With bids to host some of the biggest sporting events in the world, many nations and even sports team owners are spending insane amounts; building incredible billion-dollar stadiums. Fans are just loving this new trend.
The Wembley Stadium in London became the very first sports stadium in the world to break the $1 billion barrier. Now under construction, Tokyo’s National Stadium which is set to host the 2020 Olympics will be the most expensive stadium in the world by the time it is completed in 2019 and will also be the first stadium to reach $2 billion. Next year the Minnesota Vikings’ new field, U.S. Bank Stadium which is under construction will join the list with estimated construction cost of $1.061 billion.
We look at the top 10 most expensive stadiums ever built as of 2015.
10) Rogers Centre – $970 million (1989)
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Rogers Centre is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts. It can comfortably seat around 54,000 people. Even though it is primarily used for football, it also hosts large-scale events like concerts, monster truck shows, conventions and traveling caravans.
9) Stade de France ($974 million)
The Stade de France, which is located in Saint Denis, is the national stadium of France. This 80,000 seat stadium hosted the ’98 FIFA World Cup Final. It is used by both the French rugby union team and the France national football team.