Are you a fan of the most famous sport in the world? Do you always visit a stadium when you are on vacation? Then, you are in the right place as here we show you the most beautiful football stadiums in the world.
Some may think hunting for these great stages and their museums is crazy, but for football fans, it’s kind of a must. So, take a look at our list, see if you’ve been to any of these places and add the ones you haven’t on your travel list!
15. Olympic Stadium, Rome
Capacity: 73261 seats
Teams that play there: Rome and Lazio.
Year of construction: 1927; inaugurated in 1953
Having a course around the playground, this stadium also hosts the Golden Gala of Athletics. It was called Olympic in 1960 after the Olympics that took place in Rome. It was renovated with the construction of a roof after the 1990 World Cup. In 1996 and 2009 it hosted the Champions League finals.
14. FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Capacity: 94,700 seats
Teams that play there: South African National, Kaizer Chiefs Football Club
Year of construction: 1987
It was renovated for the 2010 World Cup.
13. Da Luz Stadium, Lisbon
Capacity: 65,647 seats
Teams playing there: Benfica
Year of construction: 2003
The matches of the 2004 European League and the 2013/2014 Champions League finals were played in this stadium.
12. Maracana, Rio De Janeiro
Capacity: 92,000 seats
Teams that play there: Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, and Vasco Da Gama .
Year of construction: 1948
It was the site of the tragic final between Brazil and Uruguay of the 1950 World Cup, the famous ” maracanazo “. It also hosted some matches of the 2013 Confederation Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
11. Camp Nou, Barcelona
Capacity: 99,354 seats
Teams that play there: Barcellona
Year of construction: 1953
The Spanish stadium has hosted, in the past, some matches of the 1982 World Cup, the 1989 Champions Cup final won by Milan, and the 1999 Champions final won by Manchester United.
The renovation of this sports facility will be entrusted to the famous architect Norman Foster. After the renovations, the capacity will be increased up to 106,000 spectators.
10. Emirates Stadium, London
Capacity: 60,260 seats
Teams that play there: Arsenal
Year of construction: 2004
Thanks to an agreement with the Brazilian Football Federation, the Brazilian national team plays their friendlies in this stadium.
9. Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Capacity: 51,628 seats
Teams that play there: Ajax
Year of construction: 1994
The Dutch stadium hosted the 1998 Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid, some European matches in 2000, and the 2013 Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica.
8. Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Capacity: 81,044 seats
Teams that play there: Real Madrid
Year of construction: 1944
It hosted some matches of the 1982 World Cup, including the final, three finals of the old Champions Cup, and one of the Champions League.
7. Juventus Stadium, Turin
Capacity: 41,000 seats
Teams that play there: Juventus
Year of construction: 2009
This stadium hosted the Europa League final in the 2013/2014 season played between Sevilla and Benfica, won by the Spaniards on penalties.
6. San Siro, Milan
Capacity: 81,277 seats
Teams that play there: Milan and Inter
Year of construction: 1925
It has hosted several meetings of the European Football Championship 1980, World Cup 1990, two finals of the Champions Cup, one of the Champions League, the final four of the UEFA Cup finals, and the final four of the European Super Cup.
5. Wembley Stadium, London
Capacity: 90,000 seats
Teams that play there: England National Team
Year of construction: 1922
This sports facility was demolished in 2003 and replaced with the new Wembley Stadium which opened in 2007. The old stadium hosted the memorable concert of the English rock band Queen.
4. Old Trafford, Manchester
Capacity: 75,653 seats
Teams playing there: Manchester United
Year of construction: 1909
Old Trafford hosted some matches of the 1966 World Cup, the 1996 European Championships, the 2012 Olympics football tournament, a Champions League final, and a Uefa Super Cup final.
3. Park of the Princes, Paris
Capacity: 48,527 seats
Teams that play there: PSG
Year of construction: 1897
The PSG stadium has hosted three European Cup finals, one Uefa Cup, and some 1998 World Cup matches over the years.
2. Stamford Bridge, London
Capacity: 41,798 seats
Teams that play there: Chelsea
Year of construction: 1876
Stamford Bridge hosted three FA Cup finals in the early 1920s.
1. Allianz Arena, Munich
Capacity: 75,024 seats
Teams playing: Bayern Munich
Year of construction: 2002
This splendid sports facility hosted some matches of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, won by Marcello Lippi’s Italy, and a Champions League final in the 2011/2012 season between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, won by the English on penalties.