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. 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 only two of its twenty largest stadiums is home to a professional team, the others being used for college games. The largest professional team stadium falls at number 16 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 Rogers Centre, 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.

Stadiums are ordered by seating capacity. This is intended to represent the permanent fixed seating capacity, when the stadium is configured for football. Some stadiums can accommodate larger crowds when configured for other sports, or by using temporary seating or allowing standees.

Current list[edit]

ImageStadiumCapacityCityState/ProvinceHome teamsRefs
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1. Michigan Stadium109,901Ann ArborMichiganMichigan Wolverines[1]
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2. Beaver Stadium106,572University ParkPennsylvaniaPenn State Nittany Lions[2]
3. Kyle Field106,511College StationTexasTexas A&M Aggies[3]
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4. Ohio Stadium104,944ColumbusOhioOhio State Buckeyes[4]
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5. Neyland Stadium102,455KnoxvilleTennesseeTennessee Volunteers[5]
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6. Tiger Stadium102,321Baton RougeLouisianaLSU Tigers[6]
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7. Bryant–Denny Stadium101,821TuscaloosaAlabamaAlabama Crimson Tide[7]
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8. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium100,119AustinTexasTexas Longhorns[8]
9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum93,607Los AngelesCaliforniaUSC Trojans[9]
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10. Sanford Stadium92,746AthensGeorgiaGeorgia Bulldogs[10]
11. Rose Bowl92,542PasadenaCaliforniaUCLA 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[11]
12. Cotton Bowl92,100DallasTexasNo permanent home team, used for annual Red River Rivalry game (Texas vs. Oklahoma), State Fair Classic game, Heart of Dallas Bowl game (formerly TicketCity Bowl), and other occasional college football games[12]
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13. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium88,548GainesvilleFloridaFlorida Gators[13]
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14. Jordan–Hare Stadium87,451AuburnAlabamaAuburn Tigers[14]
15. Memorial Stadium87,000LincolnNebraskaNebraska Cornhuskers[15]
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16. MetLife Stadium82,566East RutherfordNew JerseyNew York Giants and New York Jets
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17. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium82,300TallahasseeFloridaFlorida State Seminoles
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18. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium82,112NormanOklahomaOklahoma Sooners
19. Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium81,500ClemsonSouth CarolinaClemson Tigers
20. Notre Dame Stadium80,795South BendIndianaNotre Dame Fighting Irish
21. Lambeau Field80,735Green BayWisconsinGreen Bay Packers
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22. Camp Randall Stadium80,321MadisonWisconsinWisconsin Badgers
23. Williams-Brice Stadium80,250ColumbiaSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina Gamecocks
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24. AT&T Stadium80,000ArlingtonTexasDallas Cowboys, Cotton Bowl Classic game, Southwest Classic game, will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years[16]
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25. Arrowhead Stadium79,451Kansas CityMissouriKansas City Chiefs
26. FedExField79,000LandoverMarylandWashington Redskins[17]
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27. 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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28. Mercedes-Benz Superdome76,468New OrleansLouisianaNew Orleans Saints, the Sugar Bowl game, the New Orleans Bowl game, the Bayou Classic game, hosted the BCS National Championship game every fourth year and will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years
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29. Sports Authority Field at Mile High76,125DenverColoradoDenver Broncos
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30. Sun Life Stadium75,540Miami GardensFloridaMiami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, the Orange Bowl game, hosted the BCS National Championship game every fourth year and will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years
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Spartan Stadium75,005East LansingMichiganMichigan State Spartans
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Bank of America Stadium73,778CharlotteNorth CarolinaCarolina Panthers, the Belk Bowl game, and the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game
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FirstEnergy Stadium73,200ClevelandOhioCleveland Browns
Ralph Wilson Stadium73,079Orchard ParkNew YorkBuffalo Bills
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Husky Stadium72,500SeattleWashingtonWashington Huskies
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium72,000FayettevilleArkansasArkansas Razorbacks
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Sun Devil Stadium71,706TempeArizonaArizona State Sun Devils and the Cactus Bowl game
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Legion Field71,594BirminghamAlabamaUAB Blazers, the Magic City Classic game, and the BBVA Compass Bowl game
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Georgia Dome71,228AtlantaGeorgiaAtlanta Falcons, Georgia State Panthers, the Chick-fil-A Bowl game, the SEC Championship Game, and will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years
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Faurot Field71,168ColumbiaMissouriMissouri Tigers[3]
NRG Stadium71,054HoustonTexasHouston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game
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M&T Bank Stadium71,008BaltimoreMarylandBaltimore Ravens
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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 Bowl70,188OrlandoFloridathe Capital One Bowl game, the Champs Sports Bowl game, and the Florida Classic game
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Rice Stadium70,000HoustonTexasRice Owls
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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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Levi's Stadium68,500Santa ClaraCaliforniaSan Francisco 49ers, Fight Hunger Bowl game
Commonwealth Stadium67,606LexingtonKentuckyKentucky Wildcats
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
Paul Brown Stadium65,535CincinnatiOhioCincinnati Bengals, occasionally hosts Cincinnati Bearcats games
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Heinz Field65,500 (69,050 for select games)[4]PittsburghPennsylvaniaPittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Panthers
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Alamodome65,000San AntonioTexasUTSA Roadrunners, the Alamo Bowl game
Ford Field65,000DetroitMichiganDetroit Lions, MAC Championship Game, the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl game
LaVell Edwards Stadium63,725ProvoUtahBYU Cougars
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University of Phoenix Stadium63,400GlendaleArizonaArizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl game, hosted the BCS National Championship game every fourth year, and will host a College Football semifinal game once every three years
Oakland Coliseum field from Mt. Davis.JPG Coliseum63,026OaklandCaliforniaOakland Raiders
Lucas Oil Stadium63,000IndianapolisIndianaIndianapolis Colts, the Big 10 Championship Game, the Circle City Classic game
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Kenan Memorial Stadium62,980Chapel HillNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina Tar Heels
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California Memorial Stadium62,717BerkeleyCaliforniaCalifornia Golden Bears
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 game
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Scott Stadium61,500CharlottesvilleVirginiaVirginia Cavaliers
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Soldier Field61,500ChicagoIllinoisChicago Bears (the smallest NFL stadium)
Yale Bowl61,446New HavenConnecticutYale Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium61,337StarkvilleMississippiMississippi State Bulldogs
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Memorial Stadium60,670ChampaignIllinoisIllinois Fighting Illini
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
Jones AT&T Stadium60,454LubbockTexasTexas Tech Red Raiders[18]
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[19]
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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium56,000LouisvilleKentuckyLouisville Cardinals

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Jack Trice Stadium55,000AmesIowaIowa State Cyclones
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Bobby Dodd Stadium55,000AtlantaGeorgiaGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Autzen Stadium53,800EugeneOregonOregon Ducks
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Folsom Field53,750BoulderColoradoColorado Buffaloes
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War Memorial Stadium53,727Little RockArkansasNo permanent home team, used for one Arkansas Razorbacks game each season
Memorial Stadium52,929BloomingtonIndianaIndiana Hoosiers
Franklin Field52,593PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPenn Quakers
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Falcon Stadium52,480Colorado SpringsColoradoAir Force Falcons
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High Point Solutions Stadium52,454PiscatawayNew JerseyRutgers Scarlet Knights
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Byrd Stadium51,802College ParkMarylandMaryland Terrapins


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Sun Bowl Stadium51,500El PasoTexasUTEP Miners and the Sun Bowl game
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Independence Stadium50,832ShreveportLouisianaNo permanent home team, used for the Independence Bowl game
TCF Bank Stadium50,805MinneapolisMinnesotaMinnesota Golden Gophers
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University of Kansas Memorial Stadium50,071LawrenceKansasKansas Jayhawks
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Aloha Stadium50,000HonoluluHawaiʻiHawaiʻi Warriors football, the Hawaiʻi Bowl game, and the NFL Pro Bowl
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Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium50,000ManhattanKansasKansas State Wildcats
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Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium50,000GreenvilleNorth CarolinaEast Carolina Pirates
Floyd Casey Stadium50,000WacoTexasBaylor Bears
Stanford Stadium50,000StanfordCaliforniaStanford Cardinal
Carrier Dome49,262SyracuseNew YorkSyracuse Orange
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Ryan Field49,256EvanstonIllinoisNorthwestern Wildcats
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Reser Stadium45,674CorvallisOregonOregon State Beavers
Rice-Eccles Stadium45,634Salt Lake CityUtahUtah Utes
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Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium45,423Washington, D.C.N/ANo permanent home football team, used for the Military Bowl game and DC United matches (soccer)

Bright House Networks Stadium45,323OrlandoFloridaUCF Knights

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McLane Stadium45,140WacoTexasBaylor Bears

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Amon G. Carter Stadium45,000Fort WorthTexasTCU Horned Frogs and the Armed Forces Bowl game[21]
Alumni Stadium44,500Chestnut HillMassachusettsBoston College Eagles
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Bulldog Stadium41,031FresnoCaliforniaFresno State Bulldogs
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Ladd Peebles Stadium40,646MobileAlabamaSouth Alabama Jaguars, the Bowl game, and the Senior Bowl game
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University Stadium40,094AlbuquerqueNew MexicoNew Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico Bowl game
Rentschler Field40,000East HartfordConnecticutConnecticut Huskies
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Michie Stadium40,000West PointNew YorkArmy Black Knights
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Vanderbilt Stadium39,790NashvilleTennesseeVanderbilt Commodores
Joan C. Edwards Stadium38,016HuntingtonWest VirginiaMarshall Thundering Herd
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Bronco Stadium37,000BoiseIdahoBoise State Broncos and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game[22]
Sam Boyd Stadium36,800WhitneyNevadaUNLV Rebels and the Las Vegas Bowl game
M. M. Roberts Stadium36,000HattiesburgMississippiSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium35,542TulsaOklahomaTulsa Golden Hurricane
Martin Stadium35,117PullmanWashingtonWashington State Cougars
Nippert Stadium35,000CincinnatiOhioCincinnati Bearcats
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Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium34,400Fort CollinsColoradoColorado State Rams
2005 Stanford-Navy Game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.jpg
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium34,000AnnapolisMarylandNavy Midshipmen
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Wallace Wade Stadium33,941DurhamNorth CarolinaDuke Blue Devils
War Memorial Stadium32,580LaramieWyomingWyoming Cowboys
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Gerald J. Ford Stadium32,000University ParkTexasSMU Mustangs
BB&T Field31,500Winston-SalemNorth CarolinaWake Forest Demon Deacons
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Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium31,000MurfreesboroTennesseeMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
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Cajun Field31,000LafayetteLouisianaLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
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Rubber Bowl31,000AkronOhioNo permanent home team
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Huskie Stadium30,998DeKalbIllinoisNorthern Illinois Huskies
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Liberty Bank Stadium30,964JonesboroArkansasArkansas State Red Wolves
Apogee Stadium30,850DentonTexasNorth Texas Mean Green
Joe Aillet Stadium30,600RustonLouisianaLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
Dix Stadium30,520KentOhioKent State Golden Flashes
Spartan Stadium30,456San JoseCaliforniaSan Jose State Spartans
Malone Stadium30,427MonroeLouisianaLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
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Aggie Memorial Stadium30,343Las CrucesNew MexicoNew Mexico State Aggies
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Harvard Stadium30,323BostonMassachusettsHarvard Crimson
Rynearson Stadium30,200YpsilantiMichiganEastern Michigan Eagles
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Kelly/Shorts Stadium30,199Mount PleasantMichiganCentral Michigan Chippewas
Waldo Stadium30,100KalamazooMichiganWestern Michigan Broncos
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FAU Stadium30,000Boca RatonFloridaFlorida Atlantic Owls
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Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium30,000San MarcosTexasTexas State Bobcats[23]
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Veterans Memorial Stadium30,000TroyAlabamaTroy Trojans
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InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field30,000AkronOhioAkron Zips
William "Dick" Price Stadium30,000NorfolkVirginiaNorfolk State Spartans
Cessna Stadium30,000WichitaKansasNo permanent home football team, Wichita State University Shockers track and field and soccer teams
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Benson Field at Yulman Stadium30,000New OrleansLouisianaTulane Green Wave

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
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
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Silverdome80,311PontiacMichigan2006Detroit Lions, reopened in 2010 for Ultimate Disc games
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Giants Stadium80,242East RutherfordNew Jersey2010New York Giants, New York Jets
Mile High Stadium76,273DenverColorado2002Denver Broncos
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Miami Orange Bowl74,476MiamiFlorida2008Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins
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Tampa Stadium74,301TampaFlorida1999Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Gator Bowl Stadium73,227JacksonvilleFlorida1994[24]Jacksonville Bulls
Candlestick Park 2006-08-11.jpg
Candlestick Park69,732San FranciscoCalifornia2014[25]San Francisco 49ers
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Kingdome66,000SeattleWashington2000Seattle Seahawks
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Texas Stadium65,675IrvingTexas2008Dallas Cowboys
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Veterans Stadium65,386PhiladelphiaPennsylvania2004Philadelphia Eagles
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Anaheim Stadium64,593AnaheimCalifornia1994[26]Los Angeles Rams
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome64,035MinneapolisMinnesotaMinnesota Vikings
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Reliant Astrodome62,439HoustonTexas2004Houston Oilers & Houston Astros
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Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium60,606AtlantaGeorgia1997Atlanta Falcons
Foxboro Stadium60,292FoxboroMassachusetts2002New England Patriots
Pitt Stadium60,190PittsburghPennsylvania1999Pitt Panthers
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Riverfront Stadium59,754CincinnatiOhio2002Cincinnati Bengals
Kezar Stadium59,636San FranciscoCalifornia1971San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
Three Rivers Stadium aerial view 1996.jpg
Three Rivers Stadium59,000PittsburghPennsylvania2001Pittsburgh Steelers
RCA Dome57,580IndianapolisIndiana2008Indianapolis Colts
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Shea Stadium57,333QueensNew York2008New York Jets, New York Giants
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Yankee Stadium56,936BronxNew York2008New York Giants
Memorial Stadium56,652MinneapolisMinnesota1982Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Polo Grounds55,000New YorkNew York1964New York Giants, New York Titans/Jets
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Memorial Stadium53,371BaltimoreMaryland2001Baltimore Colts
County Stadium53,192MilwaukeeWisconsin2001Green Bay Packers (part-time home)
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Tiger Stadium52,416DetroitMichigan2006Detroit Tigers
Stagg Field50,000ChicagoIllinois1957Chicago Maroons
Busch Memorial Stadium49,676St. LouisMissouri2005St. Louis Cardinals
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Metropolitan Stadium48,446BloomingtonMinnesota1985Minnesota Vikings
Cardinal Stadium47,925LouisvilleKentucky1998[27]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[28]Boston Bulldogs
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Mountaineer Field38,000MorgantownWest Virginia1987West Virginia Mountaineers
Stoll Field/McLean Stadium37,000LexingtonKentucky1972Kentucky Wildcats
Kansas City Municipal Stadium 1955.jpg
Municipal Stadium35,561Kansas CityMissouri1976Kansas City Chiefs
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Forbes Field35,000PittsburghPennsylvania1970Pittsburgh Steelers
Clyde Williams Stadium35,000AmesIowa1975Iowa State Cyclones
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Balboa Stadium34,000San DiegoCalifornia1966[29]San Diego Chargers
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Shibe Park33,608PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1970Philadelphia Eagles
Ebbets Field32,000BrooklynNew York1960Brooklyn Dodgers
2008 Houston Cougars vs Southern Jaguars at Robertson Stadium.jpg
Robertson Stadium32,000HoustonTexas2012Houston Cougars
Rutgers Stadium31,219PiscatawayNew Jersey1993Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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Sportsman's Park30,500St. LouisMissouri1965St. Louis Cardinals
Cartier Field30,000Notre DameIndiana1930Notre Dame Fighting Irish
DU Stadium30,000DenverColorado1960Denver Pioneers
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Fouts Field30,000DentonTexas2010North Texas Mean Green
New Beaver Field30,000State CollegePennsylvania1960Penn State Nittany Lions
Old City Stadium25,000Green BayWisconsin1957Green Bay Packers


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 borne 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.”[30]

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  10. ^ "Sanford Stadium". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
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  16. ^ $1.15 billion stadium gives the Cowboys bragging rights – Houston Chronicle. (2009-08-21). Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
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  18. ^ "2010 Media Supplement". Texas Tech University. 
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  20. ^ "Maryland Football 2012 Preseason Notes". University of Maryland Athletics Media Relations. 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Construction began immediately following the last home game". Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment: News. Texas Christian University. December 21, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
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  23. ^ "Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium". Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  24. ^ EverBank Field uses the ramp system and west upper deck from the old Gator Bowl Stadium. The rest of the stadium was demolished.
  25. ^ The 49ers moved to their new stadium in 2014, eaving Candlestick without a tenant
  26. ^ As a football stadium. Extensive renovations from 1996 to 1998 returned the stadium to its original purpose as a baseball-only facility.
  27. ^ The stadium remains in sporadic use for concerts and other events.
  28. ^ The pavilion grandstand at the end of the right field line still exists as the main stand of today's Nickerson Field.
  29. ^ 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.
  30. ^ Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, Cities Paying the Most for Sports Teams Free Daily Newsletter January 30, 2013