The Largest NFL Stadiums

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:22 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 06: A general view of MetLife Stadium during the first half between the Las Vegas Raiders and the New York Jets on December 06, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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.

StadiumLocationTeamYear BuiltCapacityCost
Soldier FieldChicago, ILBears192461,500$632 million
State Farm StadiumGlendale, AZCardinals200663,400$455 million
Ford FieldDetroit, MILions200265,000$500 million
Allegiant StadiumLas Vegas, NVRaiders202065,000$1.9 billion
Hard Rock StadiumMiami, FLDolphins198765,326$115 million
Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OHBengals200065,515$455 million
Raymond JamesTampa, FLBuccaneers199865,890$168.5 million
U.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MNVikings201666,655$1 billion
Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MAPatriots200266,829$325 million
Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, INColts200867,000$720 million
FirstEnergy StadiumCleveland, OHBrowns199967,431$283 million
Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PASteelers200168,400$281 million
Levi’s StadiumSan Francisco, CA49ers201468,500$1.3 billion
Lumen FieldSeattle, WASeahawks200269,000$430 million
TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FLJaguars199569,132$121 million
Nissan StadiumNashville, TNTitans199969,143$290 million
Lincoln FinancialPhiladelphia, PAEagles200369,796$512 million
SoFi StadiumInglewood, CARams/Chargers202070,248$5-6 billion
Mercedes-BenzAtlanta, GAFalcons201771,000$1.6 billion
M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MDRavens199871,008$220 million
Bills StadiumBuffalo, NYBills197371,608$22 million
NRG StadiumHouston, TXTexans200272,220$352 million
Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LASaints197573,208$245 million
Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NCPanthers199675,523$248 million
Empower Field at Mile HighDenver, COBroncos200176,125$400 million
Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MOChiefs197276,416$43 million
AT&T StadiumArlington, TXCowboys200980,000$1.3 billion
Lambeau FieldGreen Bay, WIPackers195781,441$960,000
FedEx FieldLandover, MDWashington199782,000$250 million
MetLife StadiumE Rutherford, NJJets/Giants201082,500$1.7 billion

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