US College Football

Google has released a Google Earth file which lets you see the football stadiums of the 246 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams. Make sure you turn on the 3D Buildings layer since some of the stadiums are available in 3D. Google released a comprehensive collection of placemarks and includes logos, team names, links to Wikipedia pages, and links to news about each team as well. You can download the KML file to see yourself.
As Mickey points out at the DigitalEarthBlog, he did a similar collection on both college and professional football teams for Google Earth at EarthSwoop. See his post for links to the different league stadiums he collected.
For those of you interested in football in the rest of the world (aka Soccer), there’s also a collection of that brand of football stadiums worldwide.

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  1. Pleased to read that fans of American football can enjoy this new service in the US. But looking at football (aka soccer in the US) stadiums on GE in the rest of the world indicates there are lots of stadium collections in the GE community, plus frequent informative Wikipedia placemarks.
    Sad thing is that many stadiums have lost individual character over the last couple of decades, and GE shows how widespread standardized stadium design has become become with new safety requirements and so on, but a trip round some of the lower layers of the European football scene can still produce distinctive and historic examples, even with a game in progress if there is high res..

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