Where to Enjoy College Football Excitement in Almost Heaven

Football season has returned in Almost Heaven, and regardless of which team you root for, football season is a magical time in the Mountain State. Grab some friends and make your way to some of these iconic college football venues this fall.

Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Hailing from the Jewel City of Huntington, the Marshall Thundering Herd have the highest home winning percentage of any FBS team in college football. Known by locals simply as “The Joan,” Joan C. Edwards Stadium is a perfect setting for Almost Heaven football action. Make a stop at the stadium early for tailgating and to catch the Thunderwalk – a Marshall football tradition. If you can’t make it to the game, drop by local Huntington favorites like The Union Pub and Grille or Fat Patty’s to catch the game and enjoy food and drinks.

Milan Puskar Stadium

Located in the heart of Mountaineer Country in Morgantown, Milan Puskar Stadium is home to the West Virginia Mountaineers. On game day, there is no other place Mountaineer fans would rather be than in Morgantown with 60,000 of their closest friends. On game day, visitors can expect to experience traditions like the Mountaineer Man Trip, iconic first down chant and the singing of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” If you’re unable to attend the game, drop by Mario’s Fishbowl or Mountain State Brewing Company to catch the game and enjoy food and drinks with fellow Mountaineer fans.

Marshall University and West Virginia University are the only Division I teams in the state, but there are plenty of other schools to support throughout the Mountain State. The Concord University Mountain Lions play at Callaghan Stadium in Athens and offer fans a unique stadium atmosphere in the mountains of southern West Virginia. The University of Charleston Golden Eagles play at Laidley Field – giving fans a perfect view of the historic West Virginia Capitol. Other college football teams include teams like West Virginia State UniversityGlenville State College, Shepherd University, and Fairmont State University.

If you listen closely on an autumn Saturday afternoon in West Virginia, you may be able to hear the faint cheers of “Let’s go Mountaineers” or “We are…Marshall!” Better yet, you should experience one of their games first-hand and see for yourself how magical football season in Almost Heaven can be.

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This post was last updated on August 5, 2020