The Best NFL Stadiums in 2022 (Part 3)
Hi tribe! Yesterday I posted part two of the best NFL stadiums which you can check out in my posts here. Also in my posts is part one. Well, we made it to part three, the final part. Let's take a look at the best stadiums in the NFL. Can you guess what they may be and in what order?
3. Lambeau Field - Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field lacks the futuristic appeal of the newer stadiums. No astronomical high-def screens. No fancy retracting roofs or windows. Almost all the seating is made up of bleachers. So why is Lambeau Field one of the best NFL stadiums?
No field is more historic than the “Frozen Tundra", and Lambeau Field compliments the significant history of the Green Bay Packers. The stadium opened in 1957 and is the oldest continually operating stadium in the NFL. Stepping through the gates of Lambeau is like going back through a time machine with its traditional bowl layout and seating capacity of over 81,000.
Lambeau Field had renovations completed in 2003 and 2015 but still retains its original bowl seating underneath all the new renovations. The Green Bay Packers have sold out every game at Lambeau since 1960 and there's more than 115,000 people on the waiting list for tickets, with a wait time of 30 years. It’s no surprise then that the game-day experience at Lambeau is recognised as being one of, if not, the best in the NFL.
Food options fit the stadium perfectly, as offerings include fried cheese curds, poutine, nachos, and cheese pizza. Anything more fancier than that wouldn’t fit in with the historic beauty that is Lambeau Field, the third best NFL stadium.
What a game, what a crowd, what a day...let’s do it again here on Thursday.Thank you #Packers fans 👊 #DENvsGB 3-0 🎉 pic.twitter.com/gNRoiKY27v — Lambeau Field (@LambeauField) September 22, 2019
2. U.S. Bank Stadium - Minnesota Vikings
The home of the Minnesota Vikings was the first to start the trend of futuristic stadiums when it opened in 2016. The outside of the stadium is wrapped in nearly all reflective glass material. The roof has sharply pointed designs inspired by Nordic architecture, helping to endure the freezing Minneapolis winters.
U.S. Bank was the first stadium to create a translucent roof and wall panels that help to deflect the harsh local weather, whilst bringing in some natural light and providing outstanding views of downtown Minneapolis from almost every section.
The host of the TV show Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern, offers a large range of quality food at Andrew Zimmern's Canteen, from roast beef sandwiches to roasted lamb platters. Other foods such as the Jerk Bacon Sammie, Skol Dog and a Roasted Pork Hoagie makes the U.S. Bank Stadium one of the best NFL stadiums to experience.
Outside US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Photo by Mike Plucker. pic.twitter.com/Zh63fVkIQU— Best Of Minnesota (@BestPixMN) January 26, 2021
1. SoFi Stadium - Los Angeles Rams and Chargers
SoFi Stadium opened in 2020 and has a capacity of 70,000. Home to the LA Rams and Chargers, it’s the most expensive arena in the NFL and American sports costing an estimated $6 billion to build. No wonder SoFi is the best stadium in the NFL.
Everything about SoFi Stadium is futuristic. There’s a magnificent ring-shaped jumbotron that offers content from both inside and outside the ring. The shape of the dome is a perfect oval that allows for great views of the field from any seat. Unique field-level club seats and cabanas are available for those who can afford them.
A significant touch separating SoFi from other stadiums is the open ends of the stadium. It allows for views from the concourse of downtown LA and the nearby Hollywood Hills. The Pacific Ocean can also be seen which is about 5 miles away. The ocean breeze flows through the stadium thanks to SoFi's arches, curves and moving panels on the roof which maximizes the breeze passing through.
Food is pricey but you'd expect a premium at America’s most expensive stadium build. The Rams topped it off becoming Super Bowl LVI champions played at SoFi, quite the salute to the best NFL stadium we've ever seen.
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