The NFL’s Best Home Field is Right Here in Minnesota
If you're looking for the Best Home Field in the National Football League, you don't have to go very far here in Minnesota, according to a new survey.
The Vikings Will Start Their 6th Season at U.S. Bank Stadium This Year
The Minnesota Vikings have called U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis their home for the past five years, moving into the billion-dollar venue for the start of the 2016 season. It hosted Super Bowl LII (that's 52, if you don't speak Roman Numeral) in February of 2018. And now, it has a new honor: It was just ranked the Best Home Field in the National Football League, according to a new survey.
And It Just Came In On Top of a New Survey
That's right, this year's Touchdown Wire NFL Stadium Power Rankings Survey from USA Today Sports has put Minnesota's own U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of all 31 other NFL stadiums to come in on top. Here's what the survey said about the Vikings' home:
The Minnesota Vikings managed to get a venue that mimics having a retractable roof without actually opening it up and exposing the fans and players to the inhospitable Minneapolis weather. The stadium also provides iconic scenes of downtown. The exterior is a bit asymmetrical, but it is nevertheless one of the more visually appealing venues in all of sports.
That's a pretty big honor, considering that there are some other, big, new, ridiculously expensive stadiums around the NFL these days. Also of note is that U.S. Bank Stadium beat out the much-ballyhooed Lambeau Field, home, of course, of their NFC North Rivals, the Green Bay Packers. (And being a Wisconsin native and resident Packers fan, I'm also a little surprised the Frozen Tundra didn't come out on top of the list this year-- with or without Aaron Rodgers.)
So Which Other Stadiums Ranked Near The Top?
Coming in second on this year's survey was State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, home of the Arizona Cardinals. The Packers' afore-mentioned Lambeau Field was ranked third in the survey (and was called "one of the sacred grounds in all of pro football..."), while
CenturyLink Lumen Field in Seattle (when did its name change to that?) came in fourth, with the Cowboys' AT&T Field in Dallas rounding out the top five.
Now while the Vikings' stadium may get rave reviews from around the league, what about their uniforms? Keep scrolling to take a look at some of the best in team history-- and from every other team in the NFL as well.