THE TOP SIX COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN NCAA DIVISION 2

Yes, I know that technically the plural form of stadium would be “stadia” but I’m going with the more generally known form here. With this post I’ll be looking at some of the D2 football venues that I feel are that division’s equivalent of D1’s Big House or The Swamp.

For my look at the Coolest Football Helmets in D2 Football click here : http://glitternight.com/2012/08/11/the-coolest-helmets-in-ncaa-division-2-college-football/ 

Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem

6. BOWMAN-GRAY STADIUM

TEAM: WINSTON-SALEM STATE RAMS

COMMENT: This is sort of D2’s version of Ohio State’s stadium the Horseshoe, back when it really was a horseshoe.

5. MAXWELL FIELD

TEAM: WINONA STATE WARRIORS

COMMENT: Night games at Maxwell Field in the bracing Minnesota air epitomize college football.  

West Texas A&M

West Texas A&M

4. KIMBROUGH MEMORIAL STADIUM

TEAM: WEST TEXAS A&M BUFFALOES

COMMENT: Like the iconic stadium the Yale Bowl, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium is a classic in-ground bowl-shaped venue that nicely captures the spirit of college football’s historic lore. This may be the Lone Star Conference’s best.

3. THE REDWOOD BOWL

TEAM: HUMBOLDT STATE LUMBERJACKS

COMMENT: A perfectly picturesque stadium for a team with an enjoyable off-beat nickname. The intimate feel of the Redwood Bowl is legendary in D2 football.

The Jungle

The Jungle

2. THE JUNGLE

TEAM: PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS

COMMENT: What better name for the stadium of a team with an intimidating nickname like Gorillas? That’s a pic of the team’s mascot Gus the gorilla in the center of the field. “Welcome to the Jungle” appears over the stadium’s main entrance.

Lubbers Stadium

Lubbers Stadium

1. LUBBERS STADIUM

TEAM: GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS

COMMENT: When you consider how much of a dynasty Lakers football has been GVSU’s stadium deserves the top spot for embodying the feel of the Division 2 football playoffs.

BIG D2 FAN? READ MY LIST OF THE 20 COOLEST-NAMED TEAMS IN D2 – http://glitternight.com/d2-20-coolest/

FOR A TASTE OF HOW I COVERED D2 (AND OTHER DIVISIONS) FOOTBALL LAST YEAR CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2010/12/04/december-4ths-college-football-results/

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104 responses to “THE TOP SIX COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN NCAA DIVISION 2

  1. Paul T

    I never heard of any of these teams but your blog is loaded with them. You’ve made a Division 2 fan out of me!

    • Great! I love bringing fresh eyes to the subjects I cover here.

      • WSU ALUM

        Really cool! I’m a Winona State Alum, and I am happy to hear of the recognition. Maxwell Field has an atmosphere that no other in our conference has. However, of all the places I played in the NSIC, I have to say Augustana College in SD has the best stadium from a physical standpoint. If you can get to a game there I would highly suggest it! But the atmoshphere, no way, Winona has them beat!

      • Thanks for the thoughtful comment! I’m still wondering if Sioux Falls can support TWO D2 football teams.

  2. Benny

    Wooo hoooo! Luv learning about these new teams! I’ll be following those Sunday recaps that I see you do every week during football season!

  3. Dennis I’ll say Pittsburg state Gorillas has the Best stadium in Div II with the largest scoreboard in div.II at 1.5 million in 2009 egual to alot of div I schools Will add seats in the furture to 11,000 Its pretty where the gorillas play with the most wins at 631 games

  4. Jason

    I think that with the new “Jungletron” which is bigger than almost all D1 schools. It should easily take the top spot away from Grand Valley… My high school stadium was more up to date than Grand Valley’s from personal experience… Yeah they have had great teams in the past but some how that never translated to thier stadium.. Grand Valley would be outside of my top 15 only taking into consideration the stadium and not the teams record.. List looks good otherwise… out of all the stadiums I have been to though Pitt States definately takes the cake.

  5. Ruck Steger

    Kimbrough is a great stadium. very steep banks of stands that put the loud and rowdy West Texas Buffalo fans right on top of the action.

    Great place to watch a night game.

  6. Pitt st univ. to have new field turf in june 2012 Pitt st and univ. of Neb. was the first schools to get the field turf and Pittsburg high is getting new field turm as of May 2012 the first high school in kansas to get it

  7. Pittsburg state 656 wins 5th in the NCAA all Div. s

  8. I want to take in a game at the Redwood Bowl! Will you take me?

  9. Redwood Bowl shud have been # 1

  10. Redwood Bowl here I come! Gonna take in ther first homegme this year!

  11. The Buffaloes inground stadium is the best!

  12. Lubbers stadium should have been in the top spot!

  13. Winston Salem has kind of a European look.

  14. The Redwood Bowl should have been nuber one!

  15. These stadiums look like shit!

  16. Buffaloes were the best

  17. Redwood Bowls number one. End of story.

  18. The Winona State one looks the prettiest.

  19. The Jungle is a kickass stadium for the defending D2 football champs the Pittsburg State Gorillas!

  20. Gorillas? The Jungle? Sign me up!

  21. Nobody has ever heard of these teams until you came along! Nice stadiums!

  22. I would love to play at Lubbers Stadium when I graduate!

  23. Love the warriors and the Gorilla’s stadium best of all!

  24. Bowman Gray sucks. Give me the Redwood Bowl.

  25. Generally speaking the Jungle kills them all. The Buffaloes’ stadium would be second.

  26. I like the Redwood Bowl the best.

  27. LUBBERS STADIUM IS THE BEST!

  28. Never heard of any of these teams but bomb stadiums!

  29. The Jungle deserved the top spot!

  30. I vote 4 the redwood ball.

  31. What about the Boll Weevils’ stadium?

  32. My brother goes to West Texas A&M! Go Buffaloes!

  33. REDWOOOD BOWL! NO DOUBT!

  34. Lubbers Stadium deserves number one. Winona State’s stadium deserved higher.

  35. The Redwood Bowl should have been number one.

  36. I vote for the Jungle. Go Gorillas!

  37. THE JUNGLE DUDE THE JUNGLE

  38. Winona State – the best damn stadium!

  39. The Redwood Bowl shud have been # 1!

  40. Bob

    None of these are as good as UAM’s Cotton “Boll” Stadium!

  41. The Tarleton State Texans have the best house in D2! Suck on it!

  42. Winoana State should have won.

  43. LUBBERS STADIUM! END OF STORY!

  44. Buffaloes had the best stadium! Love the overhead shot!

  45. I would love to attend a game at The Jungle!

  46. Grenna

    The Redwood Bowl is the best!

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  48. Timmy Jame

    Had you ever considered the Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome? Largest wooden dome in the world and top notch facility

  49. Pitt state university now has the best stadium in div. 2 and the new indoor practice football field 17 million by the art center 33 million and west of stadium the new jack overman student center 17 million more building will follow as pitt st in U S News report the best university in KANSAS and the MID WEST

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