Soccer lovers, here is something for you. Everyone knows about the famous football teams and clubs but do you know about the largest football stadiums? To let you know about the stadiums that have hosted the famous games or are famous owing to their grandeur, we have compiled a list of top 10 biggest football stadiums. Let the game begin.
Marcana (Rio de Janiero)
Marcana in Rio De Janiero is a national stadium which is host of many greatest national teams of soccer in the world. Majorly, it is used for Fluminense and Flamengo battles and other major Brazilian derbies. This is an open air stadium which was opened in 1950 for the FIFA World Cup. The stadium is named after a river of the same name. The stadiums current capacity is 82,238 seats. This stadium was also the venue of 2007 Pan American Games.
Berlin’s sports stadium. Olympiastadion, is city’s main attraction. This stadium was built for 1936 Summer Olympics. It was also a host to the World Cup final in 2006. This site has immense historical importance in relation to Nazis. During World War II, the stadium underwent many damages but is still surviving. It has a whole football history and is being the venue of Hertha BSC since 1963. 3 matches of FIFA World Cup of 1974 were also held in this stadium.
Azteca (Mexico City)
Azteca is situated in Santa Ursula and Mexico’s national stadium. It is the home stadium of two teams namely Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club America. Although it’s a bit shaggy, this is a great place to watch a game with 100,000 fans screaming all over the place. Mexico’s national team is unbeatable in the groud of Azteca. Only once had Tricolores been defeated by Costa Rica team. It was host to the footballs games in Summer Olympics in 1968.
One of the greatest stadiums of Europe, Bernabeu is the crown jewel of Real Madrid. This stadium was inaugurated in 1947 and is a property of Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. The stadium’s current capacity is 85,454 spectators. This world famous football venue has hosted European Cup Final four times; in 1957, 1969 and 1980. It has the honor of hosting UEFA Champions League Final once in 2010. Also, the finals of World Cup in 1982 and European Nation’s Cup in 1964 were held in this stadium.
6. Camp Nou
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Now, this is a must see place. The home to team Barcelona, Camp Nou haa the capacity to hold almost 100,000 fans and is nothing but a thing of Catalonian pride. Being the largest stadium in Europe, this stadium is also the grandest of all. This stadium has been the home to Barcelona since 1957. As per capacity, it is the 11th largest stadium of the world. It has hosted the finals of UEFA Champions League twice and also the Summer Olympics’ football competitions in 1992.
Bombonera (Buenos Aires)
Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires was formerly known as Estadio Alberto J Armando. It is a flat low stadium and people call it chocolate box. This is world’s most magnetic stadium and is home to Boca juniors. Apart from that, the stadium is a major concert venue of music contemporaries like Elton John, James Blunt, Bee Gees and Backstreet Boys.
4. San Siro
San Siro (Milan)
San Siro in Milan is home to AC Milan. One of the Europe’s legendary grounds, San Siro has a capacity of 80,000 seats.
3. Parc des Princes
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Parc des Princes in France, Paris is an all-seater football ground. Located in the southwest, it Hassan astonishing capacity of 48,712 spectators. This stadium has been a home of Paris Saint-Germain since 1973. Inaugurated in 1972, this stadium is the third largest football stadium.
The home to football team Liverpool F.C., Ainfield was formed in 1892. It has a capacity45, 276 seats. Originally it was the home to Everton F.C. prior to their moving to Goodison park. The stadium was formed in 1892 and was converted into an all-seater stadium in 1994. This reduced its capacity greatly and its current capacity is 60,000.
1. Old Trafford
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Does Old Trafford sound familiar? It’s the home to the famous football club Manchester. This legendary stadium has an enormous capacity of more than 76,000 and gives the spectators an electric feel. Booby Charlton named this stadium as the Theatre of Dreams. Several matches have been hosted in Old Trafford. These include FIFA World Cup 1966, UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Champions League Final in 2003.
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