Food & Drink

College Football Stadium Eats

No matter your team, these five stadium foods are worth adding to your college football bucket list

illustration: Tim Bower

Order: Dreamland Bar-B-Que nachos
University of Alabama

The Crimson Tide’s four national championships in seven seasons can’t be denied. Neither can the barbecue nachos served at Bryant-Denny, piled high with chopped pork courtesy of Alabama’s legendary Dreamland.


Order: Frozen lemonade and a barbecue sandwich
University of Georgia

During an early-September game at Sanford Stadium, the only thing better than the combination of a frozen lemonade and a pulled pork sandwich—slathered in sweet barbecue sauce by the pit masters at Sonny’s—is “calling the dawgs” after a red-and-black win.


Order: Jambalaya
Louisiana State University

It’s no surprise that the home of the Bayou Bengals offers hefty bowls of this Creole classic. Stalls serve classic sausage and chicken styles; some even offer an alligator variety (especially popular when Florida’s in town).


Order: Smokey Dog
University of Tennessee

Suffice it to say, we’re not talking about Tennessee’s bluetick coonhound of the same name. The Neyland Stadium special is deliciously simple: a large all-beef hot dog with a ribbon of cheese down the middle.


Order: Grilled Turkey Leg
Virginia Tech

Lane Stadium’s concession stands have been cooking up one-and-a-half-pound turkey legs for more than a decade now. Clearly, Hokie fans are not at all conflicted when it comes to eating their own mascot.


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