Out with the old and in with the new.
NFL stadiums are just getting bigger and bigger.
In 2009, the Dallas Cowboys moved into their new home at Cowboys Stadium which seats 80,000 fans and can increase that number to 111,000 with standing room ticket sales.
This season brings another large stadium which is opening and that is the New Meadowlands Stadium (pictured while under construction) and can hold 82,566.
It is the second largest stadium in the NFL behind the Redskins' Fed-Ex Field which houses 91,704.
In lieu of the New York Jets and Giants' moving to their new home in 2010, let's take a walk down memory lane and look at the 10 largest (and demolished sans one) NFL stadiums of the past.
Texas Stadium opened in 1971 and closed its doors in 2008.
Demolished in 2010, the stadium featured a unique and partially open roof right over the football field.
Artificial turf was the surface of choice and the stadium cost $35 million to build which was significantly cheaper than the $1.3 billion it cost to build Cowboys Stadium.
The Kingdome opened in 1976 and was demolished in 2000.
Since it was a dome, turf was used on the playing surface and the Kingdome was home to the Seahawks, Mariners, and Supersonics at different points of its life.
Cost was $67 million to build.
Opened in 1967, Tampa Stadium was shut down and demolished in 1998.
Since it was located on the Gulf coast of beautiful Florida, Bermuda grass was on the surface of the field.
Cost to build Tampa Stadium was $4.1 million, plus another $13 million was invested for renovations in 1983.
The Orange Bowl opened its doors in 1937 and was demolished in 2008.
Home to both the Dolphins and Hurricanes, the Orange Bowl had natural grass except from 1970-1975 when turf was tried and then replaced with grass once again.
Cost was $340,000 to build.
Mile High Stadium opened in 1948 and was demolished in 2001.
Grass was solely used for the playing surface.
When initially built, Mile High Stadium only housed a capacity of 51,706, but that was increased to 76,273 in 1986.
Cost to build Mile High was $500,000.
Opened in 1976, Giants Stadium was the home of both the Giants and Jets until 2009.
For the 2010 season, both teams have a new home at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Giants Stadium featured turf and cost $78 million to construct.
Opened in 1976, the Pontiac Silverdome was the home of the Lions until they moved to Ford Field in 2001.
Recently, sold and bought for a mere $550,000, the Silverdome was re-opened in 2010 for a monster truck rally.
Since it was a dome, the field was turf and the cost to build the Silverdome was $55.7 million.
Tulane Stadium opened in 1926 and was home to both the New Orleans Saints and Tulane Green Wave.
Demolished in 1975, the field was grass until 1971 when turf was installed for the final four years of the stadiums life.
Cost to build was $295,968
Opened in 1931, Cleveland Municipal Stadium was one of the first multi-purpose stadiums ever built to house both baseball and football.
Once the Cleveland Browns left for Baltimore, the stadium was demolished in 1996 and the city built a new football stadium in its place to get a bid for a new team.
Cleveland Browns Stadium now stands right where Cleveland Municipal Stadium once stood.
Cost to build Cleveland Municipal Stadium was $3 million.
John F. Kennedy Stadium (in the foreground of the picture) was the home of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1936-1939 and in 1941.
Opening its doors in 1926, the stadium was demolished in 1992.
The field surface was grass.