Worlds Top 10 Football Stadiums

1. Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain

Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain is known to be the largest soccer stadium in Europe and has a capacity of holding around 99,354 seats. It has hosted some of the most important athletic events including the final match of the UEFA Champions League.

2. Estadio do Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Estadio de Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil hosted the final match of FIFA World Cup 1950. The stadium, inaugurated for the 1950 World Cup, did not prove to be lucky for the home team, and they lost the final match against Uruguay. The stadium will be renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, and is expected to host a crowd nearing 75,000.

3. International Stadium Yokohama, Japan

The International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan hosted 2002 FIFA World Cup’s matches for the first three rounds. This stadium is expected to be popular among the Brazilian fans as their team won 2002 World Cup in this stadium. With 72,327 seats, this stadium boasts of providing more seating capacity than any other stadium in Japan.

4. Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico occupies a special place in the heart of the football fans. It is the stadium where Pele played his last international game, and led the Brazilian squad to a World Cup victory with 4 to 1 goals against Italy. Few years after, in 1986, Diego Maradona exhibited a remarkable performance in this stadium, and secured World Cup victory against Germany

5. San Siro, Milan, Italy

San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy is one of the oldest football stadiums in the world. The stadium, which has gone under multiple renovation works, provides seating capacity for 85,000 people. If you visit this stadium, you should not miss the memorabilia, and museum.

6. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain is the home ground of the Real Madrid C.F. Owned by a club team, it is one of the most important football venues and has hosted major football championships. In 2010, the stadium has been selected as the venue for the final match of UEFA Champions League.

7. Yuvabharati Krirangan, Kolkata, India

Yuvabharati Krirangan in Kolkata, India is a multipurpose stadium mainly used for football matches. It is the largest of all stadiums in Indian sub-continent. It also holds the second spot among non-auto racing arenas of the world. The stadium, which mostly hosts the matches between Indian club teams, can play host to about 120,000 people.

8. Wembley Stadium, London, England
Wembley Stadium (often referred to simply as Wembley, New Wembley, to differentiate it from the former stadium on the same site) is a football stadium located in Wembley Park, in the London Borough of Brent, England, which opened in 2007 on the site of the previous 1923 structure. The 90,000 capacity venue is the second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England's national stadium

9. Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa

FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, popularly known as the Soccer City, was selected as the venue for the FIFA World Cup, opening ceremony. The largest stadium of the country and the continent has the holding capacity of about 94,700 people. Though football fans will remember this stadium for the World Cup matches, it has a deeper history. During Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Johannesburg after his release from jail, this ground was selected for his speech.

10. Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran

Located in Tehran, the national stadium of the country, Azadi stadium is the largest football arena of Iran, and can hold 100,000 people. It is the fourth largest football association stadium across the globe. Inaugurated for the 1974 Asian Games, the stadium is now a major football venue.


Torrent Watch said...

would love to visit Brazil...only one I've been to on this list was Wembley.

Insider33 said...

Good list man. I've been on Camp Nou once and agree that it's the best one.

PacoTaco said...

jeez those are some architectural wonders. have u seen the plans for the next world cup stadium?

JaksonHunt said...

Wembley Stadium will always be my favorite, no matter what. Nice post btw

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