Stadium of the Year 2023: Your suggestions, your competition!

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

Stadium of the Year 2023: Your suggestions, your competition! The team is singing "That's the most wonderful time of the year" a month later than the rest of the world. That's because of a competition that makes every start of the year special. The 14th edition of Stadium of the Year is fast approaching, so now it's time for you! Our list of stadiums built in 2023 can now be seen, and you can give your own suggestions for such venues.


How to nominate a stadium for the Stadium of the Year 2023 competition?

Although we already started preparing for Stadium of the Year 2023 a year ago, the list of venues that will take part in the competition is not yet closed. Whether the pool of arenas taking part in the competition expands is up to you! The table, which can be found in this article, will be updated as new nominations are accepted. There are several ways to submit your proposal: by email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We will take a close look at each of them and let you know our decision.

Our list of stadiums for the Stadium of the Year 2023 competition:

Stadium Capacity
Saudi Arabia flag Al Ettifaq Club Stadium 15,000
Saudi Arabia flag Al Fateh SC Stadium 11,000
Saudi Arabia flag Al-Shabab Club Stadium 15,000
Tanzania flag Amaan Stadium 15,000
Poland flag ArcelorMittal Park 11,600
Brazil flag Arena MRV 46,000
China flag Asian Youth Games Stadium 22,000
Germany flag BBBank Wildpark 34,302
China flag Dalian Suoyuwan Football Stadium 63,000
China flag Dong’an Lake Sports Park Stadium 40,000
Turkey flag Elazığ Stadyumu 18,423
Angola flag Estádio General França Ndalu 20,000
China flag Haimen Sports Center Stadium 10,095
China flag Handan Sports Center Stadium 30,000
China flag Kaifeng Sports Center Stadium 30,000
Turkey flag Karaman Stadyumu 15,000
China flag Longxing Football Stadium 60,000
Iran flag Mes Rafsanjan Stadium 10,000
South Korea flag Mokpo Stadium 16,380
National Stadium of Solomon Islands 10,000
Hungary flag Nemzeti Atlétikai Központ 37,326
Croatia flag Opus Arena 13,005
Poland flag Orlen Stadion 15,004
China flag Qingdao West Coast University Town Stadium 20,000
China flag Qingdao Youth Football Stadium 50,000
Austria flag Raiffeisen Arena 19,080
China flag Sanya International Sports Industry Park Stadium 45 000
Ivory Coast flag Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly 20,000
Ivory Coast flag Stade de la Paix de Bouaké 40,000
Ivory Coast flag Stade Laurent Pokou 20,000
Algeria flag Stade Nelson Mandela 40,784
China flag Tangshan New Sports Center Stadium 35,000
China flag Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium 50,000
China flag Xiamen Egret Stadium 60,592
China flag Yuhuan Olympic Sports Center Stadium 20,000

Before you head to your keyboards to give us your own suggestions for venues, please read the entry criteria for the Stadium of the Year poll. You can nominate any arena that meets the following four unchangeable requirements: 

  • time criteria (opening of a set of stands between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2023);
  • functional criteria (the stadium must allow football to be played);
  • capacity criteria (10 000 seats or more);
  • construction scope criteria (new stadium or completely rebuilt stadium).

You have until the end of January to submit your proposals. The voting, in which you will choose the best stadium of 2023, will last for one month starting on February 10 and ending on March 10, 2024.

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