For fans of the New York Giants, Giants Stadium will forever be remembered as a favorite even if it was severely out of date and literally falling apart by the time of its closure.
There was a certain feel and aura surrounding Giants Stadium, not to mention some of the legends such as Jimmy Hoffa coming to his final resting place in its western endzone.
But all good things must eventually come to an end, and in 2010, that’s exactly what happened. Giants Stadium closed its doors forever and MetLife Stadium, a state of the art stadium shared by the Giants and Jets, opened.
At the time of its final construction, MetLife Stadium was called the “greenest stadium” in the NFL and subsequently went on to win the “Venue of the Year Award” by the Stadium Business Summit in 2017.
Despite the rave reviews, Giants fans sometimes find themselves critical of the now nine-year-old venue, calling it a “microwave” and knocking its very basic appearance and quickly out-of-date features. However, it remains one of the best stadium in football according to other, including Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News, who recently ranked it as the 13th-best venue in the NFL.
No. 13: MetLife Stadium (Giants and Jets)
Open since: 2010
As the only shared stadium left in the NFL, the East Rutherford venue holds up against all the newer ones when it comes to amenities and spaciousness. It deserves another shot at hosting a Super Bowl despite the northern weather issue.
Not only is MetLife Stadium home to the Giants and Jets, is hosts a plethora of other events from concerts to motorcross, and from Monster Jam to WrestleMania. And as noted above, it also played host to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Comparatively, the ageless Lambeau Field checked out at No. 1 overall, while Jerry Jones’ AT&T Stadium landed at No. 4 overall.
The worst stadium in the NFL? That distinction went to the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field, which is appropriate given their endless field issues that often lead to unnecessary injuries.