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The Top 10 NFL Stadiums of 2014

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The Top 10 NFL Stadiums of 2014

NFL: Top 10 Stadiums in 2014
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With the exceptions of O.co Stadium in Oakland, Calif. and Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., there really isn’t a bad stadium in NFL. When ranking the top 10 NFL Stadiums of 2014, I considered three factors: architecture, fans and aesthetics. Without further ado, here are the top 10 NFL Stadiums for 2014.

10. University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium: Arizona Cardinals
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10. University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium: Arizona Cardinals
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The home of the Arizona Cardinals was built in 2006 and holds just over 63,000 seats. It has won numerous awards for its architectural design and advanced technologies. The stadium hosts the annual Fiesta Bowl and has hosted Super Bowl XLII and the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. In 2015, the stadium will play host to the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX.

9. MetLife Stadium

Metlife Stadium: New York Giants New York Jets
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9. MetLife Stadium

Metlife Stadium: New York Giants New York Jets
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MetLife Stadium came with a price tag of close to $ 1.6 billion and opened in 2010. It is the home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets. Both teams have fanatical followings and this stadium has the largest seating capacity in the NFL at 82,566. This beauty is located in the Meadowlands and is only a train ride away from New York City.

8. Levi’s Stadium

Levi's Stadium: San Francisco 49ers
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8. Levi’s Stadium

Levi's Stadium: San Francisco 49ers
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The new home of the San Francisco 49ers is both stunning and environmentally friendly. It is the first stadium designed to feature solar power panels, a green roof and water conservation features. While it may not be located in the heart of San Francisco, this stadium makes up for it by being one of the best in the world.

7. Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Denver Broncos
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7. Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Denver Broncos
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The home of the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos is located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colo. and has views of the Rocky Mountains. On gamedays, the stadium looks like a sea of orange, and the Broncos own the longest sellout streak in professional sports. Over the last two years, the Broncos' organization has invested $ 30 million into renovations and improvements.

6. Heinz Field

Heinz Field: Pittsburgh Steelers
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6. Heinz Field

Heinz Field: Pittsburgh Steelers
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The home of the Pittsburgh Steelers sits right on the waters of the Allegheny River and has a great view of the Pittsburgh skyline. The Steelers have undoubtedly one of the biggest and most loyal fanbases in all of professional sports. The ocean of “Terrible Towels” can be intimidating for visiting fans and teams alike.

5. Soldier Field

Soldier Field: Chicago Bears
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5. Soldier Field

Soldier Field: Chicago Bears
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The home of the Chicago Bears is located in the heart of Chicago and next to Lake Michigan. It is host to the raucous Bears fanbase and offers a vintage feel without skimping on any of the amenities and technologies found in more modern stadiums.

4. Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium: Indianapolis Colts
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4. Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium: Indianapolis Colts
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The home of the Indianapolis Colts is at the very least one of the top three loudest stadiums in the league. It played host to Super Bowl XLVI and hosts the annual NFL Combine. It is architecturally gorgeous both inside and out. It’s located in the heart of Indianapolis and is sure to host another Super Bowl in the coming years.

3. Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field: Green Bay Packers
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3. Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field: Green Bay Packers
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If this list were based solely on history and nostalgia, Lambeau Field would without a doubt be ranked first. After undergoing renovations, Lambeau is now one of the most attractive stadiums in the country. Couple that with their unrivaled fans and gameday atmosphere and this is a stadium every football fan should go to see a game.

2. AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium: Dallas Cowboys
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2. AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium: Dallas Cowboys
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The home of the Dallas Cowboys is often referred to as “Jerry’s World.” The stadium seats 80,000 and with standing room can accommodate up to 105,000. The video board spans close to 60 yards and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for “World’s Largest HD Video Display.” This stadium exudes architectural brilliance and has everything a football fan could ever ask for.

1. CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field: Seattle Seahawks
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1. CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field: Seattle Seahawks
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Home of the Seattle Seahawks and their infamous “12th Man” fanbase, this magnificent stadium is not only incredibly loud, but also a set in a beautiful location and has a uniquely striking design. The defending Super Bowl champions have the best stadium in the league.