10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

The National Football League, or NFL, was found in 1920, and it is one of the greatest sports tournaments in the world. It is counted among the most popular sports in the world, with millions of people following the teams and the players. While some cannot afford to go beyond the television sets to watch the matches, many people are so passionate that they make sure that they are at the stadiums, cheering for their favorite teams and watching them play up close.

It is indeed a great thrill to experience the matches at the stadiums, and there are some world class stadiums for the NFL games. Let us take a look at the 10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums.

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

10. The University of Phoenix Stadium

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

University of Phoenix Stadium is a multipurpose football stadium situated in Glendale, Arizona, west of Phoenix, and is the home ground of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. The stadium will host the Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLIX and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches this year. The construction was started on April 12, 2003, and the stadium was officially opened on August 1, 2006. With a sitting capacity of 63,400, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $527 million. The architects of the stadium are Eisenman Architects and HOK Sports. TLCP structural, Inc. was the structural engineers of the stadium’s bowl and Walter P Moore to a design by Buro Happold was the structural engineers of the stadium’s roof. Hunt Construction served as the general contractors of University of Phoenix Stadium while M-E Engineers, Inc. served as the services engineer.

9. Sports Authority Field at Mile High

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, commonly known as the Mile High or Mile High Stadium, is situated in Denver, Colorado, and is the home ground of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Before Sports Authority acquired the naming rights, Invesco paid $120 million for the original naming rights. The construction was started on August 17, 1999, and the stadium was officially opened on September 10, 2001. With a sitting capacity of 76,125, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $528 million. The architects of the stadium are HNTB, Fentress Architects and Bertram A. Burton and Associates. ICON Venue Group worked as the project manager, and Walter P Moore was the structural engineers of the stadium. Turner, Empire and Alvarado served as the general contractors of Sports Authority Field Stadium while M-E Engineers, Inc. served as the services engineer.

8. Ford Field

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Ford Field Stadium is an indoor stadium situated in Downtown Detroit, United States, and is the home ground of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. The current owner of the stadium is the Detroit and Wayne County Stadium Authority. The naming rights were acquired by the Ford Motor Company for 20 years with $40 million. The construction was started on November 16, 1999, and the stadium was officially opened on August 24, 2002. With a sitting capacity of 70,000, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $558 million. The architects of the stadium are Rossetti Architects, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc., Kaplan, McLaughlin and Diaz Architects. Hammes Company worked as the project manager, and Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineers of the stadium. Hunt, Jenkins, White and Olson JV served as the general contractors of Ford Field Stadium while SmithGroup served as the services engineer.

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