Get to a College Football Game on a Charter Bus this Season.
If you’re a college football fan, you’re probably counting the days until the opening kickoff. It’s been six months since Alabama took its 5th national championship in the last nine years and the Crimson Tide are favorites to be back in the hunt for the 18th national title in the school’s storied history. College football may be religion in the Southeast, but it’s a passion and an obsession across the country, from the Big Ten to the Pac Ten, from the Big East to the ACC and the Big 12.
Wherever there’s a college football game, you’ll find great throngs of people. If you’re traveling to the game on your own or with a group of friends, just getting there and back can spoil the whole trip for you. You don’t want to battle traffic, look for parking or bury your head in map or your GPS. There’s a better way to take in a game—in the comfort and convenience of a charter bus. We’ll drop you off at the gate and pick you up when it’s over. With a charter bus rental from BusRental.com, you can be a true fan while we handle all the details.
Five of the Most Exciting Stadiums to Visit This College Football Season
Let’s face it…just about anywhere you go on a Saturday afternoon this fall will be rockin! But here are some of the storied stadiums, the places you have to visit at least once in your lifetime:
- Tiger Stadium, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana—Home to the LSU Tigers, this stadium has a sign as you enter: Welcome to Death Valley. Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant called it the worst place in the world for a visiting team. More than one visiting coach has found it to be the loudest stadium ever played. Built in 1924, with an original seating capacity of 12,000, it’s now the fifth-largest in college football, with room for more than 102,000 screaming fans, many of whom have been there for hours before the game started. School officials say it’s pretty common for the tailgate parties to start 5-6 hours before kickoff.
- The Big House, in Ann Arbor, Michigan—It’s a sea of maize and blue at the home of the University of Michigan Wolverines—more than 115,000 strong. Built in 1927, it’s known simply as “the Big House,” and with good reason. There’s only one stadium in the entire world—the national stadium in North Korea—that can accommodate more fans. It’s also home to the winningest team in the history of college football, so there’s a long tradition here. Get your tickets early, though…the last time the Big House didn’t sell out was in 1975—273 games and counting. Unlike many other college towns, Ann Arbor isn’t that big, which makes it easy to walk from the stadium to the many great bars, breweries and eateries, including the legendary Brown Jug.
- Ohio Stadium, in Columbus, Ohio—With the third largest football venue in the country, the Buckeyes of Ohio State turn the city of Columbus scarlet and gray on fall Saturdays. The double-decker “Horseshoe,” as it’s been dubbed by fans, seats more than 104,000 and it’s been to capacity for almost every game for the last half century. Built in 1922, with a capacity of 25,000, it was the largest stadium in country at the time. Though the location of the stadium doesn’t make it as conducive to tailgating as other schools, there’s plenty of partying, particularly in the area east of High Street.
- The Rose Bowl, in Pasadena, California—You may not find a better seat at any college football stadium in the country. It’s the land of perpetual sun, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and many of the seats offer a breathtaking view of the San Gabriel mountains. It’s home to the UCLA Bruins of the PAC-10, but it’s hosted the BCS national championship, as well as college football playoff games. It’s not one of the largest venues, seating only 90,088, but few stadiums have the history. It was the site of its namesake Rose Bowl, known affectionately as “the Granddaddy of Them All,” first played there in 1922. The Rose Bowl stadium concessions are legendary, too—the Oklahoma-Georgia playoff game last year included half-pound burgers topped with pulled pork, pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. An earlier tilt between Penn State and USC offered fans Philly cheesesteak and Cali cheesesteak sandwiches.
- Kyle Field, in College Station, Texas—Home to the Texas A&M Aggies, Kyle Field can accommodate more than 102,000 screaming fans, including the student section known collectively as the vaunted “12th man,” where everyone stands for the entire game. If you’re coming, though, make sure you get there a day early, so that you can attend the famous “Midnight Yell,” the traditional pep rally that starts at the stroke of 12 the night before the game. There’s seemingly endless tailgating in nearby Spence Park, with piles and piles of great homemade Texas barbeque.
- Honorable Mention—If you’re looking for a great tailgate party, you won’t find a better venue than University Park, Pennsylvania, home to the Penn State Nittany Lions. The RVs start arriving about mid-week, jockeying for the best spot in the parking lots and fields near Beaver Stadium.
The Ideal Vehicle for Your Trip to the Big Game
Whether you’re headed to a game with a few of your pals or taking a nation of fans, we have the right coach for you. For groups of up to 12 people, there’s our Executive Sprinter Van, with spacious seating and plenty of room for team merch. If you’re going with a mid-sized group, our mini-buses accommodate 24 to 35 people, and usually come with most modern amenities. But you can bring as many people as you want—our largest buses seat up to 57 and multiple bus rentals are always an option. But why not make the entire trip a party!! With one of our customized party buses, there are a wide range of features, including wet bars, dance floors and high-end stereo setups.
Why You Want to Take a Charter Bus to the Game
If you’ve done your homework, you know that there’s no better way to get a group of people to and from a big event than by charter bus:
- It’s the safest way to travel—Our drivers are the best in the world, with unparalleled training to prepare them for any contingency. In addition, because there’s limited access on and off our coaches, you’ll only have members of the home team on your bus—no visitors—and you and your personal items will always be secure.
- It’s the most reliable way to travel—Our coaches are carefully maintained, making mechanical problems extremely rare. We have extensive resources to help us address any potential roadway problems, so that we can get you where you want to be when you want to be there. Delays or cancellations are virtually nonexistent with a charter bus.
- You’re on vacation from the time you board the bus!!—There’s no more stress-free and undemanding way to travel than by charter bus. You’ll never have to check the map or look at your GPS. You’ll stay on the same coach for your entire trip, so there’s no worry about making or missing a connection and your personal items won’t get lost. There’s no TSA line—you won’t have to take off your shoes, empty your pockets or put your hands in the air (unless you’re signaling touchdown for the home team!).
- There’s no “bus mode” for your phone—You can have any device on at any time. In fact, most of our coaches have Wifi, as well as USB ports and charging stations. You can stay in touch with friends and family, and send pictures and highlights from the game!
- You won’t be crammed into a tiny space—All our coaches have plush seats and roomy aisles, so you’ll have plenty of room to get up and stretch your legs. You won’t have anyone telling you to buckle up or stay in your seats, either. You can move about the bus at your leisure.
- It’s the most affordable way to travel—There’s no more cost-effective way to travel with a group than by charter bus. With the money you save, you can bring home plenty of team gear.
- Charter bus travel lets you go green—When you bring a group of people together to travel to a game on a bus, you reduce your carbon footprint.
Book Your College Football Charter Bus Trip from BusRental.com Today
The largest charter bus broker in the nation, US Coachways has been an industry leader and innovator for more than 30 years, providing quality coaches to more than 35,000 events every year. To learn more about your options or to get a quote, call 1-888-502-3458 to talk to one of our experienced agents.