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
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
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
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.
- Signal Induna Park (Dortmund, Germany)
Tenants: Borussia Dortmund
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.
- Allianz Arena (Munich)
Tenants: Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich
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.
- The Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)
Tenants: the Brazilian national football team
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.
- Old Trafford (Manchester, England)
Tenants: Manchester United
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.
- Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)
Tenants: Real Madrid, the Spanish national football team
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.
- Camp Nou (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Tenants: FC Barcelona
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.
- Wembley Stadium (London)
Tenants: the English national football team
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.