Top Ten Football Stadiums in the World

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Football is without doubt, one of the most popular and interesting sports worldwide and because of this popularity, an array of people gather to enjoy their favorite sports in some of the biggest stadiums around the world. Spectators enjoy different matches in various multi-purpose stadiums all around. Even though many of the famous football stadiums are in Europe and North America, Asia also has some very popular stadiums such as some of those in Dubai, where regular matches are held and people from all over the world travel to watch these matches. Usually, during extremely busy days, when public transport can be a hassle, people prefer to use Car Rental Dubai. These services are affordable, cheap and efficient, something that public transport can surely not beat.

The top ten stadiums have been listed:

10-Soccer city South Africa

Tenants-Kazer Cheifs, the South African national football team

Opened-1989

Capacity-94,736

Notable fixture-2010 World cup final

Opened in 1989, the First National Bank stadium, also known as Soccer City, is an iconic stadium that is the home to the South African club Kaizer Chiefs but is most famous for hosting the memorable event of 2010 World Cup final. It now hosts major concerts, state events and as well as football matches.

9-Estandio Azteca [Mexico City]

Tenants- Clube America Fc, the Mexican national football team

Opened- 1966

Capacity-105,064

Notable Fixtures-1970 and 1986 world cup finals

Although Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca is renowned for its huge capacity and electric atmosphere  when full, it has gone down in history as two finals have been hosted in this great stadium which is  also the third-largest football stadium in world. The stadium is also remembered for Diego  Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.

8-Stadio Giuseppe Maizza [Milan. Italy]

Tenants: AC Milan, Internazionale

Opened: 1926

Capacity: 80,018

Notable fixtures: 1965 and 1970 European Cup finals, 2002 Champions League final

The most famous, multipurpose and the largest stadium in Italy, known as San Siro, is the home to  two football heavyweights and archrivals AC Milan and Internazionale. The stadium is one of the  most respected stadiums all around the world.

  1. Signal Induna Park (Dortmund, Germany)

Tenants: Borussia Dortmund

Opened: 1974

Capacity: 80,645

Notable fixtures: 1974 and 2006 World Cup group-stage matches

Known as the Westfalenstadion, it is the home of Borussia Dortmund and is the largest stadium in  Germany, with a capacity of exactly 81,365. Induna Park boasts undersoil heating, a glass façade and  undoubtedly one of the largest stands in Europe.

  1. Allianz Arena (Munich)

Tenants: Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich

Opened: 2005

Capacity: 71,437

Notable fixtures: 2012 Champions League final

The beautiful designed based Allianz Arena is home to two Munich-based football teams; Bayern  Munich and 1860 Munich. The specialty of the stadium is the reflections of colours and the stadium  has been popular amongst both sides of fans because it is closer to the pitch. Surely, Alliana Arena  will please the eyes of spectators as it was beautifully designed in 2005, the array of colours on the  outside is primarily red for Bayern and has a stunning view.

 

  1. The Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)

Tenants: the Brazilian national football team

Opened: 1950

Capacity: 78,838

Notable fixtures: 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, 2016 Olympic Games football final

The Maracana is situated in one of the most beautiful cities all around the world and in the world of  football, the Maracana is one of the most outstanding and famous stadiums all around. The stadium hosted the 1995 decisive world cup and the final that year between Brazil and Uruguay  saw a staggering capacity of 199,854, although the hosts tasted a bitter defeat.

  1. Old Trafford (Manchester, England)

Tenants: Manchester United

Opened: 1910

Capacity: 75,731

Notable fixtures: 2003 Champions League final

Old Trafford opened in 1910, is the home of the Red Devils and now seats over 75,000 fans—after its  2006 renovation—and is England’s largest club stadium.

  1. Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)

Tenants: Real Madrid, the Spanish national football team

Opened: 1947

Capacity: 85,454

Notable fixtures: 1957, 1969 and 1980 European Cup finals, 2010 Champions League final, 1982  World Cup final

Originally opened in 1947, the Santiago Bernabeu has since been renovated twice—in 1982 and  2001—to match the ambitions of the Galacticos.

  1. Camp Nou (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

Tenants: FC Barcelona

Opened: 1957

Capacity: 98,757

Notable fixtures: 1989 European Cup final, 1999 Champions League final

Opened in 1957, Camp Nou’s is one of the largest European football stadiums and home to one of  the most famous football teams, FC Barcelona.

  1. Wembley Stadium (London)

Tenants: the English national football team

Opened: 2007

Capacity: 90,000

Notable fixtures: 2011 and 2013 Champions League final, 2012 Olympic football final

Wembley tops the list of the most famous and largest football stadium all around the world. The  new Wembley was built on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from  2002 to 2003 and has hosted some of the most memorable events in European and international

football history. Not only national spectators of Europe enjoy matches throughout the year but  many international visitors can be found too.

Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide and has millions of fans all over and the  matches are hosted in some of the top and most famous stadiums all around the world, built  especially for the purpose and entertaining fans since ages. Similar to these stadiums, a city like  Dubai is famous for it’s stadiums too, hosting many great matches all year round where sometimes it  gets so busy that many visitors prefer to use car rental in Dubai to travel quickly to the destination  and to ensure that they do not miss a single minute of their favorite game.

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