Stadium of the Year 2023

Stadium of the Year 2023 – popular vote is open!

Popular Vote

Welcome to the world's largest online stadium awards! For the 14th time we’re selecting the best stadium opened over the past year. We’re honoured to have you with us. Rules of the competition are very simple.

To vote, please select your ’top five’ stadiums from the list of 35 candidates, giving 5 star rating to the best stadium, 4 stars to the second and analogically with 3, 2 and 1 star. Remember to select five stadiums, otherwise your vote won't be counted! 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. Take your time to know them, the vote lasts until midnight [CET] on March 10!

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

Learn more about all the nominees and how to vote by watching our video:

Nominated stadiums:

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Al Ettifaq Club Stadium

Al Ettifaq Club Stadium Dammam Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

  • team: Ettifaq FC
  • capacity: 15,000
  • construction time: 2021–2023
  • cost: ?
  • design: ?
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Al Fateh SC Stadium

Al Fateh SC Stadium Al-Mubarraz Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

  • team: Al Fateh SC
  • capacity: 11,000
  • construction time: 2021–2023
  • cost: $12 M
  • design: ?
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Al-Shabab Club Stadium

Al-Shabab Club Stadium Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

  • team: Al-Shabab FC
  • capacity: 15,000
  • construction time: 2021–2023
  • cost: $14 M
  • design: ?
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Amaan Stadium

Amaan Stadium Zanzibar City Tanzania Tanzania

  • team: –
  • capacity: 15,000
  • construction time: 2023
  • cost: ?
  • design: ?
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ArcelorMittal Park

ArcelorMittal Park Sosnowiec Poland Poland

  • team: Zagłębie Sosnowiec
  • capacity: 11,600
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $36.7 M
  • design: JSK Architekci
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Arena MRV

Arena MRV Belo Horizonte Brazil Brazil

  • team: Atlético Mineiro
  • capacity: 46,000
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $188 M
  • design: Farkasvölgyi Arquitetura
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Asian Youth Games Stadium

Asian Youth Games Stadium Shantou China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 22,000
  • construction time: 2019–2021
  • cost: $242.3 M (entire complex)
  • design: GuangDong Architectural Design & Research Institute
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BBBank Wildpark

BBBank Wildpark Karlsruhe Germany Germany

  • team: Karlsruher SC
  • capacity: 34,302
  • construction time: 2018–2023
  • cost: $171.4 M
  • design: agn Niederberghaus & Partner
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Dalian Suoyuwan Football Stadium

Dalian Suoyuwan Football Stadium Dalian China China

  • team: Dalian Professional FC
  • capacity: 63,000
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $261.5 M
  • design: Pattern Design, Buro Happold
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Dong’an Lake Sports Park Stadium

Dong’an Lake Sports Park Stadium Chengdu China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 40,000
  • construction time: 2019–2021
  • cost: $702.5 M (entire complex)
  • design: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute
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Elaziğ Stadyumu

Elaziğ Stadyumu Elazığ Turkey Turkey

  • team: Elazığspor, 23 Elazığ FK
  • capacity: 18,423
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $24 M
  • design: Alper Aksoy Architects
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Estádio França Ndalu

Estádio França Ndalu Luanda Angola Angola

  • team: Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 2013–2023
  • cost: ?
  • design: ?
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Haimen Sports Center Stadium

Haimen Sports Center Stadium Haimen China China

  • team: Nantong Haimen Kediyuan FC
  • capacity: 10,095
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $90 M (entire complex)
  • design: ?
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Handan Sports Center Stadium

Handan Sports Center Stadium Handan China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 30,000
  • construction time: 2018–2021
  • cost: $150 M
  • design: ?
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Kaifeng Sports Center Stadium

Kaifeng Sports Center Stadium Kaifeng China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 30,000
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $225 M
  • design: ?
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Karaman Stadyumu

Karaman Stadyumu Karaman Turkey Turkey

  • team: Karaman FK
  • capacity: 15,000
  • construction time: 2017–2023
  • cost: $35 M
  • design: Alper Aksoy Architects
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Longxing Football Stadium

Longxing Football Stadium Chongqing China China

  • team: Chongqing Tongliang Long FC
  • capacity: 60,000
  • construction time: 2020–2022
  • cost: $382.7 M
  • design: ?
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Mes Rafsanjan Stadium

Mes Rafsanjan Stadium Rafsanjan Iran Iran

  • team: Mes Rafsanjan FC
  • capacity: 10,000
  • construction time: 2011–2023
  • cost: ?
  • design: ?
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Mokpo Stadium

Mokpo Stadium Mokpo South Korea South Korea

  • team: –
  • capacity: 16,468
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $86.7 M
  • design: ?
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National Stadium of Solomon Islands

National Stadium of Solomon Islands Honiara Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

  • team: –
  • capacity: 10,000
  • construction time: 2021–2023
  • cost: $53 M
  • design: Central-South Architectural Design Institute
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Nemzeti Atlétikai Központ

Nemzeti Atlétikai Központ Budapest Hungary Hungary

  • team: –
  • capacity: 14,531
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $731 M
  • design: Napur Architect
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Opus Arena

Opus Arena Osijek Croatia Croatia

  • team: NK Osjiek
  • capacity: 13,005
  • construction time: 2018–2023
  • cost: $72.8 M
  • design: Sirrah projekt
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Orlen Stadion

Orlen Stadion Płock Poland Poland

  • team: Wisła Płock
  • capacity: 15,004
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $43.6 M
  • design: Perbo-Inwestycje
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Qingdao West Coast University Town Stadium

Qingdao West Coast University Town Stadium Qingdao China China

  • team: Qingdao West Coast FC, Qingdao Red Lions FC
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $51 M
  • design: ?
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Qingdao Youth Football Stadium

Qingdao Youth Football Stadium Qingdao China China

  • team: Qingdao Hainiu FC
  • capacity: 50,000
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $494.5 M
  • design: China Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute
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Raiffeisen Arena

Raiffeisen Arena Linz Austria Austria

  • team: Linzer ASK
  • capacity: 19,080
  • construction time: 2021–2023
  • cost: $71 M
  • design: Raumkunst ZT
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Sanya Baopo International Sports Center Egret Stadium

Sanya Baopo International Sports Center Egret Stadium Sanya China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 45,000
  • construction time: 2019–2021
  • cost: ?
  • design: ?
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Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly Korhogo Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

  • team: –
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $81.6 M
  • design: EGPI
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Stade de la paix de Bouaké

Stade de la paix de Bouaké Bouaké Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

  • team: –
  • capacity: 40,000
  • construction time: 2019–2023
  • cost: $88.6 M
  • design: studio Quadrante
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Stade Laurent Pokou

Stade Laurent Pokou San-Pédro Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

  • team: –
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 2018–2023
  • cost: $67 M
  • design: ?
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Stade Nelson Mandela

Stade Nelson Mandela Baraki Algeria Algeria

  • team: –
  • capacity: 40,784
  • construction time: 2009–2022
  • cost: $322.7 M
  • design: ATSP, GLI, DVVD, ABDI
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Tangshan New Sports Center Stadium

Tangshan New Sports Center Stadium Tangshan China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 35,000
  • construction time: 2018–2023
  • cost: $288.3 M (entire complex)
  • design: ?
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Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium

Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium Wenzhou China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 50,000
  • construction time: 2019–2021
  • cost: $138.5 M
  • design: ?
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Xiamen Egret Stadium

Xiamen Egret Stadium Xiamen China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 60,592
  • construction time: 2020–2023
  • cost: $1.176 B
  • design: China Architecture Design and Research Institute
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Yuhuan Olympic Sports Center Stadium

Yuhuan Olympic Sports Center Stadium Yuhuan China China

  • team: –
  • capacity: 20,000
  • construction time: 2018–2023
  • cost: $123.4 M (entire complex)
  • design: ?
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Stadium of the Year Regulations

  1. Voting schedule: Your votes will be accepted starting February 10, until midnight on March 10, 2024 (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 for voting 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. Because of such precautions you may find that multiple votes from on WiFi network could not be cast.
  3. Nomination process schedule: Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2023. (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, costly text messages, e-mail submissions, liking us on facebook, following on Twitter or on Instagram (we do appreciate it, though!).
  5. Nomination requirements: To be eligible, a stadium has to meet several criteria. It has to hold at least 10,000 people and be opened in 2023. 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). However, football use has to be taken in mind.