Sports stadiums have become more than just a simple place to drink beer and watch a game. Fans expect an experience at a game that is impossible to replicate at home or a bar. Getting fresh air just isn’t enough for the modern fan.
Because of the increasing demand to make the stadium experience special, the price tag for stadiums has skyrocketed.
No longer just giant bowls with seats and a field, sports stadium are now state of the art. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California prides itself on being the most high-tech stadium ever built. It doesn’t hurt that it’s located in Silicon Valley.
AT&T Stadium in Texas boasts that is has ownership of the world’s largest high-definition video display. It hangs from the roof of the dome and has been known to block a punt or two in its short lifespan.
Below you will find a list of the 15 most expensive stadiums built in the United States. The list also included the projected cost of stadiums currently being built.
15. Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia Eagles 2003, $650 million
The home of the Philadelphia Eagles since 2003, Lincoln Financial Field comes in at 15 on the list with a modest $650 million price tag. That may not seem modest to the average fan, but once the rest of the venues on this list are revealed, the truth of the matter becomes all too clear.
14. Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis Colts 2008, $735 million
Perfect for the Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium has been a great addition to the city since opening in 2008. Currently home to the NFL’s Draft Combine, the impressive palace is only the tip of the iceberg of how much stadiums would come to cost in the coming years.