7 Largest NFL Stadiums In The World

The world of football would not be what it is today without the amazing football stadiums that bring the game to life and allow thousands of fans to watch their favorite team play.

There is a stadium in almost every major city in the US, each with its own unique history and memorable moments.

The stadium where a game is played can also affect sports betting odds, as teams may have an advantage in certain locations or on specific surfaces.

In this article, we cover 7 of the largest NFL stadiums in the world and what has made them so iconic.

7. Caesars Superdome

The Caesars Superdome was opened in 1975 as the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was later known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from 2011 to 2021.

It is considered to be the largest fixed dome structure in the world with a capacity of 73,208 that is expandable to 76,468. The record attendance was in 2018 during Wrestlemania with 78,133.

The Sugar Bowl is frequently hosted there and as of 2022, it has hosted 7 Super Bowls.

It is home to the New Orleans Saints and in 2019 had its surface changed to Turf Nation S5.

It cost $134 million to build, which is around $675 million today.

6. Bank Of America Stadium

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Bank of America Stadium is home to the Carolina Panthers.

It was built in 1996 and until 2004 was named the Ericsson Stadium.

The maximum capacity is 74,867 with its largest football crowd being 74,532 during a 2018 match where the Panthers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-8.

The surface is FieldTurf Pro.

It was $248 million to build, which is $428 million today.

5. Empower Field At Mile High

Built in 2001, the Mile High was first called Invesco field, then the Sports Authority Field in 2011, and then the Broncos Stadium from 2018 to 2019. It is located in Denver, Colorado, and is home to the Denver Broncos.

The capacity is 76,125 and cost $400.9 million to build, $652 million today.

The nickname Mile High is due to the city’s elevation being 1 mile above sea level. The high altitude makes it slightly difficult to play giving the Broncos a relatively large home advantage.

In 2015, the surface was changed to Kentucky Bluegrass.

4. GEHA Field At Arrowhead Stadium

The Arrowhead Stadium cost $43 million to build in 1972, which is around $279 million today. Renovation between 2007 and 2010 cost $375 million, $466 million nowadays.

It is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and is home to the Kansas City Chiefs. It has a 76,416 capacity and in 1994 the surface was changed to Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass.

The current Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium was awarded to Arrowhead on September 29th, 2014 with 142.2 dB.

3. AT&T Stadium

Home to the Dallas Cowboys, this stadium was built in Arlington, Texas in 2009 and has a retractable roof. The capacity is 80,000 but can be expanded to 105,000. It had a record attendance for an NFL regular season game in 2009 with 105,121.

First known as the Cowboys Stadium until 2013, the stadium cost $1.3 billion to build which is $1.64 billion today. The surface is Hellas Matrix Turf with Helix Soft Top artificial turf.

The stadium commonly holds the Cotton Bowl Classic and the Big 12 Championship Game, it also held the 2010 season Super Bowl.

2. Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field is the oldest continually operating stadium in the NFL, having been built in 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the time it cost $960,000 to build, which is $9.26 million in today’s money. There was a $295 million ($435 million today) renovation in 2003.

It was originally called City Stadium but was renamed in 1964 in honor of Curly Lambeau, one of the founders of the Green Bay Packers, the home team of Lambeau Stadium.

The record attendance there was in 2015 with 79,704 but has a maximum of 81,144.

The surface is Kentucky Bluegrass reinforced with SIS Grass.

1. MetLife Stadium

The MetLife Stadium is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and has a capacity of 82,500 but reached record attendance in 2012 with 93,000. It is one of the few NFL stadiums to house 2 teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

Built in 2010, it was the most expensive stadium built at the time in the United States. It cost $1.6 billion, around $1.99 billion in today’s money. In its first year of existence, it was known as New Meadowlands Stadium

It held its first (and currently only) Super Bowl for the 2013 season.

In 2020, FieldTurf was installed on the surface.

Conclusion

These stadiums carry a lot of memories for football fans, both positive and negative.

As football continues to rise in popularity and spread around the globe, we are sure to see bigger and better stadiums being built.

5 Biggest Stadiums In The NFL

 When you look at sports betting lines, the location of the game matters. This is because some NFL teams have a greater at-home playing advantage than others.

There are 30 NFL stadiums for the 32 different NFL teams entering the 2022 season.

While twenty-eight of these venues are occupied by single teams, only two of these venues are co-inhabited by multiple NFL teams; the MetLife Stadium and the SoFi Stadium.

Here are the five biggest stadiums in the NFL today.

MetLife Stadium
Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the multi-purpose Metlife Stadium is an impressive feat. Originally known as Meadowlands Stadium, the Metlife came about due to an agreement by two NFL teams – the New York Giants and the New York Jets – to construct the huge stadium.

The MetLife stadium first opened in April 2010 and is currently the largest NFL stadium in the US, with a maximum seated capacity of 82,500.

The stadium contains four luxury club spaces equalling around 10,000 seats in total and features dual training facilities for both teams. The venue also has amenities to host other events like concerts and wrestling tournaments.

FedEx Field
Located in Landover, Maryland, and home to the Washington Redskins, the FedEx Field Stadium is the second-largest NFL stadium around. It is 500 seats shy of being the biggest NFL stadium but still maintains an impressive 82,000-seat capacity.

Originally known as the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in honor of the Redskins owner at the time, this stadium sits on a 200-acre site and opened in Fall 1997. It was fully operating just in time for the Redskins vs. Cardinals game (which the Redskins won.)

It used to hold 91,000 spectators but after attendance numbers declined, the Redskins removed thousands of seats.

The stadium contains the Bud Light Social Lounge thanks to a partnership with Anheuser Busch, which includes Bud Light beer, tablets, a virtual field goal kick, and lots of Xbox Ones.

Lambeau Field
Home to the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field stands as an iconic and fiercely adored NFL stadium by fans. It is not the oldest NFL stadium but is one of the only NFL stadiums to have a continuous team residence since opening.

Lambeau Field gets its name from the head coach, player, and founder of the Packers, Curly Lambeau, and is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Lambeau Field opened in 1957 and hosts over 81,400 seats that range in price from $100 to $400 during a regular season.

One of its most iconic features is the 376,000-square foot Atrium found on the east side of the stadium. This is five stories high and contains easy-to-rent private rooms, and a range of entertainment, retail, and dining options.

AT&T Stadium
Formerly known as the Cowboys Stadium, AT&T Stadium opened in May 2009 and is one of the newer stadiums in the NFL. The retractable roof stadium is home to “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys.

During the regular season, this Arlington stadium has a current seating capacity of 80,000 but can expand to accommodate 100,000 seats for special events like the Super Bowl.

In addition to hosting NFL games, the venue is home to basketball games, concerts, college football championships, and professional wrestling tournaments. You can also find many pieces of interesting art pieces built directly into the architecture of the stadium’s interior.

AT&T’s scoreboard holds a Guinness World Record for being the World’s Largest High-Definition Video Display.

Arrowhead Stadium
This stadium in the NFL has been open since 1972 and primarily serves as Kansas City Chiefs’ home venue. It sits in Kansas City, Missouri, and has a current seating capacity of 76,416.

After renovations took place in 2010, this venue stands out as one of the more extremely eye-catching NFL stadiums in the US. This renovation included an expansion of the seats within the stadium, leading to a bigger seating capacity.

Unlike other sports stadiums on this list, the Arrowhead Stadium was not built for multi-purpose use and is just intended to host football games.

The stadium features several concession areas, and facilities including a club restaurant and an upper deck with expensive suites. It also boasts an extensive art collection inside – a lot of which comes from local Kansas City artists.

Summary
These are the 5 biggest stadiums within the NFL. Though some venues have more facilities for fans to enjoy than others, each of these stadiums has unique characteristics that make them so iconic.

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