The lockout is over. The preseason is over. After months of fevered anticipation, NFL fans will head to their stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams in the regular season.
When it comes to the in-person fan experience, some stadiums have gone the extra mile to appeal to their fanbases. Others have not.
One question looms large over a list ranking the top fan stadium experiences: What determines a good stadium experience in the first place?
Fancy scoreboards? Good sight lines to the field? Tradition? Delicious food?
In all honesty, there isn't one complete answer to determine this. Thus, for ranking this slideshow, the ordering will be determined based on a collection of rankings on different parts of a fan's experience
In addition to two breakdowns of overall stadium enjoyment, this list relied on ranking breakdowns based on stadium food, atmosphere and ticket prices. Rounding this list out is a ranking of NFL tailgate experiences done by fellow featured columnist Matt Stein.
Here are the rankings for the top fan stadium experiences in the NFL.