This article is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams. Though there are 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL), there are only 31 full-time NFL stadiums because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium. This number is scheduled to decrease to 30 when the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will begin to share the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in 2020.
The newest NFL stadium is Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons, which opened for the 2017 season. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, home of the Los Angeles Rams, is the oldest, having opened in 1923.
The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, Wembley Stadium in London is contracted to host at least two games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2020, and Twickenham Stadium, also in London, is scheduled to host at least one game. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, will also host a NFL International Series game in 2017. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Starting in 2016, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida will host the Pro Bowl.
The majority of NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. As of the 2017 season, there are six exceptions: Arrowhead Stadium, Lambeau Field, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (which has a naming rights agreement pending),Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field.
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 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.
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 StubHub Center, which is hosting the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 with a capacity of 30,000 seats; it is the smallest stadium to host a full NFL season for a team since a 25,000-seat City Stadium hosted its last Green Bay Packers games in 1956.
In their normal configurations, 29 of the league's 31 stadiums have a seating capacity of at least 60,000 spectators; of those, a majority (16) have less 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. For this reason, until the blackout was suspended in 2015, the Cowboys restricted capacity to 80,000 seats at AT&T Stadium, a stadium that can hold over 100,000 spectators at full capacity; likewise, the Los Angeles Rams cap capacity at the 93,607-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to 80,000 seats for most games. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the stadium that hosts the Oakland Raiders, has over 60,000 seats, but the team has restricted capacity to under 57,000 in more recent seasons. 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 (not counting the StubHub Center, there have been two exceptions to this; 45,000-seat Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota was not replaced until 1982, and 40,000-seat Vanderbilt Stadium hosted the Tennessee Oilers for one season in 1998 after a planned two-year residency in Memphis was cut in half). In normal circumstances, all NFL stadiums are all-seaters.
|Denotes stadium with a retractable roof.|
|Denotes stadium with a fixed roof.|
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||Seating capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|Arrowhead Stadium||76,416||Kansas City, Missouri||Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass||Open||Kansas City Chiefs||1972|||
|AT&T Stadium||80,000||Arlington, Texas||Matrix RealGrass artificial turf||Retractable||Dallas Cowboys||2009|||
|Bank of America Stadium||75,419||Charlotte, North Carolina||Voyager Bermuda Grass||Open||Carolina Panthers||1996|||
|CenturyLink Field||68,000||Seattle, Washington||FieldTurf Revolution||Open||Seattle Seahawks||2002|||
|EverBank Field||67,246||Jacksonville, Florida||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass||Open||Jacksonville Jaguars||1995|||
|FedExField||82,000||Landover, Maryland||Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass||Open||Washington Redskins||1997|||
|FirstEnergy Stadium||67,895||Cleveland, Ohio||Kentucky Bluegrass||Open||Cleveland Browns||1999|||
|Ford Field||65,000||Detroit, Michigan||FieldTurf Classic HD||Fixed||Detroit Lions||2002|||
|Gillette Stadium||66,829||Foxborough, Massachusetts||FieldTurf Revolution||Open||New England Patriots||2002|||
|Hard Rock Stadium||65,326||Miami Gardens, Florida||Platinum TE Paspalum||Open||Miami Dolphins||1987|||
|Heinz Field||68,400||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Kentucky Bluegrass||Open||Pittsburgh Steelers||2001|||
|Lambeau Field||81,435||Green Bay, Wisconsin||Desso GrassMaster||Open||Green Bay Packers||1957|||
|Levi's Stadium||68,500||Santa Clara, California||Tifway II Bermuda Grass / Perennial Ryegrass mixture||Open||San Francisco 49ers||2014|||
|Lincoln Financial Field||69,596||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Desso GrassMaster||Open||Philadelphia Eagles||2003|||
|Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||93,607||Los Angeles, California||Santa Ana Bermuda Grass||Open||Los Angeles Rams||1923|||
|Lucas Oil Stadium||67,000||Indianapolis, Indiana||FieldTurf Classic HD||Retractable||Indianapolis Colts||2008|||
|M&T Bank Stadium||71,008||Baltimore, Maryland||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass||Open||Baltimore Ravens||1998|||
|Mercedes-Benz Superdome||76,468||New Orleans, Louisiana||UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf||Fixed||New Orleans Saints||1975|||
|Mercedes-Benz Stadium||71,000||Atlanta, Georgia||FieldTurf Revolution||Retractable||Atlanta Falcons||2017|||
|MetLife Stadium||82,500||East Rutherford, New Jersey||UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||New York Giants
New York Jets
|New Era Field||71,608||Orchard Park, New York||A-Turf Titan 50 (artificial)||Open||Buffalo Bills||1973|||
|Nissan Stadium||69,143||Nashville, Tennessee||TifSport Bermuda Grass||Open||Tennessee Titans||1999|||
|NRG Stadium||72,220||Houston, Texas||UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf ||Retractable||Houston Texans||2002|||
|Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum||53,286||Oakland, California||Tifway II Bermuda Grass||Open||Oakland Raiders||1966|||
|Paul Brown Stadium||65,515||Cincinnati, Ohio||UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||Cincinnati Bengals||2000|||
|Raymond James Stadium||65,890||Tampa, Florida||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass||Open||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1998|||
|Soldier Field||61,500||Chicago, Illinois||Kentucky Bluegrass||Open||Chicago Bears||1924[nb 1]|||
|Sports Authority Field at Mile High||76,125||Denver, Colorado||Kentucky Bluegrass||Open||Denver Broncos||2001|||
|StubHub Center||30,000||Carson, California||Bandera Bermuda Grass||Open||Los Angeles Chargers||2003|||
|University of Phoenix Stadium||63,400||Glendale, Arizona||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass||Retractable||Arizona Cardinals||2006|||
|U.S. Bank Stadium||66,655||Minneapolis, Minnesota||UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf||Fixed||Minnesota Vikings||2016|||
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Event(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|Camping World Stadium||65,000||Orlando, Florida||AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D||Open||Pro Bowl||1936[nb 2]|
|Estadio Azteca||110,000||Mexico City, Mexico||Grass||Open||NFL International Series||1966|
|Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium||22,364||Canton, Ohio||FieldTurf Classic HD||Open||Hall of Fame Game||1938|||
|Twickenham Stadium||75,000[nb 3]||London, England||Desso GrassMaster||Open||NFL International Series||1909|||
|Wembley Stadium||86,000[nb 4]||London, England||Desso GrassMaster||Partially retractable||NFL International Series||2007|
|Stadium||Capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)/Events||Opening||Ref(s)|
|Las Vegas Stadium||65,000||Paradise, Nevada||Grass||Fixed||Las Vegas Raiders||2020|||
|Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park||70,000||Inglewood, California||Artificial turf||Fixed||Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
|Northumberland Development Project||61,000||London, England||Artificial turf||Open||NFL International Series||2018|||
|Stadium||Capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)/Events||Opening||Ref(s)|
|New Era Field II||Buffalo, New York||Grass||Open||Buffalo Bills|
What is capacity in the new Stadium? The capacity is being reduced from 76,018 to approximately 65,326 seats.