Southerners flock to the stadiums in the fall to watch our favorite football teams vanquish their rivals (well, most of the time!). College stadiums, however, are much, much smaller than the billions – yes, billions – spent on professional stadiums. But, that doesn't mean we take tailgating any less seriously on Sunday afternoons at Nissan Stadium in Nashville or on Monday nights at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Although most of these larger stadiums house our favorite NFL teams, some of the stadiums also include sports with major legacies and cult followings, like the New York Yankees. You may even spot a professional soccer team in the mix. Our friends at Coinage took a look at the country's most expensive stadiums, totalling how much they each cost to build. Can you guess which two Southern stadiums made the list? Hint: You know what they say–everything's bigger in Texas.
Coinage, life well spent, presented by Geico. Sports stadiums are some of the most expensive facilities every built. High def screens, retractable roofs, gourmet food stations and more all come at big costs. Here are the top five most expensive stadiums. The Los Angeles Rams new stadium site is three times the size of Disneyland. It's set to open in 2019. The complex will also house a fan center and studios for the NFL Network. The New York Yankees are an institution. It's no wonder no expense was spared when the team got their new digs in 2009. It was the most expensive stadium ever built once completed. A Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The stadium will be the official home for the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta United Football Club, ATLs first major league soccer team. The shared home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, the MetLife Stadium also cost $1.6 billion to build. Since opening the stadium has hosted Superbowl 48, Wrestlemania 29 and concerts by Beyonce, Paul McCartney, The Eagles and more. Everything is always bigger in Texas right? Well that's what Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones. Envisioned when building the AT&T Stadium. This cathedral to football opened in 2009, and features the largest single hung video board in the world. These arenas have become more than just a place to watch a game and drink beers. Sports stadiums are here to create your ultimate fan experience. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Coinage, life, well spent. Presented by Geico.