Newest stadiums in the NFL
SoFi Stadium, opened in 2020. It is the home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Allegiant Stadium, opened in 2020. It is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

This article is a list of current National Football League (NFL) stadiums, their locations, capacities, their first year of usage, and home teams. Although the NFL has 32 teams, there are only 30 full-time NFL stadiums. This is because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium, while the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers share SoFi Stadium.

The newest full-time NFL stadiums are SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, home of both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers; and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Both stadiums opened for the 2020 season. Soldier Field in Chicago is the oldest, having opened in 1924; however, the Bears did not play at Soldier Field until 1971 and did not play there in 2002 while the stadium was under reconstruction, and thus the oldest continuously used stadium in the NFL is Lambeau Field, hosting the Green Bay Packers since its opening in 1957.

The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, two London venues – Wembley Stadium and from 2016 to 2018 the Twickehnam Stadium then the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – are contracted to host a combined four games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2022. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City hosted NFL International Series games in 2016, 2017, and 2019, and was under contract to host one game per season through 2021. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. From 2022 also the Allianz Arena in Germany will host the Munich Game of the NFL International series.

The majority of current NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. Only two of the league's 30 stadiums – Lambeau Field and Soldier Field – do not currently use a corporate-sponsored name.

Stadium characteristics

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, home field of the Miami Dolphins, 2020

Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enter the public discourse.[1] 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.[2]

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 Soldier Field with a capacity of 61,500.

In their normal configurations, all of the league's 30 stadiums have a seating capacity of at least 60,000 spectators; of those, a majority (17) have fewer 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. The policy has been suspended since 2015; from then until 2019, several teams were playing in temporary facilities with capacities far larger than a normal stadium, and in 2020, social distancing mandates prohibited teams from selling out their stadiums. 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 generally not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host a full-time NFL team. In normal circumstances, all NFL stadiums are all-seaters.

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.

Table key
Denotes stadium with a fixed roof
Denotes stadium with a retractable roof
Image Name Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opened Ref(s)
Heinz Field02.jpg
Acrisure Stadium 68,400 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kentucky bluegrass Open Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 [3]
2022 Las Vegas Bowl Allegiant Stadium.jpg
Allegiant Stadium 65,000 Las Vegas, Nevada Bermuda grass Fixed Las Vegas Raiders 2020 [4]
Chiefsgame.jpg
Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City, Missouri Bermuda grass Open Kansas City Chiefs 1972 [5]
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg
AT&T Stadium 80,000 Arlington, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf Retractable Dallas Cowboys 2009 [6][7]
Carolina Panthers 24 Tampa Bay Bucanners 10.jpg
Bank of America Stadium 75,523 Charlotte, North Carolina FieldTurf Open Carolina Panthers 1996 [8]
Saints Stadium (3927508936).jpg
Caesars Superdome 73,208 New Orleans, Louisiana FieldTurf Revolution 360[9] Fixed New Orleans Saints 1975 [10]
Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.jpg
Empower Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver, Colorado Kentucky bluegrass Open Denver Broncos 2001 [11]
FedExField01.jpg
FedExField 67,717 Landover, Maryland Bermuda grass Open Washington Commanders 1997 [12]
FirstEnergy Stadium field 2016.jpg
FirstEnergy Stadium 67,895 Cleveland, Ohio Kentucky bluegrass Open Cleveland Browns 1999 [13][14]
Ford-Field-September-10-2006.jpg
Ford Field 65,000 Detroit, Michigan FieldTurf Classic HD[9] Fixed Detroit Lions 2002 [15]
Gillette Stadium02.jpg
Gillette Stadium 66,829 Foxborough, Massachusetts FieldTurf CORE[9] Open New England Patriots 2002 [16]
Hard Rock Stadium 2017 2.jpg
Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 Miami Gardens, Florida Bermuda grass Open Miami Dolphins 1987 [17]
Ralph Wilson Stadium (NFL Buffalo Bills) - Orchard Park, NY.jpg
Highmark Stadium 71,608 Orchard Park, New York A-Turf Titan 50[18] Open Buffalo Bills 1973 [18]
Lambeau Field bowl.jpg
Lambeau Field 81,441 Green Bay, Wisconsin Kentucky bluegrass reinforced with SIS Grass.[19] Open Green Bay Packers 1957 [20]
Broncos vs 49ers preseason game at Levi
Levi's Stadium 68,500 Santa Clara, California Bermuda grass / Perennial Ryegrass mixture Open San Francisco 49ers 2014 [21]
2017-18 NFC championship game.jpg
Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Desso GrassMaster[22] Open Philadelphia Eagles 2003 [23]
LucasOilStadiumTheLuke.jpg
Lucas Oil Stadium 67,000 Indianapolis, Indiana Shaw Sports Momentum Pro Retractable Indianapolis Colts 2008 [24]
Qwest Field North.jpg
Lumen Field 69,000 Seattle, Washington FieldTurf Revolution 360[9] Open Seattle Seahawks 2002 [25]
M&T Bank Stadium DoD.jpg
M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore, Maryland Bermuda grass[26] Open Baltimore Ravens 1998 [27]
Peach Bowl Pre-game (39431667481).jpg
Mercedes-Benz Stadiumdouble-dagger 71,000 Atlanta, Georgia FieldTurf Revolution[28] Retractable Atlanta Falcons 2017 [29]
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg
MetLife Stadium 82,500 East Rutherford, New Jersey UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[30] Open New York Giants
New York Jets
2010 [31]
Night Settles on LP Field.jpg
Nissan Stadium 69,143 Nashville, Tennessee Bermuda grass Open Tennessee Titans 1999 [32]
Reliantstadium.jpg
NRG Stadium 72,220 Houston, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf[33] Retractable Houston Texans 2002 [34]
Paul Brown Stadium interior 2017.jpg
Paycor Stadium 65,515 Cincinnati, Ohio UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf Open Cincinnati Bengals 2000 [35]
Raymond James Stadium02.JPG
Raymond James Stadium 69,218 Tampa, Florida Bermuda grass Open Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 [36]
SoFi Stadium interior 2021.jpg
SoFi Stadium 70,000 Inglewood, California Hellas Matrix Turf Fixed Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 [37]
Soldier Field W 2022.jpg
Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago, Illinois Bermuda grass[38] Open Chicago Bears 1924[a] [39]
Phoenix - State Farm Stadium - IMG 8244 (51576996287).jpg
State Farm Stadium 63,400 Glendale, Arizona Bermuda grass Retractable Arizona Cardinals 2006 [40]
Superbowl XXXIX, 2005.JPG
TIAA Bank Field 69,132 Jacksonville, Florida Bermuda grass Open Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 [41]
Vikings-US16.jpg
U.S. Bank Stadium 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 Surface Roof type Event(s) Opened Ref(s)
München - Allianz-Arena (Luftbild).jpg
Allianz Arena 75,024 Munich, Germany Grass Open NFL Germany Game 2005 [44]
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg
Estadio Azteca 87,523 Mexico City, Mexico Grass Open NFL Mexico Game 1966 [45]
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.png
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 23,000 Canton, Ohio FieldTurf Classic HD Open Hall of Fame Game 1938[46] [47]
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium South Stand.jpg
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,850 London, England Artificial turf Open NFL London Games 2019 [48]
Twickenham Stadium aerial view 2014.jpg
Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London, England Grass Open NFL London Games 1908 [49]
NFL International Series 2010.jpg
Wembley Stadium 86,000[b] London, England Desso GrassMaster Partially retractable NFL London Games 2007 [50]

Future stadiums

Proposed
Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opening Ref(s)
Future Buffalo Bills stadium 62,000 Orchard Park, New York Grass Open Buffalo Bills 2026 [51]
Future Tennessee Titans stadium 60,000 Nashville, Tennessee Turf Fixed Tennessee Titans 2026 [52][53]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Soldier Field opened in 1924; The Bears became tenants in 1971; The playing field and seating bowl were renovated in 2003.
  2. ^ Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games

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