With the Dallas Cowboys making headlines after giving AT&T the naming rights to their brand new stadium, Jerryworld (aka Cowboys Stadium), I decided to look into some of the football amphitheaters we will be seeing in the coming years:
Levi’s Stadium will be home to the San Francisco 49ers starting in 2014 and will also hold the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in February 2016. The 1.2 billion dollar project will hold 68,500 people and most importantly will be the home of college football’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Expect to also see a FIFA World Cup or two played at Levi’s Stadium because of its ability to expand seat to 75,000 fans, its grass turf, and its open roof.
New Falcons Stadium
Earlier this summer the city of Atlanta and the Falcons organization approved a plan for a new stadium that, according to the lead architect, will revolutionize stadium design:
Now this is a stadium I honestly can’t wait to see. Apparently it is going to have a 100-yard sports bar, vibrating seats, and a retractable roof (who doesn’t these days). This thing isn’t going to be the ole Georgia Dome anymore thats for sure . The metropolis is slated to open in 2017, but I really wonder what will come first: Falcons Super Bowl win or Falcons new stadium?
New Vikings Stadium
Holy shit. That video is something else. Might have to take a trip over to Minneapolis to see Adrian Peterson burn holes in the new turf. With Target Field (home of the Twins) and now this, Minnesota clearly has the edge in state-of-the-art stadiums that don’t suck.
The Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are both looking to upgrade their stadiums, but no real plans have developed yet. Then there is always the stadium in Los Angeles, but the funny thing about that is that there is no NFL team in Los Angeles. Look for a post on upcoming baseball stadiums in the near future.