The National Football League is the most exciting and energetic sport in the world. It offers a rush of excitement and energy to all those in attendance. The NFL is the most popular sport in America. It excels in every aspect, from player energy to their moves and everything else that can make the game more exciting to watch. The atmosphere at the stadium is the most exciting part of attending the event live. Many people enjoy watching the game from home.
For the best experience, you must visit the stadium once or twice in your lifetime. The crowd cheers louder every time their team plays. This makes the event even more special. The stadiums are a major part of the game. The stadium is a very important factor in the game. It’s not just about the location, but also the sound of the fans. This article contains a ranking of the 10 loudest NFL Stadiums.
Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots
This multi-purpose stadium is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It has a seating capacity 65,878, including 5,876 luxury suites and 5,876 club chairs. The NFL has broadcast primetime games at Gillette Stadium in 2002, 2004 and 2005. In 2015, 2017 and 2019, the Patriots debuted their championship banners.
On September 9, 2002 the stadium hosted its first NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots won 30-14. The stadium is always full of energy and enthusiasm from the fans, who are passionate about their team.
9- AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
The retractable roof stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. It was built for approximately $1.15 billion and has hosted some of its best matches. The stadium can seat up to 80,000 people, but it can also be expanded up to 100,000 if needed. It is the largest NFL stadium by seating capacity.
The stadium also boasts the 34th largest HD video screen in the world, which adds to its impressive features. AT&T Stadium is home to some of the loudest cheers ever heard by fans, not just for NFL and college football games but for all kinds of events. The stadium will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026, another major event.
8 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers
Heinz Field is also known as Acrisure Stadium and is located in Pennsylvania. It is the home to the Pittsburgh Steelers from the NFL, and the Pittsburgh Panthers (NCAA Football) in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This stadium was built in 2001 and has a capacity of 68.400. It is designed by HOK Sport and uses steel for its structural and external design. Heinz Field is not only a football stadium, but also a concert venue. In 2019, a Garth Brooks show attracted 75,000 attendees, which was the most attended show in Pittsburgh history.
7- US Bank Stadium, Minnesota Vikings
The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings team is based in this enclosed stadium, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is the first NFL stadium with a fixed roof since Ford Field, in Detroit. It was opened in 2002. The construction budget was around $1.06 billion. Super Bowl LII was held at the U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018. The NFL team Philadelphia Eagles won.
The Vikings owner originally planned an outdoor stadium layout. However, the retractable roof wasn’t suitable for freezing temperatures and was quite expensive. The owner of the Vikings decided on a translucent lightweight roof with glazed entrances and giant pivoting door to maximize natural light. This stadium has a capacity of up to 65,000.
6- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts)
Lucas Oil Stadium, also known as the Lucas Oil Stadium, is a multipurpose stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stadium was opened on 16 August 2008 and is the home to the NFL team Indianapolis Colts. Lucas Oil Corporation owns the naming rights to this huge stadium. The stadium, designed by HKS Inc., features a retractable rooftop and a retractable end window that allows the team to play outdoors or indoors. The stadium has a capacity of 67,000 seats and covers 1.8 million square foot. The stadium is filled with loud fans who make a noise that sounds like thunder. This creates a thrilling atmosphere for all attendees.
5- State Farm Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)
The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals team is based in this multi-purpose stadium located west of Phoenix in Glendale. The stadium was opened in 2006 as Cardinals Stadium and has hosted numerous championships, from college football playoffs up to Super Bowl championships for the NFL. It has been named one of the top 10 sports stadiums in the world, due to its retractable roof and natural grass field. The stadium has a capacity of 63.400 seats, which can be increased to 72.200. It also contains 88 luxury lofts, or luxury suites. It also holds the record for loudest stadium in the world with a decibel level of 130.
4- Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)
The outdoor athletic stadium is located in Green Bay. It was inaugurated in 1957. The Green Bay Packers are based there. The stadium seats 81,441, which makes it the oldest and fifth largest stadium in the NFL. This is the largest stadium in Wisconsin, and it has hosted many historic matches throughout the years.
3- Mercedes Benz Superdome (New Orleans Saints)
The dome stadium of the New Orleans Saints makes its debut in our list of the loudest NFL venues. The devoted fans were determined in 2014 to beat the record of the Seattle Seahawks for loudest stadium set in 2013. It seemed possible that this feat could be achieved with a 74,000-seat capacity. It was also a plus that the enclosed stadium design focused on noise levels. The record was 126 decibels despite their best efforts. This achievement is commendable despite the unique design of the stadium.
2- Century Link Field, Seattle Seahawks
Century Link Field is also known as Lumen Field and is located in Seattle, Washington. It is home to many sports teams including the Seattle Seahawks from the NFL, Seattle Sea Dragons from the XFL and Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC, along with the OL Reign and the National Women’s Soccer League. Seating capacity is 68,740 and can be increased to 72,000. The stadium was built between 2000 and 2002. Century Link Field is the Guinness World Record holder for loudest outdoor stadium crowd roar, measuring 136.6 decibels both in 2013 and 2014. The impressive stadium is set to host matches from multiple leagues, including the FIFA World Cup 2026.
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs play in this massive stadium, located in Kansas City. It is the sixth largest NFL stadium in the World. The stadium has been chosen to host matches at the FIFA World Cup in 2026. The stadium holds the record as the loudest stadium with a decibel count of 142.2. The stadium is the 27th biggest in the United States. In 2010, the stadium underwent an extensive renovation that cost $375,000,000. Construction of this massive structure began in 1968, and was completed by 1972.