Top Five Major League Soccer Stadium by Capacity 2020


Soldier Field, Chicago 

Capacity: 61,500

Home Team: Chicago Fire FC

October 9, 1924, was the official opening day of the Municipal Grant Park Stadium. On November 11, 1925, the stadium got renamed to Soldier Field.and hasn’t changed since then. After renovations in 2003, energy conservation and recycling efforts became a priority. That lead to an award in 2011 from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Stadium received the status of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Building (LEED-EB). Which made it the first existing North American stadium to receive the award. In 2016 the stadium hosted four Copa America Centenario matches: inclusive of the Semi-Final between Chile and Colombia. The 100th-anniversary edition of the South American championships, was the first to be held outside of South America.


Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Capacity: 65,878

Home Team: New England Revolution

Gillette Stadium is most noticeable by its stylized lighthouse. The structure is a bright beacon that rises 10 stories above the playing field and welcomes fans. In 2006 the 16 story stadium had its natural grass stripped and replaced by a new FieldTurf surface. Each seat is focused toward the midfield and allows for an optimal line of sight. No date has been set for when the New England Revolution will move to a soccer-specific stadium.


CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Capacity: 69,000

Home Team: Seattle Sounders FC

Century Link Field first opened in 2002 as Seahawks Stadium before its name got updated to Quest Field in 2004. The stadium adopted its current name in 2011 and in 2018 was rumored to have yet another change to honor the late billionaire Paul Allen. The multi-purpose facility isn’t only home to Seattle Sounders FC but also hosts the National Football League (NFL) side Seattle Seahawks as well as collegiate soccer and other amateur sports.  


Nissan Stadium, Nashville

Capacity: 67,000

Home Team: Nashville SC

Nashville SC made history in its debut Major League Soccer (MLS)  home opener, the team set the record for the most attended soccer match in Tennessee.  A crowd of 59,069 packed the temporary home of the newly established MLS side to watch the team take on the league’s richest club, Atlanta United. The club is set to play their home games at Nissan Stadium until 2022 while the construction of Nashville Stadium continues. The Nissan Stadium is home to the National Football League (NFL) side, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Tigers of Tennessee State University. The stadium opened in 1999 and construction cost nearly $292 million.


Nissan Stadium, Nashville

Capacity: 71,000 (Expandable to 75,000)

Home Team: Atlanta United FC

The richest club in Major League Soccer (MLS) also plays in the biggest stadium in the league. Atlanta United FC shares the multi-purpose field with National Football League (NFL) team Atlanta Falcons. It’s modern look and technology rank it high among the best fields in the world. Some of its most impressive features include a retractable roof that opens and shuts within eight minutes, solar panels that help power the building, WIFI coverage throughout the building, and the world record 360-degree video display screen.

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