As pigskin mania takes over the hearts of fans across the country, we are taking the opportunity to look at a few of our favorite US destinations that offer some of the best stadiums and atmospheres for you to enjoy the game.
Green Bay, Wisconsin: The Packers are arguably the most beloved team by their fans and as such Lambeau Field is packed to the rafters with “cheeseheads” bleeding green and gold. Located in the heart of downtown, Lambeau Field has been the home to many memorable moments in football history. From the historic Ice Bowl game in 1967 to the iconic touchdown celebration the “Lambeau Leap”, watching a game at Lambeau Field is a bucket list destination for football fans of any team. To really capture the Green Bay spirit, be sure to don your cheesehead hat and you’ll fit right in. While visiting Wisconsin this winter, be sure to try your hand at ice fishing on one of the many lakes surrounding the area.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Located at the meeting point of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, Heinz Field is home to the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. With six Superbowl wins, the Steelers reward their fans often, giving them reason to routinely fill the stadium. Heinz Field pays homage to Pittsburgh’s industrial heritage by including visible steel infrastructure- a nod to the city’s history. While there, football fans must visit the Great Hall located in the stadium to see the memorabilia collection. During your stay in Pittsburgh, take some time to visit the Andy Warhol museum, where you can learn all about the American pop art pioneer.
Denver, Colorado: The appropriately named Sports Authority Field at Mile High is home to the current Superbowl champs, the Denver Broncos, who look to defend their title this year. Situated exactly one mile above sea level, the ball flies freely at Mile High. With the Rockies to the West and a gorgeous view of downtown to the East, this stadium offers stunning views as well as an exceptional team. With notable players like John Elway and Peyton Manning affiliated with the organization, the Broncos have given their fans a lot to cheer about. After spending the day cheering for the team in orange, a visit to the ski hill is a must. Denverites are renowned nature lovers so getting in an active day on the slopes is a must to include in your visit.
Boston, Massachusetts: Boston is said to be the birthplace of American football, combining elements of soccer and rugby back in the 1850s. As one of the most successful football franchises in the last 15 years, the Patriots have become a dynasty who are equally loved and hated across the country. Whether you agree with Brady’s four-game suspension to be served at the start of this season or not, one thing is for certain; the fans reach a fever pitch at Gillette Stadium. A visit to this stadium for a Patriot’s game will afford you the opportunity to see the End Zone Militia- a group of men dressed in Revolutionary War attire who fire blanks from muskets after every Patriot’s touchdown. While in Boston don’t forget to visit Harvard and MIT and enjoy a meal in one of the many locavore restaurants.
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