Ranking the 10 biggest NFL stadiums in the world right now

Ranking the 10 biggest NFL stadiums in the world right now

Kevin Omuya
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM

Even though NFL coaches want you to think they can play anywhere, even in a parking lot or on the moon, the arenas are just as crucial to the game as the players. Each field has its unique qualities that add to the beauty of the sport. After all, "home-field advantage" isn't a name in vain. So let us look at the biggest NFL stadiums in the world.

Biggest NFL stadiums in the world
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Fortunately, in 2021, fans returned to NFL fields, and the sellouts demonstrated everyone's enthusiasm for the game. So let us find out what team has the biggest NFL stadium. Following the latest statistics, the following are the top 10 biggest NFL stadiums ranked in 2022.

The top 10 biggest NFL stadiums

10. Lumen Field – Seattle Seahawks

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Seattle's Lumen Field is a multipurpose stadium. CenturyLink Field, located in SoDo, is home to the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and Sounders. It can hold up to 72,000 people for special events. Fans can view a scoreboard and 111 executive suits.

Lumen Field's 2013 Guinness World Record for the loudest boom was 136.6 dB. It's one of the world's largest fields. Lumen Field is one of the top ten in the world and has hosted several significant events. For example, Seattle vs Toronto's 2019 soccer match had 69,274 fans. This field has a 2,000-space garage. Construction cost $430 million, according to our sources.

9. AT&T Stadium – Dallas Cowboys

AT&T, formerly Cowboys Stadium, has a retractable roof. The Dallas Cowboys NFL was opened on May 27, 2009. It also hosts the Big 12 Championship Game and the Cotton Bowl Classic. It can hold 100,000 fans, but for special events, it can hold 138,084. In addition, it hosts football, basketball, boxing, and wrestling.

It's the 31st largest with an HD video screen. In addition, it features 342 executive suits. AT&T ranks ninth among the world's ten largest NFL stadiums. NBA All-Star Game drew 108,713 fans. In addition, it has set a Guinness World Record for the most-attended basketball game.

In 2010, it hosted the third-most-attended Cotton Bowl game. AT&T arranged 101,763 seats for wrestling fans in 2016.

8. Raymond James Stadium – Florida

It is home to the NFL's Buccaneers and the NCAA's Bulls. It holds 65,618 people. But according to events requirements, it can be enlarged to 75,000 seats. For example, the National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium drew 74,512 people.

It is a vast field that has hosted many soccer matches. Besides, it has hosted the Super Bowl three times in 2001, 2009, and 2021. Its building cost is roughly $268 million.

7. Arrowhead Stadium – Missouri

It is the home to the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. From 2021, it changed name to GEHA Field. In 2013, its audience set a Guinness World Record for the loudest arena. In addition, it is one of 16 2026 World Cup stadiums. It contains 80 executive suites and 76,416 seats.

It hosts three women's national team matches and one men's. It is one of the world's oldest American football arenas. It has hosted 12 Big Conference football championships. Arrowhead cost $266 million to build in 1972. It is one of the biggest NFL stadiums in the US.

6. Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels play at T-Mobile Arena. It hosted the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. Due to its high-quality arrangements, the stadium will host the upcoming League Cup between Liga MX and MLS.

In addition, it will host Money in the Bank 2022. It holds 65,000 football spectators and 61,000 soccer supporters. In addition, Allegiant Stadium has 128 executive suites. It cost $1.9 billion.

5. Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis Colts

It is a vast multipurpose stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indianapolis Colts home field, the RCA Dome, re-opened on August 16, 2008. It also hosted NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball tournaments. In addition, it hosted the 2010 AFC Championship. The 2011 Big Ten Championships were at Lucas Oil Field.

The International Championship Cup drew 41,983 spectators. John Klipsch of Consukting LLC built the arena. It can hold 67,000 football fans. Seventy thousand fans can watch basketball games. Cost: $858 million.

4. State Farm Stadium - Arizona Cardinals

It is a multifunctional venue. Arizona hosts the NFL's Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl. State Farm arena will replace Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe as the Valley's principal one. It hosted the 2011 BCS National Championship, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl XLIX. In addition, State Farm Stadium host the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

It features 14,000 parking spaces to handle parking. In addition, it may be enlarged to 78,600 seats for mega-events. The $455 million worth arena was constructed in 2006. 88 executive suites are available, and 16 more can be constructed. In WrestleMania XXVI, the stadium held 72,219 fans.

3. NRG Stadium – Texas

In 2007, it became Reliant Stadium. This $352 million arena has 72,220 seats. It is one of the NFL's earliest retractable-roof arenas. It hosted most USMNT matches. In addition, super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) and WrestleMania (2009) were mega-events.

It hosts the Houston Texans, Texas Bowl, and NFL. In addition, George Strait-Houston Livestock Show attracted 80,108 fans in 2019. It hosted Super Bowl LI twice. In addition, it has held international soccer and hockey matches. The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift have performed there.

2. Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Georgia

It is also known as 'The Benz'. The Atlanta Falcons played their first game at the Benz in 2017. Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC play there as their home ground.

It also hosted the 2018 AMA Supercross Drum Corps International. In addition, it hosted the MLS Cup Portland Timbers that same year. 2019's Campeones Cup and MLS All-Star games are significant events, also hosted there.

It is ranked the second-largest. Its retractable roof may be opened for light. The $1.6 billion stadium was finished in 2017. HOK, Goode Van Slyke, and Stanley Beaman & Sears designed it. It contains 71,000 football seats and 75,000 soccer seats.

Which is the biggest NFL stadium with a large capacity?

1. U.S. Bank Stadium – Minnesota Vikings

It is an enclosed arena. It will be the biggest NFL stadium in 2022. The historic Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was demolished in 2016 to make room for a new indoor field for the Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

It is ranked the world's largest. It is one of the NFL's priciest venues. Its significant events are the International Champions Cup and the 2016 USWNT encounter. It hosted the inaugural NFL pre-season game against San Diego Chargers the same year. In 2018, the US Bank Stadium hosted Super Bowl LII. NCAA Men's Final Four, also hosted there, had 72,711 fans.

Who has the biggest NFL stadium? Well, it is the Minnesota Vikings. It is the biggest NFL stadium seating capacity. It holds 73,000 spectators. It's extended for mega-events. Hammes Company designed US Bank Stadium. The construction cost $1.61 billion and was completed in 2016.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.