Raymond James Stadium Named One of the Best NFL Stadiums
NFL stadiums are like holy shrines for football fans. These are the places where blood is spilled, plays are called, heroes are made, and history is written.
USA Today’s 10Best, a source for all things travel and entertainment, compiled a list of the top 10 NFL stadiums in the nation. They had a group of experts put forward the nominees, and then their editors narrowed it down to the final ones. From there, readers had their say and vote on the stadiums that offer the best game experiences in the United States.
Raymond James Stadium ranks in the Top 5
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay secured the number five spot on the list. The ranking emphasizes how Raymond James Stadium incorporates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ seafaring motif into its design, including a replica pirate ship in one end zone and the use of cannons to mark scoring moments. It also acknowledges the stadium’s thoughtfully planned layout, providing excellent viewing angles from every single section, and its convenient location, offering straightforward access to and from parking areas.
At the bottom of the rankings, you’ll come across SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which holds the title of being the most expensive NFL stadium globally, with a staggering price tag of $5.5 billion. The ranking particularly highlights its unique features, including the translucent canopy, well-designed concourses, comfortable seating, and diverse dining options.
Claiming the top spot on the list is Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington, known for its passionate fan base who are referred to as “The 12s.” The ranking emphasizes the exceptional stadium experience it offers. Inside, visitors can indulge in a variety of local craft beers, savor Starbucks and other locally sourced coffee, and enjoy delectable Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine.
Curious to see which other NFL stadiums made the cut? See the full top 10 list here.