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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.

7. Century Link Field

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Century Link Field Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Seattle, Washington, United States, and is the home ground of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and Seattle Sounders FC of the Major League Soccer. The stadium became the pioneer in the NFL to install a FieldTurf artificial field in 2002. The construction was initiated in September 1998, and the stadium was officially opened on July 28, 2002. With a sitting capacity of 67,000, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $558 million. The architects of the stadium are Ellerbe Becket, LMN Architects and Streeter & Associates. Magnusson Klemencic Associates was the structural engineers of the stadium. Turner Construction Company served as the general contractors of Century Link Field Stadium while McKinstry and Cochran served as the services engineers.

6. Paul Brown Stadium

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Paul Brown Stadium is situated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the home ground of Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. It is also referred by the local as “The Jungle” and the stadium is located on approximately 22 acres of land. The construction was started on April 25, 1998, and the stadium was officially opened on August 19, 2000. With a sitting capacity of 65,535, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $617 million. The architects of the stadium are NBBJ, Glaser Associates Inc., Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc. and Stallworth Architecture Inc. Getz Ventures worked as the project manager, and Ove Arup, Graham and Obermeyer were the structural engineers of the stadium. TBMD Joint Venture served as the general contractors of Paul Brown Stadium while Flack & Kurtz, Inc. served as the services engineer.

5. Lincoln Financial Field

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Lincoln Financial Field Stadium is situated at South Philadelphia on Pattison Avenue between 11th and South Darien streets, and is the home ground of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League and the Temple Owls football team of Temple University. It is also referred by the local as “The Linc”. The construction was started on May 7, 2001, and the stadium was officially opened on August 3, 2003. With a sitting capacity of 69,176, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $650 million. The architects of the stadium are NBBJ and Agoos Lovera Architects. KUD International worked as the project manager, and Ove Arup & Partners was the structural engineers of the stadium. Turner Construction served as the general contractors of Lincoln Financial Field Stadium while M-E Engineers Inc. served as the services engineer.

4. Lucas Oil Stadium

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium situated at downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and is the home ground of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. The stadium hosted the Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. Lucas Oil acquired the naming rights for 20 years with $121 million. The construction was initiated on September 20, 2005, and the stadium was officially opened on August 16, 2008. With a sitting capacity of 70,000, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $735 million. The architects of the stadium are HKS, Inc., A2so4 Architecture and Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc. John Klipsch Consulting LLC worked as the project manager, and Walter P. Moore and Fink Roberts & Petrie were the structural engineers of the stadium. Hunt, Smoot and Mezzetta served as the general contractors of Lucas Oil Stadium while Moore Engineers PC served as the services engineer.

3. Soldier Field

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

Soldier Field is situated at the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States, and is the oldest NFL stadium in the world. The stadium was named after the American soldiers who have been killed in wars. The stadium is the home ground of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. The construction was started on August 11, 1922, and the stadium was officially opened on October 9, 1924. With a sitting capacity of 61,500, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $802 million. The architects of the stadium are Holabird & Roche, Wood + Zapata, Inc. and Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects. Hoffman Associates worked as the project manager, and Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineer of the stadium. Turner, Barton Malow and Kenny served as the general contractors of Soldier Field Stadium while Ellerbe Becket served as the services engineer.

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2. AT&T Stadium

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

AT&T Stadium, previously known as the Cowboy Stadium, is situated at the Arlington, Texas, United States, and is the home ground of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. The stadium started hosting the Cotton Bowl Classic from 2010. The construction was started on September 20, 2005, and the stadium was officially opened on May 27, 2009. With a sitting capacity of 80,000, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $1.3 billion. The architect of the stadium is HKS, Inc. Blue Star Development and Jack Hill worked as the project managers, and Walter P Moore Engineers and Consultants was the structural engineer of the stadium. Manhattan, Rayco and 3i served as the general contractors of AT&T Stadium while M-E Engineers, Inc. served as the services engineer.

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1. Metlife Stadium

10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums
10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

MetLife Stadium is situated at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, and is the home ground of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League. The stadium is the only NFL stadium shared by two teams. The current owner of the stadium is the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. MetLife acquired the naming rights of the stadium in 2011. The construction was started on September 5, 2007, and the stadium was officially opened on April 10, 2010. With a sitting capacity of 82,566, the construction cost of the stadium was estimated at $1.6 billion. The architects of the stadium are 360 Architecture, EwingCole, Rockwell Group and Bruce Mau Design, Inc. Hammes Company Sports Development worked as the project manager and Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineer of the stadium. Skanska AB served as the general contractor of MetLife Stadium.

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The stadiums are built luxuriously, bearing huge expenses, incurred to hire the best names in the business to finish the constructions of these stadiums. They all have huge seating capacities, and allow people to catch the action live and close. It also takes huge amounts of money to maintain these stadiums in the perfect condition.

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10 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

1. Metlife Stadium
2. AT&T Stadium
3. Soldier Field
4. Lucas Oil Stadium
5. Lincoln Financial Field
6. Paul Brown Stadium
7. Century Link Field
8. Ford Field
9. Sports Authority Field at Mile High
10. The University of Phoenix Stadium

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