Time For a New Home: The 10 Worst Stadiums In The NFL Today
Having a good stadium can be a key to success for an NFL franchise.
If your stadium is not appealing, fans will not want to travel to see their team play.
There have been some awful stadiums in the National Football League in past years and some of them are still standing today.
Here are the top 10 worst stadiums in the NFL today.
Sources: Fox Sports
Miami Dolphins: Sun Life Stadium
Sun Life Stadium might need some new life after hosting the Super Bowl this past February.
The NFL wants some serious renovations after the Super Bowl was held here.
After having several names to this stadium, it is finally time for the Dolphins to move elsewhere and pick a name for where they play, and stick with it.
Chicago Bears: Soldier Field
Many may disagree with this, but the stadium itself is not the issue, it is the field.
The conditions of the grass on Soldier Field are horrible and something must be done immediately.
Granted, the Bears do have one of the biggest fan bases, but the fans are not the ones playing out on the field, the players are.
The players need better conditions when traveling to Soldier Field.
Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium
There are many issues going on with Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals have a clause that will allow an early exit from their current lease unless any upgrades and renovations are made at Paul Brown stadium.
Fox Sports states that Paul Brown Stadium strains the local budget, but owner Mike Brown might not want to move the Bengals.
Regardless, the Bengals can use a new home.
Buffalo Bills: Ralph Wilson Stadium
The Bills are one of the largest in seating capacity in the NFL but also rank amongst the smallest in overall square feet.
The Bills do not contain many luxury box seats as other teams in the NFL do, and it is unlikely that will happen under 91-year old owner Ralph Wilson.
It may be time to move for the Bills.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
The stadium is not the issue for the Jaguars, it is getting people to come to the games.
It is difficult for the NFL to have a team that only attracts about 40,000 people to their games.
The problem is there is a college team that the people take interest to.
Moving the Jaguars may help them get fill their seats.
Atlanta Falcons: Georgia Dome
Atlanta Falcons' owner Arthur Blank is pushing for a new facility for the Falcons to play in.
The new facility would include public and private financing and may take up to seven years to complete. This can be a smart plan because the Falcons' stadium lease expires in the year 2020.
With the young talent on this team, a new stadium may help their cause.
Oakland Raiders: Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
This 33-year old stadium has to go.
The Raiders fan base is popular because of their unique fans, but the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum is not a great place to play.
The Raiders also have to share their field with the Oakland Athletics for a good portion of the season.
Something has to be done.
St. Louis Rams: Edward Jones Dome
The Rams are one of the teams in need of a new home despite the stadium being just 15 years old.
The Rams' lease states that their stadium must rank in the top eight in NFL stadiums in quality by 2015.
If not, than the Rams will be allowed to move somewhere else.
This is disappointing to a stadium that is just 15 years old.
San Francisco 49ers: Candlestick Park
A Super Bowl will not be held on the West Coast until a new stadium is built, and that includes the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.
A public vote has been taken for a stadium to be built in Santa Clara so the Niners are definitely one step ahead of the Chargers and Raiders.
It is also possible that the 49ers and Raiders can end up sharing a stadium.
Minnesota Vikings: Metrodome
The Minnesota Vikings are in desperate need of a new stadium.
It is not only because the stadium is in bad shape, but the safety of the fans must be taken into account.
After the roof collapsing during this 2010 NFL season, it is clear that serious renovations need to be made, or the Vikings must pack it up and find a new home.