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Power Ranking NFL Stadiums Entering 2013
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As they did for one game in 2010, the Minnesota Vikings will make TCF Bank Stadium their home in 2014 and 2015.

Is home-field advantage still a major factor in the National Football League?

That’s certainly debatable, considering the last three Super Bowl champions (Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens) have each won at least two road playoff games on their way to capturing the Lombardi Trophy.

But that’s not the focus here. We’re ranking the NFL’s 32 stadiums, but not necessarily based solely on appearance. After all, this isn’t Better Homes and Gardens. So we’re taking a different approach with an emphasis (fair or not) more on the game(s) itself. In other words, there’s probably a little more onus here on tradition than condition (although we are hardly ignoring the new stadiums and their modern conveniences).

Taken into account ranking-wise, were age, capacity, and history of the facility and the team’s years playing there. We’ll also feature the greatest game played in that respective building. Combine all of those factors and here’s a look where the league’s current 32 stadiums.

For the sake of continuity, we’re using the current name of all of these stadiums.

By the way, here’s a little heads up. When we speak of the facility’s greatest contest, it may not necessarily involve the home team. And in a few instances, it may not even include a winning effort by the host club.

Finally, special thanks to Stadiums of Pro Football for plugging a few holes.

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