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See how many Florida stadiums fit inside Daytona

May 21, 2014, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com

See how many Florida stadiums fit inside Daytona
Daytona International Speedway may be bigger than you realize

With a seating capacity of close to 90,0000, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Florida Gators, is pretty big.

Then again, so is Doak Campbell Stadium, where the Florida State Seminoles play, at 82,300.

But guess what? Both of those stadiums would fit inside Daytona International Speedway.

In fact, so too would the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium. Even EverBank Field, where the Jacksonville Jaguars host their home games, would fit alongside the other three. While we're at it, let's go ahead and say that just about every major Florida sports stadium would fit inside the World Center of Racing -- because it's the truth.

With a primary tri-oval layout of 2.5 miles, a 3.56-mile sports car course, a 2.95-mile motorcycle course and a 0.25-mile karting and motorcycle flat track, Daytona is one of the biggest and baddest motorsports complexes in the world. Throw in a 180-acre infield and 29-acre Lake Lloyd in the middle and the length this facility stretches is almost unfathomable.

The full list goes 15 venues deep and includes Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Marlins Park (Florida Marlins), Florida Citrus Bowl, BB&T Center (Florida Panthers), Bright House Networks Stadium (UCF Knights), Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning), American Airlines Arena (Miami Heat), Bragg Memorial Stadium (Florida A&M Rattlers), FIU Stadium (Florida International Panthers), Amway Center (Orlando Magic) and the aforementioned other four.

Check out the graphic Daytona released to see just how truly awe-inspiring this is.