All football stadiums with a capacity of 30,000 or more are currently listed. Stadiums are arranged according to their seating capacity. This is meant to reflect the stadium's permanent fixed seating capacity when equipped for football. However, some stadiums have additional temporary stands that are used for certain events such as music concerts and fútbol games.
The number of seats varies greatly from club to club, region to region, and even within a single stadium. Some clubs have been known to have as many as 96,000 seats, while others have as few as 20,000. The record attendance for a football match is held by the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, which has a total capacity of 99,829. This was achieved during the first final of the FIFA World Cup™ in 1930.
Each year, approximately 100 people die after being hit by balls thrown at high speeds during soccer matches. This is higher than the number of deaths caused by baseball or American football.
The most recent death occurred last November when a ball thrown by César Delgado struck an eight-year-old boy in the head at a football game between Argentinos Juniors and River Plate. The boy was playing in the street outside the stadium with other children when the ball flew into the air.
They are listed in order of capacity, which is the greatest number of spectators that the stadium can regularly hold. The list includes all stadiums in the United States having a current capacity of 18,000 or more. The vast majority of these stadiums are used for American football, either in college or in the National Football League. A few are used for baseball, most often Major League Baseball.
The largest stadium in the world is also located in America. It is called "Fútbol Campo", which means "Football Field" in Spanish. Its official name is Estadio Metropolitano, and it is known as "El Capitolio" because it is where Congress debates legislation. It is located in Washington, D.C.
The stadium has a maximum capacity of 70,000 people and was built in 2001. It is mostly used for soccer (football) games but is also used for American football matches of the Washington Redskins.
The smallest stadium in the United States is called "Star Bank" and it is used by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels football team. It has only 1,000 seats and was built in 1935. It is the only remaining game ball stadium in the country.
There are several other small sports venues in the United States that don't meet the requirement of having at least 10,000 seats. Some have as few as 5,000 while others have up to 15,000.
Unlike college football stadiums, which may and frequently do seat over 100,000 people, no stadium in the league presently has a listed seating capacity of more than 82,500. The largest stadium is FedExField in Washington, D.C., which seats 80,000 people.
The average NFL stadium measures about 70,000 square feet, or about 140 acres. This includes all or part of a stadium's parking lot and grounds surrounding the playing field. Some stadiums are larger or smaller than this average.
Stadiums are built for various reasons. Sometimes they're needed because their non-football uses have failed (Olympic Stadium in Montreal). Other times the community wants to show its support for its team (Evanston Township High School in Illinois). Still other stadiums are just plain beautiful (Tiger Stadium in Atlanta).
A new stadium can cost up to $250 million dollars. Old ones are torn down and replaced (AT&T Park in San Francisco). Some cities prefer to not spend any money on stadiums (Tampa Bay). Others want to use any revenue from sales taxes, rental fees, etc. that come from building projects such as stadiums (New York City).
All together there are currently 10 stadiums in the NFL.
The NFL has 32 teams and 31 venues (the New York Giants and New York Jets share a stadium), with a seating capacity of 69,444. The largest stadium is MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which hosts Super Bowl LII in 2018. The game will be the first championship series to take place in America following the 2016 season. The current record holder is Seattle's CenturyLink Field, which has 63,500 seats.
The average stadium capacity is 49,200. This is calculated by dividing the total number of tickets sold for all NFL games during the regular season over the past five seasons by the number of games played during that period. The result is then multiplied by 1,000 to convert it to millions of dollars.
Stadiums have been increasing their capacity since the 1980s, when most had 50,000 or more fans. That's when owners decided they needed more money when building new facilities. The Miami Dolphins moved into a 25,000-seat stadium upon its completion in 1973 but increased its capacity to 67,000 in 1997. The Denver Broncos followed suit a year later with their own 25,000-seat stadium and now play in a facility with a reported capacity of 72,000.
By adding risers and ganged, movable "X-frame" folding chairs, the stadium's seating capacity may be increased by 8,800 for "mega-events" such as college bowls, NFL Super Bowls, the NFC Championship Game, and the Final Four. The maximum number of tickets sold at State Farm Stadium is 65,000.
The current record for attendance at a football game at State Farm Stadium is 63,099 on November 17, 2010, when the Chicago Bears played against the Seattle Seahawks. The record was set just three days after the original record holder, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, announced he was retiring from professional football.
State Farm Stadium has also held two World's Largest Sports Events. On July 10-11, 2011, it hosted the NBA All-Star Game, which had an estimated global audience of more than one billion people. The second event was the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 4, 2012. This game had an estimated global audience of over 3 billion people.
In addition to sports events, State Farm Stadium has been used for other large concerts as well. On May 2, 2009, it hosted Ozzy Osbourne's farewell tour. The show drew 77,000 fans and was considered a success despite heavy rain delays that lasted more than three hours.
There are 65,878 tickets available, including 5,876 club seats and 89 premium suites. It is the home stadium and administrative headquarters for both the National Football League's (NFL) New England Patriots and the Major League Soccer's (MLS) New England Revolution (MLS). The venue is also used for other sports and entertainment events such as college football games, music concerts, and professional wrestling matches.
The stadium has a capacity of 70,000, but only 48,624 can be accommodated for football games. The remaining 17,246 seats are in the club levels and suites.
It was built in 1970 as John F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium under the management of the Hartford Club who owned the team at that time. The name was changed to its current one after the team moved to Foxborough in 1973. The original plan was to have a roof over the whole stadium, but due to cost concerns that idea was scrapped early on in construction.
Currently, Gillette Stadium is owned by the Kraft Group and is managed by AEG Sports. The Patriots have been the most successful franchise in the history of the NFL with 12 AFC East titles, five Super Bowl victories, and a record of.500 or better eight times. The team's overall record is, with each season consisting of 16 games played.