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- New Stadiums
There is only one College Stadium Change for the 2017/18 Season. The Colorado State Rams will be moving from Hughes Stadium to the new on campus Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado State Stadium. That name is way too long so I have shorted it here to simply Colorado State Stadium, sorry Sonny Lubick.
In the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons fresh off of their Super Bowl Choke Job will move out of the Georgia Dome and into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Stadium seats 71,000 and has a retractable roof. The 2019 Super Bowl has been awarded to Atlanta.
- Two New Teams Joining FBS for 2017/18 Season.
The University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers (UAB) are reinstating their football team and will rejoin Conference USA for the 2017/18 season after a two year layoff.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will joimn the Sun Belt conference for the 2017/18 Season. Coastal Carolina is located in Conway South Carolina and their mascot the Chanticleer is pronouced (SHON-ti-clear) and I quote is a "Proud witty Rooster", made famous in the Canterbury Tales. What is up with South Carolina's facisination with Chickens! First the Game Cocks and now this....
- Idaho Vandals last season in FBS in 2017/18
The Idaho Vandals are moving down to the FCS subdivision after the 2017/18 Season. Siting costs as the main reason for the rare step down in class.