TOP 10 BEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD 2018
Are you a lover of sports? Are you a passionate follower of a sport from NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College football or Soccer? You are familiar with sporting venues with their masterpiece architectural designs and most especially football stadium as the most popular sports across the world. Some of these stadiums are multipurpose if it is government built and of single-purpose venue and Bleacher report, A San Francisco based website dedicated to sports and its culture drew up a comprehensive ranking that shows the top best stadium in the world.
This write up was written at a time like this, to clear the air about the stadia that remain the best among ranking stadium in the world today, also, there have been mixed feeling and myopic argument by some football fan on which stadia is the best in terms of design, cost, and purpose of construction. But boom! Here we are to give you a comprehensive list of the best stadia in the world, sit back and read to increase your intellectual acumen.
LIST OF TOP TEN BEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD 2018
1.WEMBLEY STADIUM(LONDON) THE UK
- Location: England
The New Wembley Stadium is the home of football built on the old Wembley Stadium site demolished between 2002-2003. It was opened in 2007 with a charity game between Geoff Thomas Foundation team and the Wembley sponsors all-stars.
The Wembley Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium designed by Populous and fosters and partners and built by Multiplex, at a cost of 798 GBP for the English football FA. The stadium has the honor of being the largest stadium in England, UK, the second largest stadium in the Europe at a maximum capacity of 90,000 and the largest roof-covered seating capacity in the world with a size of 40,000 sqm which is supported by another iconic architectural masterpiece, the Arch which is the largest anywhere in the world which replaced the twin towers. It is the home of the English national football team and Tottenham Hotspur FC. It also serves the Rugby League, Rugby union, boxing and American football.
The Wembley stadium had played hosts to many memorable games such as the 2011 and 2013 Champions League final, 2012 Olympic football final, Race of champions twice in 2007 and 2008. The stadium can also be reconfigured for musical concerts.
2. CAMP NOU (CATALONIA)
- Location: SPAIN
The Camp Nou meaning “new field” was built in 1957 at a cost of 1.73 Euros as the home venue of Barcelona FC one of the great football teams in the world. The stadium has the honor of being the largest stadium in Spain and Europe at 98,757 capacity that skyrocketed to a record attendance of 120,000 at the 1985/86 European cup quarter-finals between Barcelona FC and Juventus
It is the second largest association football stadium in the world. The Stadium has seen some memorable nights like the 1989 European Cup final, 1999 Champions League final. The opening game of the 1982 FIFA world cup match and the 1992 summer Olympic football finals. The Camp Nou had been the home of great football legends such as Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo,
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
The third best stadium in the world serves as the home ground of the most successful club in Europe, Real Madrid FC and the Spanish national football team since it was opened in 1947. The 81,004-capacity stadium has the singular honor of being the only stadium in the world to host UEFA European cup final and a FIFA world cup final between Italy and West Germany in 1964 and 1982 respectively, Other great matches to have taken place in this venue are the 1957, 1969 and 1980 European Cup finals, 2010 Champions League final. Santiago Bernabeu reached its orgasmic apex in the game between Real Madrid and AC Milan in 1950 with a record attendance of 129,690.
Football legends such as Ferenc Puskas, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo had plied their trade on this iconic ground.
4. OLD TRAFFORD (MANCHESTER)
- Location: ENGLAND
Popularly known as the theater of dreams and its the home ground of the most successful English football team, the Manchester United FC, popularly known as the Red Devil. It is the largest association football team stadium in England with a capacity of 75,731 the Old Trafford was opened in 1910 and reached its record attendance 29 years later in a match between Wolverhampton wanderer and Grimsby town with a capacity of 76,962. The most notable game played in this venue is the 2003 Champions League final. The Old Trafford had been the theater of great football maestros such as George Best, Dennis Law, Bobby Charlton Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson, Giggs, Beckham, Ronaldo and another great’s that played in the English premier league. The multipurpose built stadium that also hosts some rugby games is notable for its iconic stands; the North Stand named after the club most successful manager and the longest serving, Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, the South end is named after Sir Bobby Charlton, the West End now known as Stretford Stand, Bobby Charlton Stand, and the East stand.
5. ESTADIO JORNALISTA MARIO FILHO
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO
Popularly known as the Maracanã, the fifth best stadium in the world, and the home ground of the Samba boys: the Brazilian national football team and four major Brazil cubs of Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama. The 78,838-seating capacity football stadium was opened in 1950 and had played hosts to great football games such as the 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, 2016 Olympic Games football final. The Maracanã saw the craziest game ever in the history of football a month after its opening when close to 200,000 spectators forced their way into the main bowl to witnessed the 1950 decisive World Cup group-stage match between Brazil and Uruguay, a game the host team later lost.
6. ALLIANZ ARENA
- Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
The Allianz Arena is a masterpiece architectural structure that serves as the home ground of Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. This 340 Euros cost stadium opened in 2005 has a seating capacity of 75,000. This stadium prides itself as the only stadium in EUROPE with an exterior encased by a plastic panel that is fully colored and can change color to depict the team playing-red for Bayern and blue for 1860 Munich. This venue had played hosts to a number of important matches and competitions under various names as Football Munich Arena when it hosted the 2012 UEFA champions league final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich and other UEFA events and as FIFA World cup stadium, Munich in the 2006 FIFA world cup finals.
7.SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
- Location: DORTMUND, GERMANY
This is the largest stadium in Germany, formerly known as Westfalenstadion. It serves as the home ground of Borussia Dortmund. The stadium opened in 1974 is a fan favorite because of the yellow wall and it prides itself as the stadium with the largest free-standing grandstand all over Europe with a spectator capacity of 24,454 on its South Stand. The Stadium seating Capacity is put at 80,645 though with some slight increase in some big matches. This ground had played hosts to some1974 and 2006 World Cup group-stage matches,2001 UEFA cup final between Liverpool and leaves.
- 8.STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA (MILAN, ITALY)
This is the home ground of two great Serie A giants: AC Milan and the Internazionale FC. The stadium famously nicknamed San Siro was opened in1926. The multipurpose built stadium has a capacity of 80,018 spectators and boats itself as the most revered and largest stadium in Italy. It has hosted major games such as 1965, 1970 European Cup finals and the 2002 Champions League final
- Location: MEXICO CITY
The 105,064-capacity stadium is the largest stadium in Mexico, it is the home ground of the association football team, Club America FC, the Mexican national football team. The stadium opened in 1966 prides itself as the only stadium in FIFA history to host two FIFA world cup finals in1970 and 1986 World Cup finals. The stadium also holds the record of the largest American football attendance capacity of 112,376 in 1994 in a pre-season NFL game between Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys.
10.FIRST NATIONAL BANK STADIUM
- Location: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
The FNB stadium, Soccer City or the Calabash is the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,736. It was initially opened in1989 but underwent a massive renovation in 2009 in preparation for the 2010 FIFA world cup as it was the main bowl of the 29110-world cup at a whopping cost of $440 million.
The stadium is the home ground of the Bafana Bafana, the South Africa male football team and the Kaizer Chiefs. The Stadium is a multipurpose built arena that can serve rugby and concerts.
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CONCLUSION ON TOP TEN BEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD
Patiently, we have been able to take you around the world stadium in a jiffy to show you the best among the stadium around the world. Also, we have been able to list these stadium base on their quality and amount spent on constructing these stadia, we hope you sit back to read and digest.
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