These days, NFL Fans demand more from their teams that just winning seasons – they demand an ultimate fan experience every time they visit a stadium. So just what stadiums offer the best fan experience? Here is our list of the top three NFL stadiums to catch a great game and have an amazing time.
Despite opening in 1957, the home of the Green Bay Packers is still one of the best overall fan experiences in the entire National Football League. The fans are loyal, the players are accessible, and the residents of Green Bay, WI are actually the shareholders of the team. If you are looking for the ultimate fan experience look no further than Lambeau Field. The stadium underwent a massive renovation in 2003 giving it an old-time feel with modern amenities. Season tickets for Green Bay Packers’ games have been sold out since 1960 and even if you applied for tickets now, you’d be on a waiting list behind nearly 81,000 other Packers’ fans. If you ever have the chance to visit this truly outstanding stadium, you must – Packers fan or not.
University of Phoenix Stadium
This state of the art football stadium opened in 2006 and is home of the Arizona Cardinals. Although game time temperatures for home games can reach the triple digits well into October, the retractable roof stadium stays well air-conditioned. When not in use, the playing field is rolled out into the parking lot on what can only be described as a giant cookie sheet where it can receive sun, water and maintenance. University of Phoenix Stadium makes our list, thanks to it’s innovative design, state of the art amenities and the fact that there isn’t a bad seat in the house (it is one of a handful of stadiums that does not contain an obstructed view seat).
Lucas Oil Stadium
Even though the Colts are having a year to forget, Lucas Oil Stadium makes our list as home of Super Bowl XLVI and the newest NFL stadium as of 2011. The outside architecture showcases the classic Fieldhouse look, which is present in just about every major sports venue in downtown Indianapolis. Despite the down year for the team, Colts fans are as loyal and loud as any in the league – and they know how to control their emotions as well. When the defense is on the field, Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the loudest arenas in the league, but when the offense has the ball, you might think you’re at a wake.
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