In this article we look at the most expensive stadiums in world sports. From North London to Las Vegas, we describe 6 stadiums that each cost over £1 billion each to build.
6. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London – £1.1 billion
The new stadium of English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur truly is a special venue. Costing over £1.1 billion to build, it is officially the most expensive football stadium in the Premier Football, (See below for Wembley)
The stadium allows for the soccer field to be removed and replaced with an American football field ready to host NFL matches. The stadium has scheduled games for the NFL and will be the home for all NFL games for the foreseeable future.
The technology used in the stadium makes it the best in the Premier League and one of the best in Europe. With supporters from both London and around the globe all vying for a chance to visit the new ground, Tottenham tickets are in extremely high demand.
5. Wembley Stadium, London – £1.1 billion
The home of the England national football teams, Wembley Stadium, truly is an iconic venue. Costing over £1.1 Billion, adjusted for inflation, the stadium makes the list as one of the most expensive in world football. The iconic stadium in London has a sliding roof and famous arch which spans the full width, more than 1000 feet.
With a capacity of over 90,000, the stadium hosts some of the biggest events in football, including the FA Cup Final, EFL Cup and England home matches.
4. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta – £1.1 billion
Next on the list, is another North American stadium, The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons. With a capacity of 71,000, the roof is retractable and it also has a 360-degree digital scoreboard. Inside the stadium gives spectators amazing views of the Atlanta skyline. Costing over £1.1 Billion to build, the stadium has been chosen to host games in the 2026 World cup.
3. MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford – £1.3 billion
2. Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas – £1.5 Billion
The next stadium is the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada which cost £1.5 Billion to build and is the second most expensive in the world. The stadium is home to NFL team Las Vegas Raiders and has a capacity up to 71,000 for major matches. One of the differentiating features of the stadium is the ability to open it’s walls to create a view of the famous Las Vegas strip.
1. SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles – £4.4 billion
The 70,000 capacity stadium is primarily used for the NFL, LA Rams and LA Chargers and cost a staggering $5.5 billion making it by far the most expensive stadium in the world.
The stadium has close to 30,000 LED pucks which go all around the stadium making it the most in any venue in the world.
In another world first, they have a HDR video board which can be suspended above the field displaying over 80 million pixels, truly spectacular.