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. They are ordered by their seating capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators that the stadium can accommodate. 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 eighteen of its twenty largest stadiums are home to a college team, not a professional one. The largest professional team stadium falls at number 3 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.

Current list[edit]

ImageStadiumCapacityCityState/ProvinceHome teamsRefs
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1. Michigan Stadium109,900Ann ArborMichiganMichigan Wolverines[1]
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2. Beaver Stadium107,572University ParkPennsylvaniaPenn State Nittany Lions[2]
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3. AT&T Stadium105,000ArlingtonTexasCotton Bowl Classic, Dallas Cowboys, Southwest Classic
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4. Neyland Stadium102,455KnoxvilleTennesseeTennessee Volunteers[3]
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5. Ohio Stadium102,329ColumbusOhioOhio State Buckeyes[4]
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6. Bryant–Denny Stadium101,821TuscaloosaAlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide[5]
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at Night.jpg
7. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium100,119AustinTexasTexas Longhorns[6]
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8. Rose Bowl102,392PasadenaCaliforniaUCLA 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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9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum93,607Los AngelesCaliforniaUSC Trojans[8]
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10. Sanford Stadium92,746AthensGeorgiaGeorgia Bulldogs[9]
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11. Tiger Stadium92,542Baton RougeLouisianaLSU Tigers
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12. Cotton Bowl92,100DallasTexasNo 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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13. Memorial Stadium91,145LincolnNebraskaNebraska Cornhuskers[10]
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14. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium88,548GainesvilleFloridaFlorida Gators[11]
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15. Jordan–Hare Stadium87,451AuburnAlabamaAuburn Tigers[12]
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16. FedExField82,000LandoverMarylandWashington Redskins[13]
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17. Kyle Field82,589College StationTexasTexas A&M Aggies[14]
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18. MetLife Stadium82,566East RutherfordNew JerseyNew York Giants and Jets
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19. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium82,300TallahasseeFloridaFlorida State Seminoles
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20. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium82,112NormanOklahomaOklahoma Sooners
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21. Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium81,500ClemsonSouth CarolinaClemson Tigers
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22. Notre Dame Stadium80,795South BendIndianaNotre Dame Fighting Irish
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23. Lambeau Field80,750Green BayWisconsinGreen Bay Packers
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24. Camp Randall Stadium80,321MadisonWisconsinWisconsin Badgers
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25. Silverdome80,311PontiacMichiganNo current team; former home of Detroit Lions
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Williams-Brice Stadium80,250ColumbiaSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina Gamecocks
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EverBank Field76,867JacksonvilleFloridaJacksonville 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 Superdome76,468New OrleansLouisianaNew 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 Stadium76,416Kansas CityMissouriKansas City Chiefs
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Sports Authority Field at Mile High76,125DenverColoradoDenver Broncos
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Sun Life Stadium75,540Miami GardensFloridaMiami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, the Orange Bowl game, and hosts the BCS National Championship game every fourth year
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Spartan Stadium75,005East LansingMichiganMichigan State Spartans
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Bank of America Stadium73,778CharlotteNorth CarolinaCarolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl game and the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game
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Ralph Wilson Stadium73,079Orchard ParkNew YorkBuffalo Bills, NYSPHSAA Section 6 high school football championships
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Cleveland Browns Stadium73,200ClevelandOhioCleveland Browns
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Husky Stadium72,500SeattleWashingtonWashington Huskies
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Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium72,000FayettevilleArkansasArkansas Razorbacks
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Sun Devil Stadium71,706TempeArizonaArizona State Sun Devils and the Insight Bowl game
Georgia Dome Eagles at Falcons September 18, 2011.jpg
Georgia Dome71,228AtlantaGeorgiaAtlanta Falcons, Georgia State Panthers, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl game
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Reliant Stadium71,054HoustonTexasHouston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game
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Faurot Field71,004ColumbiaMissouriMissouri Tigers[5]
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Kinnick Stadium70,585Iowa CityIowaIowa Hawkeyes
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Qualcomm Stadium70,561San DiegoCaliforniaSan Diego Chargers, San Diego State Aztecs, the Holiday Bowl game, and the Poinsettia Bowl game
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Citrus Bowl70,188OrlandoFloridaJones 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 Stadium71,008BaltimoreMarylandBaltimore Ravens; also used for the annual Loyola Blakefield - Calvert Hall College high school rivalry game
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Legion Field71,594BirminghamAlabamaUAB Blazers, the Magic City Classic, and the BBVA Compass Bowl game
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Rice Stadium70,000HoustonTexasRice Owls
Candlestick Park 2006-08-11.jpg
Candlestick Park69,843San FranciscoCaliforniaSan Francisco 49ers
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LP Field68,804NashvilleTennesseeTennessee Titans, Tennessee State Tigers, and the Music City Bowl game
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Gillette Stadium68,756FoxboroughMassachusettsNew England Patriots, UMass Minutemen
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Lincoln Financial Field68,532PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Eagles, Temple Owls, Army–Navy Game (in most years)
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Commonwealth Stadium67,606LexingtonKentuckyKentucky Wildcats
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CenturyLink Field67,000SeattleWashingtonSeattle Seahawks
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Edward Jones Dome66,965St. LouisMissouriSt. Louis Rams
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Lane Stadium66,233BlacksburgVirginiaVirginia Tech Hokies
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Raymond James Stadium65,647TampaFloridaTampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls, and the Outback Bowl game
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Paul Brown Stadium65,535CincinnatiOhioCincinnati Bengals, plus occasional Cincinnati Bearcats games
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Heinz Field65,050 (69,050 for select games)[6]PittsburghPennsylvaniaPittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Panthers
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Alamodome65,000San AntonioTexasUTSA Roadrunners, the Alamo Bowl game, and occasional high school football games including regional and state championships.
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Ford Field65,000DetroitMichiganDetroit 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 Metrodome64,035MinneapolisMinnesotaMinnesota Vikings
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LaVell Edwards Stadium63,725ProvoUtahBYU Cougars football
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University of Phoenix Stadium63,400GlendaleArizonaArizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl game and hosts the BCS National Championship game every fourth year
Oakland Coliseum field from Mt. Davis.JPG
O.co Coliseum63,026OaklandCaliforniaOakland Raiders
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Lucas Oil Stadium63,000IndianapolisIndianaIndianapolis Colts; also hosts the Circle City Classic game
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Kenan Memorial Stadium62,980Chapel HillNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina Tar Heels football
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California Memorial Stadium62,717BerkeleyCaliforniaCalifornia Golden Bears
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Ross–Ade Stadium62,500West LafayetteIndianaPurdue Boilermakers
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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium62,380MemphisTennesseeMemphis Tigers,the Liberty Bowl game and the Southern Heritage Classic
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Scott Stadium61,500CharlottesvilleVirginiaVirginia Cavaliers football
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Soldier Field61,500ChicagoIllinoisChicago Bears The smallest NFL stadium.
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Yale Bowl61,446New HavenConnecticutYale Bulldogs


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Memorial Stadium60,670ChampaignIllinoisIllinois Fighting Illini


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Vaught–Hemingway Stadium60,580OxfordMississippiOle Miss Rebels
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium60,540MorgantownWest VirginiaWest Virginia Mountaineers
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Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium60,492JacksonMississippiJackson State Tigers football
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Jones AT&T Stadium60,454LubbockTexasTexas Tech Red Raiders[15]
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Boone Pickens Stadium60,218StillwaterOklahomaOklahoma State Cowboys
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Arizona Stadium57,803TucsonArizonaArizona Wildcats
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Carter–Finley Stadium57,583RaleighNorth CarolinaNC State Wolfpack football[16]
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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium56,000LouisvilleKentuckyLouisville Cardinals football; also hosts the annual St. XTrinity high school rivalry game, plus some other high school games
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Davis Wade Stadium55,082StarkvilleMississippiMississippi State Bulldogs football
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Jack Trice Stadium55,000AmesIowaIowa State Cyclones football
Georgia Tech Clemson 2007 Halftime.jpg
Bobby Dodd Stadium55,000AtlantaGeorgiaGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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Autzen Stadium53,800EugeneOregonOregon Ducks football
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Folsom Field53,750BoulderColoradoColorado Buffaloes football
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War Memorial Stadium53,727Little RockArkansasArkansas Razorbacks football (secondary to Razorback Stadium), and Catholic High School for Boys
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Memorial Stadium52,929BloomingtonIndianaIndiana Hoosiers football
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Franklin Field52,593PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPenn Quakers football
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Falcon Stadium52,480Colorado SpringsColoradoAir Force Falcons football
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High Point Solutions Stadium52,454PiscatawayNew JerseyRutgers Scarlet Knights football
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Byrd Stadium51,802College ParkMarylandMaryland Terrapins football

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Sun Bowl Stadium51,500El PasoTexasUTEP Miners football and the Sun Bowl game
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Independence Stadium50,832ShreveportLouisianaNo home team; used for the Independence Bowl game
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TCF Bank Stadium50,805MinneapolisMinnesotaMinnesota Golden Gophers
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University of Kansas Memorial Stadium50,071LawrenceKansasKansas Jayhawks football
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii.jpg
Aloha Stadium50,000HonoluluHawaiʻiHawaiʻi Warriors football, the Hawaiʻi Bowl game, and the Pro Bowl
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Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium50,000ManhattanKansasKansas State Wildcats football
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Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium50,000GreenvilleNorth CarolinaEast Carolina Pirates football
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Floyd Casey Stadium50,000WacoTexasBaylor Bears football
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Stanford Stadium50,000StanfordCaliforniaStanford Cardinal football
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Carrier Dome49,262SyracuseNew YorkSyracuse Orange football, NYSPHSAA football championships
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Ryan Field49,256EvanstonIllinoisNorthwestern Wildcats
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Reser Stadium45,674CorvallisOregonOregon State Beavers football
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Rice-Eccles Stadium45,634Salt Lake CityUtahUtah Utes football
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Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium45,423Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.DC United (soccer); hosts the Military Bowl game
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Bright House Networks Stadium45,323OrlandoFloridaUCF Knights football
Amon G. Carter Stadium AFB 071231-F-7061J-012.JPEG
Amon G. Carter Stadium45,000Fort WorthTexasTCU Horned Frogs football and the Armed Forces Bowl game[18]
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Alumni Stadium44,500Chestnut HillMassachusettsBoston College Eagles football
Fresno State Jim Sweeny Field ( Bulldog Stadium).jpg
Bulldog Stadium41,031FresnoCaliforniaFresno State Bulldogs football
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Ladd Peebles Stadium40,646MobileAlabamaSouth Alabama Jaguars football, the GoDaddy.com Bowl game, and the Senior Bowl game
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University Stadium40,094AlbuquerqueNew MexicoNew Mexico Lobos football and the New Mexico Bowl game
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Rentschler Field40,000East HartfordConnecticutConnecticut Huskies football, Hartford Colonials
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Michie Stadium40,000West PointNew YorkArmy Black Knights football
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Vanderbilt Stadium39,790NashvilleTennesseeVanderbilt Commodores football
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Joan C. Edwards Stadium38,016HuntingtonWest VirginiaMarshall Thundering Herd football
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Bronco Stadium37,000BoiseIdahoBoise State Broncos football and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game[19]
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Sam Boyd Stadium36,800WhitneyNevadaLas Vegas Locomotives, UNLV Rebels football and the Las Vegas Bowl game
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M. M. Roberts Stadium36,000HattiesburgMississippiSouthern Miss Golden Eagles football
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Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium35,542TulsaOklahomaTulsa Golden Hurricane football
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Martin Stadium35,117PullmanWashingtonWashington State Cougars football
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Nippert Stadium35,000CincinnatiOhioCincinnati Bearcats football
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Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium34,400Fort CollinsColoradoColorado State Rams football
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Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium34,000AnnapolisMarylandNavy Midshipmen football
Wallace Wade Stadium 2005 Virginia Tech at Duke.jpg
Wallace Wade Stadium33,941DurhamNorth CarolinaDuke Blue Devils football
War Memorial Stadium32,580LaramieWyomingWyoming Cowboys football
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Gerald J. Ford Stadium32,000University ParkTexasSMU Mustangs football
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BB&T Field31,500Winston-SalemNorth CarolinaWake Forest Demon Deacons football
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Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium31,000MurfreesboroTennesseeMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
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Cajun Field31,000LafayetteLouisianaLouisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
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Rubber Bowl31,000AkronOhiolocal high school teams
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Huskie Stadium30,998DeKalbIllinoisNorthern Illinois Huskies football
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Liberty Bank Stadium30,964JonesboroArkansasArkansas State Red Wolves football
Apogee Stadium30,850DentonTexasNorth Texas Mean Green football
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Joe Aillet Stadium30,600RustonLouisianaLouisiana Tech Bulldogs football
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Dix Stadium30,520KentOhioKent State Golden Flashes football
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Spartan Stadium30,456San JoseCaliforniaSan Jose State Spartans football
Malone Stadium30,427MonroeLouisianaLouisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
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Aggie Memorial Stadium30,343Las CrucesNew MexicoNew Mexico State Aggies football
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Harvard Stadium30,323BostonMassachusettsHarvard Crimson football
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Rynearson Stadium30,200YpsilantiMichiganEastern Michigan Eagles football
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Kelly/Shorts Stadium30,199Mount PleasantMichiganCentral Michigan Chippewas football
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Waldo Stadium30,100KalamazooMichiganWestern Michigan Broncos football
Mackay Stadium30,000RenoNevadaNevada Wolf Pack football and women's soccer[20]
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FAU Stadium30,000Boca RatonFloridaFlorida Atlantic Owls football
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Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium30,000San MarcosTexasTexas State Bobcats football[21]
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Veterans Memorial Stadium30,000TroyAlabamaTroy Trojans football
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InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field30,000AkronOhioAkron Zips football
William "Dick" Price Stadium30,000NorfolkVirginiaNorfolk State Spartans football
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Cessna Stadium30,000WichitaKansasWichita State University Shockers track and field and soccer teams



Former or demolished stadiums[edit]

ImageStadiumCapacityCityState/ProvinceClosedHome teamsRefs
Municipal Stadium Philadelphia.jpg
John F. Kennedy Stadium100,000PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1992Philadelphia Eagles; also a frequent venue for the Army–Navy Game
ClevelandMunicipalStadium1993Interior.jpg
Cleveland Stadium81,000ClevelandOhio1996Cleveland Browns
Tulane Stadium Sugar Bowl This Week in New Orleans Dec 4 1948.jpg
Tulane Stadium80,985New OrleansLouisiana1980Tulane Green Wave, New Orleans Saints, Sugar Bowl game
Giants Stadium aerial.jpg
Giants Stadium80,242East RutherfordNew Jersey2010New York Giants, New York Jets
MileHighStadium.jpg
Mile High Stadium76,273DenverColorado2002Denver Broncos
Miami Orange Bowl.jpg
Miami Orange Bowl74,476MiamiFlorida2008Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins
Tampa Stadium1.jpg
Tampa Stadium74,301TampaFlorida1999Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Gator Bowl Stadium73,227JacksonvilleFlorida1994[22]Jacksonville Bulls
Kingdome behind USS Leahy (CG-16).jpg
Kingdome66,000SeattleWashington2000Seattle Seahawks
Texas Stadiuminterior.jpg
Texas Stadium65,675IrvingTexas2008Dallas Cowboys
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Veterans Stadium65,386PhiladelphiaPennsylvania2004Philadelphia Eagles
Angel Stadium of Anaheim.jpg
Anaheim Stadium64,593AnaheimCalifornia1994[23]Los Angeles Rams
Reliant Astrodome.jpg
Reliant Astrodome62,439HoustonTexas2004Houston Oilers & Houston Astros
Atlanta Stadium.jpg
Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium60,606AtlantaGeorgia1997Atlanta Falcons
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Foxboro Stadium60,292FoxboroMassachusetts2002New England Patriots
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Pitt Stadium60,190PittsburghPennsylvania1999Pitt Panthers
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Riverfront Stadium59,754CincinnatiOhio2002Cincinnati Bengals
Kezar Stadium59,636San FranciscoCalifornia1971San Francisco 49ers
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Three Rivers Stadium59,000PittsburghPennsylvania2001Pittsburgh Steelers
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RCA Dome57,580IndianapolisIndiana2008Indianapolis Colts
Shea 10-12-07.jpg
Shea Stadium57,333QueensNew York2008New York Jets
Yankee stadium exterior.jpg
Yankee Stadium56,936BronxNew York2008New York Giants
Memorial Stadium56,652MinneapolisMinnesota1982Minnesota Golden Gophers
Polo Grounds after 1911.JPG
Polo Grounds55,000New YorkNew York1964New York Giants
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore).jpg
Memorial Stadium53,371BaltimoreMaryland2001Baltimore Colts
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County Stadium53,192MilwaukeeWisconsin2001Green Bay Packers (part-time home)
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Tiger Stadium52,416DetroitMichigan2006Detroit Tigers
Stagg Field50,000ChicagoIllinois1957Chicago Maroons
BuschMemorialStadium.jpg
Busch Memorial Stadium49,676St. LouisMissouri2005St. Louis Cardinals
Metropolitan Stadium 1965.jpg
Metropolitan Stadium48,446BloomingtonMinnesota1985Minnesota Vikings
CardinalStadiumSignage.jpg
Cardinal Stadium47,925LouisvilleKentucky1998[24]Louisville Cardinals
War Memorial Stadium46,500BuffaloNew York1973Buffalo Bills
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Comiskey Park43,951ChicagoIllinois1990Chicago White Sox
Palmer Stadium42,000PrincetonNew Jersey1997Princeton Tigers
Braves Field40,000BostonMassachusetts1955[25]Boston Bulldogs
Original Mountaineer Field.jpg
Mountaineer Field38,000MorgantownWest Virginia1987West Virginia Mountaineers
Stoll Field/McLean Stadium37,000LexingtonKentucky1972Kentucky Wildcats
Kansas City Municipal Stadium 1955.jpg
Municipal Stadium35,561Kansas CityMissouri1976Kansas City Chiefs
Forbes Field exterior.jpg
Forbes Field35,000PittsburghPennsylvania1970Pittsburgh Steelers
Clyde Williams Stadium35,000AmesIowa1975Iowa State Cyclones
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Balboa Stadium34,000San DiegoCalifornia1966[26]San Diego Chargers
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Shibe Park33,608PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1970Philadelphia Eagles
Ebbets1913OpeningDay.jpg
Ebbets Field32,000BrooklynNew York1960Brooklyn Dodgers
2008 Houston Cougars vs Southern Jaguars at Robertson Stadium.jpg
Robertson Stadium32,000HoustonTexas2012Houston Cougars football
Rutgers Stadium31,219PiscatawayNew Jersey1993Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Sportsman's Park 1946 World Series-1.jpg
Sportsman's Park30,500St. LouisMissouri1965St. Louis Cardinals
Cartier Field30,000Notre DameIndiana1930Notre Dame Fighting Irish
DU Stadium30,000DenverColorado1960Denver Pioneers
Fouts Field at night.jpg
Fouts Field30,000DentonTexas2010North Texas Mean Green football
New Beaver Field30,000State CollegePennsylvania1960Penn State Nittany Lions
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Old City Stadium25,000Green BayWisconsin1957Green 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.”[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan Stadium
  2. ^ gopsusports.com
  3. ^ UTSports.com
  4. ^ www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com
  5. ^ www.rolltide.com
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ media-newswire.com
  9. ^ "Sanford Stadium". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers media guide http://www.huskers.com/pdf9/2430485.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=100 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers media guide. Retrieved August 27, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ www.gatorzone.com
  12. ^ auburntigers.cstv.com
  13. ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/FedEx-Field-official-Redskins-removed-seats-they-couldnt-sell.html
  14. ^ aggieathletics.com
  15. ^ "2010 Media Supplement". Texas Tech University. 
  16. ^ https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf4/134095.pdf?ATCLID=1523361&SPSID=41957&SPID=3730&DB_OEM_ID=9200
  17. ^ "Maryland Football 2012 Preseason Notes". University of Maryland Athletics Media Relations. 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Construction began immediately following the last home game". Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment: News. Texas Christian University. December 21, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ [3]
  20. ^ "Facilities: Mackay Stadium". nevadawolfpack.com. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium". Texas State University Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  22. ^ EverBank Field uses the ramp system and west upper deck from the old Gator Bowl Stadium. The rest of the stadium was demolished.
  23. ^ As a football stadium. Extensive renovations from 1996 to 1998 returned the stadium to its original purpose as a baseball-only facility.
  24. ^ The stadium remains in sporadic use for concerts and other events.
  25. ^ The pavilion grandstand at the end of the right field line still exists as the main stand of today's Nickerson Field.
  26. ^ 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.
  27. ^ [4]