There are plenty of statistics sports fans can analyze about their favorite teams and players.
Some sports websites have entire sections dedicated to graphic interpretations of that data which help compare and contrast each player. One Vanderbilt University student decided to take that idea and transfer it to another important part of the sports world — the stadiums.
JR Ridley decided to make an infographic showing the entire U.S. while displaying the largest stadiums in each state. Football came out as the sport with the biggest stadiums in general, with only a hockey stadium in Alaska and a multi-purpose stadium in Washington D.C. representing other sports on the map.
In a second graphic, Ridley compared the stadiums by their seating capacity. The award for biggest stadium in the U.S. goes to Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor), which features an impressive maximum capacity of 107,501. Penn State’s Beaver Stadium (State College, Penn.) takes second place with 106,572, closely followed by Texas’ AT&T Stadium (Arlington) with a max of 105,000.
Even if you aren’t a huge sports fan, this easy-to-digest infographic is fun to look at and surprisingly informative. Plus, it gives you another set of stats with which you can impress your friends during the next game day.