How loud can it get in the Superdome? New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson told NOLA.com in 2013 that he experienced the noisiest game of his NFL career at the dome. "It's impossible to communicate. There were times where we couldn't hear each other in the huddle, and you were this close," Watson said, holding a hand in front of his face. "A foot away from each other, and you can't hear while you're yelling and screaming."
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Lucas Oil Stadium
Since moving into the Luke, the Indianapolis Colts have posted an astounding 43-16 home record. Couple that stat and the fact that Stadium Journey has ranked the stadium as having the best fan experience in the NFL three times in the last four years, and you certainly have a site to see.
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Lincoln Financial Field
The Philadelpha Eagles have gone 10-6 at home since Chip Kelly took over as head coach. While Kelly's dizzying offense might not be best suited to play in haphazard conditions, the Linc presents opponents with unique challenges like frigid weather and a relentless fan base.
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The playing surface at Soldier Field in winter months has given the Chicago Bears a home-field advantage unlike any other. While FieldTurf is the norm in most NFL cities, the Bears play on grass, which typically turns to muck in December and January.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have sold out all 122 games played at Heinz Field since its opening in 2001. Nothing screams the pride of this blue-collar town like thousands of twirling Terrible Towels as the Steelers outmuscle their opponent.
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M&T Bank Stadium
The Baltimore Ravens have the NFL's largest differential between home and road winning percentage over the past decade. Known for its stifling defense and a loud home stadium, playing at M&T Bank Stadium makes for a tough visit on opposing offenses.
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It's known as "The Frozen Tundra" and for good reason. Lambeau Field has hosted some of the coldest games in NFL history, including the legendary "Ice Bowl," which was played in minus-15 degrees with a minus-46 wind chill. Try defending a patented Aaron Rodgers-to-Jordy Nelson back-shoulder fade in the frigid weather. It's certainly not an easy task.
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Sports Authority Field at Mile High
There's a sign above the visiting locker room reminding opponents of one cruel fact: ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL. When you play the Denver Broncos at home, you better be ready to push through the mental walls as lower oxygen levels and a deafening fanbase await.
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Since the Kansas City Chiefs' forgettable 2-14 campaign in 2012, they have gone 11-5 at home. One of those wins came on Monday Night Football in 2014 in a win against the New England Patriots. Chiefs fans also set a new Guinness world record for loudest crowd roar by reaching 142.2 decibels. After the game, head coach Andy Reid was quite proud of the crowd: "142.2 decibel level. I never thought I’d be fired up about decibel levels, but I’m fired up for them. My ears are still ringing. I mean it was loud-loud down there; incredibly loud."
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It's tough to argue with the facts. The New England Patriots went 8-0 at home in 2014, adding to their NFL best 100-18 record since entering Gillette Stadium in 2002. There's nothing quite like the touchdown-capping musket firings by the End Zone Militia after a Brady-to-Gronkowski score. Ahhhh, football.
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Century Link Field
Known as one of the loudest outdoor stadiums in all of sports, "The Clink" was designed in such a way that the acoustics reflect off each other, sustaining a thunderous roar when it gets loud. The 12th Man has taken on a life of its own in recent years, providing the Seattle Seahawks with what's widely considered to be the best home-field advantage.