There are thousands of football stadiums around the world, ranging from the multi million dollar arenas to traditional old grounds. Some stadiums have a lot of history attached to them while some stadiums are known for their stunning architecture.
It is the dream of every footballer to play at the Wembley, or the Camp Nou, or the historic Maracana in Rio de Janerio, but there are other amazing stadiums in the world that are surely worth a visit.
Here is a list of 10 Most Amazing Football Stadiums in the World.
10 Most Amazing Football Stadiums in the World
First up, we start with the Braga Municipal Stadium in Portugal. Home of Portuguese side Braga, the 30,000 seater
stadium was used as a UEFA Euro 2004 venue. Although it has two normal stands, at one end are the rock walls of the quarry and at the other is an open view over the city sprawling in the distance.
Next up on the list is Croatia’s Kantrida Stadium. Situated in the Croatian city of Rijeka and home to the club of the same name, this stadium is known to be one of the most scenic stadium in the World. The ground is built into a mountain and has steep cliffs on one side. The Kantrida offers visual beauty on the other side as well, being perched alongside the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
The size of this stadium might be small, holding only 10,000 fans but the setting is so beautiful that since 1990 it has hosted some of Croatia’s home international matches.
Just next to the waves of the North Atlantic, is this beautiful football stadium in the village Eidi. The Eidi Stadium is completely surrounded by sea. The Faroe Island’s national football games are played here.
Situated at an altitude of 3,637 metres (11,932 feet) above sea level, this stadium has the honour of being the highest national stadium in the World. Situated in the capital city La Paz, and having a capacity of 38,000, it is Bolivia’s national arena and plays host to three club teams.
Home of Gibraltar’s national team, the Victoria Stadium is just a stones throw from the island’s famous rock. With a capacity of 5,000, the famous rock in the background makes the Victoria Stadium one of the coolest stadiums in the world.
The highest ground in Europe at 2,000 metres above sea level, the Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium is carved into a mountainside overlooking the Alps! Players and fans have to travel by cable car to reach the ground but the tough journey is well worth the effort.
Hasteinsvollur is a multi-use stadium in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, situated just around the corner from a volcano. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the stadium holds 2,834 people. The huge rock formations in the backdrop is surely eye catching.
Another stadium from Croatia that makes the list. Built in 1989, the Gospin Dolac serves as home stadium for NK Imotski football club and has a capacity of 4,000 spectators.The ground is situated on the edge of a cliff with ruins of an old town looking over it.
Meet the World’s largest floating football stadium, the Marina Bay Stadium in Singapore. The stadium is built on a floating platform located on the Marina Reservoir off the famous Raffles Avenue in Singapore. The surface is made entirely of steel and is so strong that it can bear the weight of more than 9000 people. In spite of having seating facility only on one end, the gallery around it can host 30,000 people.
10. Allianz Stadium – Germany
Finally a stadium that makes it to the list not because of its unusual location or its weirdness, but because this one takes the breath away for its unusual exterior. The home of the German Champions, Bayern Munich, the stadium can be lit with white, red, or blue light depending on which team is playing there, something no other arena in the world can do.
The Allianz Arena hosted the 2006 World Cup semifinal between France and Portugal and the 2012 Champions League final.
This was a list of the 10 Most Amazing Football Stadiums in the World. Which of the above stadiums took your breath away? Have your say in the comment section below.