Talking about the massive size of sports stadiums in America is nothing new. It’s no secret America boasts attendance records and has the stadiums and infrastructure to host the World Cup on the drop of a hat, (which is was the base of the USSF’s 2022 bid, a bid made 12 years into the future).
But when there’s talk about how “small” some stadiums are here, such as when Nebraska visited Wyoming for a college football game this past weekend, it puts things into perspective a bit for us Fulham fans. From the AP:
The stadium has a listed capacity of just about 29,200, which the smallest stadium Nebraska has played in since 1971.
We all know Craven Cottage is a small stadium (25,700) but Wyoming’s “small” War Memorial Stadium (one of the tiniest in all of D-1 college football) still holds 3500 more seats than our lovely cottage. In fact, it’s larger than 9 other stadiums in the EPL and La Liga, 7 in Serie A, 12 in League Uhhhhh and 14 in the Championship.
Oddly enough, only one Bundesliga stadium is smaller. Hmph.
(Alright, sorry for the tangent. But what else is there to discuss after another draw?)