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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