Top 10 NFL Past & Present Stadiums
The NFL remains the undisputed most popular sport in the United States. As a result of this standing, numerous iconic moments have occurred at the league’s current stadiums, as well as the venues that are no longer in use. We at iFolloSports.com decided to rank what we deem to be the top stadiums in history. Some of these selections were made due to the quality of the facility, while others were chosen because of the historic events (NFL and other) that have taken place on its grounds. Check out our list, positioned from 10 to 1, and let us know what you think of our rankings.
8. Cleveland Municipal Stadium - Cleveland Browns 1946-1995
This stadium no longer exists and was never considered a great place, but it was one of the most historic sports venues in the country. It may be hard to believe, but the Browns were once a dominant team, winning eight NFL Titles between 1946 and 1964. The stadium was the workplace of many legendary figures such as coach Paul Brown, who the franchise was named after. Brown won seven titles and is credited with innovations including being the first coach to use game film. Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham and of course running back Jim Brown (widely considered the best football player of all-time) also called this venue home. Even through the 1980's, the famous Dawg Pound and windy conditions by Lake Erie, made this a very well known and inhospitable venue for opponents. The stadium is the site of perhaps the city of Cleveland’s most painful sports memory, when during the 1986 AFC Championship, John Elway led the Broncos on a 98-yard game tying drive, with the Browns eventually losing in overtime. This Browns collapse is forever dubbed “The Drive” game. The Cleveland Indians also played here from 1932-1993, appearing in two World Series (1948 and 1954), amid winning it all in 1948. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller won the pitching Triple Crown in 1940, with Municipal Stadium as his home venue. The Lake Erie shoreline facility also hosted four MLB All-Star games.