Which NFL Stadiums Have Domes? (Complete List)

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Although NFL games are traditionally played on open fields on natural grass, some NFL stadiums have invested in domed roofs. So how many NFL stadiums have domes?

While there are plans to upgrade existing stadiums, there are currently ten NFL stadiums with domes:

  1. AT & T Stadium
  2. Caesars Superdome
  3. NRG Stadium 
  4. Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  5. SoFi Stadium
  6. Lucas Oil Stadium 
  7. U.S Bank Stadium 
  8. Allegiant Stadium
  9. Ford Field
  10. State Farm Stadium 

We will discuss each domed NFL stadium in greater detail below.  

How Many NFL Stadiums Have Domes?

There are currently ten NFL stadiums with domed roofs:

1. AT & T Stadium

Built-in 2009, the AT & T Stadium (formerly the Cowboys Stadium until 2013) is the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

Often called Jerry World after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the AT & T Stadium replaced the old Texas Stadium and has a capacity of 80 000 people, a retractable domed roof, and one of the world’s largest high definition video screens.

2. Caesars Superdome

Colloquially referred to as the Superdome, Caesars Superdome is a multi-purpose stadium in the CBD of New Orleans and is the home of the New Orleans Saints football team.

Built-in 1975, the stadium features a 273-foot dome with a diameter of 680 feet (the largest fixed dome in the world!) The size of the dome is complemented by a capacity of approximately 73 000 people.

3. NRG Stadium 

Built in 2002, the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, was the first NFL stadium to feature a retractable roof. While the stadium has a capacity of approximately 72 000 people, it forms part of a collection of venues known as NRG park (including NRG Center, NRG Arena, and NRG Astrodome.)

4. Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Opened in 2017, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, and the home ground for the Atlanta Falcons football team (as well as the Atlanta United soccer team.)

Despite not being fully operational at the time of opening, the stadium features an iconic “pinwheel” design of eight translucent triangles for its retractable roof.

5. SoFi Stadium

Opened in Inglewood, California, in 2020, SoFi Stadium cost between five and six billion dollars over the course of its four-year construction. Capable of housing approximately 70 000 people, this multi-purpose stadium can be configured to house over 100 000 people for major events.

Regarding NFL, the SoFi stadium is the home ground of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams.

Despite being one of the youngest stadiums on this list, the SoFi Stadium has played host to major events while also being the designated venue for word class events in the future:

  • Super Bowl LVI (2022)
  • International Soccer Club Friendlies (2022)
  • Wrestlemania 39 (2023)
  • College Football Playoff National Championship (2023)
  • Fifa World Cup venue (2026)
  • Summer Olympics and Paralympics (2028)
  • Rugby and Women’s Rugby World Cups (2031 and 2033, respectively).

Along with its hosting pedigree, the SoFi Stadium has been the recipient of numerous awards:

  • StadiumDB’s “2021 Stadium of the Year” award,
  • American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project of 2021,”
  • WaterWorld’s “Excellence in Action” award. 

6. Lucas Oil Stadium 

Opened in 2008 in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, the Lucas Oil Stadium is the home ground of the Indianapolis Colts. Originally consisting of a FieldTurf surface, this 70 000 capacity stadium later resurfaced to Shaw Sports Momentum Pro from 2018 until the time of writing.

Along with a 2.5 million pound retractable roof which can open and close between nine and eleven minutes (subject to the wishes of the home team,) the Lucas Oil Stadium also has a retractable window providing views of downtown Indianapolis during sports fixtures, concerts, and other major events. 

Along with special events, annual events at the Lucas Oil Stadium include:

  • Bands of America Grand National Championships and Indianapolis Super Regionals
  • Big Ten Football Championship Game
  • Circle City Classic
  • Drum Corps International World Championships
  • FDIC International
  • IHSAA Indiana State Football Championships
  • ISSMA Band State Finals
  • Monster Energy Supercross
  • Monster Jam
  • NFL Draft Combine
  • National FFA Convention

7. U.S Bank Stadium 

Opened in 2016, the US Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the home ground of the Minnesota Vikings.

Boasting a seating capacity of approximately 70 000, the US Bank Stadium was one of the fixed-roof stadiums built to host NFL games. Along with the stadium’s football history (including hosting Super Bowl LII), the US Bank Stadium is the early season home ground for the college basketball team, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. 

8. Allegiant Stadium

Opened in 2020 and nicknamed “the Death Star,” Allegiant Stadium is situated in Paradise, Nevada, and is the home stadium of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Ranked as the second most expensive in the world, the Allegiant Stadium features include a retractable roof, retractable windows facing the Las Vegas strip, and the ability to interchange natural and synthetic playing surfaces (Bermuda grass for NFL games and FieldTurf for college football games.)

At the time of writing, the Allegiant Stadium is scheduled to be the host of Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.

9. Ford Field

Named after the American car manufacturer of the same name, Ford Field is situated in Downtown Detroit and is the home ground of the Detroit Lions.

Opened in 2002, this multi-purpose domed stadium has a regular seating capacity of 65 000 (an amount which is regularly increased to 70 000 and 80 000 for NFL games and basketball games, respectfully.)

Despite being one of the older stadiums on this list, the Ford Field stadium saw notable renovations upwards of $100 million in 2017.

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10. State Farm Stadium  

Our final stadium on our list is State Farm Stadium, situated in Glendale, Arizona. Nicknamed “the Big Toaster,” this 63 000 capacity stadium was opened in 2006 and is the home ground of the Arizona Cardinals.

Despite its relatively small size compared to other domed NFL stadiums, the State Farm Stadium is unique as its retractable roof is made from Birdair fabric, allowing it to open and close within twelve minutes – despite being the only stadium with a retractable roof built in an incline.


In conclusion, although the trend of domed NFL stadiums will likely occur in the following years, the majority of NFL stadiums in the country do not have domed roofs.


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