The NFL season is in full swing, and all of IC’s favorite cities have something to offer fans on Sundays. From some of the biggest and most advanced venues to gritty, loud landmarks, these are some of our favorite stadiums in football:
This classic bowl-shaped stadium pops with its historic home team’s signature crimson and gold. With a capacity of 82,000, it’s one of the largest stadiums in the NFL, creating a booming, memorable Sunday experience. Located just eight miles outside of DC, it’s a storied and unique spot for the city’s many locals and travelers to enjoy a football game.
East Rutherford, NJ
The coolest part about MetLife Stadium is that it’s home to both of New York’s historic and accomplished football franchises, the Giants and the Jets. The stadium, built in 2010 to the tune of $1.6 billion, switches colors of thousands of lights and walls switch between blue and green depending on who is playing. It’s the second largest stadium in the league, and a venue for some of the best concerts near New York City.
Hard Rock Stadium
This South Florida staple has hosted Dolphins games since 1987. It has an open-air design, with state-of-the art video screens and living-room-style suites for guests, courtesy of a recent $350 million dollar renovation. The bustling entertainment complex is also home to the Miami Hurricanes football team, and the NCAA’s annual Orange Bowl.
Lincoln Financial Field
Lovingly referred to as “The Linc,” the home of the Philadelphia Eagles is quintessential NFL. Notoriously rowdy fans fill out the open air, often cold venue with as much passion as a fan base can produce. Enjoy local classics like tailgating with Philly cheesesteaks before watching one of the NFL’s most surprising leaders chase the playoffs.
The New England Patriots are one of the most accomplished and dominant teams in the league. Their home field of Gillette Stadium, just a short drive from Boston, speaks to that with its modern, curved bowl, roaring fans, and state-of-the-art leisure and entertainment complex at Patriot Place. Head out for a game and keep an eye out for performers dressed as revolutionaries firing cannons to celebrate every home team touchdown.