10 NFL Stadiums That Could Boost the Value of Your Home

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Is your neighborhood ready for some football? After a two-decade timeout, the Rams franchise is returning to Los Angeles, the area they played in for nearly 50 years before moving to St. Louis in 1995. The homecoming is scheduled to include the world’s most expensive stadium complex. Dubbed as “NFL Disney World,” it comes complete with a glass roof suitable to host Super Bowls, a performing arts venue with Oscar ambitions, retail and office space, a lake with waterfalls, and a price tag around $3 billion.

The Rams’ franchise value is expected to more than double, but could the move also mean higher home prices? Research from Trulia finds homes around NFL stadiums tend to be more expensive both in sale and rent prices. Of the 31 neighborhoods around the nation’s pro football stadiums, nearly two thirds have higher housing values, on average, than houses in non-stadium neighborhoods. Trulia defined stadium neighborhoods as those within a 2-mile radius around an existing NFL stadium, with the exception of the 49ners’ new stadium since it just opened in 2015.

However, new stadiums built in the last decade have failed to significantly boost values. “In other words, owning a home near a stadium is nice, but if they build one down the street, don’t get your hopes up,” explains the real estate site. For example, the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 and has seen home values and rent prices decline by 4.9% and 2.8% in nearby areas compared to regional prices.

Let’s take a look at the 10 stadium neighborhoods where homeowners are enjoying strongest price appreciation. Note all 10 were built more than a decade ago.

10. Mercedes-Benz Superdome

  • Location: New Orleans, La.
  • Team: Saints
  • Year opened: 1975
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 6.9%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 4.8%

9. Bank of America Stadium

  • Location: Charlotte, N.C.
  • Team: Panthers
  • Year opened: 1996
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 8.3%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 4.2%

8. Nissan Stadium

  • Location: Nashville, Tenn.
  • Team: Titans
  • Year opened: 1999
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 9.1%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 5.4%

7. EverBank Field

  • Location: Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Team: Jaguars
  • Year opened: 1995
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 12.5%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 3.9%

6. Edward Jones Dome

  • Location: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Team: Rams
  • Year opened: 1995
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 16.7%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 5.1%

5. Ford Field

  • Location: Detroit, Mich.
  • Team: Lions
  • Year opened: 2002
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 24.2%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 0%

4. M&T Bank Stadium

  • Location: Baltimore, Md.
  • Team: Ravens
  • Year opened: 1998
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 26.2%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 10.5%

3. NRG Stadium

  • Location: Houston, Tex.
  • Team: Texans
  • Year opened: 2002
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 28.8%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 20.4%

2. First Energy Stadium

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Team: Browns
  • Year opened: 1999
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 31.2%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 12.9%

1. Lincoln Field

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Team: Eagles
  • Year opened: 2003
  • Stadium home values vs regional home values: 44.3%
  • Stadium rents vs regional rents: 8.9%

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