NFL Rankings: The 10 Worst Stadiums in the NFL Today

Frank Fittipaldi@@Frank_FittiCorrespondent IIDecember 21, 2010

Time For a New Home: The 10 Worst Stadiums In The NFL Today

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on Decemb
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    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

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    MIAMI - AUGUST 27:  The Miami Dolphins huddle up against the Atlanta Falcons during preseason action at Sun Life Stadium on August 27, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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    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

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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Jay Culter #6 of the Chicago Bears drops back to pass as the Bears take on the New England Patriots at Soldier Field on December 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Gett
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    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

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Back Judge Scott Helverson #93 watches an extra point attempt by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty
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    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

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 03: A general view  of the Buffalo Bills playing the Indianapolis Colts in the snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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    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

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates following the game against the Oakland Raiders at EverBank Field on December 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    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

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    ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11:  Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons waits to enter the field during player introductions before facing the Baltimore Ravens at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    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

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    OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Jacoby Ford #12 of the Oakland Raiders is congratulated by fans after he scored a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty I
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    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

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    ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 17: Chris Long #72 of the St. Louis Rams sacks Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers at the Edward Jones Dome on October 17, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Rams beat the Chargers 20-17.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    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

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    SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 12:    Nate Clements #22 of the San Francisco 49ers intercepts a ball in the endzone against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on December 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/G
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    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

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on Decemb
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    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.