I have about a hundred updates for my computer and I have
finally gained access to some high speed internet, but now I have to kill time
while I wait. One thing I have always wanted to do is see a game at a different
venue for the entire regular season. I thought I would share what my plan would
be this year if I could make all the trips. So I hope you enjoy my theoretical
game plan of travel based out of the Washington DC area. Attendance numbers – Wikipedia, Mileage
– Google, Pre-Season Ranking – Bleacher Report (I know this means nothing)
Week 1: Lots of
good games but a trip up to New York is possible, so I chose Minnesota(43) @
Syracuse(93). Carrier Dome in Syracuse holds 49,500. 374 miles from DC. 6 hour
and 18 minute drive. Would be strange being inside for the first game of the
season, but should be a good game in which Minnesota wins.
Week 2: Notre Dame(36) @ Michigan(75). My ticket is
purchased. 521 miles. 8 hour and 36 minute drive. You know the rest.
Week 3: Nebraska(29) @ Virginia Tech(8) Lane Stadium holds
66,233. 265 miles. 4 hour and 19 minute drive. Should be a big game, especially
if VT beats Alabama in their first game.
Week 4: Iowa(23) @ Penn State(4). Beaver Stadium holds
107,282. 215 miles. 3 hour and 45
minute drive. Both teams should be
3-0 at this point, plus woo night game.
Week 5: Virginia(89) @ North Carolina(35). Kenan Stadium
holds 60,000 and is supposed to be very scenic. 269 miles. 4 hour and 36 minute
Week 6: Duke(82) @ NC State(48). Carter Finley Stadium holds
57,583. 281 miles. 4 hour and 32 minute drive. Should just stay in North
Carolina for the week after the Virginia – UNC game. I’d get to see what should
be two easy wins in one state!
Week 7: Marshall(98) @ West Virginia(18). Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium holds 60,000. 207 miles. 3 hour and 27 minute drive.
Week 8: Georgia Tech @ Virginia(89). Scott Stadium holds 61,500 and has what
might be one of the longest full names in college football. The Carl Smith
Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium. 111 miles. 2 hour and 13 minute drive.
Week 9: Miami(41) @ Wake Forest(39). BB&T Field at Groves
Stadium holds 31,500. 337 miles. 5 hour and 33 minute drive. Starting to get
later in the season, but what should be a solid ACC matchup.
The next three games are a bit of wishful thinking, but
could be done, technically.
Week 10: Florida State(31) @ Clemson(56). Memorial Stadium
holds 80,301. 530 miles. 8 hour and 37 minute drive. Death Valley!
Week 11: Florida(1) @ South Carolina(55). Williams-Brice
Stadium holds 80,250. 479 miles. 7 hour and 30 minute drive.
Week 12: Vanderbilt(51) @ Tennessee(34). Neyland Stadium
holds 102,037. 483 miles. 7 hour and 38 minute drive. Lane Kiffin drives an
orange lamborghini with OMG shirtless Eric Berry on the hood onto the field for
their Heisman campaign.
Week 13: Boston College(76) @ Maryland(65). Byrd Stadium
holds 51,055. 0 miles. Yay metro!
Week 14: Cincinnati(47) @ Pittsburgh(17). Heinz field holds
65,050. 246 miles. 4 hour and 14 minute drive. Brian Kelly in an NFL stadium?
Week 15: Army(77) @ Navy(32). Lincoln Financial Field holds
68,582. 139 miles. 2 hour and 37
minute drive. More NFL stadiums?
15 games. 29 football teams. (Cavaliers twice.) 4457 miles
driven. 1,048,374 screaming fans. (If they all sold out). The fall of a
Anyone ever dream of doing something like this? What games
on the list would you skip/ replace? What region of the country would you base
out of? It’s tough and takes a bit but if you have the time make your own. What games/stadiums
have you always wanted to go to? One year in my life I will get to do something
like this and it will be epic. Only 15 minutes longer to finish my