List of current National Football League stadiums
The following is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams. Because the two New York City franchises, the New York Giants and New York Jets, share a stadium located in New Jersey (MetLife Stadium), there are 31 full-time NFL stadiums.
The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a multi-year agreement to play one regular season home game per year at Wembley Stadium in London, England, as part of the NFL International Series which run through 2016. In addition, Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, and Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, is usually the location of the Pro Bowl.
All but six NFL stadiums (Arrowhead Stadium, Georgia Dome, Lambeau Field, Paul Brown Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium and Soldier Field being the exceptions) have sold the naming rights to their stadiums to corporations.
Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enters the public discourse. 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. Once the roof is closed, it may not be reopened.
The Redskins' FedEx Field is currently the largest stadium in the NFL by regular seating capacity. AT&T Stadium's capacity can expand past that of MetLife Stadium by means of using temporary seating, which makes AT&T Stadium the only NFL stadium capable of holding 100,000 or more spectators; for regular season games, the stadium is reconfigured so that it only seats 80,000. The smallest full-time NFL stadium is O.co Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Raiders.
All of the NFL's stadiums currently (as of 2014) seat between 50,805 and 82,566 fans (in contrast to college football stadiums, the largest of which can accommodate over 100,000 spectators), with all but O.co Coliseum and TCF Bank Stadium (a temporary home for the Vikings until their new stadium is finished) having over 60,000 seats. 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 prohibits 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. In the opposite direction, the league has a firm minimum on the number of seats an NFL stadium should have; with the exception of the aforementioned Hall of Fame Game, since 1971 the league has not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host an 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.
Map of current stadiums
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|Wembley Stadium||86,000[nb 2]||London, England, United Kingdom||Desso GrassMaster||Retractable||NFL International Series||2007|||
|Aloha Stadium||50,000||Honolulu, Hawaii||UBU-Speed Series- S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||Pro Bowl||1975|||
|Fawcett Stadium||22,375||Canton, Ohio||FieldTurf||Open||Hall of Fame Game||1938|||
Future stadiums proposed or under construction
|Vikings Stadium||Minnesota Vikings||Minneapolis, Minnesota||65,000 (expandable to 73,000 for special events)||2016|
|New Atlanta Stadium||Atlanta Falcons||Atlanta, Georgia||65,000||2017|
|New Buffalo Bills Stadium||Buffalo Bills||Buffalo, New York||Unknown||Unknown|
|Farmers Field||Expansion or relocation team||Los Angeles, California||72,500||Unknown|
|Los Angeles Stadium||Expansion or relocation team||Industry, California||75,000||Unknown|
|San Diego Stadium||San Diego Chargers||San Diego, California||Unknown||Unknown|
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- Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games
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