Super Bowl Venues
Los Angeles Coliseum
The Coliseum hosted two Super Bowls, including the inaugural showcase on Jan. 15, 1967 when the NFL's Packers defeated the AFL's Chiefs. The Coliseum, which opened in 1923, was also the site of Super Bowl VII. Attendance for the first game was 61,946.
Opened in 1937 and demolished in 2008, the Orange Bowl was host to five Super Bowls. Included were the second and third title games, the latter featuring Joe Namath and the Jets defeating the Baltimore Colts in front of 75,377. The stadium also hosted Super Bowls X and XIII.
Prior to construction of the Superdome, Tulane Stadium in New Orleans was the site of Super Bowls IV, VI and IX. Demolished in 1979, it could seat more than 86,000.
Completed in 1950, the Houston venue was host to Super Bowl VIII. That was the first and only Super Bowl in the state of Texas until Super Bowl XXXVIII was played in Houston's Reliant Satdium. The facility, which can seat up to 70,000, is home to the Rice Owls.
Nestled in the hills of the Southern California town of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl has been the site of five Super Bowls: XI, XIV, XVII, XXI and XXVII. Currently seating more than 92,000, the Rose Bowl had the three highest Super Bowl attendance figures prior to Cowboys Stadium hosting the game last year. The record was established for SB XIV: 103,985.
Six Super Bowls have been played under the expanse of the Superdome roof, more than any other site. They are XII, XV, XX, XXIV, XXXI and XXXVI. The 24-year stretch of hosting games is the longest among Super Bowl venues. Constructed in 1975 and replacing Tulane Stadium as a SB site, the building is the world's largest non-retractable domed structure. It seats more than 76,000 for football.
The Silverdome in the Detroit suburb of Pontiac was host to Super Bowl XVI and was the first in a northern climate. Opened in 1975, the stadium was at one time the NFL's largest as far as seating capacity with 80,311. The Lions last played there in 2001.
Super Bowls XVIII and XXV were played at Tampa Stadium with the latter known for Scott Norwood's missed 47-yard field goal that would have given the Bills a victory over the Giants. The facility, which was opened in 1967 and demolished in 1999, had a final seating capacity of a little more than 74,000.
The home of the Stanford Cardinal was the site of one Super Bowl. Ironically, it included the Bay Area's 49ers, who blasted Miami in front of 84,059. Built in 1921, the venue received a major refurbishing in 2005 and now holds roughly 50,000.
Opened as San Diego Stadium in 1967 and also known as Jack Murphy Stadium, the venue hosted three Super Bowls: XXII, XXXII and XXXVII. Between 68,000 and 73,000 took in the Super Bowls.
Sun Life Stadium
Sun Life Stadium has had numerous names, including Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened in 1987. It has hosted Super Bowls XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI and XLIV. Close to 75,000 saw Denver quarterback John Elway play his final game in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Supported by air pressure, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis became the northern-most site for a Super Bowl when it hosted SB XXVI. The game, which was attended by 63,000, was the only Super Bowl played in the Metrodome before being demolished in 2014.
Super Bowls XXVIII and XXXIV have been played in Atlanta's showcase venue. Completed in 1992, it was once the largest domed structure in the world. It seats a little more than 71,000 for football. The city broke ground on a new and improved stadium in 2014.
Sun Devil Stadium
More than 76,000 saw the Cowboys win their fifth title when they beat Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX. That is the only SB played in the stadium, which is based in Tempe, Arizona and home to Arizona State. The facility was built in 1958.
Raymond James Stadium
The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USF Bulls opened in 1998 and hosted Super Bowl's XXXV and XLIII. Combined with old Tampa Stadium, the area has been host to four Super Bowls. Raymond James can seat up to 75,000.
Formely known as Reliant Stadium, the first facility in the NFL to feature a retractable roof was completed in 2002. It was the site of Super Bowl XXXVIII, marking the first one in Houston since SB VIII at Rice Stadium when the Dolphins routed the Vikings for their second consecutive Super Bowl win. NRG stadium will host Super Bowl LI in 2017.
The venue in Jacksonville, Fla. was known as Alltel Stadium when it was the site of Super Bowl XXXIX. Opened in 1995, the stadium can accomodate slightly more than 78,000 for football. In fact, when 78,125 saw the Patriots defeat the Eagles, it marked the highest Super Bowl attendance figure since SB XXVII at the Rose Bowl.
About 68,000 witnessed Super Bowl XL at Detroit's Ford Field. Opened in 2002, the first NFL game at the stadium featured the Steelers -- as did the only Super Bowl to date. The venue incorporates part of a warehouse that dates to the 1920s.
University of Phoenix Stadium
When the stadium opened in 2006 it featured not only a retractable roof, but also a retractable playing surface. Situated in Glendale, west of Phoenix, the stadium hosted 71,101 fans for Super Bowl XLII.
Super Bowl XLV was the third played in Texas and the first outside Houston. Based in Arlington, between Dallas and Fort Worth, the venue (opened in 2009) cost more than $1.3 billion to complete and is the world's largest domed stadium. Attendance for the Super Bowl was 103,219, second-most behind the 103,985 that attended SB XIV at the Rose Bowl.
Lucas Oil Stadium
In 2012, Lucas Oil Stadium become the 21st venue to be awarded a Super Bowl. The building, which opened in 2008, hosted about 70,000 for Super Bowl XLVI when the Giants defeated the Patriots for the second time in five years.