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List of current National Football League stadiums

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Newest Stadiums in the NFL
SoFi Stadium, scheduled to open in 2020. It is the home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers
Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open in 2020. It is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders

This article is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage, and home teams. Although the National Football League (NFL) has 32 teams, there are only 30 full-time NFL stadiums because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium, and the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers share SoFi Stadium.

The newest full-time NFL stadiums are SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers, and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, which will both open for the 2020 season. Soldier Field in Chicago is the oldest, having opened in 1924.

The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, two London venues—Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley Stadium—are contracted to host a combined four games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2020. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City hosted NFL International Series games in 2016, 2017, and 2019, and is under contract to host one game per season through 2021. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Since 2016, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida has hosted the Pro Bowl.

The majority of current NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. As of the upcoming 2020 season, only four of the league's 30 stadiums—Arrowhead Stadium, Lambeau Field, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field—do not use a corporate-sponsored name.

Stadium characteristics

Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enter the public discourse.[1] Also, given the perceived advantage a team gets to playing in its home stadium, particular attention is given in the media to the peculiarities of each stadium's environment. Climate, playing surface (either natural or artificial turf), and the type of roof all contribute to giving each team its home-field advantage.

Stadiums are either open, enclosed, or have a retractable roof. For retractable roofs, the home team determines if the roof is to be opened or closed 90 minutes before kickoff. The roof remains open unless precipitation or lightning is within the vicinity of the stadium, the temperature drops below 40 °F (4 °C), or wind gusts are greater than 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), in which case the roof operators will close the roof.[2]

Seating

With a peak capacity of over 100,000 spectators, AT&T Stadium has the highest capacity of any NFL stadium, while MetLife Stadium has the highest listed seating capacity at 82,500. The smallest stadium is Soldier Field with a capacity of 61,500.

In their normal configurations, all of the league's 30 stadiums have a seating capacity of at least 60,000 spectators; of those, a majority (17) have fewer than 70,000 seats, while eight have between 70,000 and 80,000 and five can seat 80,000 or more. In contrast to college football stadiums, the largest of which can and regularly do accommodate over 100,000 spectators, no stadium in the league currently has a listed seating capacity of more than 82,500. Teams rarely build their stadiums far beyond the 80,000 seat threshold (and even then, only in the largest markets) because of the league's blackout policy, which prohibited the televising of any NFL game within 75 miles of its home market if a game does not sell all of its non-premium seating. The policy was suspended from 2015–2019 while several teams were playing in temporary facilities with capacities far larger than a normal stadium. It is unclear if this suspension will continue into 2020.[citation needed] In the opposite direction, the league has a firm minimum on the number of seats an NFL stadium should have; since 1971 the league has not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host a full-time NFL team. In normal circumstances, all NFL stadiums are all-seaters.

Legend

daggerDenotes stadium with a fixed roof.
double-daggerDenotes stadium with a retractable roof.

List of current stadiums

Some stadiums can be expanded to fit larger crowds for other events such as concerts or conventions. Official seating capacities do not include standing room.

Image Name Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opened Ref(s)
Photo taken from the Mandalay Bay on 7-7-2019..jpg
Allegiant Stadiumdagger 65,000 Paradise, Nevada Grass Fixed Las Vegas Raiders
Pro Bowl
2020 [3]
Chiefsgame.jpg
Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City, Missouri Bermuda grass Open Kansas City Chiefs 1972 [4]
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg
AT&T Stadiumdouble-dagger 80,000 Arlington, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf Retractable Dallas Cowboys 2009 [5][6]
Carolina Panthers 24 Tampa Bay Bucanners 10.jpg
Bank of America Stadium 75,523 Charlotte, North Carolina Bermuda grass Open Carolina Panthers 1996 [7]
Seahawksvcowboysatqwest.jpg
CenturyLink Field 69,000 Seattle, Washington FieldTurf Revolution 360[8] Open Seattle Seahawks 2002 [9]
Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.jpg
Empower Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver, Colorado Kentucky bluegrass Open Denver Broncos 2001 [10]
FedExField01.jpg
FedExField 82,000 Landover, Maryland Bermuda grass Open Washington Redskins 1997 [11]
FirstEnergy Stadium field 2016.jpg
FirstEnergy Stadium 67,895 Cleveland, Ohio Kentucky bluegrass Open Cleveland Browns 1999 [12][13]
Ford-Field-September-10-2006.jpg
Ford Fielddagger 65,000 Detroit, Michigan FieldTurf Classic HD[8] Fixed Detroit Lions 2002 [14]
Gillette Stadium02.jpg
Gillette Stadium 66,829 Foxborough, Massachusetts FieldTurf CORE[8] Open New England Patriots 2002 [15]
Hard Rock Stadium 2017 2.jpg
Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 Miami Gardens, Florida Platinum TE Paspalum Open Miami Dolphins 1987 [16]
Heinz Field02.jpg
Heinz Field 68,400 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kentucky bluegrass Open Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 [17]
Lambeau Field bowl.jpg
Lambeau Field 81,441 Green Bay, Wisconsin Desso GrassMaster[18] Open Green Bay Packers 1957 [19]
Broncos vs 49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium.jpg
Levi's Stadium 68,500 Santa Clara, California Bermuda grass / Perennial Ryegrass mixture Open San Francisco 49ers 2014 [20]
2017-18 NFC championship game.jpg
Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Desso GrassMaster[21] Open Philadelphia Eagles 2003 [22]
LucasOilStadiumTheLuke.jpg
Lucas Oil Stadiumdouble-dagger 67,000 Indianapolis, Indiana Shaw Sports Momentum Pro Retractable Indianapolis Colts 2008 [23]
M&T Bank Stadium DoD.jpg
M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore, Maryland Bermuda grass Open Baltimore Ravens 1998 [24]
Peach Bowl Pre-game (39431667481).jpg
Mercedes-Benz Stadiumdouble-dagger 71,000 Atlanta, Georgia FieldTurf Revolution[25] Retractable Atlanta Falcons 2017 [26]
Saints Stadium (3927508936).jpg
Mercedes-Benz Superdomedagger 73,208 New Orleans, Louisiana FieldTurf Revolution 360[8] Fixed New Orleans Saints 1975 [27]
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg
MetLife Stadium 82,500 East Rutherford, New Jersey UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[28] Open New York Giants
New York Jets
2010 [29]
Bills.jpg
New Era Field 71,608 Orchard Park, New York A-Turf Titan 50[30] Open Buffalo Bills 1973 [30]
Night Settles on LP Field.jpg
Nissan Stadium 69,143 Nashville, Tennessee Bermuda grass Open Tennessee Titans 1999 [31]
Reliantstadium.jpg
NRG Stadiumdouble-dagger 72,220 Houston, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf[32] Retractable Houston Texans 2002 [33]
Paul Brown Stadium interior 2017.jpg
Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 Cincinnati, Ohio UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf Open Cincinnati Bengals 2000 [34]
Raymond James Stadium02.JPG
Raymond James Stadium 65,890 Tampa, Florida Bermuda grass Open Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 [35]
LAStadiumMay2019.jpg
SoFi Stadiumdagger 70,240 Inglewood, California Artificial turf Fixed Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 [36]
Soldier field 2006.jpg
Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago, Illinois Kentucky bluegrass Open Chicago Bears 1924[nb 1] [37]
University of Phoenix Stadium no field.jpg
State Farm Stadiumdouble-dagger 63,400 Glendale, Arizona Bermuda grass Retractable Arizona Cardinals 2006 [38]
Superbowl XXXIX, 2005.JPG
TIAA Bank Field 69,132 Jacksonville, Florida Bermuda grass Open Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 [39]
Vikings-US16.jpg
U.S. Bank Stadiumdagger 66,655 Minneapolis, Minnesota UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[40] Fixed Minnesota Vikings 2016 [41]

Map of current stadiums

Additional stadiums

Image Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Event(s) Opened Ref(s)
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg
Estadio Azteca 87,523[42] Mexico City, Mexico Grass Open NFL Mexico Game 1966
Fawcett Stadium.jpg
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 22,364 Canton, Ohio FieldTurf Classic HD Open Hall of Fame Game 1938[nb 2] [43]
NFL International Series 2010.jpg
Wembley Stadiumdouble-dagger 86,000[nb 3] London, England Desso GrassMaster Partially retractable NFL London Games 2007
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium March 2019 - view from east.jpg
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,062 London, England Artificial turf Open NFL London Games 2019 [44]

Future stadiums

Proposed
Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opening Ref(s)
New Era Field II Buffalo, New York Grass Open Buffalo Bills
Redskins Stadium 60,000 Open Washington Redskins

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Soldier Field opened in 1924; Bears became tenants in 1971; playing field and seating bowl renovated in 2003.
  2. ^ Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium opened as Fawcett Stadium in 1938; rebuilt in 2015–2016.
  3. ^ Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games

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