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?
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.
It cost $624 million to make the ANZ Stadium, which has since been converted into a rugby stadium.
Da Bears, da Bears da Bears … paid $714 million for their football stadium.
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.
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.
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.
It cost Arsenal $770 million for the Emirates, which also doubles as a concert venue.
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 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.
It cost $1.5 billion to make Wembley Stadium, which replaced an older version of the same stadium.