Top Football Stadiums in the World
source: StadiumDB.com; author: michał
Football is rightly considered one of the most loved and followed sporting activities in the world. People always gather around football events. Quality football games fill fans with emotions, passion as well as strong feelings. But good football is not found everywhere. Fans like enjoying football in good sporting infrastructure, here are the 10 most emblematic stadia in the world.
Wembley Stadium (England)
Wembley Stadium ranks first in the top ten stadia in the world. Reopened in 2007, this football pitch seats as many as 90,000 spectators per game. It is often home to striking football events. These include the champions league final, the Olympic football final. It is owing to these major football moments that Wembley is referred to as iconic. Home of England’s national football team, this place is all about euphoria, fun, laughter when Wembley stadium is hosting a football match.
However, it may result very difficult to get tickets for the sporting events happening there as they generally are some of the biggest happenings in the country, if you cannot get one, most likely your only chance will be to live stream your favourite teams' gamesfrom the comfort of your home. Of course, this will not replace the experience of going to the stadium, but it will still allow you to enjoy the game you cannot physically attend and will definitely save you some money. Additionally, live streaming grants another positive aspect, with it you can monitor other teams game to ensure that your team’s main rival does not take the lead in the fixtures.
Camp Nou (Spain)
This stadium comes second in the ranking of top ten stadia in the world. Home of the infamous F.C. Barcelona. This ultramodern ground saw the light of day in 1957. Camp Nou is welcoming almost 100,000 people on game day. By 2022, works of enhancement of the stadium should start leading the stadium to be fully reshaped to accommodate 105,000 football fans that will now enjoy being in the shade. Camp Nou is probably one of the most fantastic stadiums in the world. This playground will always be remembered for playing host to European Cup final as well as welcoming the Spanish national team on various events, and the Champions League final.
Santiago Bernabeu (Spain)
The Santiago Bernabeu stadium was opened in 1947. Home of Real Madrid C.F., the stadium is capable of seating over 81,000 spectators. The stadium is famous for having hosted some of the world’s best football players such as Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo to name but a few. The stadium is also one of the favourites when it comes to hosting large international events such as the finals of the Copa Libertadores, the Champions League finals or the Intercontinental Cup. Obviously, the final of the 1982 FIFA World Cup was played there.
Old Trafford (England)
This famous stadium comes fourth as one of the most important in the world. It appears Old Trafford is one of the oldest stadia on the planet earth. It is notorious for attracting crowds of fans. The magnificent stadium is often the venue of some of the greatest football games in the Premier League and at European level. Home of Manchester United, this stadium has been the home of some of World’s best players such as David Beckham, Eric Cantona, the infamous goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel or even Wayne Rooney. It hosted some of the most incredible games in the history of football such as the European Cup quarter-finals in 1984 or the World Cup Qualifiers in 2001.
This is the Mecca of football, the Maracanã, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this stadium, home of the Fla-Flu derby, it has hosted the World Cup finals in 1950 and 2014. It also saw some of the icons of the football world playing there such as Pelé, Maradona. In 2016 again, the Olympic games took place at the Maracanã playground. According to a historical account, in 1950 Maracanã witnessed the eventful world cup group match between Brazil and Uruguay. But the taste of this match was bitter for the host country which led to the score and finally got defeated.
Allianz Arena (Germany)
It comes sixth in the top ten stadia in the world. Opened in 2005, the Arena sports platform is home to two German-based clubs, Bayern and Munich. This stadium changes colours to reflect the teams which are playing.
Signal Iduna Park (Germany)
It was opened in 1974 and seats more than 80,000 spectators. Iduna Park is the largest stadium in Germany. This pitch is so popular that most fans are ready to spend their money in order to visit it. This stadium is also renowned for having one of the free-standing grandstands in the whole of Europe.
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - San Siro (Italy)
These sports platform is famous for the European Cup finals in 1965 and 1970 and that of the champions league in 2002. Apart from hosting football events, it is also the venue of heavyweight boxing competitions.
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)
This stadium seats more than 10,000 spectators. Azteca is renowned for hosting two world cup finals. During one of these finals, England suffered defeat against Argentina because of what people called Maradona’s ‘hand of God’ goal.
First National Bank Stadium (South Africa)
Located in Johannesburg, this stadium hosted the lone world cup final organised on African soil. It became famous, or infamous if you will, for the extensive use of vuvuzelas by supporters, creating a deafening cacophony.