Stadium of the Year 2013

Summary

Fourth edition of Stadium of the Year competition took place between Jan 22 and Feb 23, 2013. A record number of 27,851 people took part in the vote (each person had 15 points to share between 5 stadiums by giving notes: 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point). Participants were spread across 105 countries, with most votes originating in Belgium, Brazil, USA, Chile, Sweden, Germany and Poland.

Below you can see the complete list of all stadia with the number of points scored.

Results

Nominated stadiums:

PositionPhotoDescription
1 51,024 pts Husky Stadium

Ghelamco Arena Ghent BelgiumBelgium

  • club: KAA Gent
  • capacity: 19,999
  • construction: 2011-2013
  • cost: € 50 million
  • design: Bontinck Architecture and Engineering
2 34,700 pts Tele2 Arena

Tele2 Arena Stockholm Sweden Sweden

  • club: Hammarby IF, Djurgårdens IF
  • capacity: 33,000
  • construction: 10/09/2010 - 07/2013
  • cost: SEK 2.7 billion
  • design: White Arkitekter, Arup
3 29,794 pts Husky Stadium

Husky Stadium Seattle USA USA

  • club: Washington Huskies
  • capacity: 70,138
  • construction: 2011-2013
  • cost: $261 million
  • design: 360 Architecture
4 27,096 pts Maracanã

Maracanã Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil

  • club: CR Flamengo, Botafogo FR, Fluminense FC, CR Vasco da Gama
  • capacity: 78,838
  • construction: 01/02/2012 - 05/2013
  • cost: R$ 932 million
  • design: EMOP
5 26,443 pts Allianz Riviera

Allianz Riviera Nice France France

  • club: OGC Nice
  • capacity: 35,624
  • construction: 08/2011 - 08/2013
  • cost: € 245 million
  • design: Wilmotte & Associés, IOSIS
6 26,063 pts Estadio Regional de Chinquihue

Estadio Regional de Chinquihue Puerto Montt Chile Chile

  • club: CD Puerto Montt
  • capacity: 10,000
  • construction: 2009 - 2013
  • cost: CLP 9.234 billion
  • design: Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos
7 25,681 pts Dalian Sports Center Stadium

Dalian Sports Center Stadium Dalian China China

  • club: Dalian
  • capacity: 61,000
  • construction: 2010 - 2013
  • cost: ?
  • design: Nadel
8 23,451 pts Stadion Essen

Stadion Essen Essen GermanyGermany

  • club: Rott-Weiss Essen
  • capacity: 20,650
  • construction: 08/2009 - 2013
  • cost: €43 million
  • design: Plan Forward GmbH
9 20,871 pts Estádio Castelão

Estádio Castelão Fortaleza Brazil Brazil

  • club: Ceará SC, Ferroviário AC
  • capacity: 63,903
  • construction: 2011-2013
  • cost: R$ 518.6 million
  • design: Vigliecca Arquitectos
10 20,239 pts Basrah International Stadium

Basrah International Stadium Iraq Iraq Iraq

  • club: -
  • capacity: 65,000
  • construction: 15/07/2009 - 10/2013
  • cost: $ 550 million
  • design: 360 Architecture
11 19,878 pts Kazan Arena

Kazan Arena Kazan Russia Russia

  • club: FK Rubin Kazan
  • capacity: 45,105
  • construction: 2010 - 2013
  • cost: $ 450 million
  • design: Populous
12 19,495pts Estádio Nacional de Brasília

Estádio Nacional de Brasília Brasilia Brazil Brazil

  • club: Brasilia FC
  • capacity: 72,888
  • construction: 05/05/2010 - 06/2013
  • cost: R$ 1.284 billion
  • design: GMP Architekten, Eduardo Castro Mello
13 19,389 pts Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Salvador da Bahia Brazil Brazil

  • club: EC Bahia, EC Vitória
  • capacity: 55,000
  • construction: 09/2010 - 04/2013
  • cost: R$ 592 million
  • design: 09.2010 - 04.2013
14 16,846 pts Stade Jean Bouin

Stade Jean Bouin Paris France France

  • club: Stade Français CASG
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction: 2010 - 2013
  • cost: €110 million
  • design: Agence Rudy Ricciotti
15 15,040 pts Itaipava Arena Pernambuco

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco Recife Brazil Brazil

  • club: Clube Náutico Capibaribe
  • capacity: 46,154
  • construction: 08/2010 - 06/2013
  • cost: R$ 532 million
  • design: Fernandes Arquitectos Associados
16 14,174 pts Investors Group Field

Investors Group Field Winnipeg Canada Canada

  • club: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • capacity: 33,422
  • construction: 10/05/2010 - 05/2013
  • cost: $ 204 million
  • design: Populous / Raymond S.C Wan
17 14,086 pts Estádio Mineirão

Estádio Mineirão Belo Horizonte Brazil Brazil

  • club: EC Cruzeiro, Club Atletico Mineiro
  • capacity: 62,160
  • construction: 2010 - 2013
  • cost: R$ 695 million
  • design: BCMF Arquitetoss
18 13,495 pts Mersin Arena

Mersin Arena Mersin Turkey Turkey

  • club: Mersin İdman Yurdu SK
  • capacity: 25,534
  • construction: 01/02/2012 - 05/2013
  • cost: € 100 million
  • design: ?

Stadium of the Year 2013 Regulations

  1. 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 always give you our online survey where you can see stadiums already listed and may suggest further nominations.
  2. 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 2013. 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. The competition is about football stadiums, which means we choose 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.
  3. Nomination process schedule: Jan 07 – Jan 21, 2014.
  4. Voting process schedule: Your votes will be accepted between Jan 23 and Feb 22, 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).