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. 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 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.
List[edit | edit source]
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.
|Stadiums with a retractable roof|
Additional stadiums[edit | edit source]
|Wembley Stadium||86,000||London||England, United Kingdom||Grass||St. Louis Rams||2007|||
|Rogers Centre||54,000||Toronto||Ontario, Canada||Astroturf Gameday Grass 3D||Buffalo Bills||1989|||
|Aloha Stadium||50,000||Honolulu||Hawaii||FieldTurf||Pro Bowl||1975|||
|Fawcett Stadium||22,375||Canton||Ohio||FieldTurf||Hall of Fame Game||1938||
Future stadiums proposed or under construction[edit | edit source]
|Future, Proposed Stadiums|
|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 also[edit | edit source]
- National Football League
- Stadiums to host the Super Bowl (including future years)
- List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums
- List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums
- List of American football stadiums by capacity
- List of U.S. stadiums by capacity
- List of North American stadiums by capacity
- List of Canadian Football League stadiums
- List of Major League Baseball stadiums
- List of Major League Soccer stadiums
- List of Major League Lacrosse stadiums
- List of National Basketball Association arenas
- List of National Hockey League arenas
Notes[edit | edit source]
- In 1969, Franklin Field — the football stadium of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — switched from grass to artificial turf. Also home of the Philadelphia Eagles, it was the first National Football League stadium to use artificial turf.
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- As part of NFL International Series; the Rams will be the permanent home team from 2012 to 2014.
- As part of Bills Toronto Series from 2008 to 2012.
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- Map of NFL Stadiums
- Aerial Views of NFL Stadiums
- Stadiums of Pro Football
- NFL Map
- Ranking the NFL Stadiums - Yahoo! Sports
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