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Stadium of the Year 2018

  • Popular Vote
  • Jury Vote

Popular Vote

  • Hosted by StadiumDB.com and Stadiony.net, Stadium of the Year is the world's largest competition of its kind, inviting everyone to select the very best stadium opened in the previous year. As we welcome you to the 9th edition, we're happy to confirm that the voting system remains unchanged.

    To vote, please select your ’top five’ stadiums from the list of 27 nominees, giving 5 star rank to the best stadium, 4 stars to the second and analogically with 3, 2 and 1 star. Each star means one point for the stadium you select, so when all points are distributed, press ’Vote’ button below the list. And that's it, your contribution is then accepted. Please mind – only one vote can be sent from every device. To learn more about each stadium before voting, please click its name or photo to visit its presentation at StadiumDB.com.

    TL;DR: Select five best stadiums, give each a star note and click "Vote!" button below.

  • Damit Ihre Stimmabgabe im unserem Stadium-Wettbewerb gültig ist, gehen Sie bitte wie folgt vor:

    Wählen Sie bitte fünf Stadien, die Ihnen am besten gefallen. Das von Ihnen bevorzugte Stadion bekommt 5 Sterne, das zweitbeliebteste bekommt 4 Sterne – setzen Sie mit der Bewertung fort, bis Sie die letzte Sportstätte mit einem Stern bewertet haben. Um Ihre Stimme abzugeben, clicken Sie bitte auf „Vote“.

    Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie an unserem Voting nur einmal teilnehmen können, eine einmal abgegebene Stimme kann nicht geändert werden. Unser Rat lautet: nehmen Sie bitte Zeit! Lesen Sie die Beschreibungen der Stadien durch und bilden Sie sich eine eigene Meinung über das beste Stadion der Welt.

    Eine Mehrfachteilnahme aus einer PC ist ausgeschlossen – alle Versuche, erneut am Voting teilzunehmen, werden automatisch gesperrt; dazu werden auch alle Stimmen, die von solcher PC gesendet wurden, als ungülitg betrachtet.

    Sie können noch bis am 3. März 2019 für das beste Stadion der Welt abstimmen. Das Online-Voting dauert noch einen Monat! Voten Sie für das beliebteste Stadion und laden Sie Ihre Freunde ein, ihre Stimme abzugeben!

  • لإبراز الصوت الصحيح الرجاء اختيار خمسة استادات تفضلها عن غيرها. يجب أن يحصل أفضلها على 5 نجوم، والثاني على 4 نجوم، وهكذا حتى حصول الأول على آخر نجمة. ومن أجل انهاء الاقتراع عليك النقر على ذر التصويت الأخضر.

    الرجاء الانتباه إلى أنه يمكنك التصويت لمرة واحدة فقط ولا يمكنك تغيير رأيك فيما بعد، عليه يرجة الاختيار يتعقل. أي محاولات للتصويت لعدة مرات من جهاز واحد سيتم منعها وسيتم الغاء جميع الأصوات الصادرة من ذلك الجهاز.

    سيستمر التصويت حتى ويشمل 3 مارس. إذا رغبت في زيادة الفرص لملعبك المفضل أخبر اصدقائك بالمنافسة. ولكم الشكر.

  • Oy verebilmek için, lütfen diğerlerinden daha iyi olduğunu düşündüğünüz 5 stadyumu seçin. Bu stadyumların arasında en beğendiğinize 5 yıldız, ikinciye 4 yıldız, sonrakine 3 ve 2 yıldız, en son seçiminize 1 yıldız verin. Oylamayı sonlandırmak için, yeşil "Oy ver" butonuna basın. Lütfen seçiminizi dikkatli yapın, çünkü bir oy hakkınız var.

    Aynı cihazdan birden fazla oy veremezsiniz. Oylama 3 Mart gün sonuna kadar sürecektir. Favori stadyumunuzun şansını artırmak isterseniz, arkadaşlarınızı bu yarışmadan haberdar edebilirsiniz.

  • Чтобы проголосовать нужно выбрать пять самых лучших стадионов. Самый лучший из них получает пять звёздочек, второй четыре и так до последнего. Последний получает одну звёздочку. Тогда загорится кнопка ,,VOTE,, на которую нужно нажать. И тогда вся информация о твоём голосованию перейдёт в систему.

    При этом нужно помнить, что только один голос есть действительный и его уже не можно изменить. Поэтому рекомендуется посмотреть всех кондидатов и только тогда проголосовать. Если будете пробовать несколько раз изменять свои решения тогда ваш голос будет не действительный и всё просто сотрётся.

    Голосование будет длится до 12.00 ночи, по московскому времени это до г. 22.00. Если хочешь увеличить шансы своего лидера то поделись этой информацией со своими друзьями. Спасибо!

Nominated stadiums:

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Audi Field

Audi Field Washington D.C. USA USA

  • team: D.C. United
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 27/02/2017 - 09/07/2018
  • cost: $ 195 million
  • design: Populous
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Banc of California Stadium

Banc of California Stadium Los Angeles USA USA

  • team: Los Angeles FC
  • capacity: 22,000
  • construction time: 23/08/2016 - 21/04/2018
  • cost: $ 350 million
  • design: Gensler
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Batman Stadyumu

Batman Stadyumu Batman Turkey Turkey

  • team: Batman Petrolspor
  • capacity: 15,000
  • construction time: 2014-2018
  • cost: $ 19.25 million (entire complex)
  • design: ?
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4. Bursa Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu

Bursa Belediye Stadyumu Bursa Turkey Turkey

  • team: Bursaspor
  • capacity: 43,877
  • construction time: 06/2011 - 2018
  • cost: $ 44.3 million
  • design: Sözüneri Mimarlık
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DVTK Stadion

DVTK Stadion Miskolc Hungary Hungary

  • team: Diósgyőri VTK
  • capacity: 14,680
  • construction time: 02/11/2016 - 30/04/2018
  • cost: $ 47 million
  • design: KÖZTI Architects
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Diyarbakır Stadyumu

Diyarbakır Stadyumu Diyarbakir Turkey Turkey

  • team: Diyarbakirspor
  • capacity: 33,000
  • construction time: 25/04/2014 - 09/05/2018
  • cost: $ 30.8 million
  • design: Arma Mimarlık
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Foolad Arena

Foolad Arena Ahvaz Iran Iran

  • team: Foolad FC
  • capacity: 27,501
  • construction time: 2008-2018
  • cost: $ 40 million
  • design: ?
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Generali-Arena

Generali-Arena Vienna Austria Austria

  • team: Austria Wien
  • capacity: 17,500
  • construction time: 2016-2018
  • cost: $ 48.2 million
  • design: Atelier Mauch
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Kocaeli Stadyumu

Kocaeli Stadyumu Izmit Turkey Turkey

  • team: Kocaelispor
  • capacity: 34,712
  • construction time: 26/09/2014 - 2018
  • cost: $ 24.5 million
  • design: Alper Aksoy Architects
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MOL Aréna Sóstó

MOL Aréna Sóstó Székesfehérvár Hungary Hungary

  • team: MOL Vidi FC
  • capacity: 14,201
  • construction time: 23/11/2016 - 30/09/2018
  • cost: $ 50.5 million
  • design: S.A.M.O. Tervező és Ingatlanfejlesztő
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Mordovia Arena

Mordovia Arena Saransk Russia Russia

  • team: FK Mordovia Saransk
  • capacity: 44,149
  • construction time: 10/2010 - 09/04/2018
  • cost: $ 288 million
  • design: Sport In, AO Gradproekt
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Nacyjanalny Alimpijski Stadion Dinama

Nacyjanalny Alimpijski Stadion Dinama Minsk Belarus Belarus

  • team: national team / Dinamo
  • capacity: 22,246
  • construction time: 2014- 31/05/2018
  • cost: $ 206 million
  • design: UP Minskproekt
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Najaf Stadium

Najaf Stadium Najaf Iraq Iraq

  • team: Al-Najaf FC
  • capacity: 30,000
  • construction time: 22/05/2011 - 06/2018
  • cost: $ 90 million
  • design: HOK Architecture
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Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium Perth Australia Australia

  • team: West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers, Western Force
  • capacity: 60,000
  • construction time: 07/12/2014 - 11/12/2017
  • cost: $ 1.16 billion
  • design: HKS Architects, Arup, Cox Architects, Hassell Studio
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Rostov Arena

Rostov Arena Rostov-on-Dom Russia Russia

  • team: FK Rostov
  • capacity: 45,335
  • construction time: 01/08/2014 - 16/03/2018
  • cost: $ 348 million
  • design: Sport In, Crocus Group
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Samara Arena

Samara Arena Samara Russia Russia

  • team: FK Krylia Sovetov
  • capacity: 44,918
  • construction time: 21/07/2014 - 21/04/2018
  • cost: $ 299 million
  • design: GUS SO TerrNIIgrazhdanproekt, PI Arena
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Spor Toto Akhisar Stadyumu

Spor Toto Akhisar Stadyumu Akhisar Turkey Turkey

  • team: Akhisar Belediyespor
  • capacity: 12,139
  • construction time: Akhisar Belediyespor
  • cost: $ 15 million
  • design: Adnan Kazmaoğlu
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Stadio Paolo Mazza

Stadio Paolo Mazza Ferrara Italy Italy

  • team: SPAL
  • capacity: 16,134
  • construction time: 2018
  • cost: $ 9.2 million
  • design: ?
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Stadion Kaliningrad

Stadion Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Russia Russia

  • team: FK Baltika
  • capacity: 35,212
  • construction time: 11/09/2015 - 23/03/2018
  • cost: $ 300 million
  • design: Crocus Group
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Stadion Nizhny Novgorod

Stadion Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Russia Russia

  • team: FC Nizhny Novgorod
  • capacity: 45,000
  • construction time: 12/2014 - 23/03/2018
  • cost: $ 325 million
  • design: Sport In, PI Arena
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Sun Devil Stadium

Sun Devil Stadium Tempe USA USA

  • team: ASU Sun Devils
  • capacity: 53,559
  • construction time: 2014-2018
  • cost: $ 307 million
  • design: HNTB
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Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Suzhou OSC Stadium Suzhou China China

  • team: -
  • capacity: 40,933
  • construction time: 29/09/2013 - 01/09/2018
  • cost: $ 742 million (entire complex)
  • design: GMP Architekten
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Tire Stadyumu

Tire Stadyumu Tire/Izmir Turkey Turkey

  • team: Tire 1922
  • capacity: 13,500
  • construction time: 04/04/2015 - 04/2018
  • cost: $ 12.3 million
  • design: Tankut Aydin
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Tsentralnyi Stadion

Tsentralnyi Stadion / Yekaterinburg Arena Yekaterinburg Russia Russia

  • team: FK Ural Yekaterinburg
  • capacity: 35,696
  • construction time: 11/09/2015 - 31/12/2017
  • cost: $227 million
  • design: PI Arena
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Volgograd Arena

Volgograd Arena Volgograd Russia Russia

  • team: Rotor Volgograd
  • capacity: 45,568
  • construction time: 01/2015 - 03/04/2018
  • cost: $ 299 million
  • design: PI Arena, GMP Architekten
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Wuyuanhe Stadium

Wuyuanhe Stadium Haikou China China

  • team: -
  • capacity: 41,506
  • construction time: 07/03/2017 - 24/04/2018
  • cost: $ 157.3 million
  • design: United Atelier
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Zaozhuang Stadium

Zaozhuang Stadium Zaozhuang China China

  • team: -
  • capacity: 30,000
  • construction time: 2014-2018
  • cost: $ 100 million
  • design: United Atelier
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Stadium of the Year Regulations

  1. Voting process schedule: Your votes will be accepted between February 3, until midnight March 3, 2018 (Central-European Time). The above form is the only means of voting, please do not send e-mails or private messages with votes, they will not be included. Each person is entitled to cast one vote, selecting your top 5 venues (giving them 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point, respectively).
  2. Voting restrictions: Every user is welcome to share information or links regarding the competition, however voting may not be subject to commercial incentives (i.e. being rewarded or subject to separate contests with prizes). Any such attempts will result in cancellation of all votes coming from identified sources. Similarily, individual voters attempting to give more than one vote will not be included in the voting process at all.
  3. Nomination process schedule: Jan 23 – Jan 30, 2018. (nomination period closed)
  4. Submitting nominations: Every 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 or following on Twitter (we do appreciate it, though!).
  5. 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 2018. 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 that have undergone a thorough redevelopment. The competition is focused on 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 (like cricket, hurling or AFL).

Jury Vote

It’s already the fifth time we include a Jury of architectural experts who cast their votes independently of the Popular Vote. Full list of Jurors will be released soon. Winner of the Vote will be revealed on March 7-8!

Robert D. Kennedy

ROBERT D. KENNEDY, Holmes Miller Architects, Glasgow | Working on his first stadium project in 1992, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, for the Scottish Rugby Union, Robert didn’t realise that this would be the start of a now 27 year relationship with stadia design.

As an architect, then Partner in the Glasgow architectural firm The Miller Partnership, he would have an opportunity to work in the most exciting period of UK stadia design.

Now a director in Holmes Miller he has constructed almost 500,000 seats in the UK and abroad and sees no end to the ongoing evolution of stadia and arenas.

Highlights along the way include the RICOH Arena in Coventry, King Power Stadium in Leicester and the aforementioned Murrayfield Stadium, which at 67,500 capacity is the largest for the practice so far.

The market has changed and the practice have been successful overseas with the completion of the Ahmedabad Arena in Gujarat, India and the design of a soccer tournament hub in New Jersey, USA.

This international market will be a focus in the coming years, with Holmes Miller Architects having an office in Guangzhou, China and the need for sporting venues not relaxing soon. Although work close to home is still being done, as proven by redevelopment of the iconic Meadowbank in Edinburgh.

Alfredo Angulo Quevedo

ALFREDO ANGULO QUEVEDO, Asunción | As has been tradition, every year we invite the architect author of previous Stadium of the Year winner. It couldn's have been different with one of Latin America's most famous football temples, nicknamed the Cauldron, or La Olla. Actually, La Nueva Olla, because the historical stadium of Cerro Porteño was redefined by Alfredo Angulo Quevedo. Despite spatial and financial constraints the stadium instantly gained recognition. For the architect it was a rare privilege of designing his beloved team's stadium.

La Nueva Olla was the first such grand stadium delivered by Angulo Quevedo, however his interest in sports architecture began long before. In the previous decade he completed executive documentation for two other stadia, in Encarnación and Caaguazú, so far not built.

After becoming an architect and engineer in early 1990s, Angulo Quevedo's career took a boost in early 2000s, seeing numerous public service, commercial and leisure projects, including sports complexes, hotels and hospitals, among other.

Jury Vote Regulations

  1. The Jury Vote runs independently from the Popular Vote. Its result will reveal our second Stadium of the Year winner.
  2. The Jury consists of highly-experienced architects from various countries. Each year we invite different specialists with fresh experiences in stadium design.
  3. Each Juror ranks every stadium individually. First, a quick round reveals shortlist of 10 finalist stadiums. Then every nominated stadium is ranked in three categories: architectural value, functionality and innovation.
  4. The stadiums are graded based on best available audio-visual materials and texts. Due to extremely limited schedule visits to the sites are impossible. The criteria are limited only to aspects possible to verify at this early stage of each stadium’s operation as many venues still have work to be done in the future and should not be scrutinised unnecessarily.
  5. Announcement of the result is expected around March 7-8, 2019, along with results of the Popular Vote. Date subject to change depending on vote progress.