All 30 NFL stadiums, ranked: 2022 edition

    It’s been a long six months since the Rams’ victory in Super Bowl 56. But here we are: we’re finally getting back to football season.

    In the days and weeks ahead, fans will fill NFL stadiums. And while NFL stadiums may not have the character that we see in ballparks, they are all unique in their own way.

    Reading: Best stadiums in the nfl

    Among the for the win staff members, we were able to offer first-hand experiences for all 30 nfl stadiums and ranked them on the admittedly subjective criteria of overall ambience, design, location, amenities, food, character and, of course, Of course, the stadium itself. all are key factors in the overall game day experience. each ranking will be marked with its respective author.

    The 2022 season is here. let’s get ready.

    30. fedex field – washington commanders

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    Look, there’s no way around this. fedex field sucks. it is literally falling apart. remember when a railing gave way in january and sent a handful of philadelphia fans at the feet of jalen hurts? Or when that pipe burst in the fall of 2021 and sent questionable water to all the fans? Yes. Not only will the stadium actively work against you, but you’ll have to drive or train an annoying distance and walk an additional annoying distance or sit in traffic hours to experience a team that hasn’t made it out of the wild-card round since 2005! minus tickets are $70 each!

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    – carolina darney

    29. Soldier Field – Chicago Bears

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    soldier field is a strange mixture of past and present, as if laura ingals wilder had married a cyborg. the reverence for the history of the field means there is limited legroom and tickets, leading to long wait times to see the underwhelming quarterback who will be fired that day. the current additions make the whole thing feel a bit like cincinnati, which, huh.

    – christian d’andrea

    28. tiaa bank field – jacksonville jaguars

    Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

    tia bank field is a football stadium! so there’s that. the location is not horrible, it has all the amenities you would want like pizza, popcorn and hotdogs. football!

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    – carolina darney

    27. caesars superdome – new orleans saints

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    The superdome was an architectural marvel when it first opened, but that was nearly 50 years ago. It is now a dump and no amount of renovation can make it nice (although they are trying). on the other hand, it has one of the best atmospheres in the league on a game day, and the walkable location in the French Quarter makes for a fun experience. but man, the stadium is so bad. I can’t stress that enough.

    – andré josé

    26. nissan stadium – tennessee titans

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    Your wacky franchise stadium comes to life. It’s not memorable by any means, but the downtown pedestrian bridge is a nice touch.

    – christian d’andrea

    25. highmark stadium – buffalo bills

    Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

    “garbage stadium surrounded by garbage fans”. – a visiting fan of the patriots (which is not me, but who I contacted for this ranking). this is a good thing for the city of buffalo. Highmark is a relatively intimate NFL stadium with limited amenities, but with a tremendous backstage that provides the attraction that the on-field product failed to provide for so many years.

    – christian d’andrea

    24. bank of america stadium – carolina panthers

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    bank of america stadium is well located in charlotte (we love a walkable stadium) and has all the amenities you want for a soccer game. they have the “self serve” beverage and snack locations (you just take the beverages you want from the cooler and take them to the cashiers to check) which speeds things up, and they have the cherry white tall claws so yeah .

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    – carolina darney

    23. raymond james stadium – tampa bay buccaneers

    Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

    Some places go a little overboard with their decor, but seriously, why wouldn’t you want a pirate ship in the middle of your stadium? however, when you have that, seating options in the end zone are a bit limited, but it’s a good ballpark. the food is decent (especially when the outback bowl was in town, rip), the outdoor weather is usually lovely, and the atmosphere, especially with tom brady at the center, is great.

    michelle martinelli

    22. metlife stadium – new york giants and jets

    Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

    It doesn’t have the prestige or history of the other top stadiums on this list. It’s a bit plain in design (although thank goodness for bigger contests than its predecessor!), and the food is nothing special. but it’s fairly new, and that means it has some modern conveniences. and wild cats.

    charles curtis

    21. empower field at mile high – denver broncos

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    Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

    It’s a stadium that’s beginning to show its age (and catches fire more often than an NFL stadium should). And while it may use modern upgrades to rival the league’s newer stadiums, it has a great location going for it: Surrounded (beyond the parking lots) by bars, breweries, restaurants, and a Denny’s. Plus, Denver’s sunsets are spectacular.

    – andré josé

    20. paycor stadium – cincinnati flares

    David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

    this stadium has three things going for it: 1) was one of only three stadiums in the nfl not named after a corporate sponsor (not anymore) 2) is next to a river and 3) looks good and has nice views. stadiums earn so many points simply for being near a river. The good thing about this river is that if you cross it, you’re in Kentucky and there are a lot of great places to drink a good bourbon. beyond that, paycor stadium is an aesthetically pleasing place. the open corners give it a more airy feel and the views of cincy and the surrounding area are gorgeous.

    – chris korman

    19. gillette stadium – new england patriots

    Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

    It is a very nice stadium with few bad seats and even less cheap ones. The Patriots have put a lot of effort into making their hometown of Foxborough a complete business destination, and as a result, the game day experience suffers a bit. there’s a certain amount of dissonance involved when you realize that tom brady won six super bowls coming out of a tunnel, but that the field was reserved for umass football games, even though his campus is 93 miles away , for several Saturdays before the goat was able to go out into the field in the 2010s.

    – christian d’andrea

    18. lincoln financial field – philadelphia eagles

    Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

    although the linc is not the most modern stadium in the nfl, it retains its charm for eagles fans. Located in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex, the tailgating scene is reminiscent of a college experience, though beer at the stadium is a bit pricey. Still, the Linc is a suitable home for Eagles fans, who continually pack the stadium and make it one of the toughest road environments in the NFL.

    – maria clarke

    17. firstenergy stadium – cleveland browns

    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    a stadium often overshadowed by the piles of trash on the field or in the main office above it. firstenergy has a solid location, good sight lines and relatively inexpensive services. for years it has been a destination for visiting fans, who usually leave pleasantly surprised.

    – christian d’andrea

    16. m&t bank stadium – baltimore ravens

    Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    There is something so quintessentially Baltimore about this stadium. Located right next to the acclaimed Oriole Park in Camden Yards, this football stadium is… well, it’s just a football stadium. it is easy to move. most seats offer a good view. the food is pretty decent. parking is plentiful and makes for a good track. the fans are passionate and, above all, charming. baltimore is a place where our idea of ​​a gourmet meal is newspapers spread out on a table with a bunch of crabs you pick yourself in the middle of. we make our own good time, we don’t need the stadium to do it for us.

    – chris korman

    15. nrg stadium – houston texans

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    The retractable fabric roof is fantastic. the whole stadium also radiates light from inside at night which looks great. and it’s cozy enough to make watching a game from the last four not feel totally crazy. It would be much better if it didn’t get dropped into the weird houston sprawl (although maybe houston is sprawling), but overall it’s a good place to catch a game.

    – chris korman

    14. state farm stadium – arizona cardinals

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    On the outside, it’s one of the most extravagantly designed stadiums in the league. but once you walk in, it’s almost a bit disappointing how generic and plain the lobbies are. You won’t find many fans who enjoy the long drives to Glendale, but they can put up with it for eight or nine days a year. the stadium is better known for hosting classic super bowls and college games than anything related to the cardinals. It’s a good stadium, but there’s room for improvement with this season’s super bowl venue.

    – andré josé

    13. levi stadium – san francisco 49ers

    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

    This is a great stadium. they have almost everything inside of it. But nothing can beat the fact that it’s an hour’s drive from where the team is supposed to be, and it’s also right in the middle of Silicon Valley, which makes the prices really outrageous. This is easily a top 10 stadium if it’s built where Chandelier Park once stood.

    – chris korman

    12. arrowhead stadium – kansas city chiefs

    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

    As a stadium itself, the arrowhead is fine. but the game day experience is among the best in the league. Surrounded by nothing but parking lots, there is little to do around the stadium other than follow closely. which is awesome before the games but leads to hour+ traffic jams to get out of the truman sports complex after the games. The fans are loud and they love to remind you that they hold the Guinness World Record for loudest outdoor stadium. and they have a lot to be happy about these days. All in all though, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Arrowhead. There aren’t many better places to spend an NFL Sunday.

    – andré josé

    11. hard rock stadium – miami dolphins

    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    hard rock stadium feels a bit understated. the location is a bit brutal as it’s in the middle of nowhere, but the actual stadium experience isn’t bad. club level upgrades are really good, so if you can find a way to level them up, go for it. if you’re hungry, you can grab a shula burger, which has the “shula” mark on the bun.

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    – carolina darney

    10. ford field – detroit lions

    David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

    by far ford field’s greatest asset is its roof because while some fans enjoy the idea of ​​freezing in the winter during games at their outdoor venues, it’s much better to watch the home team (lose) without fight against frigid temperatures and snowing sideways. Other than that, the food, particularly the slow barbeque at the bar, is fantastic, and the bloody mary’s are good and spicy. Plus, even as the Lions head toward a three-win season, the ultra-dedicated fans on the inside remain constant troublemakers, and when an occasional Detroit touchdown is scored, the internal energy feels like it could blow off that precious roof.

    michelle martinelli

    9. acrisure stadium – pittsburgh steelers

    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Between PNC Park and formerly Heinz Field, Pittsburgh does pretty well with scenic stadiums. While Acrisure Stadium has a new (and terrible) name, it must still be a stadium that has aged incredibly well in its 20 years. it’s a short walk from bars and restaurants, and the surrounding area is a sea of ​​black and yellow on game days, making for a great atmosphere. it might lack some of the fancier amenities of new stadiums, particularly in the concourses. but this is still a solid stadium.

    – andré josé

    8. field of light – seattle seahawks

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    One of the best things about the lumen field is the location. Close, like, very walkable to downtown Seattle, Lumen is located along the water and is also home to the MLS Seattle Sounders and the NWSL Seattle Reign. It has a wonderful range of local beers and offers food and drink from Seattle originals like Ivar’s and Starbucks, as well as poke bowls, something called Sasquatch fries, and chicken and biscuits. the gaming experience is electric with 72,000 “12s” cheering on your support. I highly recommend a trip not only to Seattle, but also to Lumen.

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    – carolina darney

    7. at&t stadium – dallas cowboys

    Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    jerry’s world is a jerry jones joint, for sure. it’s big and bold and cheeky and a little out of place. do you have a lot of soul? No. is it so nice to behold? No. but the screen is gigantic and there is always so much going on and often you get the feeling that it could catch on fire but probably won’t. texas forever.

    – chris korman

    6. ee. uu. bank stadium – minnesota vikings

    Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

    can’t describe how much of an update from us. The Bank Stadium is built on top of the closed airport metrodome aesthetic of the 1970s. The glass roof makes the scope of the stadium seem truly enormous, but you never feel separated from the field itself. plus they have a grain belt on tap, which is either a feature or a bug, depending on how you view the local lager.

    – christian d’andrea

    5. lucas oil stadium – indianapolis colts

    Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

    the cathedral that peyton built is one of the best places in the country to watch football. It’s in Indiana, so from the outside it looks more like a basketball stadium. but the retractable roof and large window (offering a view of downtown) mean it can also feel like an open-air stadium. the architecture of the place is in harmony with the nearby center, and everything just… works. it’s a unique stadium, in a way that makes sense for the location (which is one of the most underrated in the country).

    – chris korman

    4. mercedes-benz stadium – atlanta falcons

    Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

    the hawks found themselves in the strange position of building a stadium that is almost *too* pretty. mbs is a great stadium. it’s unique, everything is new, concession prices are fan-friendly. But when it comes to amenities, there are so many great options that fans tend to spend their time enjoying the stadium away from their seats (can you blame them? They’re the hawks!). I know I wanted to walk until I saw it all. That said, the stadium is a world-class venue, and there’s a reason major events take place there on a regular basis.

    – andré josé

    3. allegiant stadium – las vegas raiders

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    This stadium is so beautiful it’s almost silly. Of course, the Raiders don’t have an established fan base in Las Vegas, and the games are a mix of tourist attraction, sporting event, and social outing over $20 beers at the Wynn Country Club. but the nearly $2 billion stadium feels like a $2 billion stadium. Between the expansive marble-floored lobbies, the premium clubs on every corner, and the ridiculously comfortable seats, you can’t help but laugh at this team that previously played at the Oakland Coliseum (or RingCentral/whatever it’s called these days). allegiant is a phenomenal stadium.

    – andré josé

    2. sofi stadium – los angeles chargers and rams

    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

    moments after entering sofi stadium, like allegiant stadium, you feel like you’re in a place that cost $5.5 billion. everything feels like no other stadium I’ve ever been to. the lobbies are beautiful and clean and the sight lines to the field are almost perfect no matter where you sit or stand. however, the best part is the feeling of being outside and being inside at the same time. Los Angeles almost always has great weather, so it was great to have both ends of the stadium open to allow the breeze to come through. plus the views from those areas are pretty good – on one side you have the legendary forum and then the hollywood hills in the distance and on the other side you can see all the way to the pacific ocean. everything is so, so good.

    andy nesbitt

    1. lambeau field – green bay packers

    Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

    lambeau field remains the old school experience you want it to be, rising from green bay’s suburban grid to welcome pilgrims from the nfl to its hallowed grounds. between hall of fame history and the frigid aluminum benches that freeze your leinenkugel in the can every December, it’s the perfect badass football. go pack go.

    – christian d’andrea

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