Sports stadiums can be gigantic achievements of architecture and art, and it's almost guaranteed that each new one will try to outdo what came before. How much did some of the most famous sports arenas cost?
This New York stadium, making its debut in 2009, cost $600 million to make.
Citi Field Stadium, the new home of the New York Mets after Shea Stadium was torn down, cost $600 million to build. Allegedly, the stadium is one of the greenest in baseball, so hopefully they can save some money down the road.
How much did it cost to make Australia's ANZ Stadium, the primary venue for the 2000 Olympics?
It cost $624 million to make the ANZ Stadium, which has since been converted into a rugby stadium.
Completed in 1923 and renovated in 2003, it cost how much to build Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.?
Da Bears, da Bears da Bears … paid $714 million for their football stadium.
How much did it cost to build Safeco Field, home to the Seattle Mariners?
The main feature of the $656 million dollar stadium is its retractable roof, which comes in handy if you don't want to play baseball in the rain constantly.
Madison Square Garden in New York City is home not just to basketball and hockey games but to loads of great concerts, too. How much did it cost?
It cost a whopping $1.1 billion to make Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks and New York Rangers play. It's also hosted concerts from Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Jay-Z and New Years Eve shows by Phish.
Olympic Stadium, which was host to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, cost a pretty penny. Know how much?
It cost $1.4 billion to make Olympic Stadium. After the games, it was home to the Montreal Expos until the team became the Washington Nationals and moved to Washington, D.C. Ouch. They still play football there, though.
The Arsenal Football Club, one of the most valuable soccer teams in the world, plays at the Emirates in London, England. How much did they put down for their stadium?
It cost Arsenal $770 million for the Emirates, which also doubles as a concert venue.
How much did the new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009, cost?
The Yankees spent $1.3 billion on their updated baseball stadium. Maybe those high-end tickets, priced at $1,250, can cover the costs?
The Stade de France, located in Paris, France, hosts soccer and rugby matches along with concerts. How big was the bill?
The Stade de France cost $974 million. When it hosted the 1998 World Cup final, in which France defeated Brazil 3-0 and the whole country went bonkers, it was totally worth it.
Wembley Stadium, located in London, is home to England's national soccer team and concerts. How much did it cost?
It cost $1.5 billion to make Wembley Stadium, which replaced an older version of the same stadium.
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