15 Most Expensive Stadiums in the World

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While rich athletes prefer to binge on luxury houses, billionaires prefer to splurge on stadiums. Some of the world’s costliest and fanciest pieces of architecture are sports stadiums. With advancing technologies and engineering, these stadiums have become costlier. Let us look into the 15 most expensive stadiums in the world.

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SoFi Stadium

Located in Inglewood, California USA, the SoFi Stadium is the world’s most expensive stadium with a cost of 5.5 billion dollars. You will find a performance theater, known as the YouTube Theater, with a seating capacity of 6000, in the stadium, apart from a total of 70,240 seating capacity.

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Allegiant Stadium

Opened in the year 2020, with a cost of 1.9 billion dollars, the Allegiant Stadium of Paradise, Nevada, USA, is known as The Death Star. The stadium holds 10 levels with the exterior in the famous silver and black colors of the Raiders. The unique feature of this stadium is the 85-foot-tall torch with a flame as a tribute to the late owner Al Davis.

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MetLife Stadium

The MetLife Stadium of East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA was opened in the year 2010. The stadium is home to the Giants as well as the Jets like its predecessor, Giants Stadium. The cost of the stadium lies at 1.7 billion dollars. Since it holds two NFL tenants, the NFL shield is painted at midfield for the ease of changeover.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

With a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2017 and was host to the 2018 CFP National Championship, and 2019 Super Bowl 53, and would have been a host to the 2020 Final Four if the pandemic had not occurred. The stainless steel falcon outside the gates of this stadium is one of its significant features.

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Wembley Stadium

Located in the same place as the original Wembley Stadium of 1923, this Wembley Stadium is famous as the premier soccer venue in the world. The Wembley Stadium is the largest in the United Kingdom and costs 1.5 billion dollars. It is a host to all the major English soccer events which includes the FA Cup Final and Community Shield.

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Yankee Stadium

With a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, the Yankee Stadium is located in New York, USA. The first Yankee Stadium opened in 1923 which was demolished and followed by the recent Yankee Stadium in the year 2009. Even though the seating capacity was lowered by 6000, the comfortability was increased.

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AT&T Stadium

The AT&T Stadium was formerly known as Cowboys Stadium. With a cost of 1.48 billion dollars, the stadium is located in Arlington, Texas, USA, and was opened in the year 2009. The 2010 NBA All-Star Game was hosted here with a crowd of 108,713, making its place in the Guinness World Record as the highest-attended basketball game.

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium features the world’s first ever dividing retractable field. The stadium is situated in Tottenham, London, England, and was opened in the year 2019. With a construction cost of 1.33 billion dollars and 1.52 billion dollars in inflation-adjusted cost, this stadium has a seating capacity of 62,850.

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Singapore National Stadium

The Singapore National Stadium has the largest dome in the world with a cost of 1.31 billion dollars. The retractable roof of this stadium takes an average of 25 minutes to completely open or close. This roof is made of insulated metal to reflect sunlight. The roof can be doubled up as a giant projector screen at night, both inside and out.

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Levi’s Stadium

Located in Santa Clara, California, USA, Levi’s Stadium was opened in the year 2014 and has a seating capacity of 68,500. The stadium has an app specifically designed for its home games. It is also eco-conscious and has a rooftop farm of 13,000 square feet. The cost of this stadium is 1.3 billion dollars.

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Optus Stadium

The Optus Stadium, located in Burswood, Western Australia, is also known by the name Perth Stadium. This stadium is a multipurpose venue hosting around three sports regularly. It holds great amenities like over 1000 TV screens inside of the venue. The Cost of this stadium is 1.2 billion dollars.

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Olympic Stadium (Montreal)

The Olympic Stadium of Montreal, Canada is a multi-purpose stadium with a cost of 1.1 billion dollars. The stadium has the largest seating capacity in Canada. It was built in the 1970s to serve as the primary venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. After the Olympics, the installation of the artificial turf was done.

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U.S. Bank Stadium

All the NFL stadiums that opened between the years 2003 and 2014 had either retractable roofs or no roofs. The U.S. Bank Stadium, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, broke the chain and opened with a fixed roof to avoid the Minneapolis winters. The stadium cost 1.1 billion dollars.

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Globe Life Field

The Globe Life Field, located in Arlington, Texas, USA, was built with an upgraded retractable roof across the street from its original place. The cost of this stadium is 1.1 billion dollars. The stadium opened in 2020 but being pandemic-affected, the venue enjoyed a full house only in its second year.

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Citi Field

The Citi Field is a baseball stadium located in the heart of Queens, New York City, United States, with a cost of 0.9 billion dollars. This stadium was built as a replacement for the Shea Stadium which opened in 1964. The Citi Field was built by the company Populous.


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