FSU football appears to be joining the trend of teams embracing neutral site games – so here’s some of the top spots we’d like to see a game scheduled at.
For the third time in the last four seasons, FSU football will open their season in a neutral site when they take on Alabama this September inside of Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s part of a growing trend in college football, where teams would rather schedule one game at a midway point than a home-and-home series like everyone used to play.
For the Seminoles, the mentality of playing anyone, anywhere has been the norm dating back to the days of legendary head coach Bobby Bowden. Florida State has had regular and post season games all over the country – from Los Angeles to Charlotte, Miami to Phoenix, New Jersey to Dallas and points all in between.
In spite of that fact, the ‘Noles have only seemed to join the trend of late when it comes to scheduling neutral site games outside of the state of Florida. While they have had plenty of games in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, you can count on both hands the number of scheduled neutral site games played in the regular season.
So, lets take a look at what are five of the top destinations – both inside and out of the state of Florida – where FSU football should schedule a regular season neutral site game.