Football is not only an aggressive sport. It can be beautiful. Design of the football arena can either boost the mood of football players. So, go through the following top 10 beautiful stadiums in the world to choose the best one.
Top 10 most beautiful football stadiums in the world
There are many big and small stadium all over the world, but not all of them can be called beautiful.
1. Soccer City, South Africa
Built in 1989, the First National Bank Stadium, called Soccer City, is one of the most popular in the world. This football arena is located in Johannesburg. In 2009, it underwent significant reconstruction. In 2010 South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup.
Since then, the Soccer City stadium looks like a calabash, an African pot, and the lighting resembles a fire under the pot.
With a total number of almost 100,000 seats, the Soccer City is one of the biggest football stadium in the world.
2. The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
One of the most beautiful cities in the world is home to one of the most notable football stadia called Maracanã. Built in 1950, it hosted such remarkable events as the 2014 World Cup, the Rio Olympics 2016 and other. It would be unfair not to mention the 1950 World Cup final when Brazil lost the match against Uruguay even though a new stadium was built and Brazil was a host country. What a pity!
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3. The Allianz Arena, Germany
Opened in 2005, this football arena has an iconic design being home to both Munich-based football teams: Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. Depending on which team is playing, the stadium can change colors from red to blue and many more. For this purpose, ETFE-foil air panels are used. It is considered one of the best stadiums in the world for its style and shape. The Allianz Arena can host 75,000 spectators.
4. Wembley, the United Kingdom
Opened in 1923, Wembley Stadium underwent a significant refurbishment in 2007. With a capacity of 90,000 seats, it is the most beautifully designed football stadium in the United Kingdom.
What makes this stadium even more beautiful is the 134 meters high Wembley Arch stretching over the building. The London Wembley Stadium is called “The Home of Football” as it hosts all the football games as well as musical performances of the most famous singers.
5. Floating Stadium, Singapore
Built in 2007, it is officially recognized as the largest floating stadium in the world. Floating Stadium is probably the most expensive stadium in the world as it is a floating platform anchored to the shore with use of three link-ways. Not to mention the cost of balls lost in the Marina Bay water. The Floating Stadium can carry the weight of around 9000 fans.
6. Pancho Arena, Hungary
The Pancho Arena is, without doubt, remarkable. With a capacity of 4,500 seats, it features an incredible wooden interior with curved lines. The Pancho Arena was designed by famous Hungarian architect Imre Makovetz who created a feeling of sitting in a museum or holy place.
This architectural miracle was opened in 2014 in Magyar city. It was named after the Hungarian legend of the game Ferenc Puskás whose nickname was Pancho.
7. Stadion Gospin Dolac, Croatia
Stadion Gospin Dolac is not the biggest stadium in the world, but it is one of the most beautiful. Built in 1989, it is located on the Croatian/Bosnian border. The Gospin Dolac has a capacity of more than 4000 seats. It is built in the rocks next to the world-known Blue Lake.
8. Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Portugal
In 2003, Portuguese architect Tomas Taveira created one of the top 10 finest stadiums in the world. The Aveiro municipal stadium is a colorful, Lego-like building that adds some fun to the lives of Portuguese fans and football players. Its capacity is more than 30,000 viewers.
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9. Svangaskard Stadium, Faroes
Svangaskard Stadium is located in the small village of Toftir on the Faroe Islands. First opened in 1980, this football stadium has become home to Faroese premier league club. Cold climate makes this spot quite a comfortable place for football players. The fans need to make an hour-long journey under tunnels and over bridges to get to the stadium from the neighboring town. Svangaskard Stadium has the capacity to accommodate 6,000 spectators.
10. Bird's Nest Stadium, Beijing, China
Our list is closing with last but not least 90,000-seat stadium located in China. Built in 2008, the Bird's Nest Stadium is an impressive structure cost around $450 million. The secret behind the construction of this stadium is very simple. The design of this massive stadium was accomplished by Chinese and Swiss architects who decided to expose the steel structures entirely to make them visible looking like a big nest.
It is always cool to learn about unique and beautiful places in our big world. If we have missed some stadia that deserve to be on this list, please feel free to share your opinion with us.