Stadium of the Year: Popular Vote โ€“ 2nd | Samara Arena

source: StadiumDB.com

Stadium of the Year: Popular Vote โ€“ 2nd | Samara Arena No other stadium received so many votes overall. But with many of them being just 1-star ratings, it wasn't enough to win the entire competition. Still, an honourable second spot!

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Samara Arena is one of two most universally supported stadiums across this year's Popular Vote. In terms of demographics it may have been selected to the top 5 by two thirds of voters from Russia, but also by half of Belarusian voters and a third of Poles. American, Austrians, Italians, Turks – it's hard to find a major voting populous among which this stadium would not be popular.

But even with 16,169 votes in total (47.2% of the entire voting public) it still ends up second for one simple reason. While Samara Arena received more votes of 1 and 4 stars, it didn't come top of the list for enough people and was surpassed by the stadium with more 5-star ratings than all others.

Still, Samara Arena is a venue of which Russia can be proud. And stick around for the Jury Vote announcement, there may be a bit more left for this futuristic venue's enthusiasts...

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