Stadium of the Year 2013
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.
|1 51,024 pts||
Ghelamco Arena Ghent Belgium
|2 34,700 pts||
Tele2 Arena Stockholm Sweden
|3 29,794 pts||
Husky Stadium Seattle USA
|4 27,096 pts||
Maracanã Rio de Janeiro Brazil
|5 26,443 pts||
Allianz Riviera Nice France
|6 26,063 pts||
Estadio Regional de Chinquihue Puerto Montt Chile
|7 25,681 pts||
Dalian Sports Center Stadium Dalian China
|8 23,451 pts||
Stadion Essen Essen Germany
|9 20,871 pts||
Estádio Castelão Fortaleza Brazil
|10 20,239 pts||
Basrah International Stadium Iraq Iraq
|11 19,878 pts||
Kazan Arena Kazan Russia
Estádio Nacional de Brasília Brasilia Brazil
|13 19,389 pts||
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Salvador da Bahia Brazil
|14 16,846 pts||
Stade Jean Bouin Paris France
|15 15,040 pts||
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco Recife Brazil
|16 14,174 pts||
Investors Group Field Winnipeg Canada
|17 14,086 pts||
Estádio Mineirão Belo Horizonte Brazil
|18 13,495 pts||
Mersin Arena Mersin Turkey
Stadium of the Year 2013 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 always 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 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. As an example, Bet365 Stadium would have been eligible in 1997, even if it went through significant improvements more recently.. 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.
- Nomination process schedule: Jan 07 – Jan 21, 2014.
- 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).