List of American football stadiums by capacity

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Michigan Stadium is the largest American football stadium.

The following is an incomplete list of current American football stadiums. The list contains the home stadiums of all 32 professional teams playing in the NFL as well as the largest stadiums used by college football teams in the NCAA. The United States is unique in that only one of its twenty largest stadiums is home to a professional team, the others being used for college games. The largest professional team stadium falls at number 16 on the list. Not included are several large stadiums used by teams in the now-defunct NFL Europa, as these were all built for and used mainly for association football, or the Rogers Centre, which is located in Canada (although it does host occasional American football games). Currently all football stadiums with a capacity of 30,000 or more are included.

Stadiums are ordered by seating capacity. This is intended to represent the permanent fixed seating capacity, when the stadium is configured for football. Some stadiums can accomodate larger crowds when configured for other sports, or by using temporary seating or allowing standees.

Current list[edit]

Image Stadium Capacity City State/Province Home teams Refs
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1. Michigan Stadium 109,900 Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines [1]
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2. Beaver Stadium 106,572 University Park Pennsylvania Penn State Nittany Lions [2]
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3. Neyland Stadium 102,455 Knoxville Tennessee Tennessee Volunteers [3]
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4. Ohio Stadium 102,329 Columbus Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes [4]
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5. Bryant–Denny Stadium 101,821 Tuscaloosa Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide [5]
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6. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium 100,119 Austin Texas Texas Longhorns [6]
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7. Rose Bowl 94,542 Pasadena California UCLA Bruins, the Rose Bowl Game, hosted the BCS National Championship game every fourth year, and will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years [7]
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8. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 Los Angeles California USC Trojans [8]
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9. Sanford Stadium 92,746 Athens Georgia Georgia Bulldogs [9]
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10. Tiger Stadium 92,542 Baton Rouge Louisiana LSU Tigers
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11. Cotton Bowl 92,100 Dallas Texas No permanent home team; used for annual Red River Rivalry game (Texas vs. Oklahoma), State Fair Classic, Heart of Dallas Bowl (formerly TicketCity Bowl), and other occasional college football games
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12. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 Gainesville Florida Florida Gators [10]
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13. Memorial Stadium 87,091 Lincoln Nebraska Nebraska Cornhuskers [11]
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14. Jordan–Hare Stadium 87,451 Auburn Alabama Auburn Tigers [12]
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15. Kyle Field 82,589 College Station Texas Texas A&M Aggies [13]
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16. MetLife Stadium 82,566 East Rutherford New Jersey New York Giants and Jets
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17. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium 82,300 Tallahassee Florida Florida State Seminoles
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18. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 82,112 Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners
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19. Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium 81,500 Clemson South Carolina Clemson Tigers
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20. Notre Dame Stadium 80,795 South Bend Indiana Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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21. Lambeau Field 80,750 Green Bay Wisconsin Green Bay Packers
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22. Camp Randall Stadium 80,321 Madison Wisconsin Wisconsin Badgers
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23. Silverdome 80,311 Pontiac Michigan No current team; former home of Detroit Lions
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24. Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 Columbia South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks
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25. AT&T Stadium 80,000 Arlington Texas Cotton Bowl Classic, Dallas Cowboys, Southwest Classic [14]
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26. FedExField 79,000 Landover Maryland Washington Redskins [15]
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EverBank Field 76,867 Jacksonville Florida Jacksonville Jaguars, the Gator Bowl game, and the annual Florida Gators-Georgia Bulldogs football game - formerly known as The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome 76,468 New Orleans Louisiana New Orleans Saints, Tulane Green Wave, the Sugar Bowl game, the New Orleans Bowl game, the Bayou Classic (GramblingSouthern game), and hosts the BCS National Championship game every fourth year
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Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City Missouri Kansas City Chiefs
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Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver Colorado Denver Broncos
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Sun Life Stadium 75,540 Miami Gardens Florida Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, the Orange Bowl game, and hosts the BCS National Championship game every fourth year
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Spartan Stadium 75,005 East Lansing Michigan Michigan State Spartans
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Bank of America Stadium 73,778 Charlotte North Carolina Carolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl game and the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game
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Ralph Wilson Stadium 73,079 Orchard Park New York Buffalo Bills, NYSPHSAA Section 6 high school football championships
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Cleveland Browns Stadium 73,200 Cleveland Ohio Cleveland Browns
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Husky Stadium 72,500 Seattle Washington Washington Huskies
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Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium 72,000 Fayetteville Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks
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Sun Devil Stadium 71,706 Tempe Arizona Arizona State Sun Devils and the Insight Bowl game
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Georgia Dome 71,228 Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Falcons, Georgia State Panthers, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl game
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Reliant Stadium 71,054 Houston Texas Houston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game
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Faurot Field 71,004 Columbia Missouri Missouri Tigers [4]
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Kinnick Stadium 70,585 Iowa City Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes
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Qualcomm Stadium 70,561 San Diego California San Diego Chargers, San Diego State Aztecs, the Holiday Bowl game, and the Poinsettia Bowl game
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Citrus Bowl 70,188 Orlando Florida Jones HS Tigers; also used for the Capital One Bowl game, the Champs Sports Bowl game, and the Florida Classic game)
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M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore Maryland Baltimore Ravens; also used for the annual Loyola Blakefield - Calvert Hall College high school rivalry game
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Legion Field 71,594 Birmingham Alabama UAB Blazers, the Magic City Classic, and the BBVA Compass Bowl game
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Rice Stadium 70,000 Houston Texas Rice Owls
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LP Field 68,804 Nashville Tennessee Tennessee Titans, Tennessee State Tigers, and the Music City Bowl game
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Gillette Stadium 68,756 Foxborough Massachusetts New England Patriots, UMass Minutemen
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Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles, Temple Owls, Army–Navy Game (in most years)
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Levi's Stadium 68,500 Santa Clara California San Francisco 49ers, Fight Hunger Bowl
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Commonwealth Stadium 67,606 Lexington Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats
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CenturyLink Field 67,000 Seattle Washington Seattle Seahawks
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Edward Jones Dome 66,965 St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Rams
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Lane Stadium 66,233 Blacksburg Virginia Virginia Tech Hokies
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Raymond James Stadium 65,647 Tampa Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls, and the Outback Bowl game
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Paul Brown Stadium 65,535 Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati Bengals, plus occasional Cincinnati Bearcats games
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Heinz Field 65,050 (69,050 for select games)[5] Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Panthers
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Alamodome 65,000 San Antonio Texas UTSA Roadrunners, the Alamo Bowl game, and occasional high school football games including regional and state championships.
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Ford Field 65,000 Detroit Michigan Detroit Lions, MAC Championship Game, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl game, and MHSAA Division 1-8 High School Championship Football games
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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,035 Minneapolis Minnesota Minnesota Vikings
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LaVell Edwards Stadium 63,725 Provo Utah BYU Cougars football
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University of Phoenix Stadium 63,400 Glendale Arizona Arizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl game and hosts the BCS National Championship game every fourth year
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O.co Coliseum 63,026 Oakland California Oakland Raiders
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Lucas Oil Stadium 63,000 Indianapolis Indiana Indianapolis Colts; also hosts the Circle City Classic game
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Kenan Memorial Stadium 62,980 Chapel Hill North Carolina North Carolina Tar Heels football
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California Memorial Stadium 62,717 Berkeley California California Golden Bears
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Ross–Ade Stadium 62,500 West Lafayette Indiana Purdue Boilermakers
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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 62,380 Memphis Tennessee Memphis Tigers,the Liberty Bowl game and the Southern Heritage Classic
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Scott Stadium 61,500 Charlottesville Virginia Virginia Cavaliers football
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Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago Illinois Chicago Bears The smallest NFL stadium.
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Yale Bowl 61,446 New Haven Connecticut Yale Bulldogs


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Memorial Stadium 60,670 Champaign Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini


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Vaught–Hemingway Stadium 60,580 Oxford Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium 60,540 Morgantown West Virginia West Virginia Mountaineers
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Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium 60,492 Jackson Mississippi Jackson State Tigers football
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Jones AT&T Stadium 60,454 Lubbock Texas Texas Tech Red Raiders [16]
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Boone Pickens Stadium 60,218 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma State Cowboys
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Arizona Stadium 57,803 Tucson Arizona Arizona Wildcats
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Carter–Finley Stadium 57,583 Raleigh North Carolina NC State Wolfpack football [17]
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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium 56,000 Louisville Kentucky Louisville Cardinals football; also hosts the annual St. XTrinity high school rivalry game, plus some other high school games
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Davis Wade Stadium 55,082 Starkville Mississippi Mississippi State Bulldogs football
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Jack Trice Stadium 55,000 Ames Iowa Iowa State Cyclones football
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Bobby Dodd Stadium 55,000 Atlanta Georgia Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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Autzen Stadium 53,800 Eugene Oregon Oregon Ducks football
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Folsom Field 53,750 Boulder Colorado Colorado Buffaloes football
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War Memorial Stadium 53,727 Little Rock Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks football (secondary to Razorback Stadium), and Catholic High School for Boys
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Memorial Stadium 52,929 Bloomington Indiana Indiana Hoosiers football
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Franklin Field 52,593 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Penn Quakers football
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Falcon Stadium 52,480 Colorado Springs Colorado Air Force Falcons football
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High Point Solutions Stadium 52,454 Piscataway New Jersey Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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Byrd Stadium 51,802 College Park Maryland Maryland Terrapins football

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Sun Bowl Stadium 51,500 El Paso Texas UTEP Miners football and the Sun Bowl game
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Independence Stadium 50,832 Shreveport Louisiana No home team; used for the Independence Bowl game
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TCF Bank Stadium 50,805 Minneapolis Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers
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University of Kansas Memorial Stadium 50,071 Lawrence Kansas Kansas Jayhawks football
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Aloha Stadium 50,000 Honolulu Hawaiʻi Hawaiʻi Warriors football, the Hawaiʻi Bowl game, and the Pro Bowl
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Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium 50,000 Manhattan Kansas Kansas State Wildcats football
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Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium 50,000 Greenville North Carolina East Carolina Pirates football
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Floyd Casey Stadium 50,000 Waco Texas Baylor Bears football
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Stanford Stadium 50,000 Stanford California Stanford Cardinal football
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Carrier Dome 49,262 Syracuse New York Syracuse Orange football, NYSPHSAA football championships
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Ryan Field 49,256 Evanston Illinois Northwestern Wildcats
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Reser Stadium 45,674 Corvallis Oregon Oregon State Beavers football
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Rice-Eccles Stadium 45,634 Salt Lake City Utah Utah Utes football
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Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 45,423 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. DC United (soccer); hosts the Military Bowl game
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Bright House Networks Stadium 45,323 Orlando Florida UCF Knights football
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Amon G. Carter Stadium 45,000 Fort Worth Texas TCU Horned Frogs football and the Armed Forces Bowl game [19]
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Alumni Stadium 44,500 Chestnut Hill Massachusetts Boston College Eagles football
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Bulldog Stadium 41,031 Fresno California Fresno State Bulldogs football
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Ladd Peebles Stadium 40,646 Mobile Alabama South Alabama Jaguars football, the GoDaddy.com Bowl game, and the Senior Bowl game
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University Stadium 40,094 Albuquerque New Mexico New Mexico Lobos football and the New Mexico Bowl game
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Rentschler Field 40,000 East Hartford Connecticut Connecticut Huskies football, Hartford Colonials
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Michie Stadium 40,000 West Point New York Army Black Knights football
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Vanderbilt Stadium 39,790 Nashville Tennessee Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Joan C. Edwards Stadium 38,016 Huntington West Virginia Marshall Thundering Herd football
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Bronco Stadium 37,000 Boise Idaho Boise State Broncos football and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game [20]
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Sam Boyd Stadium 36,800 Whitney Nevada Las Vegas Locomotives, UNLV Rebels football and the Las Vegas Bowl game
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M. M. Roberts Stadium 36,000 Hattiesburg Mississippi Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
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Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium 35,542 Tulsa Oklahoma Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
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Martin Stadium 35,117 Pullman Washington Washington State Cougars football
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Nippert Stadium 35,000 Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati Bearcats football
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Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium 34,400 Fort Collins Colorado Colorado State Rams football
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Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 34,000 Annapolis Maryland Navy Midshipmen football
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Wallace Wade Stadium 33,941 Durham North Carolina Duke Blue Devils football
War Memorial Stadium 32,580 Laramie Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys football
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Gerald J. Ford Stadium 32,000 University Park Texas SMU Mustangs football
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BB&T Field 31,500 Winston-Salem North Carolina Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
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Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium 31,000 Murfreesboro Tennessee Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
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Cajun Field 31,000 Lafayette Louisiana Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
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Rubber Bowl 31,000 Akron Ohio local high school teams
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Huskie Stadium 30,998 DeKalb Illinois Northern Illinois Huskies football
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Liberty Bank Stadium 30,964 Jonesboro Arkansas Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Apogee Stadium 30,850 Denton Texas North Texas Mean Green football
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Joe Aillet Stadium 30,600 Ruston Louisiana Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
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Dix Stadium 30,520 Kent Ohio Kent State Golden Flashes football
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Spartan Stadium 30,456 San Jose California San Jose State Spartans football
Malone Stadium 30,427 Monroe Louisiana Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
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Aggie Memorial Stadium 30,343 Las Cruces New Mexico New Mexico State Aggies football
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Harvard Stadium 30,323 Boston Massachusetts Harvard Crimson football
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Rynearson Stadium 30,200 Ypsilanti Michigan Eastern Michigan Eagles football
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Kelly/Shorts Stadium 30,199 Mount Pleasant Michigan Central Michigan Chippewas football
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Waldo Stadium 30,100 Kalamazoo Michigan Western Michigan Broncos football
Mackay Stadium 30,000 Reno Nevada Nevada Wolf Pack football and women's soccer [21]
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FAU Stadium 30,000 Boca Raton Florida Florida Atlantic Owls football
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Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium 30,000 San Marcos Texas Texas State Bobcats football [22]
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Veterans Memorial Stadium 30,000 Troy Alabama Troy Trojans football
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InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field 30,000 Akron Ohio Akron Zips football
William "Dick" Price Stadium 30,000 Norfolk Virginia Norfolk State Spartans football
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Cessna Stadium 30,000 Wichita Kansas Wichita State University Shockers track and field and soccer teams



Former or demolished stadiums[edit]

Image Stadium Capacity City State/Province Closed Home teams Refs
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John F. Kennedy Stadium 100,000 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1992 Philadelphia Eagles; also a frequent venue for the Army–Navy Game
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Cleveland Stadium 81,000 Cleveland Ohio 1996 Cleveland Browns
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Tulane Stadium 80,985 New Orleans Louisiana 1980 Tulane Green Wave, New Orleans Saints, Sugar Bowl game
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Giants Stadium 80,242 East Rutherford New Jersey 2010 New York Giants, New York Jets
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Mile High Stadium 76,273 Denver Colorado 2002 Denver Broncos
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Miami Orange Bowl 74,476 Miami Florida 2008 Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins
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Tampa Stadium 74,301 Tampa Florida 1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Gator Bowl Stadium 73,227 Jacksonville Florida 1994[23] Jacksonville Bulls
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Candlestick Park 69,732 San Francisco California 2014[24] San Francisco 49ers
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Kingdome 66,000 Seattle Washington 2000 Seattle Seahawks
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Texas Stadium 65,675 Irving Texas 2008 Dallas Cowboys
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Veterans Stadium 65,386 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2004 Philadelphia Eagles
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Anaheim Stadium 64,593 Anaheim California 1994[25] Los Angeles Rams
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Reliant Astrodome 62,439 Houston Texas 2004 Houston Oilers & Houston Astros
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Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 60,606 Atlanta Georgia 1997 Atlanta Falcons
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Foxboro Stadium 60,292 Foxboro Massachusetts 2002 New England Patriots
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Pitt Stadium 60,190 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1999 Pitt Panthers
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Riverfront Stadium 59,754 Cincinnati Ohio 2002 Cincinnati Bengals
Kezar Stadium 59,636 San Francisco California 1971 San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
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Three Rivers Stadium 59,000 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers
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RCA Dome 57,580 Indianapolis Indiana 2008 Indianapolis Colts
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Shea Stadium 57,333 Queens New York 2008 New York Jets, New York Giants
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Yankee Stadium 56,936 Bronx New York 2008 New York Giants
Memorial Stadium 56,652 Minneapolis Minnesota 1982 Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Polo Grounds 55,000 New York New York 1964 New York Giants, New York Titans/Jets
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Memorial Stadium 53,371 Baltimore Maryland 2001 Baltimore Colts
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County Stadium 53,192 Milwaukee Wisconsin 2001 Green Bay Packers (part-time home)
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Tiger Stadium 52,416 Detroit Michigan 2006 Detroit Tigers
Stagg Field 50,000 Chicago Illinois 1957 Chicago Maroons
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Busch Memorial Stadium 49,676 St. Louis Missouri 2005 St. Louis Cardinals
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Metropolitan Stadium 48,446 Bloomington Minnesota 1985 Minnesota Vikings
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Cardinal Stadium 47,925 Louisville Kentucky 1998[26] Louisville Cardinals
War Memorial Stadium 46,500 Buffalo New York 1973 Buffalo Bills
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Comiskey Park 43,951 Chicago Illinois 1990 Chicago White Sox
Palmer Stadium 42,000 Princeton New Jersey 1997 Princeton Tigers
Braves Field 40,000 Boston Massachusetts 1955[27] Boston Bulldogs
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Mountaineer Field 38,000 Morgantown West Virginia 1987 West Virginia Mountaineers
Stoll Field/McLean Stadium 37,000 Lexington Kentucky 1972 Kentucky Wildcats
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Municipal Stadium 35,561 Kansas City Missouri 1976 Kansas City Chiefs
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Forbes Field 35,000 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers
Clyde Williams Stadium 35,000 Ames Iowa 1975 Iowa State Cyclones
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Balboa Stadium 34,000 San Diego California 1966[28] San Diego Chargers
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Shibe Park 33,608 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1970 Philadelphia Eagles
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Ebbets Field 32,000 Brooklyn New York 1960 Brooklyn Dodgers
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Robertson Stadium 32,000 Houston Texas 2012 Houston Cougars football
Rutgers Stadium 31,219 Piscataway New Jersey 1993 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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Sportsman's Park 30,500 St. Louis Missouri 1965 St. Louis Cardinals
Cartier Field 30,000 Notre Dame Indiana 1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
DU Stadium 30,000 Denver Colorado 1960 Denver Pioneers
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Fouts Field 30,000 Denton Texas 2010 North Texas Mean Green football
New Beaver Field 30,000 State College Pennsylvania 1960 Penn State Nittany Lions
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Old City Stadium 25,000 Green Bay Wisconsin 1957 Green Bay Packers



Cost[edit]

In 2013, major sports stadiums cost several hundred million dollars or more. In densely populated areas, the sports team often spends the highest proportion in building a stadium. In less desirable areas, the cost is mostly born by taxpayers. Judith Grant Long reported, "the general consensus amongst economists, is that [stadiums are] not a good investment, simply because they don’t create enough net economic benefits in the way of job creation or tax revenues to warrant the scale of the investment.”[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan Stadium
  2. ^ gopsusports.com
  3. ^ UTSports.com
  4. ^ ohiostatebuckeyes.com
  5. ^ www.rolltide.com
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ rosebowlstadium.com
  8. ^ media-newswire.com
  9. ^ "Sanford Stadium". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ www.gatorzone.com
  11. ^ thisisnebraska.com
  12. ^ auburntigers.cstv.com
  13. ^ aggieathletics.com
  14. ^ $1.15 billion stadium gives the Cowboys bragging rights – Houston Chronicle. Chron.com (2009-08-21). Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  15. ^ washingtonpost.com
  16. ^ "2010 Media Supplement". Texas Tech University. 
  17. ^ https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf4/134095.pdf?ATCLID=1523361&SPSID=41957&SPID=3730&DB_OEM_ID=9200
  18. ^ "Maryland Football 2012 Preseason Notes". University of Maryland Athletics Media Relations. 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Construction began immediately following the last home game". Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment: News. Texas Christian University. December 21, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  20. ^ [2]
  21. ^ "Facilities: Mackay Stadium". nevadawolfpack.com. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium". Texas State University Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  23. ^ EverBank Field uses the ramp system and west upper deck from the old Gator Bowl Stadium. The rest of the stadium was demolished.
  24. ^ The 49ers moved to their new stadium in 2014, eaving Candlestick without a tenant
  25. ^ As a football stadium. Extensive renovations from 1996 to 1998 returned the stadium to its original purpose as a baseball-only facility.
  26. ^ The stadium remains in sporadic use for concerts and other events.
  27. ^ The pavilion grandstand at the end of the right field line still exists as the main stand of today's Nickerson Field.
  28. ^ This date reflects the Chargers' last season in the stadium. It remained intact and in use for other sports and events until its demolition in the late 1970s. In 1978, a new Balboa Stadium, with a much smaller capacity of 3,000, opened at the same site.
  29. ^ [3]