Top Ranking Football Stadiums of All Time

The world has much love for football, the need for bigger and better stadiums has always resulted in an iconic infrastructure that several of it has become the world’s best stadiums. If you’re unaware of where these beautiful stadiums are located, below are the top rankings football stadiums in the world.

Wembley, United Kingdom

Wembley stadium is the most iconic stadium in the world football with a 90,000 seat capacity. It was built on the on the site the 1923 Wembley stadium and reopened in 2007 by its successor. Its new design has encompassed everything that was made it great and most electric atmospheres in world football.

The stadium hosts major football events including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final.  It also hosts several NFL games each season since 2007.

The Allianz Arena, Germany

The beautiful designed of Allianz Arena is the home for Munich-based football teams: the Bayern Munich and the 1860 Munich. It is the only stadium in Europe that is able to change colors for the two teams that are playing – red for Bayern and blue for 1860 Munich. The new Allianz Arena will surely make a name as one of the greatest stadiums in world football in years to come.

Camp Nou, Spain

Camp Nou in Europe is the largest stadium having a capacity of 98,757 and a home of the great football teams. Barcelona’s motto “mes que un club” (means more than a club) is iconic in the football world and the stadium plays a huge part in what Barcelona stands for. Once, the capacity of Camp Nou accommodated 120,000 people for the 1982 World Cup Finals, but due to the laws regarding stranding in a stadium, it has been reduced.

Azteca, Mexico

Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca is known for its huge capacity of 104,000 and its electric atmosphere when full. It is the only stadium hosted two World Cup finals and the venue for Diego Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” goal. This stadium may not be remembered by its enormity of England fans, but this is the third-largest football stadium in the world and one of the finest around.

San Siro, Italy

The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, commonly known as San Siro, is a multi-purpose football stadium in San Siro district of Milan, Italy, the home of A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. It is the country’s famous and largest ground that can carry 80,018 people, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe. Having hosted European Cup and Champions League Finals, the San Siro is the most revered and respected stadiums in the world.

Soccer City, South Africa

The First National Bank Stadium (FNB), known as Soccer City, is the biggest stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is opened in 1989 with a capacity of 94,736 and was renovated in 2009, a year ahead before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Soccer City or FNB is a preferred podium for the Soweto derby that involves two South African Premier Soccer League football giants, Kaizer Chiefs, and Orlando Pirates. FNB is fondly remembered for hosting the event of 2010 World Cup Final, the very first in South Africa.

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List of Famous Stadiums that Made History

Stadiums are the centerpiece of any event that started from the ancient times until the modern days.

The word “stadium” is derived from the Greek word “stadion” means, a measurement of distance, a foot-race where the event was held and observed by audiences. It is a place for outdoor sports and other related events surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand, sit and view the event.

Let us take a look it here those famous sports stadium around the world that made a history as years passed by.

The Colosseum

It is the largest amphitheater in the world and considered as one of the biggest Roman architecture. It is also called as the Flavian Amphitheatre because it was built during the Flavian dynasty.

Completed in 80 AD under the Roman emperor Titus, this three-tiered Colosseum stood 157 feet tall, it has 80 entrances and can accommodate 50,000 people. In 523 AD, the Colosseum was closed with estimated more than one million animals and more than 500,00 people had perished in the place.

The Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza

The Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza measures 545 feet long and 225 feet wide and rank as the largest kind ever discovered in Mesoamerica. The rules of the game played here remained a mystery.

Like the Colosseum, this is also a place where it behooved you to be the victor. The central panel at the site portrays winning team’s captain beheading the losing captain.

The Circus Maximus

This is the largest stadium in ancient Rome that can accommodate 250,000 people. Stood in three stories high, measured 2,000 feet long and 500 feet wide. Chariot racing is the sport conducted in this place. The track held 12 chariots racing with a distance of four miles.

Races were held in Circus Maximus for almost 1000 years until 547 AD. The place now is a public park in the center of the city, with a few remnants of its glory.

The stadium at Olympia

Located in southern Greece, this ancient stadium hosted Olympic Games dedicated for the gods, Zeus, Heraia, and goddess Hera.

It was during the 5th BCE that the stadium’s third and final form was completed. The place was surrounded by artificial banks that can accommodate 45,000 spectators. It has a 697-foot long racetrack, stone benches, a vaulted entrance for the athletes and an altar for the goddess Demeter.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston Massachusetts near Kenmore, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

Built in 1912, Fenway Park was named after its location, home for the Boston Red Sox, the city’s American League team and the only Major League Baseball franchise since 1953. It has a seating capacity of 27,000, with main steel and concrete grandstand extending from behind home plate down the baselines.

Madison Square Garden

Some of the greatest athletes of the 20th century made a sporting history at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, from the boxing legend Muhammad Ali to hockey great Mark Messier. Madison Square Garden is located in Midtown Manhattan, between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd streets, situated atop Pennsylvania Station.

It ‘s a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City that hosts approximately 320 events per year. Madison Square Graden is the home of NBA’s New York Knicks, NHL’s New York Rangers, WNBA’s New York Liberty and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.