The NFL is the most popular American sport and creates more revenue than any other sports league in the world. Think about all the amount of access fans can get these days. It ranges from social media to NFL RedZone to behind the scenes footage to an incredible amount of analysis programs. Good thing the venues are massive enough to curb the high demand for the sport. Let’s take a look at these venues and see which NFL stadiums are the biggest across the league.
Biggest Stadiums in the NFL
Here is a list of the biggest stadiums in the league:
|Metlife Stadium||New York Giants, New York Jets||82,500|
|Lambeau Field||Green Bay Packers||81,441|
|AT&T Stadium||Dallas Cowboys||80,000|
|Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City Chiefs||76,416|
|Empower Field at Mile High||Denver Broncos||76,125|
|Bank of America Stadium||Carolina Panthers||75,523|
|Mercedes-Benz Superdome||New Orleans Saints||73,208|
|NRG Stadium||Houston Texans||72,220|
|New Era Field||Buffalo Bills||71,608|
MetLife Stadium takes the crown
We move the spotlight to the biggest city in the United States – New York City. Although actually in New Jersey, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets is the biggest stadium used for NFL games. Metlife tops out with a capacity of 82,500 and is one of the newer stadiums across the entire country. In the first year of use, it was announced that Metlife would be the venue of Super Bowl XLVII in 2014. But this game can be easily forgotten because that was when the Seattle Seahawks pulverized the Denver Broncos 43-8. I definitely wouldn’t put that on the list of exciting Super Bowls.
It took two years for the Giants to host a playoff game there, which they ended up winning 24-2 over the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to that victory, the Giants ended up making a run to win Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots.
Wide age range of NFL stadiums
Looking at the top ten list, it’s pretty crazy to see the age disparity amongst the stadiums. We have places like Lambeau Field that was first opened in 1957. That makes it the only venue that has been used for the entirety of the history of the NFL. Toss in New Era Field in Western New York and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans were built in the early 1970s.
Metlife and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas are both about a decade old. This makes the list span seven decades from the 1950s to the 2010s.
In conclusion, this list is full of different types of stadiums of all different ages which is kind of surprising.