Ranking The NFL Stadiums

Baseball is America’s favourite pastime and hockey is Canada’s sport but football is the most popular sport in North America right now. The NFL is considered the most profitable league and it’s simple to see why: the massive stadiums pack ten times the number of fans any arena can and despite only having 16 regular season games, each’s importance is magnified making fans get into the game.

NFL Stadiums Ranking

Every week, fans pack stadiums with their families preparing to tailgate and have a great time as they cheer on their team. We ranked all 31 NFL stadiums on how well they deliver on the football experience using a specific formula. [+]

  • a) Fan/tailgating experience: how involved and dedicated the fans in the stadium are as well as how excellent their tailgating culture is.
  • b) Design (style): how well the stadium is built from the interior and exterior and how updated it is to modern standards.
  • c) History: the unforgettable memories forged in the stadium give it that unique atmosphere.
  • d) Seating capacity: how many fans the arena can fit comfortably.

American Football Conference

  1. Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
  2. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
  3. Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
  4. Sports Authority Field, Denver
  5. New Era Field, Orchard Park
  6. Everbank Field, Jacksonville
  7. M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
  8. Gilette Stadium, Foxborough
  9. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
  10. NRG Stadium, Houston
  11. First Energy Stadium, Cleveland
  12. Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
  13. Nissan Stadium, Tennessee
  14. Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
  15. Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland 

National Football Conference

  1. Lambeau Field, Green Bay
  2. AT&T Stadium, Arlington
  3. CenturyLink Field, Seattle
  4. Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
  5. Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
  6. Raymond James Stadium, Tampa 
  7. Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford
  8. University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix
  9. Ford Field, Detroit
  10. Bank of America Stadium, Carolina
  11. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, L.A.
  12. Mercedes Benz Superdome, N.Orleans
  13. Georgia Dome, Atlanta
  14. FedEx Field, Landover
  15. U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
  16. Soldier Field, Chicago

NFL Calendar

The NFL plays 16 games over 17 weeks beginning September ending in December. The playoffs start January and end in the Superbowl towards the end of January or start of February. The NFL has a shorter season than its counterparts but the one-game-a-week format makes it easier to keep track. Teams face their division opponents twice each and have a schedule strength depending on their finish the previous season. Some special games are played overseas like in England or Mexico.

NFL TV Schedule In Canada

TSN and CTV broadcast the clear majority of NFL games in Canada including the 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, the playoffs and the Superbowl. On Thursdays, Rogers Sportsnet will broadcast the game as well as the Thanksgiving games. Depending on the region, Canadians get to watch either the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and/or Minnesota Vikings. Canadians love their hockey but football is also widely followed. 

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    • AT&T Stadium

      One of the newest facilities in the NFL is AT&T Stadium, which broke ground on September 20th, 2005. After nearly three and a half years of construction, the stadium opened on May 27th 2009 with a ribbon [...]

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    • Bank Of America Stadium

      Bank of America Field is home to the Carolina Panthers, an expansion franchise that was unanimously voted into the NFL fold on October 23rd, 1993. This team is one of the few that owns their own stadium, [...]

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    • Century Link Field

      Only about a mile away from Seattle’s business district, CenturyLink Field is home to the Seattle Seahawks, who started playing at this venue in 2002 after spending 23 years at the notorious Kingdome. After the [...]

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    • Edward Jones Dome

      Edwards Jones Dome is the home of the St. Louis Rams, which started out as the Cleveland Rams in 1936 before moving to Los Angeles in 1946 and shifting operations to Anaheim in 1979. In 1995, the [...]

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    • EverBank Field

      Jacksonville surprised NFL fans by beating out Memphis, Baltimore, Charlotte and St. Louis to become the first new expansion franchise since the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the league in 1976. Part of this [...]

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    • Fed Ex Field

      Home to the Washington Redskins, FedEx Field was officially opened on September 14th, 1997. At the time, it was named in honor of the late owner of the team, Jack Kent Cooke. The cost to build this [...]

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    • First Energy Stadium

      When the NFL decided to allow Cleveland back into the league, the City of Cleveland worked hard to make sure that FirstEnergy Stadium would be ready by the first game. The stadium opened on September 12th, 1999, [...]

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    • Ford Field

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    • Georgia Dome

      Situated close to downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Dome is home to the Atlanta Falcons. Completed at a cost of $214 million, this facility was opened to the public on September 6th, 1992, after nearly three years of [...]

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    • Gillette Stadium

      Home to the New England Patriots and other major Massachusetts sports teams, Gillette Stadium was first opened on May 11th, 2002 in Foxborough, which is about 22 miles away from Boston. This facility is the replacement for [...]

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    • Heinz Field

      On the banks of the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, Heinz Field hosts the Steelers, who hold the record for the most Super Bowl wins with six Vince Lombardi trophies, including a pair in the last decade. This [...]

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    • Lambeau Field

      The second oldest facility in the NFL is Lambeau Field, which is one of the most famous sports stadiums in the United States along with Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. This stadium took less than a year [...]

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    • Levi's Stadium

      Levi's Stadium

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    • Lincoln Financial Field

      Lincoln Financial Field has worked well as a replacement for Veterans Stadium, which was demolished after more than 30 years of service to Philadelphia sports fans. This facility was opened on August 3rd, 2003, when the stadium [...]

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    • Lucas Oil Stadium

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    • M&T Bank Stadium

      Right next to Oriole Park in Camden Yards, which hosts the Baltimore Orioles, M&T Bank Stadium is located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, and is home to the Baltimore Ravens. Opened on September 6th, 1998 at [...]

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    • Mercedes Benz Superdome

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    • Met Life Stadium

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    • Nissan Stadium

      Adjacent to the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville, Nissan Stadium is the home of the Tennessee Titans. This facility started construction on May 3rd, 1997, even though the Houston Oilers started playing in Tennessee in the same [...]

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    • NRG Stadium

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    • O.co Coliseum

      One of the smallest facilities in the NFL is O.co Colisuem, which is commonly known as Oakland Coliseum. Home to the Oakland Raiders, this field has the second-least capacity behind only TCF Bank Stadium, which is designed [...]

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    • Paul Brown Stadium

      The home of the Cincinnati Bengals is Paul Brown Stadium, named after the founder of this team. Prior to the construction of Paul Brown Stadium, which cost $455 million to complete, the Bengals shared  Riverfront Stadium with [...]

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    • Qualcomm Stadium

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    • Ralph Wilson Stadium

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    • Raymond James Stadium

      Located on the northwest side of Tampa, close to the bay, Raymond James Stadium has been home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1998, after owner Malcolm Glazer insisted on a new stadium to replace the old [...]

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    • Soldier Field

      Soldier Field is by far the oldest stadium still being used for the NFL, dating all the way back to 1924. The next most aged field is Lambeau, which was opened in 1957. Initially, the stadium was [...]

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    • Sports Authority Field At Mile High

      The sequel to the original Mile High Stadium, the new Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium started construction in 1999. This facility opened to the public on September 10th, 2001, with the first game taking place [...]

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    • Sun Life Stadium

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    • University Of Phoenix Stadium

      University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals, is located on the west side of Glendale, Arizona, close to the Agua Fria Freeway. This stadium was completed over the span of nearly three and a half [...]

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    • US Bank Stadium

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