By: Jennifer Hong - Staff Writer
Published: May 12, 2021

Most Expensive Stadiums In The World

Most Expensive Stadiums In The World - We have compiled a list of the top 5 in the world of sports. There’s a big competition among the teams to outdo all other stadiums, which is about every two years, including the Olympics. The home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team in Texas is very expensive. It is also the one with the most things to do while you’re watching the game.

The most expensive statiums in the world usually begins with the Olympics. For example, the one in Beijing that hosted the 2008 Games is packed with restaurants, bars and stores to service an estimated half a million spectators. Designed by famed Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, it been nicknamed the “Bird’s Nest” for its distinctive, sweeping exterior support structure.

But the stadium is on the lower end in terms of cost, at a bargain-basement $500 million — not even enough to make our list. And a higher price tag wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing, either. While bigger budgets can create a lot of attention and leave a lasting impression, they can also leave decades of debt.

The top five:

1. Wembley Stadium
2. Olympic Stadiumw
3. Madison Square Garden
4. Stade de France
5. Rogers Centre

Montreal’s fiscally controversial stadium for the 1976 Olympics, for example, has been racking up interest payments for years. It was finally paid off in 2006. The total price tag, adjusted for today’s dollars, was $1.4 billion. $900 million of that being interest.


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