List Of Current National Football League Stadiums
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the newest stadium in the National Football League opened in 2017. It is the home of the Atlanta Falcons.

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),[1]Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field.

Stadium characteristics

Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enters the public discourse.[2] 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.[3]

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 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.[4] 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.

Legend

double-daggerDenotes stadium with a retractable roof.
daggerDenotes stadium with a fixed 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 Seating capacity Location Playing surface Roof type Team(s) Opened Ref(s)
Chiefsgame.jpg Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City, Missouri Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass Open Kansas City Chiefs 1972 [5]
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg AT&T Stadiumdouble-dagger 80,000 Arlington, Texas Matrix RealGrass artificial turf Retractable Dallas Cowboys 2009 [6][7]
Carolina Panthers 24 Tampa Bay Bucanners 10.jpg Bank of America Stadium 75,419 Charlotte, North Carolina Voyager Bermuda Grass Open Carolina Panthers 1996 [8]
Seahawksvcowboysatqwest.jpg CenturyLink Field 68,000 Seattle, Washington FieldTurf Revolution Open Seattle Seahawks 2002 [9]
Superbowl XXXIX, 2005.JPG EverBank Field 67,246 Jacksonville, Florida Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass Open Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 [10]
FedExField01.jpg FedExField 82,000 Landover, Maryland Latitude 36 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 Fixed Detroit Lions 2002 [14]
Gillette Stadium02.jpg Gillette Stadium 66,829 Foxborough, Massachusetts FieldTurf Revolution Open New England Patriots 2002 [15]
Dolphinstadiumint.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 81,435 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 Tifway II Bermuda Grass / Perennial Ryegrass mixture Open San Francisco 49ers 2014 [20]
Philly (45).JPG Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Desso GrassMaster Open Philadelphia Eagles 2003 [21]
11-11-06-LA-Coliseum-USC-UO.jpg Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 Los Angeles, California Santa Ana Bermuda Grass Open Los Angeles Rams 1923 [22]
LucasOilStadiumTheLuke.jpg Lucas Oil Stadiumdouble-dagger 67,000 Indianapolis, Indiana FieldTurf Classic HD Retractable Indianapolis Colts 2008 [23]
M&T Bank Stadium DoD.jpg M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore, Maryland Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass Open Baltimore Ravens 1998 [24]
Saints Stadium (3927508936).jpg Mercedes-Benz Superdomedagger 76,468 New Orleans, Louisiana UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[25] Fixed New Orleans Saints 1975 [26]
Mercedes Benz Stadium time lapse capture 2017-08-13.jpg Mercedes-Benz Stadiumdouble-dagger 71,000 Atlanta, Georgia FieldTurf Revolution[27] Retractable Atlanta Falcons 2017 [28]
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg MetLife Stadium 82,500 East Rutherford, New Jersey UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[29] Open New York Giants
New York Jets
2010 [30]
Bills.jpg New Era Field 71,608 Orchard Park, New York A-Turf Titan 50 (artificial)[31] Open Buffalo Bills 1973 [31]
Night Settles on LP Field.jpg Nissan Stadium 69,143 Nashville, Tennessee TifSport Bermuda Grass Open Tennessee Titans 1999 [32]
Reliantstadium.jpg NRG Stadiumdouble-dagger 72,220 Houston, Texas UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf [33] Retractable Houston Texans 2002 [34]
Oakland Coliseum field from Mt. Davis.JPG Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 53,286 Oakland, California Tifway II Bermuda Grass Open Oakland Raiders 1966 [35]
Paul Brown Stadium interior 2017.jpg Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 Cincinnati, Ohio UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf Open Cincinnati Bengals 2000 [36]
Raymond James Stadium02.JPG Raymond James Stadium 65,890 Tampa, Florida Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass Open Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 [37]
Soldier field 2006.jpg Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago, Illinois Kentucky Bluegrass Open Chicago Bears 1924[nb 1] [38]
Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.jpg Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver, Colorado Kentucky Bluegrass Open Denver Broncos 2001 [39]
LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo- Western Conference Finals panorama.jpg StubHub Center 30,000 Carson, California Bandera Bermuda Grass Open Los Angeles Chargers 2003 [40]
University of Phoenix Stadium no field.jpg University of Phoenix Stadiumdouble-dagger 63,400 Glendale, Arizona Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass Retractable Arizona Cardinals 2006 [41]
US Bank Stadium interior - Minnesota Vikings orientation.jpg U.S. Bank Stadiumdagger 66,655 Minneapolis, Minnesota UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[42] Fixed Minnesota Vikings 2016 [43]

Map of current stadiums

Additional stadiums

Image Stadium Capacity Location Playing surface Roof type Event(s) Opened Ref(s)
Citrus Bowl Orlando City.jpg Camping World Stadium 65,000 Orlando, Florida AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D Open Pro Bowl 1936[nb 2]
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg Estadio Azteca 110,000 Mexico City, Mexico Grass Open NFL International Series 1966
Fawcett Stadium.jpg Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 22,364 Canton, Ohio FieldTurf Classic HD Open Hall of Fame Game 1938 [44]
Twickenham Stadium - May 2012.jpg Twickenham Stadium 75,000[nb 3] London, England Desso GrassMaster Open NFL International Series 1909 [45]
NFL International Series 2010.jpg Wembley Stadiumdouble-dagger 86,000[nb 4] London, England Desso GrassMaster Partially retractable NFL International Series 2007

Future stadiums

Under construction
Stadium Capacity Location Playing surface Roof type Team(s)/Events Opening Ref(s)
Las Vegas Stadiumdagger 65,000 Paradise, Nevada Grass Fixed Las Vegas Raiders 2020 [46]
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Parkdagger 70,000 Inglewood, California Artificial turf Fixed Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
2020 [47]
Northumberland Development Project 61,000 London, England Artificial turf Open NFL International Series 2018 [48]
Proposed
Stadium Capacity Location Playing surface Roof type Team(s)/Events Opening Ref(s)
New Era Field II Buffalo, New York Grass Open Buffalo Bills

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Soldier Field opened in 1924; Bears became tenants in 1971; playing field and seating bowl renovated in 2003.
  2. ^ Camping World Stadium opened in 1936 as Orlando Stadium; lower seating bowl renovated in 2014.
  3. ^ Twickenham Stadium seating reduced from 82,000 to 75,000 for NFL games
  4. ^ Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games

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