The Most Expensive Football Stadiums in the NFL

New York Area Prepares For Super Bowl XLVIII

NFL owners have to be very wealthy to fund everything that goes into owning an entire team and organization, especially when it comes to building a new stadium. Although these owners aren’t paying directly out of pocket, stadiums are incredibly expensive, which is why most of them find a business investor to help out with the payments. Recently, the newest stadiums have been very flashy and try to give fans the best and most modern experience they can, but the price to build these places is only getting higher. Here are the most expensive football stadiums in the NFL.

5. Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles) – $650 Million

Lincoln Financial Field, a.k.a. The Linc, was completed and first opened back in 2003 and costed $650 million. The stadium seats just under 70,000 people and has up to date screens, appliances, and more. The Linc is a very green stadium with the building’s side being completely covered in solar panels (11,000 total) as well as having vertical wind turbines line the top of the stadium which ends up producing 30% of the energy.

4. Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts) – $735 Million

Lucas Oil Stadium first started seeing use in 2008 that seats just over 60,000 people and is mainly home to the Indianapolis Colts. Lucus Oil Stadium was chosen to hold the 2012 Superbowl and can even be expanded to fit 70,000 people if necessary. Lucas Oil is the stadium’s main sponsor, spending $121 million to hold onto the naming rights while Sprint, HHGregg, and Huntington Bank also pitched in to sponsor different gates and sections of the field.

3. Soldier Field (Chicago Bears) – $802 Million

Soldier Field has been around since 1919 when it was first built for $13 million, but was renovated in 2003 for $802 million. Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the NFL and also holds a mere 61,500 (the third smallest seating amount for any NFL stadium) but has historical value like no other. The stadium is accessible through many different forms of public transportation and even was considered to be a historical landmark until it was renovated.

2. AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) – $1.3 Billion

AT&T Stadium is one of the NFL’s newer built stadiums and was completed back in 2009. The venue can seat up to 80,000 people and offers top views and features, but for the price. AT&T stadium cost $1.3 billion to build and while this place is very nice, it runs fans $75 to park in an official stadium lot with no public transportation available. Despite the outrageous prices here, fans at least get to enjoy their football and even those sitting up in the nosebleeds can feel like they are on the sideline with how big the screens are, which costed $40 million alone (more than it was to build the entire Texas Stadium).

1. Metlife Stadium (New York Giants & Jets) – $1.6 Billion

Metlife Stadium is technically located in New Jersey, but was only constructed four years ago and can hold just over 82,000 people. It is the most expensive NFL stadium to date costing $1.6 billion but has been a recent event hot spot, hosting the latest Superbowl and WrestleMania.

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

Add Comment

Actors Basketball Players Bloggers Boxers Celebrities Criminals Football Coaches Football Players Golfers Hockey Coaches MMA NASCAR Olympians Politicians Skateboarders Soccer Coaches Soccer Players Tennis Wrestlers
Jamie Oliver
The Top Five Richest Chefs in the World
San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams & Mizuho Securities USA CEO John Koudounis Visit "Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo" On FOX Business Network
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Maria Bartiromo
Masaharu Morimoto
Masaharu Morimoto: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
bentley_tease.f9e6d150507.original-1024x451
New Bentley GT Model Teases Extreme Design
2005_maserati_mc12
A Rare 2005 Maserati MC12 sells for $1,575,000
1962-ferrari-250-gto-02
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Set to Sell for $55 Million
1967 Ferrari 330 P4
The One-Of-A-Kind 1967 Ferrari 330 P4
Niseko Village in Niseko, Japan
Top Five Hotels to Send Christmas Abroad
Sydney Plane 3
A $191,000 Flight is One Way to Ring in 2017
New Year's
Five Luxurious Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016
emirates-first-class-lounge-dubai-pool
The Top 5 Airport Lounges In The World
First Time Rolex
A Guide for the First-Time Rolex Buyer
rolex
Why We Love the The 2016 Rolex Air-King
watch up close
Why We Love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thing Squelette
michael kors
The Top Five Michael Kors Women’s Watches
gucci kicks
The Top Five Women’s Sneakers Brands in 2016
nike
Five Upcoming Sneaker Collections to Check out in August
yeezy solar red
Five of the Most Expensive Sneakers at Sneakerness Berlin
sneakers
Five Sneaker Brands to Look for at New York Market Week
Vineyard
The Top Five Red Wines of 2016
The-Patron-Alquimia-Collection_Box-Front
Enjoy A $1000 Box of Tequila Infused Chocolates
john_walker_philip_lawson_johnston_limited_edition_2
John Walker Philip Lawson Johnston Limited Edition
whisky
Five Whiskey Brands That are On the Rise
four-seasons-oahu-01
The Four Seasons Gorgeous New Hawaiian Resort
Suite 1
Milan’s Excelsior Hotel Gallia Gets Best Hotel Suite
Spa Alila Rainforest Retreat 1
Spa Alila Rainforest Retreat at the Edge of the Valley
w puerto rico
The 10 Most Stunning W Hotels in the United States