Football season is now officially over, and all the glory is being sent to the New England Patriots for their historic win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night. The game was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, formerly known as Reliant Stadium, seats nearly 71,000 guests, and definitely did so during the Super Bowl. But just because an epic battle for the ring took place here, does it mean it’s one of the best to spend a Sunday in?
What NFL stadiums are you going to be missing until next football season? These are our picks for the best stadiums in the league.
5. NRG Stadium
It turns out that NRG Stadium in Houston is serving up some pretty sweet snacks for Houston fans and visitors alike, and by sweet snacks, we mean decadent meals.
With offerings such as Braised Goat and dumplings at chef Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly restaurant inside the stadium for a treat unlike any other.
4. Lincoln Financial Field
The home of the Philadelphia Eagles caters to more than just ticket-holders when it comes to game day experiences.
Outside of the front gate, you’ll see a sports bar for tailgaters and patrons who want to experience the game without having that true game time access.
3. Georgia Dome
Ironically, the other team in the Super Bowl has a pretty awesome stadium to spend your day in, too. If you’re looking for beer galore and a burger to match, the Georgia Dome is your one stop shop.
At the dome, they make a burger in honor of every team that’s visiting their stadium. If that doesn’t tickle your personalized venue fancy, we don’t know what will.
2. Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver doesn’t mess around with anything when it comes to tailgating, and the same is true inside the stadium. Bronco’s patrons and fans of visiting teams can be blown away by the mass existence of craft beer galore inside the stadium.
Long gone are the days of flat and watered-down beers that are halfway cold. Better than that, the Broncos have their own specialty brewed beer solely served at the stadium.
Next season, get yourself a ticket to a game at Sports Authority Field and have an ice-cold United in Orange Pale Ale by Breckenridge Brewery—solely sold for the Broncos fans at the stadium.
1. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
If you’re going to get creole and seafood in any stadium, it’s going to be in that of the New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. They take the normal take of nachos up a notch by adding seafood to the mix.
It used to be that these nachos were just served with seafood and chips, but now these bad boys are packed with peppers, onions and jalapeños to give your mouth an explosion like the one that’s going on in your heart during the games.