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College football: SEC vs. Big 12 facilities — by the numbers

How do the football facilities of the Big 12 and SEC directly stack up against each other? Let's take a look.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Modified: August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am •  Published: August 25, 2013

How do the football facilities of the Big 12 and SEC directly stack up against each other? Let's take a look:

10 (out of 10): The number of Big 12 schools that have indoor practice facilities, with Oklahoma State becoming the final school to complete one this summer.

12 (out of 14): The number of SEC schools that have indoor practice facilities. Florida and Vanderbilt do not, but one is currently under construction at Vanderbilt and could be finished as early as this fall.

2: The number of SEC football stadiums with a capacity more than 100,000. Tennessee (102,455) and Alabama (101,821) currently have that status, with LSU and Texas A&M set to join when their latest expansion projects are complete.

1: The number of Big 12 stadiums with a capacity more than 100,000. Texas (100,119) holds that title.

8: The number of SEC stadiums with a capacity more than 80,000. Joining Tennessee and Alabama are Georgia (92,746), LSU (92,542), Florida (88,548), Auburn (87,451) Texas A&M (82,589) and South Carolina (80,250).

2: The number of Big 12 stadiums with a capacity more than 80,000. Oklahoma (82,112) joins Texas on that list.

45,000: The capacity of TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium, the smallest in the Big 12.

55,082: The capacity of Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium, the smallest in the SEC.

51: The percentage of non-student-athletes that will live at Oklahoma's Headington Hall, in order to satisfy NCAA rules.

19 million: The construction cost of Oklahoma State's new indoor practice facility, the Sherman Smith Indoor Training Center.

16.5 million: The construction cost of Auburn's new indoor practice facility, which replaced a 40-yard indoor field that could only be used for smaller workouts.

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