The game’s beauty and spirit transcend both age and time. Stories are told and passed down through the great player’s generations, the most exciting games, and the most exquisite atmospheres. With the world having lots of love of sports, the desire for better and bigger sports stadiums has always resulted in several iconic infrastructures, of which some have been the best stadiums in the world. If you don’t know where those magnificent stadiums are located, here is the world’s top ten sports stadium list.
1. Wembley, United Kingdom
Without any doubt, Wembley Stadium is perhaps the most legendary stadium in football worldwide. It can hold 90,000 sports fans in an event.
The new Wembley was constructed on the site of the preceding Wembley Stadium in 1923, reopened in 2007. Famous as one among world football’s most vibrant atmospheres, the current concept has encompassed and added to everything that was unique about the original stadium. The iconic Twin Towers may not be standing anymore, but the Wembley Arch is in their place.
Holding some of European and world football’s most prominent competitions is now common at “The Home of football.”
2. The Allianz Arena, Germany
The Munich affiliated football teams are home to the beautifully built Allianz Arena: Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. It is Europe’s only stadium that can change colours to represent which of the two teams is playing — red for Bayern and blue for Munich 1860.
Due to the fans being closer to the pitch, the stadium was a big success for both sets of fans — that posed an issue at the previous venue, the Olympiastadion stadium, which had a running course across the ground making the atmosphere very negative.
The relatively recent Allianz Arena is sure to make history for itself as one of the largest stadiums for years to come in world football.
3. Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester
Old Trafford is a football field in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. With a limit of 75,000, it is the biggest club football arena (and second-biggest football arena by and large after Wembley Stadium) in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-biggest in Europe. It distances about 0.5 miles (800 m) from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent cable car stop.
It was nicknamed as “The Theater of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton; Old Trafford has been United’s home since 1910, even though from 1941 to 1949, the club imparted Maine Road to neighborhood rivals Manchester City because of Second World War bomb harm. Ancient Trafford experienced a few extensions during the 1990s and 2000s, including the expansion of extra levels near the North, West, and East Stands, practically restoring the arena to its unique limit of 80,000. A future extension is probably going to include the expansion of a 2nd level toward the South Stand, which would raise the ability to approx. 88,000. The arena’s record participation was recorded in 1939 when 76,962 observers viewed the FA Cup semi-last between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town.
4. CampNou, Barcelona
Camp Nou, which means new field, has been the home arena of FC Barcelona since its consummation in 1957. Barcelona’s slogan “Mes Que un club” (more than a club) is popular in the world of football, and its stadium is a big part of everything that Barcelona stands for.
With a seating limit of 99,354, it is the biggest arena in Spain and Europe. It has facilitated two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup finals, four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup last games, five UEFA Super Cup, 4 Copa del Rey finals, two Copa de la Liga last games, twenty-one Supercopa de España last games, five matches including the opening round of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, two out of four games at the 1964 European Nations’ Cup and the football rivalry last at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
5. Santiago Bernabeu, Spain
The Santiago Bernabeu stadium is home to one of Europe’s best established clubs.With nine European titles to their credit, Real Madrid’s position in the upper echelons of world football seems stable, and the venue for such a club to play could not be more suitable.
The Santiago Bernabeu was initially being opened in 1947 and has since been redesigned twice—in 1982 and 2001—to suit the Galacticos’ ambitions. Throughout the years the stadium has attracted many of the world’s best teams, with the stars like Ferenc Puskas, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo all swaggering their talents into the famous city.
While being dominated by the potential of the Camp Nou, the Santiago Bernabeu has always been the first choice when it comes to hosting football games and is likely to do so for years to come due to its prestige.
6. Motera Cricket Stadium, Gujarat
Sardar Patel Stadium, usually known as Motera Stadium, is one of the head cricket arenas of India, situated in the Motera region of Ahmedabad and possessed by the Gujarat Cricket Association, under the aegis of the West Zone. It is a natural environment for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches. Commenced on 24 February 2020, it is the biggest cricket Stadium on the planet and second-biggest games arena in general (behind the Rungrado May Day Stadium in North Korea, which has a limit of 114,000) with a seating limit of 110,000 spectators. The arena was reconstructed with an expected expense of 8 Billion overwhelming the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) as far as seating limit. It was inaugurated on 24 February 2020 by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Aside from cricket, the ground has played host to various projects organized by the Government of Gujarat. As of December 2011, the Motera Stadium had played host to 23 ODI matches.
7. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia
The AFL Grand Final is played at the MCG every year on the most recent end of the week in September. The MCG additionally facilitated the first since forever Test Match, among England and Australia, in 1877. The MCG was moreover the primary arena at the 1956 Olympic Games and the principle arena at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground, abridged as MCG and known as “The G,” is a games arena situated in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The ground is found near the focal point of Melbourne city, a beautiful brief stroll from the principle Flinders Street train station. The arena, which was opened in 1853, has a present authority limit of 100,024, making it the tenth biggest arena on the planet and the most prominent cricket arena on the earth.
The MCG, for the most part, fills in as a host for different global and household cricket matches. The most elevated participation for a cricket coordinate was recorded at 93,013, for Australia’s 2015 World Cup finals coordinate against New Zealand.
8. Eden Gardens, Kolkata
The home of Indian cricket Eden Gardens is situated in Kolkata and is one of the best places not just for Indian cricketers but for cricketers all over the world to play cricket. The stadium was built in 1864 and is India’s oldest cricket stadium.
It is the venue of the Bengal cricket team while for Kolkata Knight Riders it is a home field in the IPL. This fantastic cricket stadium has a capacity of 68,000 since it has been redeveloped. Played at the Eden Gardens, was the historic India vs Australia test match that is famous for the epic partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. It has hosted big international tournaments such as the World Cup, Asia Cup, World T20. Rohit Sharma scored the highest score in ODI cricket history against Srilanka in 2014, when he made 264 in the Eden Gardens.
9. Perth Stadium
Perth Stadium is indeed a multi-purpose stadium situated in the suburb of Burswood, in western Australia. The stadium has 60,000 seating capacity. The ground is mostly used for Football in the Australian League (AFL) and Cricket. It is the venue of Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League.
The stadium now often conducts test matches, and the second test match was played at the new Perth Stadium in the recently concluded test series between India and Australia. At this very venue, Virat Kohli played his 25th test match of the century.
10. San Siro, Italy
Known as the San Siro, this multi-purpose stadium is home to arch-rivals AC Milan and Internazionale football heavyweights and It is the most popular and the most extensive ground in the world.
With some of the greatest footballers in the game adorning its pitch and having hosted the finals of the European Cup and Champions League, the San Siro is one of the world’s most admired and respected stadia. It can hold 80,018 people and is built in such a way that it gives full exposure to any spectator regardless of where they may sit.