By Zachary Phillips | Construction Dive
The NFL’s regular season is officially underway, and for the first time in league history, teams will be playing 17 games in the regular season. This means many of the teams will be playing nine games in their home stadiums.
The role of the stadium has evolved to provide more than homefield advantage. It’s an entertainment experience cultivated by crowds, screens, music and food. The enormous arenas have become part of city skylines. They’re a team’s home, and a stadium’s condition can be vital to a franchise’s business.
The NFL’s own Buffalo Bills are looking to build a new home. The proposed stadium would cost $1.4 billion, hold 60,000 seats and need to be completed by no later than 2027, the Associated Press reported. State and local governments would likely pay more than 50% of the total project cost.