The halfway point of the season is coming just right around the corner and divisional contenders will begin trying to secure playoff spots in the final two months of play.
Home-field advantage in the playoffs takes on a different meaning, as a team might be dominant on their home soil in the regular season, but that often doesn’t transform their stadium into a hostile environment come January.
Teams understand how important obtaining home-field advantage is for them to win a Super Bowl championship. By playing on the road, your preparation time is cut into for traveling to the game’s site. Often, the visiting locker rooms aren’t quite as cozy as your own quarters. All of the inconveniences begin to add up and disrupt your normal routine for game week.
Let’s take a look at the five best stadiums that provide a distinct home-field advantage in the playoffs: