The Best NFL Stadiums for Football Fans

The National Football League (NFL) is known to be the most thrilling sports event in the United States and many countries with large football communities. Millions of spectators would follow the games on different streaming platforms every season. The league is also popular for its massive betting market, especially during the concluding match, the Super Bowl.

Many stadiums around the country host the NFL games. If you want to know which venues are the most preferred by fans, our list will give you the answers. Continue reading and discover the best features of the NFL venue throughout history.

SoFi Stadium

Located in Inglewood, California, the indoor entertainment SoFi Stadium was among the best NFL venues for many fans. It has a capacity of 70,240, expandable up to 100 240, with 298 acreage.

Last February 13, 2022, the SoFi Stadium hosted the NFL Championship, the first time for all of Los Angeles since Super Bowl 1993. The Super Bowl 2021 was also initially awarded to the SoFi Stadium, but due to some delays in its opening, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay was selected to host the event. Consequently, the Super Bowl 2022 was awarded to the SoFi Stadium instead.

Sofi Stadium was the first venue to host the Super Bowl and a conference championship game in the same year in 2022. The Rams won the NFC title that year and were named the second team to play a Super Bowl in their stadium.  With the best odds to win, the Rams prevailed in the Super Bowl LVI. Though they are an away team since the designated home team was the Bengals, the Rams made the SoFi Stadium the second venue to host its tenant in their winning season.

Lambeau Field

The Lambeau Field is the home field of the Green Bay Packers. It’s located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was originally named the City Stadium from 1957 to 1964 and was renamed Lambeau Field on August 3, 1965. The Lambeau Field has a total capacity of 81,441, with a record attendance of 79,704 on January 11, 2015.

Most of the games held at Lembeus Field were during the cold Wisconsin season, the most prominent being the Ice Bowl, the 1967 NFL Championship game. The muddy and cold field conditions made it hard for other teams to adapt, thus making it a home-field advantage for the Packers.

The NFL Championship games hosted by Lambeau Field were the 1967, 1965, and 1961 seasons. Three NFC Championships were also held in the venue: 2020, 2007, and 1996.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The multi-purpose stadium has a total field size of 120 yards, with a total capacity of 71,000, expandable to 75,000 for American Football and 42,500, expandable to 71,000 for soccer. Its official tenant from the NFL is the Atlanta Falcons.

Its record attendance for American football reached 79,330 during the 2022 Peach Bowl. Mercedez-Benz Stadium hosted the 2019 Super Bowl, making it Atlanta’s first time as a venue of the Big Game since Super Bowl 2000.

Allegiant Stadium

The domed Allegiant Stadium is located in Paradise, Nevada. The venue has a total capacity of 65,000, expandable to 71,835 for the NFL and 61,000 for soccer. Its tenant from the NFL is the Los Angeles Raiders.

The Allegiant Stadium opened in 2020 and is scheduled to host the upcoming Super Bowl 2024. It is the second most expensive stadium in the world, with $1.9 worth, following the So-Fi Stadium with $5.5. Billion construction costs.

Besides the upcoming Super Bowl 2024, the Allegiant Stadium hosted other significant sports events like the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2021 Leagues Cup, and the 2023 Pro Bowl Games.

Lucas Oil Stadium

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Lucas Oil Stadium is home to the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. It has a total capacity of 63,000 and is expandable to 70,000 for American football and 70,000 for basketball. The venue covers 1.8 million square feet, with 12 meeting rooms, two exhibit halls, two club lounges, and 139 suites.

In addition, the Lucas Oil Stadium is a complete sports facility with 14 escalators, seven locker rooms, 11 passenger elevators, and 11 indoor truck docks, among many other features. It has a retractable roof and window, allowing the Colts to play indoors and outdoors.

  1. US Bank Stadium

Costing $1.061 billion, the US Bank Stadium opened last July 22, 2016, to cater to football and baseball games. It is home to the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.  It was built on the previous site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which was closed in 2013.

The Super Bowl LII was awarded to the US Bank Stadium on May 20, 2014, beating competing hosts New Orleans and Indianapolis. The US Bank Stadium hosted its first playoff game when the Vikings hosted the New Orleans Saints on January 14, 2018.

  1. AT&T Stadium

Located in Arlington, Texas, the AT&T Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. It is one of the 11 venues in the United States to host the games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Besides American football, other games hosted in the venue are basketball, motocross, rodeo, Spartan Races, and professional wrestling. The venue can also accommodate significant events like concerts.

The AT&T Stadium was also known as The Deat Star or Jerry World after owner Jerry Jones, a Dallas Cowboys superstar who conceptualized the large entertainment venue. The AT&T Stadium has a total capacity of 80,000, expandable to 105,000.

The venue hosted the 2011 Super Bowl, where the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. It also hosted the 2018 NFL Draft.

Final Thoughts

These stadiums were on the top of the list of NFL  fans who prefer attending matches onsite. Besides the construction price, these venues have the best facilities that a sports fan would ask for when watching live games. The current number of stadiums in the US today is enough to accommodate NFL super fans. However, as American football continues to thrive, more venues will rise soon.



John Bman
John Bman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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