NFL Stadium Capacity: Which Teams Have the Biggest and Smallest Stadiums?

What is the capacity of each of the 30 NFL stadiums, and which are the smallest and the biggest when it comes to official numbers?

The NFL stadium capacity varies widely across the 30 venues currently in use around the league. With a difference of more than 20,000 in the capacity of the largest and smallest NFL stadiums, let’s take a look at where each of the 30 venues ranks based on the most recent official reports.

NFL Stadium Capacities for All 30 Stadiums

The biggest NFL stadium currently in operation is more than 30% larger than the smallest stadium. However, that does not give the full picture. Many stadiums have a larger potential capacity than listed.

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For example, AT&T stadium is listed at 80,000, but according to ESPN, it had an official attendance of 93,465 in 2022. That is because, with standing room accounted for, the stadium can hold up to 100,000.

Which Team Has the Biggest NFL Stadium?

Officially, the NFL stadium with the highest capacity is MetLife Stadium at 82,500, which is the home of both the New York Jets and New York Giants. The stadium opened in 2010, and the record attendance for a football game is 82,529 for Super Bowl XLVIII.

In 2022, the Jets’ average attendance was 78,009, with the Giants sitting just below them at 76,474. These numbers were more than 15,000 lower than AT&T Stadium, even though the official attendance of MetLife is listed as higher than the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium.

Where Do the Remaining NFL Stadiums Rank in Terms of Capacity?

2. Lambeau Field | 81,441
Green Bay Packers
Opened: 1957

3. AT&T Stadium | 80,000
Dallas Cowboys
Opened: 2009

4. Arrowhead Stadium | 76,416
Kansas City Chiefs
Opened: 1972

5. Empower Field at Mile High | 76,125
Denver Broncos
Opened: 2001

6. Bank of America Stadium | 74,867
Carolina Panthers
Opened: 1996

7. Caesars Superdome | 73,208
New Orleans Saints
Opened: 1975

8. NRG Stadium | 72,220
Houston Texans
Opened: 2002

9. Highmark Stadium | 71,608
Buffalo Bills
Opened: 1973

10. Mercedes-Benz Stadium | 71,000
Atlanta Falcons
Opened: 2017

11. M&T Bank Stadium | 70,745
Baltimore Ravens
Opened: 1998

12. SoFi Stadium | 70,240
Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers
Opened: 2020

13. Ford Field | 70,000
Detroit Lions
Opened: 2002

14. Lincoln Financial Field | 69,796
Philadelphia Eagles
Opened: 2003

15. Raymond James Stadium | 69,218
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opened: 1998

16. Nissan Stadium | 69,143
Tennessee Titans
Opened: 1999

17. Lumen Field | 68,740
Seattle Seahawks
Opened: 2002

18. Levi’s Stadium | 68,500
San Francisco 49ers
Opened: 2014

19. Acrisure Field | 68,400
Pittsburgh Steelers
Opened: 2001

20. FirstEnergy Stadium | 67,431
Cleveland Browns
Opened: 1999

21. TIAA Bank Field | 67,164
Jacksonville Jaguars
Opened: 1995

22. Gillette Stadium | 66,878
New England Patriots
Opened: 2002

23. U.S. Bank Stadium | 66,860
Minnesota Vikings
Opened: 2016

24. Paycor Stadium | 65,515
Cincinnati Bengals
Opened: 2000

25. Allegiant Stadium | 65,000
Las Vegas Raiders
Opened: 2020

26. Hard Rock Stadium | 64,767
Miami Dolphins
Opened: 1987

27. Soldier Field | 63,500
Chicago Bears
Opened: 1924

28. State Farm Stadium | 63,400
Arizona Cardinals
Opened: 2006

29. Lucas Oil Stadium | 63,000
Indianapolis Colts
Opened: 2008

Which Team Has the Smallest Stadium?

The NFL stadium with the lowest capacity is FedEx Field at 62,000. Ahead of the 2022 season, the stadium saw a reduction of just over 5,000 seats. Until 2010, FedEx Field actually led the NFL in terms of capacity with 91,704 seats.

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That has now reduced by nearly a third to its current capacity. In 2022, the Washington Commanders ranked at the bottom of the list for average attendance at 58,106.

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