The link above brings you to “The List“. All of the Stadiums and Arenas in the United States and Canada are on the list for professional and college sports teams, along with high school championship games. Seating criteria was established to try and eliminate very basic facilities (like gyms or fields with just some bleachers). It also helped in maintaining and regulating the list. The seating capacity (excluding any grassy berm seating) has to meet the criteria below:
Arenas: at least 3,500
Ballparks: at least 3,500
Stadiums: at least 8,000
Tennis Stadiums: at least 6,000
Of course, there are some exceptions that make The List for special reasons. The venue also has to be active with some type of consistent sporting event to stay on The List. The team that you see listed for the stadium is generally the main tenant, but of course there are other tenants that may call that arena or stadium home. Many times it is difficult to find an official seating capacity, so if you see one that needs to be corrected (or any other errors for that matter), send me an email. Thanks!