I have been to approximately 100 games in Lane Stadium. I have sat in the worst possible seats, I have been in the suites. I have parked near the duck pond. I have parked in the coveted "LOT 1". I was in Frank Beamer's office 15 minutes before the kickoff to a spring game. I have rented chair backs. I have had seat backs. I have seen Big East champions. I have seen A.C.C. champions. I have seen fireworks, and I have experienced heartache. I personally think that Lane Stadium is the best all around stadium in the world when it's "on". There aren't a whole lot of stadiums I haven't been to in the south. I think we rule them all. It is with these maroon colored glasses that I found this list. Full disclosure that I haven't been to Notre Dame or "The Big House". I'm sure they are very nice. They aren't Lane. I haven't been to Happy Valley and some other big time venues, but I like dealing in known quantities.
arrowhead may have the record for "loudest stadium in the world" but tbh Its because they haven't come to Kyle yet pic.twitter.com/tLWDdghFh6— Ian Schipull (@Ian_kip_schips) December 28, 2015
The guy in the tweet is referencing Kyle Field. Texas A&M has grown. Texas A&M's Kyle Field has always been traditionally loud, but the recent expansion maybe took it over the edge. I was at the infamous "Hurricane Game" at Lane, and the Aggie faithful talked to me in hushed tones about the atmosphere at Lane. I clearly remember one fan saying, "You guys do a really good job. The intro is insane." He was talking about Enter Sandman, of course, and I just smiled. When it is truly cranking in Blacksburg, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. That's why I was disappointed in our ranking on this list. You can view the complete list of stadium rankings here. Tell us what you think Hokies! Has Lane lost a step or two?