The National Football League, most commonly known as the NFL is a multi-billion dollar industry. The key players receive high compensation for their efforts, but the multiple millions paid out to them is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of revenue that the NFL teams and their respective stadiums bring in per year. Most football fans know how expensive it can be to watch a live game in person at the stadium. You must not only pay for the tickets, but in addition, there is the cost of parking, food and beverages while you’re enjoying the game. Below, you will find a list of the top ten most expensive NFL stadiums in the United States today, from the tenth ranked to the number one for costing you more to attend.
10. Lincoln Financial Field – $268
If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan then you are probably aware that a day at the game is going to be expensive. You can plan on paying an average of $98.69 for each ticket. Parking is going to cost you around $35, but this isn’t the extent of the damages yet. Once you’re inside, if you get hungry, vendors sell hot dogs for $5 each. In order to slake your thirst, you’re going to pay $4.50 if you’d like to purchase a soda. If you’re a beer drinker, then you’ll have to pay $8.50 a beer. It costs $268 for one person to go to a game, and this is a minimum.
9. MetLife Stadium to watch the New York Jets – $274.08
New York Jets fans feel the pinch when they pay an average of $110.54 per ticket to see the game in person. The cost of a hot dog is also high at $6 each, but they do get a break on parking which averages around $25 per vehicle. A beer is $5 and a soda is just $3.
8. Sports Authority Field – $290.50
The home of the Denver Broncos is the Sports Authority Field and the average cost per ticket to watch the Broncs play is $114. Parking is going to cost you $30. While you’re enjoying the game, if you want a beer it’ll cost $6.75 each, soda is 4.50 apiece and you’ll pay $5 per hot dog.
7. M&T Bank Stadium – $303.22
Tickets to see the Baltimore Ravens play at M& T Bank Stadium cost an average of $112.11 each. You’re going to have to pay $40 to park. While you’re in the stadium, the cost of a hot dog isn’t bad at just $3 each but they really slam you on the beverages. A soda costs a whopping $8 each and the price of a beer is even higher at $8.50 each.
6. New York Giants at MetLife Stadium – $304.80
If you thought going to a New York Jets game was expensive, just try going to see the Giants play. It’s going to cost an average of $123.40 per ticket. You’ll pay $30 for parking, $6 bucks a hot dog, $3 for a soda and $5 for a beer. While the cost of food and beverages remains the same regardless of which team you’re watching, we noticed that the average ticket price for game admission and parking costs are higher for the Giants than for the Jets.
5. Levi’s Stadium – $331
Going to a San Francisco 49er’s game at Levi’s Stadium is going to cost an average of $331. Plan on around $117 average per ticket, and a high parking cost of around $60 if you drive your own vehicle to the stadium. The cost of soda is fairly reasonable compared to others at just $4 each, with hot dogs costing $4.50 apiece, but beer is ridiculously high at $10 each, so if you’re a big time beer drinker, the cost can go up even higher.
4. Gillette Stadium – $331.96
The cost of a ticket to see the New England Patriots play a home game averages $130.73 each. Parking costs around $40 per vehicle. At least the hot dogs are reasonably priced at $3.75 each, and the soda’s aren’t too bad in comparison with some others at just $4 each. If you’re a beer drinker, budget in $another $7.50 apiece.
3. AT&T Stadium – $333.40
If you want to go watch the Dallas Cowboys play a home game at AT&T Stadium, the average price per ticket is $110.20. The parking is going to be expensive if you take your own rig, at $75 per vehicle, so it pays to carpool and split the expense. Hot dogs are $5.50 each, sodas are sold at $5 each and the cost of a beer is $8.50 per cup.
2. FedEx Field – $336.54
Tickets to see the Washington Redskins play their home games at FedEx Field are an average of $119.52. Plan on paying a $57.50 fee to park your vehicle. The second most expensive stadium in the United States chcarges $6 per hot dog, $5 for each soda and $9 per beer.
1. Soldier Field – $351.30
Chicago Bears fans are the ultimate patriots paying the most to see their favorite NFL team play a home game. The average ticket price is $131.90 with parking costs around $49. A hot dog sells for $5, with each soda matched at $5 and the price of a beer is $9.25.