Oakland Coliseum and the Top 10 Worst NFL Stadiums
Top 10 Worst NFL Stadiums
Okay, okay, this is a debate that could surely have some repercussions. Fans are passionate, not only about their teams, but also about where their teams play.
Bottom line is this, however -- some stadiums need upgrades because not all stadiums hold that old and historic aspect.
Some NFL organizations have made moves recently and others have plans to, but let's look at the overall scheme of things -- can anyone catch Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in terms of stadium upgrades? Probably not, but don't worry because stadium upgrades doesn't have much to do with winning division titles and Super Bowls and Jones is struggling in that department, unfortunately. Come on Tony Romo, throw more touchdowns, you have a massive television screen above you each game.
Let's not get sidetracked here, we are talking about the top ten worst NFL stadiums in the league, not Jones' strategic exercises.
Without further ado, let's take a look at them individually:
Follow Paul Seaver on Twitter: @PaulSeaverRS
No. 10- Raymond James Stadium: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They have a pirate ship and a cannon, but that's not making Raymond James Stadium any cooler. It's old news pretty much and the best part about playing in Tampa Bay might be the weather.
No. 9- Paul Brown Stadium: Cincinnati Bengals
I asked a non-Bengals fan who has visited Paul Brown Stadium what he thought. He said, "eh, it's not something you'd go back too." Okay, onto to the next one.
No. 8- Bank of America Stadium: Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers are beginning anew around Cam Newton, but his flare on the field exceeds the field and stadium itself. That's a problem.
No. 7- LP Field: Tennessee Titans
The Titans organization has bounced around over the past few decades, but they apparently seem settled in at LP Field. That's good and all, but this cheerleader might be one of the top attractions at a home game this season -- that includes the team itself.
No. 6- EverBank Field: Jacksonville Jaguars
A picture says 1000 words, right? Well, the above picture pretty much reiterates the fact that Jaguars struggle to put fans in the seats and in turn, the list of attractions for a home game doesn't do Jacksonville much justice. Maybe they should've made a play at Tim Tebow.
No. 5- FedEx Field: Washington Redskins
The field conditions were so bad at FedEx Field a year ago that the future of this Redskins' franchise tore his ACL. Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris need a proper field to play on.
No. 4- Ralph Wilson Stadium: Buffalo Bills
Okay, so back to that whole "a picture says 1000 words" theme -- come on Buffalo, really? A new quarterback is in town and his name his E.J. Manuel -- let's see if this stadium can become more of an attraction in the coming years.
No. 3- SunLife Stadium: Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have been playing at SunLife Stadium forever. Those palm trees look good, though and at least the weather is nice.
No. 2- O.co Coliseum: Oakland Raiders
Oh man, the Raiders. This organization continues to struggle and they still share a stadium with the Oakland Athletics. No wonder why these guys have bags over their heads.
No. 1- Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: Minnesota Vikings
You've probably seen the video of the dome roof collapsing last year after a monster snowstorm. It snows in Minnesota, why can't the Vikings have a stadium that's equipped for that? Oh, they have plans to build a new stadium? Great, but until its built and open, the Metrodome owns the top spot.