NFL Stadiums

FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland

Maryland Proposes $400 Million Redevelopment Around Commanders Stadium

The state is offering to make a massive investment in revitalizing the neighborhood surrounding FedEx Field, but offering no direct incentives to the NFL team.

April 13, 2022 - The Washington Post

A football stadium, the home of the Buffalo Bills NFL team, is shown from the outside on a gloomy winter day.

Buffalo's New NFL Stadium Paid for by $850 Million in Public Funding

The total estimated cost of the NFL stadium planned for the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, south of Buffalo, New York, comes to $1.4 billion—including $850 million in public funding.

March 29, 2022 - The Buffalo News

NFL Stadiums

Stadiums, Space, and the City

Stadium footprints are enormous. It's time to get smarter about how they are used.

February 9, 2021 - Richard Dion

Rams and Chargers Stadium

New Football Stadium a Game Changer for Inglewood

The new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Charger is almost ready for prime time. The mayor's economic development dreams are on the line as much as any championship.

November 28, 2019 - The Daily Breeze

Washington D.C. Sports

D.C. Will Say Goodbye to RFK Stadium

It's last sporting tenant departed in 2017, and the District has large redevelopment plans for the site, but the decision to finally raze RFK Stadium has only recently been made official.

September 9, 2019 - The Washington Post

Atlanta NFL Stadium

Inside the $2 Billion Stadium Hosting the Super Bowl

The hot dogs cost $1,999,999,998 less than the stadium, and either $199,999,998 or $699,999,998 less than taxpayers invested in the stadium.

February 3, 2019 - CBS News

Atlanta NFL Stadium

Pedestrian Bridge Won't Be Open in Time for the Super Bowl as Promised

The pedestrian bridge connecting Mercedes-Benz Stadium to a nearby transit stop won't be open in time for the Super Bowl, despite the city allocating an additional $12 million in funding for exactly that goal.

February 3, 2019 - Curbed Atlanta

NFL Stadium People Mover

People Mover to Inglewood's New NFL Stadium Proposed

The forthcoming people move to LAX could have company nearby, with a proposal for a people mover to the new NFL stadium in Inglewood.

July 21, 2018 - Daily Breeze

Snowy Bus Stop

Transit to Star in the Super Bowl

Minneapolis officials are touting Super Bowl LII as "the most transit-reliant Super Bowl ever played."

February 4, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Minneapolis, Minnesota

U.S. Bank Stadium: Home to Super Bowl LII and a Death Trap for Migratory Birds

This isn't a joke about the Philadelphia Eagles. This story is about the deadly consequences of planning and architecture decisions.

February 4, 2018 - USA Today

Atlanta Bus Parody

Friday Funny: The Most Famous MARTA Bus Ever Was in the Right Place at the Right Time

Not everything went according to plan in a perfectly planned demolition even in Atlanta over the weekend.

November 24, 2017 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders Move Enabled by Largest Ever Public Subsidy

Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.

March 28, 2017 - The Mercury News

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego Mayor Supports New Football Stadium

San Diego mayor, Kevin Faulconer, calls for voters to support $1.8 billion new football stadium.

October 14, 2016 - Next City

Transit Line

11 Tickets Sold for the '49ers Express Train' to Levi's Stadium

Before last night's Monday Night Football game, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority reported that they'd only sold 11 season passes to the 49ers Express Train. To cover costs, the goal had been to sell 2,500.

September 13, 2016 - NBC Bay Area

Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis Spent $1.1 Million on Defunct Riverfront Stadium Plans in 2016

The gift of the NFL keeps on giving in St. Louis. What one writer calls a "sad saga" seems far from over.

September 2, 2016 - St. Louis

Qualcomm Stadium

AIA San Diego Op-Ed on Chargers' Stadium Ballot Initiative: 'Not So Fast'

The San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture believes the NFL Chargers’ downtown stadium proposal is full of risk and lost opportunities. AIA - SD opines the existing stadium site is superior both for the fan and the taxpayer.

June 1, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Metlife Stadium

Congress to Bail Out the Football Stadium Industry

There are only 30 NFL teams in the country—and many of those still have stadiums within the 15-year window of obsolescence for stadium facilities.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis Looks for Solutions to Stadium Debt in the NFL's Wake

The city, county, and state that the NFL's Rams once called home will continue to pay debt for the financing of the Edward Jones Dome. What other option to they have?

February 5, 2016 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Edward Jones Dome

With the Rams Departing—What Next for St. Louis?

The St. Louis Rams will become the Los Angeles Rams. What now becomes of the city of St. Louis?

January 15, 2016 - The New York Times

Qualcomm Stadium

3 NFL Teams File Walking Papers

Three teams will attempt to leave town. Resolution of the contentious political situations could be coming very soon.

January 5, 2016 - ESPN

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