American football is one of the biggest past-time's in the United States. Most major football franchises have their own stadium. It is in this location that they play home games, sell tickets, merchandise, and host conventions. Current NFL stadium's in the United States fall into two categories. Some stadium's are older and thus are smaller venues while other stadiums have been built more recently and are modern. There is also out-door stadiums and in-door stadiums. Some players play on astroturf while others play on real grass.
All of these characteristics are decided on the stadium. In this article we will examine the five largest NFL stadiums in the United States. We will see how big they are, how many people they can hold, and what type of grass the players play on. The biggest football stadiums are as follows: FedEx Field, Metlife Stadium, Lambeau Field, AT&T stadium, Arrowhead Stadium.
The stadium is not a "new" stadium, as in a stadium built after the year 2000, but a huge stadium built in 1997. Originally the stadium was called the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium and went under this name from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, the stadium had it's name changed to FedEx Field.
The stadium itself has five levels: lower level, club level, the lower and upper suites level, and the upper level. These levels are where fans are seating. Some fans may prefer to be closer to the field in which case they should purchase tickets that put them on the lower seating level.
It should be noted that recent and ongoing design changes may have have affected FedEx stadium's spot on the number one list of the NFL's biggest stadiums. Reports indicate that seating has been removed which would drop this stadium in the ratings. You can check this out here.
Lastly, the stadium uses real grass. The debate about artifical grass and real grass is on-going in NFL stadiums, but for an out-door arena like this it probably is fine.
Notable design choices have made the stadium so that it the lowest seats near the field are the closest to the field out of any stadium in the NFL. The stadium is an out-door arena with no roof which does make it slightly different than other in-door or roofed fields.
The stadium can hold 82,556 fans which makes it the second largest stadium behind FedEx Field if it still holds 85,000 fans.
Lambeau Field can hold 80,750 fans. This number was reached after numerous stadium renovvations which have occurred since it was built in 1957. It is the largest stadium in the state of Wisconsin and the third largest stadium in the NFL. The stadium uses real grass and has no roof.
The stadium is home to the Green Bay Packers and usually the Packers are given home field advantage. They are used to the stadium and the often freezing elements in the stadium. It is often very cold at Lambeau Field.
The five biggest stadiums in the United States are gathering spots for NFL fans and enthusiasts. For these people it isn't the seating size of the stadium that attracts them, but the team itself. Often times fan arrive hours before a sporting event so they can talk to their friends, tail gate, and party.
American football is a national past-time and these stadiums represent the best of Amerian football. Hopefully they will continue to entertain sporting fans for years to come with their glory and sporting franchises.