When it comes to atmosphere, the Clemson Tigers have the best in-state stadium experience, according to one national publication.
Bleacher Report this year ranked every BCS college football stadium in the country, putting Clemson third out of the 74 it reviewed.
The University of South Carolina, meanwhile, showed up much further down on the list, at a distant 37.
Here’s what the Bleacher Report said:
Known nationwide as “Death Valley,” this venue is one of the best places in the country to enjoy a college football game. It seats 81,500 and was built in 1942.
The stadium is filled with orange during games, as the crowd loves to support their Tigers. There are not many fans in the country that are more passionate about their team than this group. When Clemson is playing well and the game is going good, the noise in here is as loud as it gets in college football. Certainly one of the best stadiums in the country and very underrated at that.
One of the larger stadiums in the country, with a seating capacity of 80,250. Built in 1934, it is also relatively old as far as stadiums are concerned. While it is excellent to watch a game here, there is just something missing that keeps it out of the top tier of SEC stadiums. There is a lot to experience here outside of the stadium before, during and after the game. As one of the 20 largest stadiums in the country, this place can get loud at various times throughout the game. And while it is not one of the top stadiums in the SEC, there’s a lot here to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon.