Every year, Stadium Journey Magazine sends its correspondents out to stadiums big and small around the country to rate the experiences at sporting events. And every year they unveil a list of the top stadium experiences around the country.

SEC fans know SEC stadiums are among the very best stadium experiences in the country. From nights at Death Valley to the Grove to running through the T to the Gator chomp to War Eagle to Clanga to Pig Sooie and on and on and on. Sorry if your school did not get in there.

Every stadium has its own traditions and its own unique character that makes it special. The SEC is second to none among the nation.

Well, according to Stadium Journey, Alabama is second to Notre Dame in terms of stadium experience.

The Stadium Journey rankings take a lot of factors into their experience ratings. It includes not just stadium experience but also prices for food and beverages, the neighborhood and surround area to the stadium, access, fans and a whole bunch of other factors.

So this is no indictment of anything. Just the way their local raters reviewed the stadium.

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium finished second. Stadium Journey Magazine wrote:

This is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The fans, the city of Tuscaloosa, the food, and the game itself make Bryant-Denny Stadium a very enjoyable experience. The people in Alabama love the Crimson Tide and they know how fortunate they are to have a team that wins consistently. This stadium is a must-see if you are a fan of college football or just fan of sports in general.

Bryant-Denny Stadium leads five SEC schools in the top 15. So the SEC is very well represented.

Texas A&M’s Kyle Field came in fifth place, Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium came in 11th place, Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium finished 12th and South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium finished 14th.

Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium was the worst of the SEC stadiums at No. 90 on the list.