Build the Ultimate Football Snack Stadium

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The Big Football Game will be here before you know it! My family and I love football, and this year for extra football party fun we decided to build the ultimate Football Snack Stadium!

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This Super Bowl Snack Stadium is full of tasty treats and so impressive that will make your football party the hit of the neighborhood, and it is easy to make too.

My stadium consists of slanted “stands” filled with snacks that surround a field made from salsa. To make the stands we used the cardboard soda boxes from the soda I bought for the party, which is a great way to use what you already have. These stands are light and portable and large enough to hold lots and lots of yummy snacks for a huge football party

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Making the Snack Stadiums Stands

My teenage son is excited about the idea of throwing a big, themed football party this year, so we worked together to create our stadium. To make the stands I used 12 packs of soda that I bought for the party.

First we carefully cut each 12 pack of soda in half, along the handle line, and removed the soda inside.

building snack stadium
Emptying the soda cartons

Then we measured and drew a horizontal line 3 inches up from the bottom on the front of each soda pack. Next, I drew diagonal lines on the sides of the pack from the top down to the horizontal line, and cut along the lines.

measuring and cutting the soda cartons
Measuring the stands

Once we repeated this with all the soda we had 12 stands, plenty for holding all our snacks.

Snack Stadium Stands made from soda cartons
Stadium assembly

I used packing tape to tape the soda packs together, taping 4 halves for each side and 2 halves for the end zones. This keeps them together, but makes them small enough to move around and fill.

Using the soda packs makes the design modular, so you could add more or less, depending on the size of the Super Bowl party you are throwing!

building the modular stands
Creating the sidelines

To make the stadium we arranged the stands around a foil tray, which forms the field. I used a 12 x 8-inch foil cake pan, but you could go larger if you are having a really huge Super Bowl party. But this arrangement holds a large amount of food, more than I expected!

setting up the snack stadium
Top view of the snack stadium before filling

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Making the Snack Stadium End Zones

I took a second foil tray the same size and cut it in half, and used each half to make the two end zones. To add color and excitement to the end zones we spread a thin layer of icing in each half tray, and my son used candy to make mosaics in each. He made a football in one end zone and a rainbow in the other. He is not super artistic, but he thinks candy art is cool and spent some time making sure his designs were recognizable!

Candy Rainbow for Snack Stadium
Creating a candy mosiac

For the football goal posts we unwrapped some chocolate candy and poked it with a wooden skewer. Then we cut a yellow straw to fit over the skewer. We took a second yellow straw and put a pipe cleaner inside it so we could bend it to a goal post shape. Finally, we stuck it on top of the skewer.

Making Goal Posts for the Snack Stadium

Adding the Snack Stadium Finishing Touches

Then we added some decorative finishing touches. We cut some red and blue striped paper straws and glued them to the edges of the soda packs to make them look prettier and more finished. We also added red and blue flags and #1 finger shapes that I cut out with my Silhouette machine.

snack stadium finishing touches
Adding finishing touches

To make the field of dip we filled the foil tray with salsa and I added lines to the salsa by piping spinach dip onto it. We needed two big jars to fill the tray with salsa. Then we arranged the trays in the center of the table and filled the stands with treats!

Close up of football snack stadium

I used a mix of snacks, like corn chips, popcorn and pretzels, along with some healthier cut veggies like carrots and celery. After the stands were full we arranged them on the sides and end of the field, and added extra details like the flags and goal posts, along with stacks of soda cans.

one end of the snack stadium

It came out even better than we expected! I love how easy it is to take apart and put away, and it will be easy to reuse since it is modular.

The stands made from the soda boxes are really large and fit quite a few snacks, more than I expected. I don’t think we will have to worry about running out of snacks at our Super Bowl party, even with hungry teens attending!

complete overview of snack stadium with snacks in the stands
football snack stadium

Super Bowl Snack Stadium

Make the ultimate football snack stadium for you next game day party!
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course DIY Crafts, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1



  • 12 pieces cartons of soda 12 packs
  • packing tape
  • 2 pieces 12 x 8 inch foil cake pans


  • colored candy like Skittles or M&Ms
  • icing
  • paper straws
  • yellow straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • wooden skewers
  • paper flags


  • salsa
  • spinach dip


  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Veggies
  • Tortilla chips


  • Cut the soda cartons in half and take out the soda.
    12 pieces cartons of soda
  • Draw a horizontal line 3 inches up from the bottom of each half carton. Draw diagonal lines down to the horizontal line and cut each side to make slanted stands.
  • Using packing tape to hold the stands together. I used 4 for each side and 2 for the end zones, but you could make your snack stadium smaller or larger.
    packing tape
  • Decorate the "stands" with paper straws and paper flags as desired.
    paper straws, paper flags, wooden skewers
  • Cut one of the cake pans in half and spread it with icing. Use candy to create two colorful end zones in the icing.
    2 pieces 12 x 8 inch foil cake pans, colored candy like Skittles or M&Ms, icing
  • Put pipe cleaners inside yellow plastic straws and shape them into goal posts.
    pipe cleaners, yellow straws
  • When it is game time fill the other cake pan with salsa and pipe lines of spinach dip on the "field".
    salsa, spinach dip
  • Fill the cardboard stands with your favorite snacks and arrange them around the tray of salsa.
    Pretzels, Popcorn, Veggies, Tortilla chips


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10 thoughts on “Build the Ultimate Football Snack Stadium”

  1. Your stadium looks delicious and almost to good to eat. Thank you for all the specific details on how you put it together. Maybe this will be something I will try to accomplish for Super Bowl Sunday. I love how you have a treat for everyone taste buds.

  2. I love how this turned out and using the soda cartons as snack holders was such a great idea! My sister-in-law usually hosts for the big game so I will have to share this with her!


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