(UPDATE, Oct. 1, 2015, 10:00 p.m.: Revised the video selections for the Redwood Bowl review in this article; H/T to “JackoftheGNAC” for tipping me off about this video.) Ever think about taking a D2 football road trip? Are there any stadiums that you’ve been dying to see?
Last week, we posted a list of eight FCS football stadiums worth visiting. Now, we’ve decided to choose eight D2 football stadiums that fans should put on their “bucket lists.”
In putting together this list, we chose two stadiums from each Super Region (and, to be perfectly honest, it was easier said than done because there are a lot of worthy choices, to be sure). Agree or disagree with our selections?
Hit us up on Twitter (@HeroSportsNews) with the hashtag #D2FootballStadiums and let us know your favorite place to watch a D2 football game.
John A. Farrell Stadium, West Chester University
John A. Farrell Stadium at West Chester University. (Photo Courtesy: West Chester University Flickr )
Built in 1970, John A. Farrell Stadium may not be the flashiest D2 football stadium, but three things about this site make it stand out. For starters, the view from the home stands out towards the rolling hills of West Goshen Township is spectacular, especially when the leaves change colors in October and November.
Then, there’s the halftime show, featuring the “Incomparable West Chester University Golden Rams Marching Band,” whose halftime shows typically are so extravagant, they put many FCS bands to shame.
And, there’s the statue of former West Chester quarterback Michael Horrocks, the co-pilot of United Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. WCU players touch the statue when they walk down the hill from the Sturtzbecker Health Sciences Center which houses the team’s locker room.
The old school look, complete with a small hill beyond the north end zone, which can fill up when the Golden Rams draw large crowds, makes Farrell Stadium a must stop on your D2 football road trip.