Although fans will go anywhere to see their team play, having the best stadium is also a boast many top-ranking NFL teams want to claim. It’s not just about the facilities or space; architecture plays a significant role in the best stadium. If the Best NFL Betting Sites ran odds on stadiums, then these venues would undoubtedly come out as the pinnacle of architectural design.
Opened around ten years ago, the AT&T Stadium is a stunning venue that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. It is absolutely stunning in design, and fans flock there to see the home team and anyone who happens to be playing them. Away fans get quite excited about a trip to the AT&T stadium because it’s so popular. The stadium features a retractable roof and can accommodate 80,000 people and, with some reconfiguration, it hosted a record 101,763 people for WrestleMania 32 in April 2016, headlined by Roman Reigns defeating Triple H in the main event, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This makes it the perfect venue for other events such as rock concerts, rodeos, motocross, professional wrestling, and more. It cost $1.15 billion to build the venue, which means it ranks as one of the costliest sporting venues ever to be built. HKS architects were behind the design team, with Bryan Trubey overseeing the project.
US Bank Stadium
Home to the Minnesota Vikings, the US Bank Stadium is futuristic and impressive. It was built in 2016 and initially had a capacity of 66,655. In 2018 it was expanded to allow 66,860 visitors at any one time, and it is expandable to 73,000. In 2019 the crowd totaled 72,711 for the NCAA Men’s Final Four. It has a lightweight translucent roof and giant pivoting doors with a glazed entranceway. This affords it the most natural light possible, and a slanted roof was designed to cope with the heavy snow that accumulates during Mississippi winters.
Although much older than our first two choices, Lambeau Field is certainly impressive in terms of architectural design. Hang to the Green Bay Packers; it was first opened 65 years ago in 1957. Originally it was called the New City Stadium but was renamed in 1965 as a memorial to the founder of the Green Bay Packers and their long-term head coach Curley Lambeau. The stadium has a capacity of 81,441, and the largest attending audience was in January 2015, when 79,704 people attended. It cost $960 million to construct.
Located in Atlanta and home to the Atlanta Falcons, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium was opened in August 2017. It has a retractable roof which is made up of eight triangular panels of translucent glass in a pinwheel arrangement. It takes slightly less time to close the roof than it does to open it, and once opened, the eight panels form an illusion that looks like an extended bird wing in-flight. It was designed by architect Bill Johnston who wanted it to be reminiscent of the Roman pantheon. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a capacity of 71,000, but this can be expanded to 75,000.