If the Tennessee Titans build a new stadium, a Super Bowl party could follow
Whether the city and the team agree to build again or even just renovate the Nissan stadium will be expensive. And it will also be in line with several other NFL franchises over the past decade.
Either way, new construction comes with big events, including the Super Bowl.
Here’s a look at the recent history of renovations and construction of new stadiums in the NFL, as well as additional insight into other teams weighing options for a new place to play.
New NFL Stadiums
Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco 49ers (2014)
Location: Santa Clara, California
Building cost: At least $1.2 billion (according to stadium website and multiple reports).
Where the funding comes from: $114 million in public funding from the City of Santa Clara; rest of the private funding, according to the Buffalo News.
Stadium features, amenities: Party decks at level 200; more than 150 luxury suites; extra-large halls; a team museum.
Major events since the opening of the stadium: 2016 Super Bowl, WrestleMania 31, 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, 2015 NHL Stadium Series, multiple 2016 Copa America games
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US Bank Stadium, Minnesota Vikings (2016)
Location: Downtown Minneapolis
Building cost: About $1.1 billion (according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune).
Where the funding comes from: $498 million in public funding — $348 million from the state and $150 million from the city of Minneapolis; the rest was private funding (according to the Buffalo News).
Stadium features, amenities: Ground level patio in Delta Sky360 Club; nine event spaces; eight club areas; three outdoor spaces and plazas.
Major events since the opening of the stadium: Super Bowl 2018, Final Four 2019, several summer X-Games.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons (2017)
Location: Downtown Atlanta, near the former site of the Georgia Dome
Building cost: About $1.8 billion (according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Where the funding comes from: $200 million in public funding through a stadium authority; the rest was private funding (according to the Buffalo News).
Stadium features, amenities: Where to start? Retractable roof; 360 degree video board above the playing surface; club area on the pitch along the two sidelines; “fan-first” pricing that has concession prices below the NFL average.
Major events since the opening of the stadium: 2019 Super Bowl, 2018 CFP National Championship; Final Four 2020 (scheduled, was canceled due to COVID-19); SEC Championship Game and Peach Bowl each year.
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas Raiders (2020)
Location: Downtown Las Vegas
Building cost: $1.99 billion (according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal).
Where the funding comes from: $750 million in public funding from Clark County, Nevada; the rest was private funding (according to the Buffalo News).
Stadium features, amenities: Two club areas at pitch level; retractable grass pitch; AL Davis Memorial Torch, looks like a robot vacuum cleaner.
Major events since the opening of the stadium: WWE SummerSlam 2021, CONCACAF Gold Cup Final 2021, Pac-12 Championship Game 2021, Pro Bowl 2022, Super Bowl 58 in 2024.
SoFi Stadium, LA Rams and LA Chargers (2020)
Location: Inglewood, California
Building cost: 5 billion dollars (according to the Los Angeles Time)
Where the funding comes from: All private, via Rams owner Stan Kroenke (according to the Buffalo News).
Stadium features, amenities: LED screen on the roof; 70,000 square foot 360 degree screen above the playing field; 260 luxury suites; suites on the ground in the end zone; outdoor contest.
Major events since the opening of the stadium: Super Bowl 56, 2023 CFP National Championship, WrestleMania 39 in 2023, 2028 Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus Olympic football and archery events
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Dolphins (2016)
Location: Gardens in Miami, Florida
Building cost: $755 million (according to a stadium statement).
Where the funding comes from: At least $500 million in private funding through Dolphins owner Stephen Ross (according to the South Florida Business Journal).
Stadium features, amenities: 7 club/suite seating areas; Canopy style open roof.
Major events since the renovation of the stadium: Super Bowl 54, 2021 CFP National Championship, annual Orange Bowl, title defense of Canelo Alvarez against Avni Yildirim in 2021; Formula 1 racing from 2022 around the stadium campus area.
Which NFL teams are currently making plans for a new stadium?
Current stage: Highmark Stadium (71608), located in Orchard Park, NY; The stadium opened in 1972 and was last renovated in the 2010s.
New stadium? Renderings of a potential new stadium show an outdoor facility. The team considered both a new stadium in Orchard Park and a new site in Buffalo. A city the size of Buffalo (and with the harsh winter weather at the start of the year) probably wouldn’t make it on the shortlist for events like the Final Four or the Super Bowl, even with an indoor facility.
Opening hours of the new stadium: The Bills’ current lease ends before the 2023 season, and the team has set summer 2023 as the deadline for a deal for a new stadium, according to a representative for the Pegula family, owners of the Bills, in September. The Bills would not sign a new lease until plans for the new stadium were finalized. The team also said the construction of the stadium would take at least five years.
Where does the funding come from? To be determined.
Current stage: Soldier Field (61,500), located in downtown Chicago; opened in 1924 and home of the Bears since 1971; Soldier Field was last extensively renovated in 2003.
New stadium? The team announced an agreement to purchase a horse racing track in Arlington Heights, Illinois, valued at $197.2 million. This location is about 33 miles northwest of Soldier Field. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said earlier this month that the city plans to offer the Bears a deal to stay at Soldier Field, according to ABC 7 in Chicago.
Opening hours of the new stadium: The Bears can break their Soldier Field lease for a cost as early as 2026. The lease ends in 2033.
Where does the funding come from? To be determined. The city used bonds for the $660 million renovation of Soldier Field in 2002, which have yet to be fully repaid through a hotel tax, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Current stage: FedExField (82,000), located in Summerfield, Maryland; built in 1996.
New stadium? Washington’s NFL team has four years left on its FedExField deal, and Fox’s DC affiliate reported that team officials recently spoke to Virginia state lawmakers about the possibility of building a stadium in northern Virginia, closer to team headquarters. But no plan has been publicly established.
Opening hours of the new stadium: Washington still has four years left on its lease for the current stadium, which is owned by Washington owner Daniel Snyder.
Where does the funding come from? TBD, though the team’s discussions with state lawmakers indicate some sort of public funding is on the table. Again, however, no stadium plans have been publicly announced.