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The following is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams.

Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enters 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 presence or lack of a roof or dome all contribute to giving each team its home-field advantage.

The New York Giants and New York Jets share a stadium (MetLife Stadium), thus there are only 31 NFL stadiums.[2]

The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. The St. Louis Rams currently have a three-year agreement to play one regular season home game per year at Wembley Stadium in London, England, as part of the NFL International Series, while the Buffalo Bills have an agreement to play one home game per year from 2008-2012 plus two (originally three) exhibition games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, and Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, is usually the location of the Pro Bowl.

The New York Giants and New York Jets MetLife Stadium is the largest stadium in the NFL by its regular seating capacity. The Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium can expand past that of MetLife Stadium by means of using standing-room and temporary seating, which makes Cowboys Stadium the only NFL stadium capable of holding 100,000 or more spectators, though it normally only seats 80,000. The smallest full-time NFL stadium is Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears.

ListEdit

Stadiums are listed by their seating capacity for NFL games. Some stadiums can be expanded to fit larger crowds for other events such as concerts or conventions.

Key
dagger Domed Stadiums
double-dagger Stadiums with a retractable roof
Image Stadium Capacity City State/Province Surface Home teams Opened Refs
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner
MetLife Stadium 82,566 East Rutherford New Jersey FieldTurf New York Giants
New York Jets
2010 [3]
Cowboys Stadium full view
Cowboys Stadiumdouble-dagger 80,000 Arlington Texas Matrix RealGrass artificial turf[4] Dallas Cowboys 2009 [5]
FedExField01
FedEx Field 79,000 Landover Maryland 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Washington Redskins 1997 [6]
Superdome Sunset
Mercedes-Benz Superdomedagger 76,468 New Orleans Louisiana UBU-Intensity Series- S5-M Synthetic Turf New Orleans Saints 1975 [7]
061123Broncos-Chiefs02
Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City Missouri Grass Kansas City Chiefs 1972 [8]
Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium
Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver Colorado Desso GrassMaster Denver Broncos 2001 [9]
Dolphinstadiumint
Sun Life Stadium 75,192 Miami Gardens Florida 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Miami Dolphins 1987 [10]
Carolina Panthers 24 Tampa Bay Bucanners 10
Bank of America Stadium 73,778 Charlotte North Carolina Grass Carolina Panthers 1996 [11]
DSCN4567 clevelandbrownsstadium e2
Cleveland Browns Stadium 73,200 Cleveland Ohio Kentucky Bluegrass Cleveland Browns 1999 [12]
Lambeau Field bowl
Lambeau Field 73,128 Green Bay Wisconsin Desso GrassMaster Green Bay Packers 1957 [13]
Bills
Ralph Wilson Stadium 73,079 Orchard Park New York A-Turf Titan Buffalo Bills 1973 [14][15]
Qualcomm Interior
Qualcomm Stadium 71,294 San Diego California Grass San Diego Chargers 1967 [16]
VT Hokies Marching Virginians
Georgia Domedagger 71,228 Atlanta Georgia FieldTurf Atlanta Falcons 1992 [17]
Reliantstadium
Reliant Stadiumdouble-dagger 71,054 Houston Texas 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Houston Texans 2002 [18]
M&T Bank Stadium DoD
M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore Maryland Sportexe Momentum Turf Baltimore Ravens 1998 [19]
Candlestick Park field from section 55
Candlestick Park 69,732 San Francisco California Kentucky Bluegrass San Francisco 49ers 1960a[›] [20]
Philly (45)
Lincoln Financial Field 69,144 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Desso GrassMaster Philadelphia Eagles 2003 [21]
Night Settles on LP Field
LP Field 69,143 Nashville Tennessee 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Tennessee Titans 1999 [22]
Gillette Stadium02
Gillette Stadium 68,756 Foxborough Massachusetts FieldTurf New England Patriots 2002 [23]
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
EverBank Field 67,246 Jacksonville Florida 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 [24]
Qwest Field
CenturyLink Field 67,000 Seattle Washington FieldTurf Seattle Seahawks 2002 [25]
Edwardjonesinterior
Edward Jones Domedagger 66,000 St. Louis Missouri AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D St. Louis Rams 1995 [26]
Raymond James Stadium02
Raymond James Stadium 65,908 Tampa Florida 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 [27]
Cincinnati-paul-brown-stadium2
Paul Brown Stadium 65,535 Cincinnati Ohio FieldTurf Cincinnati Bengals 2000 [28]
Heinz Field02
Heinz Field 65,050 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Grass Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 [29]
Ford-Field-September-10-2006
Ford Fielddagger 64,500 Detroit Michigan FieldTurf Detroit Lions 2002 [30]
051207-MPLS-006Metrodome-crop
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodomedagger 64,121 Minneapolis Minnesota Sportexe Momentum Turf Minnesota Vikings 1982 [31]
University of Phoenix Stadium aerial
University of Phoenix Stadiumdouble-dagger 63,400 Glendale Arizona 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass Arizona Cardinals 2006 [32]
Oakland Coliseum field from Mt. Davis
O.co Coliseum 63,132 Oakland California Grass Oakland Raiders 1966 [33]
LucasOilStadiumTheLuke
Lucas Oil Stadiumdouble-dagger 63,000 Indianapolis Indiana FieldTurf Indianapolis Colts 2008 [34]
Soldier field 2006
Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago Illinois Grass Chicago Bears 1924b[›] [35]


^ a: Candlestick Park opened in 1960; 49ers became tenants in 1971
^ b: Soldier Field opened in 1924; Bears became tenants in 1971; field and seating bowl completely rebuilt in 2003

Additional stadiumsEdit

Image Stadium Capacity City State/Province Surface Home teams Opened Refs
Wembley Stadium interior
Wembley Stadium 86,000 London England, United Kingdom Grass St. Louis Rams[36] 2007 [37]
RogersCentre Toronto Sept1-05
Rogers Centredouble-dagger 54,000 Toronto Ontario, Canada Astroturf Gameday Grass 3D Buffalo Bills[38] 1989 [39]
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Aloha Stadium 50,000 Honolulu Hawaii FieldTurf Pro Bowl 1975 [40]
HallofFameGame
Fawcett Stadium 22,375 Canton Ohio FieldTurf Hall of Fame Game 1938 [41]



Future stadiums proposed or under constructionEdit

Future, Proposed Stadiums
Stadium Team Location Capacity Opening Reference
Santa Clara Stadium San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara, CA 68,500 2014
Vikings Stadium Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, MN 65,000 2016
New Chargers Stadium San Diego Chargers San Diego, CA Unknown Unknown
Farmers Field Relocated or Expansion team Los Angeles, CA 72,500 Unknown
Los Angeles Stadium Relocated or Expansion team Industry, CA 75,000 Unknown

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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