These are Georgia's biggest high school football stadiums

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These are Georgia's biggest high school football stadiums

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Tara Stadium in Jonesboro holds 10,000 fans. It is home to Clayton County high schools.

Friday night lights are bright in Georgia, but they shine a little brighter in some high school football stadiums.

Some high school stadium sizes rivals that of some colleges.

Here are Georgia's biggest high school stadiums (by capacity), according to WorldStadiums.com

12. Tara Stadium in Jonesboro

Tara Stadium in Jonesboro holds 10,000 fans. It is home to Clayton County high schools.

11. Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta

Lakewood Stadium has a capacity of 10,000. Home to area high schools, it was built in 1971.

Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta has a capacity of 10,000. Home to area high schools, it was built in 1971. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

10. Chris Gilman Stadium in Kingsland

Chris Gilman Stadium holds 10,000 fans. It is home to the Camden County Wildcats.

Chris Gilman Stadium in Kingsland holds 10,000 fans. It is home to the Camden County Wildcats. MARK DRURY / FACEBOOK

9. Bazemore–Hyder Stadium in Valdosta

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium holds 11,249 fans. It was built in 1922 and is home to the Valdosta Wildcats.

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta holds 11,249 fans. It was built in 1922 and is home to the Valdosta Wildcats. DENNIS HERRINGTON / VALDOSTAWILDCATS.COM

8. Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany

Hugh Mills Stadium has a capacity of 11,500. Built in 1938, the stadium is home to several area high schools in Dougherty County.

Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany has a capacity of 11,500. Built in 1938, the stadium is home to several area high schools. HUGH MILLS STADIUM / FACEBOOK

7. Glynn County Stadium in Brunswick

Glynn County Stadium has a capacity of 12,000. It was built in 1986 and is home to the Brunswick Pirates.

Glynn County Stadium in Brunswick has a capacity of 12,000. It was built in 1986 and is home to the Brunswick Pirates. 104.1 THE WAVE / FACEBOOK

6. Martin Stadium in Valdosta

The stadium holds 12,000 fans and is home to the Lowndes County Vikings.

Cheerleaders celebrate at Martin Stadium in Valdosta. The stadium holds 12,000 fans and is home to the Lowndes County Vikings. ALLEN SULLIVAN / AESULLIVAN@AJC.COM

5. Walter H. Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs

Walter H. Cantrell Stadium holds 12,500 and is home to the McEachern High School Indians.

Fans take in a game at the Walter H. Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs. The stadium holds 12,500 and is home to the John McEachern Indians. KEVIN D. LILES / AJC

4. A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus

A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium holds 13,500 fans and was once the site the Georgia Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers football games between 1916 and 1958. Portable bleachers can bring the stadium to 15,000 capacity if necessary, according to the athletic program director.

3. Memorial Stadium in Savannah

Memorial Stadium was built in 1957 and has a capacity of 15,000. It is home to several area high schools. It is also used for college football games and for Battle of the Bands.

2. Granite Bowl in Elberton

Granite Bowl was built in 1962 and holds 15,000 fans. It is home to the Elbert County Blue Devils. The stadium was constructed using 100,000 tons of Elberton granite.

Granite Bowl in Elberton holds 15,000 fans. Built in 1962, it is home to the Elbert County Blue Devils. JODY LEE HOWELL / FACEBOOK

1. James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston

The stadium was built in 1968 and holds 15,600. It is one of five stadiums owned by the DeKalb County School District. It was formerly called Memorial Stadium.

Friday night lights are bright in Georgia, but they shine a little brighter in some high school football stadiums, where the size rivals that of some colleges. Here are Georgia's biggest high school stadiums (by capacity), according to WorldStadiums.com: Above: Fans cheer at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. The stadium was built in 1968 and holds 15,600. It is home to DeKalb County high schools.  HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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