The Largest NFL Stadiums

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There are 30 current NFL stadiums actively housing our favorite teams for our online sports betting dreams. These venues range from over ninety-five to five months old, large to small, and dump to state-of-the-art. The NFL is in constant pursuit of growth and is actively striving for the best fan experience imaginable.

MetLife Stadium is the largest NFL stadium in the league, with a capacity of 82,500. The giant space located five miles west of New York City serves as home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. With construction complete in 2010, it was the most expensive stadium ever built in the United States at $1.6 billion.

FedEx Field is home to the current Washington Football Team and their online betting faithful. It is considered the second largest stadium based on capacity at 82,000. From 2004 to 2010, it was the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 91,000 but underwent a renovation in 2011-12, lowering that number.

SoFi Stadium and Allegiant Stadium are the two newest in the NFL, having opened in 2020. SoFi Stadium serves as home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Its base capacity is listed at 70,420 but is expandable to up to 100,240 for special events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl, or World Cup. No other venue in the NFL can expand up to that size.

Let’s take a look at all of the NFL stadiums from smallest to largest based on capacity. All capacity numbers are based on base numbers and do not take into account expandable numbers. The cost of construction is based on the era in which it was built.

Stadium Location Team Year Built Capacity Cost
Soldier Field Chicago, IL Bears 1924 61,500 $632 million
State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ Cardinals 2006 63,400 $455 million
Ford Field Detroit, MI Lions 2002 65,000 $500 million
Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV Raiders 2020 65,000 $1.9 billion
Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL Dolphins 1987 65,326 $115 million
Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH Bengals 2000 65,515 $455 million
Raymond James Tampa, FL Buccaneers 1998 65,890 $168.5 million
U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN Vikings 2016 66,655 $1 billion
Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Patriots 2002 66,829 $325 million
Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN Colts 2008 67,000 $720 million
FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH Browns 1999 67,431 $283 million
Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA Steelers 2001 68,400 $281 million
Levi’s Stadium San Francisco, CA 49ers 2014 68,500 $1.3 billion
Lumen Field Seattle, WA Seahawks 2002 69,000 $430 million
TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL Jaguars 1995 69,132 $121 million
Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN Titans 1999 69,143 $290 million
Lincoln Financial Philadelphia, PA Eagles 2003 69,796 $512 million
SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA Rams/Chargers 2020 70,248 $5-6 billion
Mercedes-Benz Atlanta, GA Falcons 2017 71,000 $1.6 billion
M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD Ravens 1998 71,008 $220 million
Bills Stadium Buffalo, NY Bills 1973 71,608 $22 million
NRG Stadium Houston, TX Texans 2002 72,220 $352 million
Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Saints 1975 73,208 $245 million
Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC Panthers 1996 75,523 $248 million
Empower Field at Mile High Denver, CO Broncos 2001 76,125 $400 million
Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO Chiefs 1972 76,416 $43 million
AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX Cowboys 2009 80,000 $1.3 billion
Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI Packers 1957 81,441 $960,000
FedEx Field Landover, MD Washington 1997 82,000 $250 million
MetLife Stadium E Rutherford, NJ Jets/Giants 2010 82,500 $1.7 billion

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