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The Top 10 Stadiums in the United States

 

sedan service LAThroughout the country are some pretty impressive stadiums. These structures are used for not only major sporting events associated with football, basketball, soccer, and others, but also a number of other events, including concerts. With new designs and state-of-the-art technology, the stadiums mentioned are considered to be among the best.

New and Redesigned Stadiums

The following stadiums are aesthetically pleasing, innovative, easy to navigate, and designed to ensure a positive experience.

  1. MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey) – Named after MetLife Insurance Company, this 2.1 million-square-foot, 40-acre stadium is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. The stadium is great for sports and music concerts. In fact, big names, including Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, have played at the 82,500-capacity stadium. 

  1. Staples Center (Los Angeles, California) – This is another impressive stadium in the U.S. designed to hold between 13,500 and 20,000 people. In addition to being the stadium where the LA Lakers play, concerts for artists like Jay Z, Taylor Swift, Prince, U2, and Paul McCartney take place.

  1. Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia) – In 1999, this $213 million stadium was opened by Ted Turner, billionaire and owner of the Hawks. After completion, high-end restaurants, shopping areas, and revitalized parks cropped up in the area. Although the stadium was sold by Turner after just five years of ownership, the 17,700-capacity stadium is great for concerts with headliners like Prince, U2, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Martin, and Elton John, among others.

  1. Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tennessee) – Due to its location, design, and a 20,000-person capacity, this stadium is capable of pulling in some really big names. For example, the Country Music Association Awards will be held at the stadium again this year, and top stars like Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, and Black Keys often perform there. 

  1. KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Kentucky) – The name and design of this stadium is unique. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) paid $13.5 million for naming rights as part of this $238 million stadium where sports teams from the University of Louisville play. The stadium holds 17,500 people and includes a glass facade, art installations, and a wavy interior that creates a modern appeal. Concerts by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, and others also take place at the stadium.

  1. Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York) – Seating 19,000 people, the Barclays Center cost $1 billion to complete. This multipurpose outdoor arena has enough appeal to secure top music artists like Leonard Cohen, Phoenix, Paul McCartney, the Stones, and Rihanna. 

  1. Yankee Stadium (New York, New York) – Everyone has heard of Yankee Stadium, and for good reason. In addition to being home to the New York Yankees, the stadium will be used by a Major League Soccer expansion team until construction on its own stadium is complete. This stadium accommodates up to 52,000 people, perfect for Paul McCartney, Madonna, Roger Waters, Justin Timberlake, and Jay Z performances. 

  1. Madison Square Garden (New York, New York) – Opened in 1968 and capable of holding 20,000 people, Madison Square Garden is a unique venue. This stadium is used primarily for concerts that include headliners like Metallica, Billy Joel, James Brown, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and others. 

  1. Fenway Park (Boston, Massachusetts) – Fenway Park first opened in 1912. Today, it holds the title for being the oldest ballpark used in the MLB. This stadium is the home of the Boston Red Sox, but with a 37,673-person capacity, it is also ideal for concerts. Over the years, artists like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, the Police, the Stones, Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen have graced the stage. 

  1. Wrigley Field (Chicago, Illinois) – Home to the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field is a highly respected stadium capable of holding 41,000 people. The stadium first opened in 1914, and since then it has served baseball well. However, the stadium is also used for major concerts given by Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, the Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel.

Posted on Jul 15 2015

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