Cowboys Stadium. Photo by Scott Womack

Former Super Bowl Abodes

The vital stats of every stadium the NFL championship has ever called home.

Quick, how many different NFL stadiums have hosted a Super Bowl? 

If you said 18, well, you’d be wrong. But if you said 19, then you’re officially a Super Bowl junkie. Nineteen stadiums—that’s almost half of all the Super Bowls played. We’ll take a peek at each, but first, some other cool facts about Super Bowl stadiums: 

  • Ten stadiums have hosted just one Super Bowl  (Cowboys Stadium will be the 11th).
  • The Louisiana Superdome has hosted the most Super Bowls at six.
  • It has been 36 years since the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has been home to a Super Bowl—the longest break for any stadium.
  • No team has ever played the Super Bowl in its home stadium.
  • Just eight different states have hosted a Super Bowl.
  • Three Super Bowl stadiums have been demolished: Tulane Stadium in 1979, Tampa Stadium in 1999, and the Miami Orange Bowl in 2008.

Alltel Stadium

OPENED: 1995
CAPACITY: 84,000
FUN FACT: The stadium’s attendance record of 85,412 actually was set during the 2007 Gator Bowl between Florida State and Alabama. 
XXXIX: New England 24, Philadelphia 21

Dolphin Stadium/Joe Robbie Stadium/Pro Player Stadium

OPENED: 1987
CAPACITY: 76,500
FUN FACT: This stadium has been named and renamed seven times, and has also been called “Dolphin” Stadium and “Dolphins” Stadium.
XXIII: San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXIX: San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXXIII: Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XLI: Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XLIV: New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17

Ford Field

OPENED:  2002
CAPACITY: 65,000
FUN FACT: WrestleMania 23 set a Ford Field attendance record of 80,103 in 2007.
XL: Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10

Georgia Dome

OPENED:  1992
CAPACITY: 71,228
FUN FACT: In 2006, the Georgia Dome hosted two college bowl games and one NFL game within four days. 
XXVIII: Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXXIV: St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

OPENED: 1982
CAPACITY: 64,111
FUN FACT: The Metrodome is the only venue to host an MLB All-Star Game, a Super Bowl, an NCAA Final Four, and a World Series.
XXVI: Washington 37, Buffalo 24

Raymond James Stadium

OPENED: 1998
CAPACITY: 65,857
FUN FACT: The stadium features a 103-foot, 43–ton replica pirate ship.
XXXV: Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
XLIII: Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23

Reliant Stadium

OPENED: 2002
CAPACITY: 71,500
FUN FACT: The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a co-tenant of Reliant Stadium along with the Houston Texans.
XXXVIII: New England 32, Carolina 29

Rice Stadium

OPENED: 1950
CAPACITY: 47,000 (70,000 at time of Super Bowl VIII)
FUN FACT: On September 12, 1962, at Rice Stadium, President John F. Kennedy gave his speech challenging America to send a man
to the moon by the end of the decade.
VIII: Miami 24, Minnesota 7

Rose Bowl

OPENED: 1922
CAPACITY: 92,542
FUN FACT: Super Bowl XIV set an NFL postseason attendance record of 103,985. The Rose Bowl is the oldest Super Bowl venue. 
XI: Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
XIV: Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
XVII: Washington 27, Miami 17
XXI: N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XXVII: Dallas 52, Buffalo 17

Stanford Stadium

OPENED: 1921 (renovated, 2005)
CAPACITY: 50,000
FUN FACT: Stanford Stadium is one of two venues (the Rose Bowl is the other) to host a Super Bowl without previously being the home stadium for an NFL or AFL team.
XIX: San Francisco 38, Miami 16

Jack Murphy Stadium/Qualcomm Stadium

OPENED: 1967
CAPACITY: 71,294
FUN FACT: Qualcomm has been home to the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers, Holiday Bowl, and the Poinsettia Bowl.
XXII: Washington 42, Denver 10
XXXII: Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXVII: Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

Louisiana Superdome

OPENED: 1975
CAPACITY: 72,968
FUN FACT: The Superdome is the largest fixed domed structure in the world.
XII: Dallas 27, Denver 10
XV: Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XX: Chicago 46, New England 10
XXIV: San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXXI: Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXXVI: New England 20, St. Louis 17

Memorial Coliseum

OPENED: 1923
CAPACITY: 93,607
FUN FACT: The Coliseum is the only sports venue to host Olympic Games, Super Bowls, and a World Series. 
I: Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
VII: Miami 14, Washington 7

Orange Bowl

OPENED: 1937
CAPACITY: 74,476
FUN FACT: The Orange Bowl hosted three Super Bowls (II, III and V) within four years.
II: Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
III: New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7
V: Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
X: Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
XIII: Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31

Pontiac Silverdome

OPENED: 1975
CAPACITY: 80,311
FUN FACT: WrestleMania III set the largest indoor attendance record for a sporting event with 93,173 fans at the Silverdome in 1987.
XVI: San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21

Sun Devil Stadium

OPENED: 1958
CAPACITY: 70,000
FUN FACT: Sun Devil Stadium was featured in the 1996 film, Jerry Maguire, as character Rod Tidwell’s (a Cardinals receiver) home stadium.   
XXX: Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17

Tampa Stadium

OPENED: 1967
CAPACITY: 74,301
FUN FACT: The stadium’s original resident was the Tampa University Spartans football team, but the football program was disbanded in 1974. 
XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9
XXV: New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19

Tulane Stadium

OPENED: 1926
CAPACITY: 80,985
FUN FACT: Super Bowl IX (in 1975) was the last game from a professional sports league ever played at the stadium.
IV: Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
VI: Dallas 24, Miami 3
IX: Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6

University of Phoenix Stadium

OPENED: 2006
CAPACITY: 63,400
FUN FACT: In 2006, the University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights to the stadium, paying $154.5 million over 20 years.
XLII: N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14


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