It’s currently the NFL offseason and many dedicated football fans are probably missing watching their team play. However, while waiting in anticipation for September and the new season to start, they can still go show their support by visiting the team’s home ground on a stadium tour.
Since the team at USBettingReport.com, home to the best US betting sites, are all about crunching the numbers, we wanted to find out which are the best (and worst) value-for-money stadium tours in the NFL, along with which teams are charging the most and least for the experience.
Wondering whether your team is charging the big bucks? Just take a look below to find out for yourself!
Top Five Best Value Stadium Tours
Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s worth a trip to your team’s stadium before the next season starts? Well, keep on reading to discover the best value-for-money stadium tours to see if you’d be getting swindled or not. To determine value-for-money, we found out the price of general admission, as well as tour duration, which were both used to calculate the cost per minute.
Fans of the Detroit Lions and Michigan sports betting will be pleased to hear that they have the best value-for-money stadium tour at only $0.13 per minute. At just $12 per ticket and lasting 90 minutes in total, fans can head over to Ford Field, where they’ll be given a behind-the-scenes tour around areas like the press level, suites and club levels, and the football field itself.
Just missing out on the top spot is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium — working out at a cost per minute of $0.17. Lasting 75 minutes, you’ll be shown around the stadium club, the famous pirate ship, visiting team locker room, Hall of Fame Club, and more.
Both Giants and Jets fans can take a break from NY sportsbooks and go on a stadium tour at MetLife Stadium for $0.19 per minute and have a closer look at where their favorite team plays. In the 90 minutes the tour takes, fans will explore spots like the press box, luxury suites, and even take a walk on the field.
Nicknamed ‘The Jungle’, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Paycor Stadium is in joint fourth, offering tickets for a stadium tour at a very reasonable $13. And with an hour to look around, this works out at around $0.22 per minute. The other stadium in joint fourth is Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears. Interestingly, it’s both the oldest and smallest stadium in the NFL, opening in 1924 with a capacity of 61,500.
The Five Worst Value Stadium Tours
Now it’s time to take a look at those stadium tours which might not give you as much bang for your buck.
With a minimum payment of $750 for a stadium tour, the Tennessee Titans’ home at Nissan Stadium storms ahead for being the worst value-for-money. While this price does account for having up to 20 guests, if one person was to pay for this alone it would total a whopping $12.50 per minute!
At $150 minimum, the Baltimore Ravens, juggernauts across Maryland sports betting, are also up there — again, this price does mean 25 people can go on the tour, but if the money was paid by a single person this would end up being $1.67 per minute.
Coming in third place is Allegiant Stadium, which might be a guided tour of interest for fans of the Las Vegas Raiders, also referred to as the Raider Nation. Here, you’ll have to pay $65.99 for one ticket and around 75 minutes of stadium exploration, which ends up coming out at around $0.88 per minute.
Over at SoFi Stadium where the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers play, those interested in having a look around will have to spend $39 per ticket. Each tour lasts around an hour, which results in a cost per minute of $0.65, placing them in fourth among the franchises offering the worst value-for-money.
The final spot is taken up by Lincoln Financial Field, the home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles, where a tour around will cost $15. It’s also worth noting that at just 30 minutes, this is the shortest of all the NFL stadium tours, and works out at $0.50 per minute.
Which NFL Team has the Most Googled Stadium Tour?
Along with the rest of our research, we thought it might be worth having a look into which tours garner the most interest online. So, without further ado, these are the stadiums tours that are most Googled in the US.
Boasting an extremely impressive retractable roof and having cost an estimated $1.15 billion to build, AT&T Stadium — home turf of the Dallas Cowboys — comes out on top as the most Googled NFL stadium tour in the US with over 45,000 searches per month.
Next up in second with just under 25,000 searches each month is Lambeau Field’s tour, which happens to be the fifth-largest stadium in the NFL and has been the home field of the Green Bay Packers since its opening in 1957.
Third place goes to Allegiant Stadium, where you can find the Las Vegas Raiders. Meanwhile, rounding out the top five is Arrowhead Stadium, ground of the most recent Super Bowl winners the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by SoFi Stadium, where both the Rams and Chargers play. As the place to go and see your beloved football team, it’s no surprise fans might want to enjoy a stadium tour during the offseason when they’re missing their team on the field and across U.S. sports betting apps.
Unfortunately, not every franchise offers the chance to visit for a public tour of the facilities, including the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders.
To discover which NFL stadium has the best value for money tour, each team’s adult/general admission stadium tour ticket was pulled. This was then divided by the average time it takes to complete the tour, revealing a cost-per-minute figure.
To see which stadium tour is most sought after across the US, Google search volumes were analysed. Keywords around all things “stadium tours” related to each team were examined, revealing how searches they get per month.
Data correct as of May 15, 2023.