Sport is always looking for new ways to offer fans and supporters a more awe-inspiring experience to watch their favorite team, and the evolution of VIP sport boxes has played a key role in allowing teams to offer that. Here are the top 5 luxury sport boxes in the US.
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
The first luxury sports box on this list can be found at the MetLife Stadium that was built recently in 2010. It is the home to two NFL franchises in the form of the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The stadium itself has hosted a range of global events including Super Bowl XLVIII, Wrestlemania 29, and a number of friendly soccer matches consisting of teams such as USA, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
The luxury sports box suites at this stadium were designed by the renowned American architect David Rockwell and each suite can hold up to 30 guests. They are located over four levels meaning that a number of views can be purchased. Hiring the boxes also comes with a private entrance to the stadium, VIP parking, a private lobby area, HD TVs, wet bars, and personal refridgerators.
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
The Arrowhead Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that is the home of NFL franchise Kansas City Chiefs. It was opened in 1972, but underwent a renovation in 2010 at a cost of $375 million. On September 29th, 2014, the stadium was the setting for an official Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium when the crowd noise reached 142.2 decibels for the Kansas City Chiefs versus New England Patriots game.
Now the luxury sports box here that attracts our attention is under the ownership of the actual owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt. However, we had to include it for the simple reason that it is a mansion within the stadium. It is three storeys tall and comes with six bedrooms. It even has an American football-themed stained glass window. Think it goes without saying that Hunt is truly living every sports fan’s dream.
Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
This next stadium might not be one of the most well-known stadiums in the world, but it certainly knows how to deliver a luxury sports box. The Memorial Stadium in California is an outdoor American football stadium that is located on the campus of the University of California. The University of California Golden Bears use it as their home ground for their NCAA matches. The stadium initially opened back in 1923, but experienced a renovation in 2012. The stadium has seen the likes of football clubs Real Madrid and Inter Milan play friendly games there.
The luxury sports box at this stadium offers a more multi-purpose use with the university offering them up as a potential wedding venue as well as being available to hire for sports fans who want to watch the game in style. It comes in the form of the new HNTB-designed media box that not only gives amazing views inside the stadium, yet unparalleled vistas over the San Francisco Bay area outside the stadium. It offers a penthouse that boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a glass deck balcony that provide the stunning views over the bay.
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
The home of the NHL franchise, the New Jersey Devils, is next on the list with the Prudential Center that was built in 2007. It also acts as a home for NCAA sides Seton Hall Pirates and NJIT Highlanders, as well as the EHL team New Jersey Rockets. The stadium has also hosted a range of other events including a Rolling Stones concert, UFC events, WWE’s 2009 Hell in a Cell Pay-per-View, and Super Bowl XLVIII media day.
The Infiniti Luxury Suites at the stadium cater for both corporate hospitality and private functions with equal levels of sophistication and class. Luxury seating, private bar and catering, VIP parking, invitations to private and premium members-only events, and corporate membership are all on offer with the stadium being widely considered as offering the best VIP customer service in US sports.
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
The final entry on this list is one that stands out for a particular reason. Chase Field is a 48,519 capacity baseball stadium that is the home of MLB franchise Arizona Diamondbacks and the NCAA side Cactus Bowl. The stadium was opened fairly recently in 1998 and was the first ever US-based stadium to be built with a retractable roof over a natural grass surface.
However, the stand-out aspect of this stadium is the swimming pool that can be found in right center field. It is available to hire at a cost of $3,500 per game and can hold up to 35 people. Those that hire the pool not only get to have their own baseball cap, towel, parking passes, catering, and concierge, but when a Diamondback player hits a home run, the guests will witness the water cannons fire streams of water 30 feet into the air. It is undoubtedly the most unique luxury sports box in the world.