Did you know that the NFL makes the most money out of all the other pro sports in America? Most of the money is generated from sponsorship, TV deals and ticket sales. 50 percent of Americans say that they are fans of pro football. Are you a fan of any of the 32 NFL teams in America?
Finding the best NFL city to visit is not a simple task. But if you know the team you are rooting for it becomes easy. Here is our list (in no particular order):
One: Pittsburg PA
Pittsburg International Airport (PIT) is served by 14 airlines. If you prefer driving and combining your NFL city visit with another city in Pennsylvania we suggest Philadelphia. It takes around four hours 45 minutes to drive from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.
Visit Heinz Field Stadium where the Steelers play. The Steelers is the fifth oldest franchise in the NFL. Out of eight Super Bowls the Steelers have played in, they’ve won six.
Get a behind the scenes tour of the FedEx Great Hall, clubs, luxury suites, press box, field, South Plaza and more. Tours are offered from April 1st through October 31st. Tours are not available on certain dates due to events, concerts and holidays.
Information: Heinz Field Tours
Two: Indianapolis IN
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is served by 15 airlines including low-cost airlines like Frontier and Air Tran. Colts fans must add Lucas Oil Stadium to their tour itinerary.
Take the behind-the-scenes tour of Lucas Oil Stadium. The tour will take you to the playing field, an NFL locker room, Lucas Oil Plaza, the press box and some other areas inaccessible to the public.
Lucas Oil Stadium tours are available every Tuesday and Wednesday at $10 per adult and $7 for seniors age 65 and over, military (retired or active with ID) and children between 4-12.
Information: Lucas Oil Stadium
If you are visiting Indianapolis during a home Colts game, you are in for a treat. The Lucas Oil Stadium pre-game party area is for fans of all age groups. Also included in the party are live entertainment, The Colts Retail Express Trailer and the Colts in Motion traveling museum.
Indianapolis is also The Racing Capital of the World. Visit The Hall of Fame Museum on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a national historic landmark.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is served by over 30 airlines. The Seattle Seahawks plays in Century Link Field, a stadium with beautiful mountains, water and city views. Behind-the-scenes tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays only during fall, winter and spring. Tours are available daily in summer starting June 1st excluding some black out dates.
Information: Century Link Field tours
The tour includes the famous 12th Man Flag Pole, field and views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and downtown Seattle from the 300 Level concourses.
You can combine your tour of Seattle with an Alaska Cruise with Princess, Norwegian Cruise Line or Royal Caribbean.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) is served by 15 airlines including budget airlines like Air Tran, Frontier and Southwest. This music city is also known as “The Songwriting Capital of the World” and is home of the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans’ LP Field is located on 105 acres along Cumberland River, just across the river from downtown Nashville. It is also home football field for Tennessee State University. If you can’t get a ticket to a Titans game you might want to join other Titans fans at a pre-game show and viewing party in Barlines located just minutes from the stadium.
Enjoy the game from every angle on multiple large video screens while you are served with Southern comfort food and cocktails.
Note: No public tours are available at this time at LP Field.
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon at Gillette Stadium is home to the New England patriots Hall of Fame. This 30,000 square foot museum shows the history of the Patriots. With 11 exhibit galleries, it tells the story of the Patriots through video, artifacts, a replica locker room and the signature film called Patriots Way.
New England Patriots fans can get exclusive Patriots merchandise at the Patriots Pro Shop or go shopping and dining at the 1.3 million square feet Patriot Place.
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is served by almost 40 airlines and is the gateway to the other parts of New England. We recommend combining a tour of Boston (with a tour of The Hall at Patriot Place) and a New England road trip.
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