Stadium of the Year 2012
Third edition of Stadium of the Year plebiscite took place between Jan 23 and Feb 24, 2013. A record number of 14,439 people took part in the vote, giving 216,585 points in total (each person had 15 points to share between 5 stadiums by giving notes: 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point). Most voters were located in Brazil, Poland, Indonesia, Israel and France.
Below you can see the complete list of all stadia with the number of points scored.
Arena do Grêmio Porto Alegre Brazil
Stadion Narodowy Warsaw Poland
Grand Stade Lille-Métropole Lille France
Friends Arena Solna Sweden
Stadion Utama Riau Pekanbaru Indonesia
Stade Océane Le Havre France
London Olympic Stadium London England
Bunyodkor Stadioni Tashkent Uzbekistan
Netanya Stadium Netanya Israel
BBVA Compass Stadium Houston USA
New York Stadium Rotherham England
8km Stadionu Baku Azerbaijan
Estádio Raimundo Sampaio Belo Horizonte Brazil
Myresjöhus Arena Vaxjo Sweden
Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion Offenbach Germany
Incheon Football Stadium Incheon South Korea
Stadium of the Year 2012 Regulations
- Submitting nominations: Every reader/user of StadiumDB.com may submit a nomination. Unlike many competitions, ours is user-oriented, so we don’t require any fees, text messages, e-mail submissions or liking us on facebook (we do appreciate it, though). To make it as easy as possible, we give you our online survey where you can see stadiums already listed and may suggest further nominations.
- Nomination requirements: To become a nominee, a stadium has to meet several criteria. It has to hold at least 10,000 people and be opened in 2012. The latter means hosting at least one event with all stands available to the public. Stadiums built from scratch are taken into consideration as well as those having a thorough redevelopment. In general, we accept stadia that have had 75% of their structure altered. If any particular case raises doubts over the extent of changes, it would be dealt with individually. The competition is about football stadiums, which means we select between venues that are capable of hosting a football (or soccer, if you prefer) game. They may still have running, cycling or speedway tracks around their pitch, or have pitches larger than football-specific ones.
- Nomination process schedule: Jan 15 – Jan 22, 2013.
- Voting process schedule: Your votes will be accepted between Jan 23 and Feb 23, 2013. There’s no need to send e-mails or comment on facebook, the above form is the only means of voting. Each person is entitled to cast one vote, selecting his top 5 venues (giving them, respectively, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point).