NFL Teams That Desperately Need a New Stadium
The NFL is filled with some of the nicest sports venues in the nation, but there are a few teams that are sorely in need of an upgrade.
Nice stadiums are not essential to a team's success, but a wise investment can help a franchise increase its attractiveness and draw in a bigger crowd.
We'll also see that new stadiums for some teams might be essential for staying in their current city.
Here are five teams who need new stadiums.
San Diego Chargers
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The San Diego Chargers are becoming obsolete after a very good run in the mid-2000s, and their stadium is doing the same thing.
Qualcomm Stadium is done hosting the Super Bowl, and apparently a move towards a new stadium is already in the works.
The Chargers need to make a big change and start fresh, even with their stadium.
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The Buffalo Bills have finally started to become relevant again, and they need to start a new stadium project to complement their success.
Their current stadium is one of the more cramped venues in the NFL, and they'd be smart to build a venue that would be more fan-friendly. More luxury seating would be a good start.
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The Oakland Raiders are notorious for their "black hole" at home games, but if they built a new stadium, the black hole could be much more effective and more fun for fans.
The Raiders' stadium is 33 years old, and they share the stadium with their baseball counterparts, the Oakland Athletics, which means some games are played on a baseball field.
That's just not going to cut it for a team that has been down for several years anyway.
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The Minnesota Vikings have a ton of issues with the Metrodome.
A firsthand experience of the pedestrian traffic in the Metrodome gave an account of all the lines, the cramped passageways and the fear of not being able to exit quickly in the event of an emergency.
Oh, and then there was that little incident with the roof one winter's day.
Seriously, how do you not build a roof to withstand snow in Minnesota?
Yeah, Minnesota really needs a new stadium.
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Yeah, it's about time Jerry Jones built a new stadium.