A round-up of the great (American) Football resources in Google Earth

With NFL and NCAA football both in high gear, we thought we’d take a look at various football-related resources in Google Earth.
A few years back, Google showed off all of the 245 NCAA football stadiums, many of which are in 3D. You can explore them yourself using this KML file.


Another way to see them is by viewing some of the stadium collections on EarthSwoop, which allow you to fly from stadium to stadium via the Google Earth Plug-in: ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC 10, SEC and the entire NFL.
Speaking of the NFL, it’s worth checking out Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. It hosted the Super Bowl earlier this year, and it’s an amazing model. Read more about it, check it out with this KML file, or watch the video that Google produced to help you explore it:

If you’re looking to play some football, you can check out the Google Earth-based football game that I created a few years ago. I’m sure it could be done better with the Google Earth Plug-in now, but it’s still pretty fun.
Are there any other great football-related resources that should be added to the list?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. I couldn’t find a way to leave a comment for the file makers on the site that you have a link to, but I wanted to let them know something (if they didn’t already).
    The info square/bubble that pops up when you click on a marker, they have the image of the school logo, or mascot. Well, some images show, and others don’t have/show the image

  2. I just started a travel and football series called the “College Football Travel Tour”. The idea behind it is to explore college towns, attend football games, and share stories and travel tips from college towns and cities all over the US. I want this series to appeal to football fans as well as travelers.
    Love the photos in this and all the things that google earth does. Great the way it lets you travel and explore from home!

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