NFL’s Five Largest-Capacity Stadiums
Football is more popular than any sport in the United States, and the National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional football league in the world. The league has 32 teams across 30 cities, each with its own unique places to play. While each stadium has its own charm and character, some have the ability to host larger crowds than others.
Here are the five largest-capacity venues in the NFL…
1. MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – capacity 82,500
MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands is the home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets. It is the largest stadium (by seats) in the NFL, with a capacity of 82,500. It was built in 2010, and its unique design includes two giant video screens, four LED video boards and a synthetic surface. The stadium has hosted several events of note, including Super Bowl XLVIII (2014), WrestleMania 29 and any number of concerts.
2. FedEx Field, Landover, MD – capacity 82,000
FedEx Field houses the Washington Commanders. It is located in the outskirts of Washington, DC (Landover, MD, some 10 miles away), and seats 82,000. It was constructed in 1997, and undergone several renovations since then. A massive video board and state-of-the-art sound system (common threads in this story) are included. FedEx Field has hosted the Army-Navy football game (2011, again in 2024) as well as numerous concerts.
3. Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI – capacity 81,441
Historic Lambeau Field is the home of the Green Bay Packers. with a seating capacity of 81,441. Built in 1957, it’s undergone several renovations over the decades, but still maintains its classic appeal and character. With harsh weather as a yearly given, winter often includes snow and sub-zero games (see 1967 Ice Bowl). However, the Packer faithful are among the heartiest in the league, continuing to ‘pack’ the place.
4. AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX – capacity 80,000
AT&T Stadium, in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, is the home of the Cowboys. It has a seating capacity of 80,000. Among the features are a retractable roof, as well as one of the largest video screens in the world. There are also state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems in the stadium, which has seen events such as Super Bowl XLV (2011) and the NBA All-Star Game. Addition of temporary seats pushed the Super Bowl attendance in excess of 103,000.
5. Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA – capacity 76,468 Ï
The Caesars Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints, with a seating capacity of 76,468. Opened in 1975 after taking four years to build, it has a distinctive roof that can now be opened or closed depending on the weather. It has the requisite massive video board and state-of-the-art sound system, hosting some seven Super Bowls (last XLVII in 2013, next LIX in 2025), WrestleMania XXX and its share of concerts.