NFL final regular season home attendance for 2012
NFL Attendance 2012
Top 10 home attendance in blue
|FedEx Field 85,000||Landover||Maryland||Washington Redskins||1997|
|MetLife Stadium 82,566||East Rutherford||New Jersey||New York Giants/Jets||2010|
|Cowboys Stadium 80,000||Arlington||Texas||Dallas Cowboys||2009|
|Arrowhead Stadium 76,416||Kansas City||Missouri||Kansas City Chiefs||1972/2010|
|Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125||Denver||Colorado||Denver Broncos||2001|
|Sun Life Stadium 75,540||Miami Gardens||Florida||Miami Dolphins||1987|
|Bank of America Stadium 73,778||Charlotte||North Carolina||Carolina Panthers||1996|
|Mercedes-Benz Superdome 73,208 (Expandable to 76,468)||New Orleans||Louisiana||New Orleans Saints||1975/2006|
|Cleveland Browns Stadium 73,200||Cleveland||Ohio||Cleveland Browns||1999|
|Lambeau Field 73,094||Green Bay||Wisconsin||Green Bay Packers||1957/2003|
|Ralph Wilson Stadium 73,079||Orchard Park||New York||Buffalo Bills||1973|
|Georgia Dome 71,228||Atlanta||Georgia||Atlanta Falcons||1992|
|Reliant Stadium 71,054||Houston||Texas||Houston Texans||2002|
|M&T Bank Stadium 71,008||Baltimore||Maryland||Baltimore Ravens||1998|
|Qualcomm Stadium 70,561||San Diego||California||San Diego Chargers||1967|
|Candlestick Park 69,732||San Francisco||California||San Francisco 49ers||1960|
|Lincoln Financial Field 69,144||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||Philadelphia Eagles||2003|
|LP Field 69,143||Nashville||Tennessee||Tennessee Titans||1999|
|Gillette Stadium 68,756||Foxborough||Massachusetts||New England Patriots||2002|
|EverBank Field 67,246 (Expandable to 76,867)||Jacksonville||Florida||Jacksonville Jaguars||1995|
|CenturyLink Field 67,000||Seattle||Washington||Seattle Seahawks||2002|
|Edward Jones Dome 66,000||St. Louis||Missouri||St. Louis Rams||1995|
|Raymond James Stadium 65,908||Tampa||Florida||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1998|
|Paul Brown Stadium 65,535||Cincinnati||Ohio||Cincinnati Bengals||2000|
|Heinz Field 65,050||Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh Steelers||2001|
|Ford Field 64,500||Detroit||Michigan||Detroit Lions||2002|
|Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,121||Minneapolis||Minnesota||Minnesota Vikings||1982|
|University of Phoenix Stadium 63,400||Glendale||Arizona||Arizona Cardinals||2006|
|O.co Coliseum 63,132||Oakland||California||Oakland Raiders||1966/1996|
|Lucas Oil Stadium 62,421||Indianapolis||Indiana||Indianapolis Colts||2008|
|Soldier Field 61,500||Chicago||Illinois||Chicago Bears||1924/2003|
New, proposed or renovation NFL stadiums
The city of Atlanta, state of Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and Atlanta Falcons have agreed to build a retractable-roof stadium, with a potential cost of around $1 billion, on the GWCCA campus in time for the 2017 NFL season. Officials are now weeding through a list of 10 architecture firms that have come forward to apply for the design job. The GWCC and the Falcons expect in March 2013 to be able to name the winner of the design job.
The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, which will own and operate the stadium, will choose a construction manager on February 1, 2013. The design of the stadium by architect HKS Sports & Entertainment will be unveiled in the spring 2013, with a groundbreaking slated for fall 2013. The new facility is expected to open in time for the Vikings season in 2016.
The San Francisco 49ers will be moving 37.5 miles south to the San Jose suburb of Santa Clara. Santa Clara, CA’s new NFL stadium had its ‘topping out’ ceremony commemorating the uppermost structural steel beam erected at the highest point on December 6, 2012.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the following on Jan. 3, 2013- Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers have played since 1967, may still make sense as their future home, according to Steve Cushman. Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ point person on convention center expansion, Cushman endorsed the present 166-acre site Thursday as a potential “real asset for the city” if it could be redeveloped with a stadium, housing and commercial buildings. Cushman spoke the day after he made similar remarks onKPBS-TV, when he endorsed U-T Publisher Douglas F. Manchester’s recent estimate that $200 million could be enough to fix the stadium’s many issues.
Chargers consultant Mark Fabiani, who has been advising the team on stadium issues, said in an email, “We remain open minded about all ideas, but there are no new developments on the ground at Qualcomm.”
The team has been searching for a decade to fix or replace Qualcomm, which it considers subpar when compared to other NFL stadiums.
The Associated Press reported on January 1, 2013- A top executive with the company proposing to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles says no NFL team has yet expressed serious interest in moving to Southern California.
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the NFL’s application period for teams wanting to move to Los Angeles opened Jan. 1 and closes on Feb. 15. AEG President Tim Leiweke says he hasn’t heard from any team that plans to apply. He says the impending sale of AEG, a $6 billion conglomerate of sports and entertainment enterprises, may be a concern. AEG can’t start construction on a new stadium until it secures a team. It also faces a competing stadium proposal in the City of Industry, and NFL interest in converting Dodgers Stadium to a football venue.
The Charlotte Observer reported on Oct. 25, 2012- Charlotte leaders got a tour of what the Carolina Panthers may be aiming for: The new $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium that houses the NFL’s Giants and Jets. The tour was organized by the Charlotte Chamber as part of its three-day inter-city visit to New York, and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made the trip to speak briefly to attendees. The City Council voted in closed session in September 2012 for city staff members to meet with the Panthers, Mayor Anthony Foxx and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to discuss his stadium upfit plans. The Panthers have hired the Kansas City-based architect-design firm Populous to conduct a long-range study of the team’s stadium.
WSOC 9 ABC Charlotte reported the following Nov. 9, 2012- There is talk of major upgrades for Bank of America stadium. The Carolina Panthers told Eyewitness News they’re still working on their plan for the future and hope to reveal it in a few months. Bank of America Stadium opened uptown in 1996, with more than half of the cost paid by fans who purchased seat licenses. No public money went into the construction of Bank of America Stadium, though state and local government contributed $60 million in land and site preparation.