Illinois and Ohio Are Home To The Worst NFL Stadiums
Sports have become one of the biggest, most lucrative, and enjoyable past times in the world as there are 10s of sports that are enjoyable by billions of people. There may be a small number of athletes but there is a large number of fans around the globe for various sports, making this one of the biggest industries in the world. Obviously, they don't compete with the entertainment and technology brands, but they aren't far behind and that's due mostly to their human experience.
One of the main reasons that people have fallen in love with sports is the fan experience. Many people are fans of their favorite team because they played that sport or that team is in their geographical area, but others have chosen their favorite teams based off their experience at their stadium. There are some stadiums that are far better than others, but they all have their unique qualities that make then great in their own right. With that being said, two of the worst NFL stadiums are in the Midwest as they belong to the Bears and Bengals.
Many fans have expressed how much they enjoy or dislike the different sporting event venues that are in their state or close proximity. Most of the complaints have to do with the number of seats and parking as these are two of the larger inconveniences that fans will face when trying to attend an event. TikTok has been a platform with tons of information, and BestLife took it upon themselves to look at fan and player reviews and rank the NFL stadiums from worst to best.
Cringey In Chicago
Chicago has always been one of the busiest cities in America and the Windy City is one of the biggest sports cities in the country. They have seen their Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, and Blackhawks all raise their respective trophies multiple times. They also have some of the most iconic venues in Wrigley Field, the United Center, and of course, Solider Field. Soldier Field is obviously the topic of discussion here as this is the official home and stadium of the Chicago based NFL team the Chicago Bears.
They have been playing in Soldier Field its establishment in 1924 and many would argue that this is the worst stadium in the NFL. They were ranked as the 5th worst because it is the smallest NFL seating capacity with 61,500 seats, making it hard for fans to attend games as they sellout quickly. This and other factors have fans and players giving them 4.44 stars out of 5.
Pain In Paycor
Cincinnati is one of two teams in Ohio, the other being Cleveland that gets to be home to one of the 32 NFL franchises in America. They are one of two professional sports teams in the city as the Reds play in the MLB, but the Reds are far more successful than the Bengals and it may have something to do with their stadiums. The Reds are 5-4 all time in 9 trips to the World Series while the Bengals are 0-3 in their trips to the Super Bowl.
The Bengals play their homes games in Paycor stadium which has its issues since it has been largely unchanged since it was built in 2000. The NFL Players Association has come out and labeled the turf at Paycor as unsafe and fans have complained that the stadium is missing modern amenities as well. These complaints would cause the fans and players to give them a 4.41 out of 5 stars effectively ranking Paycor Stadium as the 4th worst in the NFL.
There is a silver lining in all of this, first the fans and players may see upgrades made to their stadiums, fields, and other parts of the experience because of videos like this. On the other hand, they are also not ranked as the worst stadiums either, so there may still be work to do but there are 3 (or 4) NFL stadiums ranked below theirs. Below is the TikTok video explaining it all:
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