Hot Spots to Visit During College Football Season

By The Capital Sports Report Staff

For many, autumn means one thing; the kick-off of college football season. This exciting time will unite fans around the nation as their favorite teams prepare to face-off on the field. If you want to get a firsthand experience this season, consider visiting one of these three college football cities and see a game for yourself.

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor is an idyllic town that presents a picture-perfect image of American college life. There are plenty of gorgeous parks to walk through and watch the autumn leaves fall, all while taking in some of the game happening at Michigan Stadium. According to Eater, there’s no shortage of quaint pubs and lively sports bars to grab a bite and watch a game with other fans. You may also enjoy spending your downtime checking out some of the town’s most popular attractions like the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, State Street, and The Creature Conservancy.

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson looks for an open receiver while being chased by Mike Panasluk against the Michigan State Spartans
Shea Patterson looks for an open receiver while being chased by Mike Panasluk against the Michigan State Spartans (Getty Images)

Columbus, OH

Columbus is one of the liveliest places in Ohio; the state is home to professional and collegiate sports teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes and the Bobcats of Ohio University among other smaller schools. When football season comes around, you’ll find plenty of fans packed into the city’s Arena District to watch a game and bond over their love of the spot. Budget reports that the energy around Columbus become even more excited when the Michigan Wolverines come to play. The iconic Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry dates back to 1867, and the annual game attracts thousands of out-of-towners each year.

Madison, WI

Cheer on the Wisconsin Badgers, America’s number one college football team! The Badgers are beloved by Wisconsin natives and out-of-towners alike. Even if you miss the big game in person, Madison is a lively town with an almost unmatched passion for football. Check out the Badger Bash tailgate party until November 23, 2019, which is hosted two-and-a-half hours before every home football game and features live music, over 100 food and drink options and performances by the UW-Madison cheerleaders and marching band. You may also enjoy touring Madison’s biggest attractions like State Street, Capitol Square, and the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. You could also sign up for one of the many walking and trolley tours! 

Whichever team you root for, make the most of this college football season by visiting one of your team’s hometowns! There’s nothing quite like witnessing a game from the very same bleachers some of the nation’s most promising players have sat in.

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