College Stadium Review: LaVell Edwards Stadium

Brigham Young University football has been great for a long time now. The Cougars won the 1984 National Championship and sent many quarterbacks to the NFL. Steve Young and Jim McMahon won Super Bowls while Ty Detmer won a Heisman Trophy. In all that time the Cougars have called LaVell Edwards Stadium home.

LaVell Edwards Stadium opened in 1964 and it currently hosts 65,000 Cougar fans. Edwards is the Cougars coach who was there when Gifford Nielsen, McMahon, Young, Robbie Boscoe and Detmer led the team to many great seasons and put BYU on the college football map.

BYU is a Mormon school, so the tailgating is totally family friendly. You won’t find any alcohol served at Lavell Edwards Stadium in or around the town. There are some restaurants in Provo to get some great food though, such as Burgers Supreme and Café Rio.

What LaVell Edwards Stadium does have is one of the most beautiful settings in college football. With the Wasatch Mountain in the background, you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful view both form outside and inside the stadium.

BYU fans are among the best in the game. They are passionate about their team but will strike up a conversation with the opposing team and talk with them without being snippy or rude. These are very friendly folks in Provo, so you can take the kids and not have to worry about a fight in the stands or abusive language.

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BYU is a college football independent, which means one never knows who might appear on the schedule. The 2015 BYU schedule includes home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium against Boise State, UConn, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Wagner and Fresno State.  The Boise State and Cincinnati tickets figure to go quickly so do not wait on these games. East Carolina and Fresno State are always entertaining as well.

When you go to LaVell Edwards Stadium, you will be watching many future NFL players. Some of the former Cougars to play in the NFL besides the quarterbacks are Dennis Pitta, Trevor Matich, Bret Keisel, and Todd Christensen.

Get your tickets now for a game or two this fall to watch your BYU Cougars in action at one of college football’s great venues. Watch the game as you eat popcorn, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, pizza and pulled pork sandwiches while enjoying your favorite Coke products.

Be entertained by the Cougars Marching Band as they fire up the ABYSS *Almighty Brigham Young Student Section) in the south end zone. Be sure to bring your seat cushion or stadium seat as LaVell Edwards is old school football. The fans are there to watch the game, cheer on the Cougars and have some good. Clean fun. Get your tickets today!

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