Top 10 Bucket List NFL Stadiums
There are so many unique stadiums in the NFL that football fans would like to cross off their bucket list. Whether you're a fan of the team or not, some football venues are a must see for every NFL fanatic. There are a ton of factors that go into what makes a great stadium: atmosphere, location, sight lines, history, concessions and much more!
With the 2020 NFL season just around the corner, Elite Sports Tours decided to compile the Top 10 Bucket List NFL Venues to help you plan the perfect football road trip!
#10 MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM
Since 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been the home of the Atlanta Falcons. The 71,000 seat venue features which some amazing state of the technological aspects. The 360-degree video screen at the top of the stadium as well as an amazing retractable roof that opens like a lens from a camera are two breathtaking features that leaves football fans in awe after visiting Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium also features 673 concession points of sale, 24 Bars/Restaurants & 1,264 Beer taps to help keep the lines short and overall improve your game day experience. Despite being one of the newest stadiums in the NFL, Mercedes-Benz offers a vintage price point for all their concessions. You won't have to break the bank to keep your belly full with items like a $1.50 for a hot dog or $4.50 for a ice cream waffle cone!
#9 CENTURYLINK FIELD
CenturyLink Field is widely known around the league for having one of the best environments in all of football. The fans are referred to as the “12s” due to how passionate and loud they are at the games, creating a true home field advantage as the "12th man" on the field. This has been a main factor to why many fans have seeing a Seattle Seahawks home game live on their bucket list. The venue actually set a world record in 2014 for the Loudest Outdoor Roar measured at 137.6 decibels. To put that in perspective the average NFL football crowd is between 80-90 decibels. Outside of the amazing atmosphere, if seated in the right area the stadium offers exceptional views of the Seattle skyline. The venue is also very easily accessible by any form of transportation.
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#8 ALLEGIANT STADIUM
Though there hasn’t been a game played by the NFL in Las Vegas just yet Allegiant Stadium, home of the newly relocated Las Vegas Raiders is sure to be a must see venue in the NFL for years to come. The domed stadium will be finished this summer with a construction budget of US $1.8 billion dollars. The stadium is going to have many awesome features including an 85 foot tall torch behind one of the end zones in honor of former Raiders owner Al Davis. Similar to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the Las Vegas Raiders new stadium will have a retractable curtain style wall in one end zone to provide fans with a view of the famous Las Vegas strip. The NFL and Sin City is a match made in heaven and a game at Allegiant Stadium should be on every football fan's bucket list!
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#7 SOFI STADIUM
Once construction finishes for SoFi Stadium this summer, it will become the most expensive sporting venue in the world. It's mindblowing $4.9 billion construction cost is actually three billion dollars more than the second most expensive in Allegiant Stadium located in Las Vegas. SoFi will be more than just a tremendous football venue for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, but it will also provide an incredible entertainment district, featuring plenty of shops as well as restaurants on the property while also being steps away from the newly reopened Hollywood Park Casino. The stadium itself will feature open walls with a translucent canopy style roof to provide fans with the beautiful LA breeze and views of the surrounding area. The focal point of the venue may be the 2.2 Million pound double-sided 4K Video board that will be over top of the field. Whether it's for a Rams or Chargers game, SoFi Stadium should be on each and every NFL fan's bucket list starting this 2020 football season!
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#6 SOLDIER FIELD
One of the most iconic football stadiums paired with one of the most famous NFL teams creates a perfect recipe for a NFL road trip! The Soldier Field and the Chicago Bears are always one of the most popular football travel packages for Elite Sports Tours each football season for good reason! The location of the stadium is amongst the best in the NFL, located right on the coast of Lake Michigan. The recent renovations have provided the historic venue with a good balance of modern amenities while preserving and honouring history. Soldier Field features one of the most historic attractions out of all NFL venues, the Colonnades, which are larger pillars on the outside of its opening dating back to its opening in 1924. During the game the fans chant and sing with intensity making for a great in game environment! We suggest heading to a Chicago Bears game early in the season to enjoy some nice early fall weather but then again, what's a football trip to Chicago without experience some "Bear Weather"!
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#5 ARROWHEAD STADIUM
Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs offers one of the most unique experiences in the entire NFL. Consistently ranked as one of the best atmospheres in the league, Arrowhead Stadium is loud and electric from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In fact, Arrowhead Stadium holds the record for the loudest roar in a stadium at a deafening 142.2 dbA in 2014. To give you some context to how loud that it, 140 dbA is the estimated sound n the deck of a busy aircraft carrier. The defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs will sure give a ton for their fans to cheer about this season as they are poised to be an elite team once again! If you're looking for a rowdy football Sunday experience, look no further than Arrowhead Stadium! We didn't even mention the incredible tailgating scene that Kansas City Chiefs fans have to offer!
#4 HEINZ FIELD
Heinz Field features one of the most beautiful stadium views of any NFL Stadium. You can see breathtaking views of the Allegheny River river and the Pittsburgh skyline from the upper bowl of Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers fans are amongst some of the most loyal and passionate in the entire NFL and it's on display each and every home game. Another underrated aspect of the stadium is the ammount food concession options. There is a ton of food that represents
See the "Terrible Towels” swung around and hear “Renegade” blasted throughout the stadium! Head to Pittsburgh and cross Heinz Field off your bucket list this football season! Pittsburgh Steelers Travel Packages
#3 AT&T STADIUM
As they say, everything is bigger in Texas and AT&T Stadium is no exception.Jerry World revolutionized the way that football stadiums are now built today. Dallas Cowboys' Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones wanted AT&T Stadium not only to be a state of the art sports venue but he wanted to make the stadium an experience. Prior to the beginning of the game, the stadium features live entertainment outside of the venue, plus the large parking lots provide great spots for the pre-game tailgate parties. One of the most breathtaking features of the stadium is the massive HD jumbotron scoreboard that stretches almost the length of the entire field. In fact, it's the 29th largest video screen in the entire world!
#2 MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the only old-school style dome left in the NFL. Situated in a great location in Downtown New Orleans, the Superdome is just a minutes’ walk away from the French Quarter and Burbon St, making your pre-game entertainment almost as good of an experience as the game itself! The New Orleans Saints fans bring the ragin' cajun party vibes inside the Super Dome that the Big Easy is known for. Saints fans are incredibly welcoming to all visiting fans, so don't be worried about cheering for the opposing team when you head down to NOLA but of course, expect some friendly chirping!
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#1 LAMBEAU FIELD
Lambeau Field is the mecca of football and should be on each and every diehard football fan’s bucket list. Lambeau is situated in the smallest market in professional sports, though Green Bay Packers fans are easily one of the most passionate out there. The stadium is surrounded by residential houses, restaurants and bars which makes for a very unique college football like tailgating experience. Lambeau Field itself is surrounded by statues of the likes of Vince Lombardi and Curly Lambeau. Though Lambeau doesn’t have all the shiny bells and whistles of some of the newer stadiums, once inside you are sure to feel like a part of history. If you are a fan of football you have to get to Lambeau Field and why not this season? Let Elite Sports Tours help you cross Lambeau Field off your bucket list!
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