The National Football League (NFL) is the most prestigious professional American football league in the world. The league has 32 teams from the United States that play in 31 separate stadiums (the 2 New York teams share a stadium). However, 2 official games of the season are played outside the US each year In London and Toronto. If you ever wanted to know which NFL stadium is the biggest, continue reading to find the answer.
What is the biggest NFL stadium?
The largest regular NFL stadium is MetLife Stadium, located in New Jersey. The stadium is shared between the New York Giants and the New York Jets. It has the largest capacity of any regular NFL stadium and can hold up to 82,566 people for an NFL game. It was opened in 2010 as a replacement for the old Giants Stadium, which had a capacity of 80,200. It has a surface made from FieldTurf, which Giants Stadium also used between 2003 and 2009. The MetLife Stadium cost a total of $1.6 billion to build. The second largest regular stadium in the NFL is FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, which has a capacity of 81,807 patrons.
The largest stadium that is currently used for NFL games is actually Wembley Stadium in London, England. It hosts the NFL International Series, which is currently one game per year. Wembley Stadium has an official capacity of 90,000, but this is limited to 86,000 for American Football games. The first regular season game at Wembley Stadium was attended by 81,176 fans. In 2009 the NFL commissioner suggested that London could eventually have an NFL franchise of their own.