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/
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.
TEAM: WINONA STATE WARRIORS
COMMENT: Night games at Maxwell Field in the bracing Minnesota air epitomize college football.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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/