NFL teams, hoping to draw in and satisfy spectators and football fans across the nation, spend heaps of money on stadium amenities. But after seasons of use and years of wear and tear, these stadiums often need to be revamped to match the expectations of the spectators watching their beloved teams in action. Here are a few teams that decided to upgrade their stadiums for the 2013-2014 season in hopes of boosting attendance numbers.
Philadelphia Eagles – Lincoln Financial Field
The Philadelphia Eagles, one of the most well-known sporting teams in the country, have long played in a field that holds the spirit and traditions of a legendary football team. But, like any growing and developing franchise, the team has decided to revitalize their stadium in hopes of drawing in a larger crowd and pleasing their devoted fans. The future stadium is projected to include an additional 1,600 seats, HD video boards, bridges to connect the sides of the upper concourse area, and even Wi-Fi for anyone in attendance. This stadium is expected to be completed just before the 2014 season, and the team has high hopes that it will be a resounding success.
Jacksonville Jaguars – EverBank Field
After the Jaguars announced that they would only play one “home” game per year for the next four seasons, fans and speculators began to believe that the Jaguars had decided to leave their Jacksonville home for another city. But to quell these assumptions, the Jaguars have recently announced that they will be investing $63 million into their current stadium, creating a more pleasant experience for any Jacksonville fan. The finished project is planned to include video scoreboards next to each endzone, ground-level display units, and a new fan area that will include pools, vendors, and other interactive activities.
Carolina Panthers – Bank of America Stadium
The Carolina Panthers have only been around since the 1993 season, and they have been playing in the same stadium for over 16 years, a feat unmatched by many other teams. And because of this, the management of the team decided that once the 2013 season was over, stadium renovations would begin to create the perfect atmosphere for these athletes to play and for their devoted fans to feel comfortable while watching. The new stadium is estimated to cost nearly $300 million, most of which will go towards creating seating for at least 74,000 fans.
Additionally, the revamped stadium will include escalators to help fans reach the upper levels, video and ribbon boards to monitor activities, a new sound system, and even a field house and indoor practice facility for the athletes to use during the season. Most of the project is focused on the fans, with most of the upgrades focusing on the comfort of those watching from the stands.
New Stadiums for the New Season
Watching your favorite NFL team play in person is all about the action, but the quality of the stadium can truly change the nature of the experience. And for the upcoming seasons, some teams have taken this to heart, hoping to create arenas that will help match the excitement of the game on the field.
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