Stadiums That Should Be On Every Football Fans’ Bucket List


If you are a football fanatic, you always desire of watching a game midst thousands of fans from the stands. The atmosphere inside a stadium during a match cannot be replicated elsewhere. Club owners spend millions of dollars for the building and maintenance of grounds around the world in order to ensure the supporters have a magical experience. Apart from the obvious choices, one should also look out for some of these amazing stadiums around the world.

1. Türk Telekom Arena (Istanbul, Turkey)

The most popular team in Turkey, Galatasaray S.K. plays its home games at a venue which can give you the chills. A European match day amongst passionate fans is a deafening as well as one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have in life. With the burning flares and followers singing, the banner ‘WELCOME TO HELL’ isn’t an exaggeration.


2. Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico)

Located in the suburban region of Mexico City, The Estadio Azteca is only one of two stadiums to have hosted the World Cup Final twice. A major highpoint for this stadium was during the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England when it had the privilege of witnessing Diego Maradona’s iconic ‘Hand of God’ and the 60 yard run through the opposition to score the ‘Goal of the Century’. With a capacity of over 95,000, watching a football match in here would be incredible.


3. First National Bank Stadium (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Also known as Soccer City, this 94,000 capacity stadium hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands. Numerous small gaps in the outer structure were designed for the light inside the stadium to glow out during the match nights. South Africa can brag of having one of the most magnificent football stadiums in the world.

FIFA Inspection Tour: Soccer City Stadium LightsSource

4. Estadio Municipal de Braga, Portugal

Braga S.C isn’t a major side on the European scene but their stadium is a stunning sight. The stadium is a part of the landscape, it was designed to integrate with the nature. The arms of the convex are the stands, while one side overlooks the city of Braga. The scoreboard is mounted on Monte Castro, so that you never lose track of time and score. The view from the stadium, especially on a match night is spectacular.


5. Kantrida Stadium, Croatia

Croatia is a very attractive place for vacationers around the across the globe, and this stadium just adds more to the attractiveness. The Kantrida Stadium has a view like none other, land on three sides and the serene Adriatic Sea in the south. The sitting capacity of this stadium is limited to 10,000, but that doesn’t affect its position to be in one of the most beautiful venues in football.


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