In their second season at the new MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. It’s not the quickest a team has gone from a new stadium to a championship, but it’s pretty close.
There have been 19 stadiums that have seen the team that moved into them when they were newly built, win a league championship. On average those stadiums see their first championship within nine years of being built.
Check out the list below for more.
Quickest a Team Has Gone From a New Stadium to a Championship
|Within||Team||Stadium||First Season||Championship Season|
|1 season||Dallas Cowboys||Texas Stadium||1971||1971|
|2 seasons||New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||2010||2011|
|2 seasons||New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||2002||2003|
|2 seasons||Oakland Raiders||Oakland Coliseum||1966||1967 ¹|
|3 seasons||Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium||1998||2000|
|4 seasons||Providence Steam Roller||Cycledrome||1925||1928|
|5 seasons||Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||2001||2005|
|5 seasons||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||1998||2002|
|5 seasons||St. Louis Rams||Edward Jones Dome||1995||1999|
|5 seasons||Pittsburgh Steelers||Three Rivers Stadium||1970||1974|
|5 seasons||New York Jets||Shea Stadium||1964||1968|
|5 seasons||Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field||1957||1961|
|5 seasons||Green Bay Packers||City Stadium||1925||1929|
|9 seasons||Minnesota Vikings||Metropolitan Stadium||1961||1969 ¹|
|11 seasons||New York Giants||Giants Stadium||1976||1986|
|22 seasons||Washington Redskins||RFK Stadium||1961||1982|
|23 seasons||Indianapolis Colts||RCA Dome||1984||2006|
|31 seasons||New England Patriots||Foxboro Stadium||1971||2001|
|35 seasons||New Orleans Saints||Superdome||1975||2009|
¹ Won their league’s championship, but lost the Super Bowl.
Since the San Diego Chargers moved into the brand new San Diego Stadium (now known as Qualcomm) in 1967, they have never won a league championship.
Qualcomm Stadium is one of 15 stadiums that have gone 20 years or more, without ever seeing a league championship from the team that moved into them when they were newly built.
Championship Droughts at Newly Built Stadiums
|Seasons w/o Champ.||Stadium||Team||Built||To|
|45 seasons||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego Chargers||1967||-|
|40 seasons||Arrowhead Stadium||Kansas City Chiefs||1972||-|
|39 seasons||Ralph Wilson Stadium||Buffalo Bills||1973||-|
|32 seasons||Veterans Stadium||Philadelphia Eagles||1971||2002|
|30 seasons||Riverfront Stadium||Cincinnati Bengals||1970||1999|
|30 seasons||Metrodome||Minnesota Vikings||1982||-|
|27 seasons||Silverdome||Detroit Lions||1975||2001|
|26 seasons||Atlanta-Fulton County||Atlanta Falcons||1966||1991|
|25 seasons||Sun Life Stadium||Miami Dolphins||1987||-|
|24 seasons||Kingdome||Seattle Seahawks||1976||1999|
|24 seasons||RCA Dome||Indianapolis Colts||1984||2007|
|22 seasons||Busch Memorial Stadium||St. Louis Cardinals||1966||1987|
|22 seasons||Tampa Stadium||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1976||1997|
|21 seasons||Metropolitan Stadium||Minnesota Vikings||1961||1981|
|20 seasons||Georgia Dome||Atlanta Falcons||1992||-|
- In 1971, Texas Stadium wasn’t completed before the regular season started, so in actuality the Dallas Cowboys won a championship at the newly built Texas Stadium in a little over two-thirds of a season.
- The Miami Dolphins haven’t won a Super Bowl in the 25 years they have been at Sun Life Stadium, but the stadium has hosted five Super Bowls.