetts — A little bit of history helps Harvard Crimson make the list. Built in 1903, the team’s stadium is the oldest permanent concrete structure in the country. Along with Harvard Crimson and their rivals, the Yale Bulldogs, legend Bob Marley took the stage here, and Janis Joplin played her last show ever here in 1970. Whether you visit Harvard for the Ivy League prestige or the rock and roll glam story doesn’t matter. Search and compare cheap flights to Boston.
Norman, Oklahoma — The University of Oklahoma Sooners have been playing since 1895, and have seven national championships, 41 conference championships, and every Big Seven championship awarded under their belts. The team also has scored more points in Division I-A football history, even though they’ve played 60 fewer games than other teams. Since the AP poll began in 1936, the Sooners have the highest winning percentage of any team. Visit the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to see its talented team, and the stadium’s $54 million renovation. Search and compare cheap flights to Oklahoma.
The other college football destinations to make the list include:
- Ann Arbor, Michigan — Home of the University of Michigan Wolverines;
- Columbus, Ohio — Home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes;
- Gainesville, Florida — Home of the University of Florida Gators;
- Lincoln, Nebraska — Home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and
- Los Angeles, California — Home of the University of Southern California Trojans
For full details on Cheapflights.com’s Top 10 College Football Destinations, visit http://news.cheapflights.com/2010/09/top-10-college-football-destinations/
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