The Glass Bowl has been ranked by fans as the No. 4 college football stadium in the country, according to a new poll conducted by Podium.com.
An article ranking 25 of the top stadiums in the nation was published by Business Insider.The Glass Bowl had an overall rating of 4.837 out of 5. In the comment section, the article mentioned the famous Rocket, a U.S. Army Nike-Ajax missile that sits just outside The University of Toledo’s venerable football stadium.
Originally built as a Works Progress Administration project in 1937, the Glass Bowl was renovated in 1990. As a result of those changes, the Glass Bowl became a graceful synthesis of modern technology and old-time charm and craftsmanship.
More recent improvements to the Glass Bowl include a renovation of the east side of the stadium (2016), new turf (2016), and the installation of a new videoboard as part of the Larimer Athletic Complex renovation (2014).
The Rockets have played 430 games in the Glass Bowl and have a 294-128-8 record. In each of the first three games this year, more than 23,000 fans have packed the stadium, including an above-capacity crowd of 28,117 for the contest vs. Miami (Fla.) Sept. 15.
Another big crowd is expected for Saturday’s Homecoming game vs. Bowling Green. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are still available. For more information, go online or call 419.530.GOLD (4653).
Top College Football Stadiums
Podium.com Fan Poll
1. Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium (Kansas State University)
2. Kyle Field (Texas A&M University)
3. Jerry Richardson Stadium (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
4. The Glass Bowl (The University of Toledo)
5. Memorial Stadium (University of Nebraska)
6. Lane Stadium (Virginia Tech)
7. Milan Puskar Stadium (University of West Virginia)
8. Amon G. Carter Stadium (Texas Christian University)
Memorial Stadium (Clemson University)
10. Spectrum Stadium (University of Central Florida)
11. Jack Trice Stadium (Iowa State University)
12. Michigan Stadium (University of Michigan)
13. Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium (Middle Tennessee State University)
14. Neyland Stadium (University of Tennessee)
15. The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (University of Oklahoma)
16. Kinnick Stadium (University of Iowa)
17. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (East Carolina University)
18. Beaver Stadium (Penn State University)
19. Tiger Stadium (Louisiana State University)
20. LaVell Edwards Stadium (Brigham Young University)
21. Autzen Stadium (University of Oregon)
22. McLane Stadium (Baylor University)
23. Apogee Stadium (University of North Texas)
24. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (University of Florida)
25. Jones AT&T Stadium (Texas Tech University)