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The following is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams. Because the two New York City franchises, the New York Giants and New York Jets, share a stadium located in New Jersey (MetLife Stadium), there are only 31 full-time NFL stadiums.
The newest current stadium is the one in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Opening for the 2014 season is Levi's Stadium. The next stadium that is planned to open is the home of the Minnesota Vikings in 2016.
The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders both have multi-year agreements to play one regular season home game per year at Wembley Stadium in London, England, as part of the NFL International Series (both of which run through 2016), while the Buffalo Bills have an agreement to play one home game per year from 2008-2017 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario (that series is currently suspended as of 2014). In addition, Fawcett 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.
All but six NFL stadiums (Ralph Wilson Stadium, Lambeau Field, the Georgia Dome, Soldier Field, Paul Brown Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium being the exceptions) have sold the naming rights to their stadiums to corporations.
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 either have open, retractable, or domed roofs. 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 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), in which case the roof operators will close the roof. Once the roof is closed, it may not be reopened.
The New York Giants' and New York Jets' MetLife Stadium is currently the largest stadium in the NFL by regular seating capacity. AT&T Stadium's capacity can expand past that of MetLife Stadium by means of using temporary seating, which makes AT&T Stadium the only NFL stadium capable of holding 100,000 or more spectators; for regular season games, the stadium is reconfigured so that it only seats 80,000. The smallest full-time NFL stadium is O.co Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Raiders.
All of the NFL's stadiums currently (as of 2014) seat between 50,805 and 82,566 fans (in contrast to college football stadiums, the largest of which can accommodate over 100,000 spectators), with all but O.co Coliseum and TCF Bank Stadium (a temporary home for the Vikings until their new stadium is finished) having over 60,000 seats. 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 prohibits 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. In the opposite direction, the league has a firm minimum on the number of seats an NFL stadium should have; with the exception of the aforementioned Hall of Fame Game, since 1971 the league has not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host an NFL team. In normal circumstances, all NFL stadiums are all-seaters.
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.
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||+Standing Room/Expanded seats||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|MetLife Stadium||82,566||82,566||East Rutherford, New Jersey||UBU-Intensity Series- S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||New York Giants|
New York Jets
|Lambeau Field||80,978||80,978||Green Bay, Wisconsin||Desso GrassMaster||Open||Green Bay Packers||1957|||
|AT&T Stadium||80,000||105,121||Arlington, Texas||Matrix RealGrass artificial turf||Retractable||Dallas Cowboys||2009|||
|FedExField||79,000||84,000||Landover, Maryland||Bermuda Grass (Latitude 36)||Open||Washington Redskins||1997||.|
|Arrowhead Stadium||76,416||76,416||Kansas City, Missouri||Grass||Open||Kansas City Chiefs||1972|||
|Sports Authority Field at Mile High||76,125||77,160||Denver, Colorado||Desso GrassMaster||Open||Denver Broncos||2001|||
|Sun Life Stadium||75,540||80,120||Miami Gardens, Florida||Prescription Athletic Turf (Natural Grass)||Open||Miami Dolphins||1987|||
|Bank of America Stadium||73,778||74,113||Charlotte, North Carolina||Grass||Open||Carolina Panthers||1996|||
|Mercedes-Benz Superdome||73,208||76,468||New Orleans, Louisiana||UBU-Intensity Series- S5-M Synthetic Turf||Domed||New Orleans Saints||1975|||
|FirstEnergy Stadium||73,200||73,200||Cleveland, Ohio||Kentucky Bluegrass||Open||Cleveland Browns||1999|||
|Ralph Wilson Stadium||73,079||73,079||Orchard Park, New York||A-Turf Titan||Open||Buffalo Bills||1973|||
|Georgia Dome||71,228||75,624||Atlanta, Georgia||FieldTurf||Domed||Atlanta Falcons||1992|||
|NRG Stadium||71,054||71,738||Houston, Texas||419 Tifway Bermuda Grass||Retractable||Houston Texans||2002|||
|M&T Bank Stadium||71,008||74,320||Baltimore, Maryland||Sportexe Momentum Turf||Open||Baltimore Ravens||1998|||
|Qualcomm Stadium||70,561||70,561||San Diego, California||Grass||Open||San Diego Chargers||1967|||
|LP Field||69,143||69,143||Nashville, Tennessee||419 Tifway Bermuda Grass||Open||Tennessee Titans||1999|||
|Levi's Stadium||68,983||75,000||Santa Clara, California||Bermuda Grass / Ryegrass mixture||Open||San Francisco 49ers||2014[nb 1]|||
|Gillette Stadium||68,756||68,756||Foxborough, Massachusetts||FieldTurf||Open||New England Patriots||2002|||
|Lincoln Financial Field||68,532||69,144||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Desso GrassMaster||Open||Philadelphia Eagles||2003|||
|EverBank Field||67,246||76,867||Jacksonville, Florida||419 Tifway Bermuda Grass||Open||Jacksonville Jaguars||1995|||
|CenturyLink Field||67,000||72,000||Seattle, Washington||FieldTurf||Open||Seattle Seahawks||2002|||
|Edward Jones Dome||66,000||66,000||St. Louis, Missouri||AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D||Domed||St. Louis Rams||1995|||
|Raymond James Stadium||65,890||75,000||Tampa, Florida||419 Tifway Bermuda Grass||Open||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1998|||
|Paul Brown Stadium||65,535||65,535||Cincinnati, Ohio||UBU-Intensity Series- S5-M Synthetic Turf||Open||Cincinnati Bengals||2000|||
|Heinz Field||65,050||66,662||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Grass||Open||Pittsburgh Steelers||2001|||
|Ford Field||65,000||70,000||Detroit, Michigan||FieldTurf||Domed||Detroit Lions||2002|||
|University of Phoenix Stadium||63,400||78,600||Glendale, Arizona||419 Tifway Bermuda Grass||Retractable||Arizona Cardinals||2006|||
|Lucas Oil Stadium||62,421||70,000||Indianapolis, Indiana||FieldTurf||Retractable||Indianapolis Colts||2008|||
|Soldier Field||61,500||62,871||Chicago, Illinois||Grass||Open||Chicago Bears||1924[nb 2]|||
|O.co Coliseum||53,200||64,200||Oakland, California||Grass||Open||Oakland Raiders||1966|||
|TCF Bank Stadium||50,805||52,525||Minneapolis, Minnesota||FieldTurf||Open||Minnesota Vikings||2009|||
|Image||Stadium||Capacity||Location||Playing surface||Roof type||Team(s)||Opened||Ref(s)|
|Wembley Stadium||86,000[nb 3]||London, England, United Kingdom||Desso GrassMaster||Retractable||NFL International Series||2007|||
|Rogers Centre||54,000||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Astroturf Gameday Grass 3D||Retractable||Buffalo Bills||1989|||
|Aloha Stadium||50,000||Honolulu, Hawaii||FieldTurf||Open||Pro Bowl||1975|||
|Fawcett Stadium||22,375||Canton, Ohio||FieldTurf||Open||Hall of Fame Game||1938|||
|Vikings Stadium||Minnesota Vikings||Minneapolis, Minnesota||65,000||2016|||
|New Atlanta Stadium||Atlanta Falcons||Atlanta, Georgia||65,000||2017|
|New Buffalo Bills Stadium||Buffalo Bills||Buffalo, New York||72,000||Unknown|
|Farmers Field||Expansion or relocation team||Los Angeles, California||72,500||Unknown|
|Los Angeles Stadium||Expansion or relocation team||Industry, California||75,000||Unknown|
|National Football League (2014)|
|Buffalo Bills||Baltimore Ravens||Houston Texans||Denver Broncos|
|Miami Dolphins||Cincinnati Bengals||Indianapolis Colts||Kansas City Chiefs|
|New England Patriots||Cleveland Browns||Jacksonville Jaguars||Oakland Raiders|
|New York Jets||Pittsburgh Steelers||Tennessee Titans||San Diego Chargers|
|Dallas Cowboys||Chicago Bears||Atlanta Falcons||Arizona Cardinals|
|New York Giants||Detroit Lions||Carolina Panthers||St. Louis Rams|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Green Bay Packers||New Orleans Saints||San Francisco 49ers|
|Washington Redskins||Minnesota Vikings||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Seattle Seahawks|
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