List of current National Football League stadiums
This article is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams. Though there are 32 teams in the National Football League, there are only 31 full-time NFL stadiums because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium.
The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, Wembley Stadium in London is contracted to host at least two games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2020, and Twickenham Stadium is scheduled to host at least one game. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, will also host a NFL International Series game in 2016. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Starting with the 2016 season, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida will host the Pro Bowl.
The majority of NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. As of the 2016 season, there are seven exceptions: Arrowhead Stadium, Georgia Dome, Lambeau Field, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field.
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, in which case the roof operators will close the roof.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is currently the largest stadium in the NFL by regular seating capacity. The stadium has a seating capacity of 93,607. The smallest stadium is Oakland Alameda Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Raiders, with a seating capacity of 56,063.
Except for the Coliseum, all of the NFL's stadiums currently seat between 60,000 and 94,000 (in contrast to college football stadiums, the largest of which can accommodate over 100,000 spectators). 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. For this reason, until the blackout was suspended in 2015, the Cowboys restricted capacity to 80,000 seats at AT&T Stadium, a stadium that can hold over 100,000 spectators at full capacity. Oakland Alameda Coliseum, the stadium that hosts the Oakland Raiders, has over 60,000 seats, but the team restricted capacity to under 53,000 in more recent seasons. 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 not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host a full-time NFL team (there were two exceptions to this; Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota was not replaced until 1982, and Vanderbilt Stadium hosted the Tennessee Oilers for one season in 1998 after a planned two-year residency in Memphis was cut in half). 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||Event(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|Estadio Azteca||95,500||Mexico City, Mexico||Grass||Open||NFL International Series||1966|
|Aloha Stadium||50,000||Honolulu, Hawaii||UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||Former host of the Pro Bowl||1975|
|Wembley Stadium||86,000[nb 2]||London, England||Desso GrassMaster||Partially retractable||NFL International Series||2007|
|Twickenham Stadium||75,000[nb 3]||London, England||Desso GrassMaster||Open||NFL International Series||1909|||
|Camping World Stadium||65,000||Orlando, Florida||AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D||Open||Pro Bowl||1936|
|Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium||22,364||Canton, Ohio||FieldTurf Classic HD||Open||Hall of Fame Game||1938|||
|Mercedes-Benz Stadium||71,000||Atlanta, Georgia||Artificial turf||Retractable||Atlanta Falcons||2017|||
|Northumberland Development Project||61,000||London, England||Artificial turf||Open||NFL International Series||2018|||
|City of Champions Stadium||70,000||Inglewood, California||Artificial turf||Open||Los Angeles Rams||2019|
|San Diego Stadium||San Diego Chargers||San Diego, California|
|New Era Field II||Buffalo Bills||Buffalo, New York|
|Las Vegas Raiders Stadium||Las Vegas Raiders||Las Vegas, Nevada|
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- Soldier Field opened in 1924; Bears became tenants in 1971; playing field and seating bowl renovated in 2003.
- Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games
- Twickenham Stadium seating reduced from 82,000 for NFL games
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What is capacity in the new Stadium? The capacity is being reduced from 76,018 to approximately 65,326 seats.
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