Sun Life, Soldier, Reliant: What is in an NFL Stadium's Name?

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Other interesting NFL stadium facts include:

  • Largest regular capacity – FedEx Field (Redskins) – 91,704
  • Smallest regular capacity – Soldier Field (Bears) – 61,500
  • Newest Stadium - New Meadowlands Stadium (Jets and Giants) – 2010
  • Oldest Stadium – Soldier Field (Bears) – 1924 –  Although Bears didn’t play there until 1971.  They played at Wrigley Field prior to that.
  • 61% have grass fields; 39% are artificial.
  • Wembley in London England and Rogers Centre in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) are additional NFL-approved stadiums.  The Dolphins played the Giants at Wembley in first regular season outside North America and lost 13 – 10 in October 2007.
  • Many of the stadiums have Facebook Places (and other social networking location sites), and fans can check-in during games (search for your favorite team or use the location services on your phones or other smart devices).

So you can see, there is much consideration that goes into naming an NFL stadium.  While the name of the Phin’s house has recently changed from LandShark to Sun Life…I still love that Jimmy Buffett’s “Fins” is played whenever the Phins score. Fins Up Phin Phanatics!

Darin Hartley (follow me on Twitter – soc_net_writer)

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