With the debut of SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles last week and Allegiant Stadium’s in Las Vegas coming this Sunday, ESPN has decided to ranked all 28 NFL stadiums from worst to first.
Atmosphere, features, traditions, tailgating, location, cost and history were the considering factors used to compile the rankings.
Even though they may not be able to be in the building this year, Pittsburgh Steeler fans will find solace in Heinz Field being ranked the fourth-best Stadium in the league.
The waving of Terrible Towel and playing of Styx’s “Renegade” earned Heinz Field significant points in the traditions category. It’s location on the North Shore also garnered praise, with its proximity to Downtown, bars and restaurants. Heinz also received a top-five ranking for its tailgating experience.
While the Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in league history, Heinz Field is only 19-years-old. As a result, it lost points in the history category.
Heinz Field may be young, but Steelers fans might disagree that it is devoid of history, having seen their team win three conference championships and nine division titles at the venue.
Some of the other criticisms it received are all to familiar to fans, such as expensiveness of tickets and concessions, parking issues and the challenging commute to and from the stadium on game day.
Lambeau Field earned the top spot for its history and the Lambeau Leap celebration. FedEx Field was ranked as the worst stadium in the league. Specifically, the home of the Washington Football team was ripped for its lack of history, absent character and poor location.