Top 10 Most Expensive Stadiums in the World

Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Stadiums

10. The Emirates
The Emirates
  • Construction Cost: $770 million
  • Opened: 22 July 2006
  • Capacity: 60,000
  • Owner: Arsenal F.C.
  • Architecture: Populous
  • Game Host: Arsenal Football Club (2006-)
  • Location: London, England

9. Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium London
  • Construction Cost: $875 million
  • Opened: 2011
  • Capacity: 80,000
  • Operator: Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Architecture: Populous
  • Games Host: 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Paralympics, 2017 World Championships in Athletics
  • Location: London, England
8. Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
  • Construction Cost: $930 million
  • Opened: 3 June 1989
  • Capacity: 49260 (Baseball), 31074 (Canadian Football), 54000(American Football), 47568 (Soccer), 22911 (Basketball), 10000-55000 (Concert)
  • Owner: Rogers Communications
  • Operator: Rogers Stadium Limited Partnership
  • Architect: Robbie Young + Wright, Brisbin Brook Beynon, IBI Group Architects
  • Games Host: Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) (1989–present), Toronto Argonauts (CFL) (1989–present), Toronto Raptors (NBA) (1995–1999), International Bowl (2007–2010), Buffalo Bills (NFL) (2008–2012)
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
7. Stade de France
Stade de France
  • Construction Cost: $974 million
  • Opened: 28 January 1998
  • Capacity: 81338
  • Owner: Consortium Stade de France
  • Operator: Consortium Stade de France
  • Architecture: Michel Macary, Aymeric Zublena, Michel Regembal, Claude Constantini
  • Games Host: France National Football Team, France National Rugby Union Team, Stade Françaism Racing Métro 92
  • Location: Paris, France
6. Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
  • Construction Cost: $1.1 billion
  • Opened: 11 February 1968
  • Capacity: 19763 (Basketball), 18200 (Ice Hockey/Lacrosse), 20000 (Concert), 20789 (Boxing), 22292 (Professional Boxing)
  • Owner: Madison Square Garden, Inc.
  • Operator: The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Architecture: Charles Luckman Associates, Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects
  • Game Host: New York Rangers (NHL) (1968–present), New York Knicks (NBA) (1968–present), New York Liberty (WNBA) (1997–2010, 2014–future)
  • New York Titans (NLL) (2007–2009), New York Knights (AFL) (1988), New York City Hawks (AFL) (1997–1998), Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament (NCAA) (1983–present), St. John’s Red Storm (NCAA) (1969–present)
  • Location: New York, USA
5. Cowboys Stadium
Cowboys Stadium
  • Construction Cost: $1.3 billion
  • Opened: 27 May 2009
  • Capacity: 80,000 seated, 111,000 w/ standing room
  • Owner: City of Arlington
  • Operator: Dallas Cowboys
  • Architecture: HKS, Inc.
  • Games Host: Dallas Cowboys (NFL) (2009 – present), Cotton Bowl Classic (NCAA) (2009 – present), Big 12 Championship Game (NCAA) (2009 – 2010), UIL Texas State Football Finals (2010 – present), Super Bowl XLV (2011), 2010 NBA All-Star Game, NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship (2014)
  • Location: Arlington, USA
4. Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium Canada
  • Construction Cost: $1.4 billion
  • Opened: 17 July 1976
  • Capacity: 43739 (Baseball), 66308 (Football), 78322 (Concert)
  • Owner: Régie des Installations Olympiques (Government of Quebec)
  • Architecture: Roger Taillibert
  • Games Host: Montreal Expos (MLB) (1977–2004), Montreal Alouettes (CFL) (1976–1986, 1996–1997) (2002–present), Montreal Manic (NASL) (1981–1983), Montreal Machine (WLAF) (1991–1992), Montreal Impact (MLS) (2012)
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
3. Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
  • Construction Cost: $1.5 billion
  • Opened: 9 March 2007
  • Capacity: 90,000
  • Owner: The Football Association
  • Operator: Wembley National Stadium Limited
  • Architecture: Foster and Partners, Populous, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners
  • Games Host: England national football team (2007–present), NFL International Series (2007-present)
  • Location: London, England
2. Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
  • Construction Cost: $1.5 billion
  • Opened: 16 April 2009
  • Capacity: 50,086
  • Owner: New York Yankees
  • Operator: New York Yankees
  • Architecture: Populous
  • Games Host: New York Yankees (MLB) (2009–present), Pinstripe Bowl (NCAA) (2010–present)
  • Location: One East 161st Street, Bronx, New York, United States
1. New Meadowlands Stadium (MetLife Stadium)
New Meadowlands Stadium (MetLife Stadium)
  • Construction Cost: $1.6 billion
  • Opened: 10 April 2010
  • Capacity: 82,566
  • Architecture: 360 Architecture, EwingCole, Rockwell Group, Bruce Mau Design, Inc.
  • Operator: MetLife Stadium Company, LLC
  • Game Host: New York Giants (NFL) (2010–present), New York Jets (NFL) (2010–present), Big City Classic (NCAA) (2010–present), Wrestle Mania XXIX (WWE) (2013), Super Bowl XLVIII (NFL) (2014)
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, New York, USA