PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
What's the best stadium in the B1G for an away game?
Going to have to go with the Rose Bowl:
Away Bowl games count, right?
And the views at night are magnificent.
Particularly if USC is not playing.
I've heard Memorial Stadium was awesome because of the hospitality and kindness extended from the Nebraska faithful. Definitely makes me want to go there one day
I like @Purdue... Mainly because they don't have anything on Ohio State and they can't talk shit.
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
The Shoe...(I live in Minnesota)
My sentiments exactly!
I've only been to Michigan State and Purdue so I can't exactly give the best input, but I was surprsised by Michigan State and actually had a really good time. The people I was around were very hospitable.
I've been told (please don't laugh) that Indiana is awesome. They promote a family friendly environment and have a play area for kids in one of the end zones. The fans are nice (probably because they don't expect to win) and you can typically find lots of OSU fans to sit with.
Toledo - Ohio's right armpit
"A troll by any other name is still a troll".
That is hilarious, Indiana! Yes they have a section for kids where they each can have 3 rows to themselves, the also have a section where your pets can have several rows to run in and near the southwest corner they have a spot where they took out some seats to make room for a laundromat so you can watch a little of the game while you wash some clothes.
What's the difference between a cactus and Beaver Stadium?
A cactus has its pricks on the outside.
I'm just happy to be here
"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
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Wisconsin hands down is the best for an away game*. Dare I say Madison is better than Columbus. I love their game day atmosphere.
*I haven't been to Michigan or Penn State though.
Insert witty remark
Really? I went to the game this past season and was incredibly unimpressed. I had high expectations and heard a lot of good things but it was quite a snooze.
So far Penn State has been the best away game experience I've seen. Attended the 2009 game.
I've went to the last two games in Madison both when we won and lost and both times I had fun. It helped out a lot that I knew people that went to UW and stayed with them for a majority of the time. First time I went I sat in their student section and did the jump around section time I sat with some alumni in section X. Before and after the games, we went to several tailgates and were treated nicely, roam the streets of State and University for some great beer and food and went boating on lake Mandota. The things that I like about Madison over Columbus are that:
*See video below
Everything is in the eye of the beholder but I love Madison.
Thanks for sharing. I sat in the lower bowl on the opposite side from the UW student section. It just felt like they didn't have many or any cheers really. Just an annoying FIRST DOWN...WISCONSIN. Which they chanted even after a penalty for a first down.
I really did however enjoy the town. Small, walkable, some really beautiful architecture. But not many bars it seemed. Also too chilly in November to enjoy the lake, but I can imagine that's an amazing amenity throughout the warmer half of the year.
Nebraska's Memorial Stadium gets my vote. I haven't been there, but 2 friends went. They've been to every stadium in the B1G, and would vote for Nebraska, hands down.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
I have to say first that of the B1G stadiums, I have only been to Mich. St. Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Penn State and Minnesota so far.
My experience was ten times better at Penn State than anywhere else, not named the 'Shoe.
The fans went out of their way to extend thanks for attending and were very cordial (drunk) and we were even invited to stand in a few pictures of a new couple's wedding day. Plus the atmosphere was just over the top. Well, until Ryan Damn Shazier's pick 6 early in the third quarter. Parking in the cow-pasture kinda sucked, but after a few beers we didn't seem to mind that as much either.
“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.”
Seriously, I like the atmosphere in Columbus for football the best. I think that Ohio Stadium has the best "surround" in the conference. The best mix of space for parking and tailgating, without being too far away from the commercial area on Lane Ave.
I think Michigan Stadium is the best one in the conference. Parking is deficient and it ought to be a priority to get fixed in the next decade.
Sparty has a lot of good space that can be dual-puposed, from daily use by the campus, to game-day parking on home Saturdays. Spartan Stadium itself is a pain in the ass, getting in and out. I am always feeling even more surly than usual, by the time I get into a seat there.
I love going to games at Dyche Stadium Ryan Field in Evanston. It's like a home game for Michigan. In 2011, the crowd was about 60/40 NU-to-UofM, and the 40% of Michigan fans were a lot louder.
Madison is a very good time. If you don't have a car and don't need a parking place, it's nice to have Camp Randall tucked into the west end of their campus. Their renovations have all worked out pretty well given how landlocked they are.
Penn State; fugly. Illinois; eh. Pudue; meh. Indiana; maybe you can get the tour of Assembly Hall while you're there. Minnesota; haven't seen the new one. Iowa City; haven't had the pleasure, but I'd like to visit. Lincoln; haven't been yet but it's high on my list.
I haven't been but from what I've heard the people at Nebraska are great. This is an away experience I look forward to in the near future. So far, Northwestern has been the best experience. Start at one of the Ohio State bars in Chicago proper selling one of the packages that include drinks, transport, tickets, and food.
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
Let me know which bars offer this, please.
McGee's is the one I have done a few times. Mickey's Snack Bar might as well.
camp Randall. Madison is nice, especially if it's relatively early in the fall before all the cute girls cover up and get pasty.
Been there lots of times, not that many cute girls, even in the summer.
Cheese and Schlitz has that effect.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
haha i live in madison, my brother. the college has no shortage of hunnies. 30k people, 1 or 2 of them is going to look ok.
I've only been to Ross-Ade, I had a decent time given the circumstances. Drew Brees threw for like 600 yards or something.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
Hence their one Rose Bowl appearance since the invention of the facemask.
I have been to Indiana and *ichigan. I like Indiana because it was a short drive, know going in that we are going to win and their crowd knows it too, We have about 60% Buckeye fans in the stadium, easy and cheap tickets.
Its good to be the king
I've been to Purdue, Illinois and Northwestern and have enjoyed them all.
I guess it depends on what you're looking for.
Northwestern was the best for us because there were a ton of Buckeye fans there. Plus, there right outside Chicago so there's a lot to do.
Iowa is sweet. One of the nicest campuses I have been to.
ABSOLUTELY 100% AGREE!!!!! I had a terrific time in my one game at Iowa. The fans are awesome, the stadium was nice, and they have some awesome tailgating. I was walking around in my Buckeye gear before the game and these 3 girls yelled at me. They took turns spanking me for being an Ohio State fan. They took pictures too! So, they invite me to their tailgate and they are showing the pictures to everyone. Their Grandma says, well I didn't get to spank him. So I turned, bent slightly and said let er rip gradma! The whole situation and day was hilarious, and a lot of fun.
Agree on Iowa.
The B1G has some great venues...same with the SEC, PAC 12 and Big 12, in that order.
This is what makes college football so great. Professional athletics can't compete with big-time college football when it comes to the pageantry, tradition, rivalries, bands, Saturday atmosphere, etc. ... being at a game on a Fall Saturday is like nothing else.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
B1G Away- Camp Randall
Overall Away- Rose Bowl and nothing else is even remotely close
"The Horseshoe West", aka Memorial Stadium (Indiana).
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
TCF Bank stadium in Minneapolis. You can always get a ticket, they now serve beer, and there are always lots of tOSU fans!
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