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 NFL, 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. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame 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. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, will host a NFL International Series game in 2016.
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. This list, barring any further changes, will reduce to six in 2017 when Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens as the Georgia Dome's replacement.
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 exclusively used for the NFL is Oakland Alameda Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Raiders.
Except for the Coliseum, all of the NFL's stadiums currently seat between 60,000 and 85,000 (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. 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.
|Denotes stadium with a retractable roof.|
|Denotes stadium with a fixed roof.|
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|
|Wembley Stadium||86,000[nb 2]||London, England||Desso GrassMaster||Partially retractable||NFL International Series||2007|
|Twickenham Stadium||82,500||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 (expandable to 75,000)||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|
|New Washington Redskins Stadium||Washington Redskins||Washington metropolitan area|
|Raiders Stadium||Las Vegas Raiders
(currently Oakland Raiders)
|Las Vegas Valley, Nevada|||
- National Football League
- Stadiums to host the Super Bowl (including future years)
- List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums
- List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums
- List of American football stadiums by capacity
- List of U.S. stadiums by capacity
- List of North American stadiums by capacity
- List of Canadian Football League stadiums
- List of Major League Baseball stadiums
- List of Major League Soccer stadiums
- List of Major League Lacrosse stadiums
- List of National Basketball Association arenas
- List of National Hockey League arenas
- List of quarterbacks with consecutive regular season games with at least two touchdown passes at a stadium
- 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
- "In a league of its own". The Economist. April 27, 2006. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Adopted Playing Rules Change Proposals, Resolutions & Bylaws" (PDF). NFL Communications. March 25, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Los Angeles Rams Team Capsule" (PDF). 2016 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. National Football League. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- Bradley, Bill. "NFL Turf Gurus Start Preparing MetLife Field for Super Bowl XLVIII". nfl.com. National Football League. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- "MetLife Stadium". MetLife Stadium. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
- "FedExField" (PDF). 2015 Washington Redskins Media Guide. Washington Redskins. August 28, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- Silverstein, Tom. "Lambeau surface kept safe and soft through technology". jsonline.com. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- "2015 Green Bay Packers Media Guide". Green Bay Packers. August 4, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
- "Dallas Cowboys Team Capsule" (PDF). 2016 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. National Football League. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Fingertip Information" (PDF). 2015 Dallas Cowboys Media Guide. Dallas Cowboys. August 28, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Homes of the Chiefs" (PDF). 2016 Kansas City Chiefs Media Guide. Kansas City Chiefs. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Facts - Figures – Sports Authority Field at Mile High". Denver Broncos. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
- "Stadium Facts Overview". Carolina Panthers. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- Nunez, Tammy (February 1, 2013). "Super Bowl 2013 teams ponder Superdome turf -- who has the advantage?". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "A-Z Guide". Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "NRG Stadium". NRG Park. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- Baker, Kelly (August 18, 2016). "A look through history of the home of the Buffalo Bills". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "About the Georgia Dome". Georgia Dome. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "M&T Stadium". Baltimore Ravens. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Stadium Fact Guide". City of San Diego. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Lincoln Financial Field" (PDF). 2016 Philadelphia Eagles Media Guide. Philadelphia Eagles. July 19, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Titans Fingertip Information" (PDF). 2016 Tennessee Titans Media Guide. Tennessee Titans. July 21, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "About - Levi's® Stadium". Levi’s® Stadium. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Heinz Field Facts". Heinz Field. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Stadium Facts - CenturyLink Field". CenturyLink Field. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Cleveland Browns Team Capsule" (PDF). 2016 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. National Football League. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Stadium History". Jacksonville Jaguars. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "About". Lucas Oil Stadium. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Gillette Stadium - Venue Information". Gillette Stadium. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- Peters, Craig. "9 Things to Know about Vikings New Turf at U.S. Bank Stadium". vikings.com. Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- "Stadiums by the Numbers". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". Raymond James Stadium. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Facts and Stats". Cincinnati Bengals. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "FAQs". Hard Rock Stadium. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
What is capacity in the new Stadium? The capacity is being reduced from 76,018 to approximately 65,326 seats.
- "Ford Field Facts & History". Detroit Lions. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "History - University of Phoenix Stadium". University of Phoenix Stadium. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Chicago Bears Media Guide" (PDF). Chicago Bears. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Quick Facts" (PDF). 2015 Oakland Raiders Media Guide. Oakland Raiders. August 28, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "NFL action at Twickenham". England Rugby. Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
- "Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium". Pro Football Hall of Fame. November 24, 2014. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "Fast Facts". Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- "New Stadium". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 26 October 2015.