Being a true football fan is more than just sitting at home and watching your favorite team play a game. It is about being there to support them, hearing the roar of the crown on the stadium, being a part of the wave and many more. There are thousands of football stadiums over the world, and most of them are worth seeing. Yet, some tower above the other with their magnificent design and marvelous sight. Without further due, here are the 6 football stadiums which you must visit before you leave this world.
Estadio do Maracana
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this stadium was the largest one in the world. Its seat capacity is just below 79 thousand seats (78,838), and it is labeled as the cradle of Brazilian football. It recently received several renovations and the stadium is still considered to be a historic landmark in Rio. Armed with dozens of different color beacons, the stadiums offers to every fan an unforgettable experience of great football combined with an amazing venue. The Maracana is the home of Fluminense and Flamengo and it hosts derby matches between Vasco da Gama and Botafogo.
This one is among the biggest riches of Dortmund, Germany. Also known as Signal Iduna Park, it is the place where one can feel the best football atmosphere on a game day. Hosting one of the best teams from the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund, this 80,720 seats wonder has the largest free-standing terrace in European football, making this stadium among the biggest in Europe. Stadium is equipped with decorative banners and placards to displays the fan’s love for the club.
Located in Barcelona, Spain, it is home to one of the world’s best football clubs and a place where many legends were forged, Camp Nou is also known for its wide arch which towers above the stadium. Its capacity is 98,787 seats, and it is 1 of 5 stadiums in the world labeled as 5-star stadiums. Team Barcelona plays here regularly, and the best looking football comes from Camp Nou. This venue is on the IDKMen’s list of football holidays true fans must take, and for a good reason.
Located in the heart of London, this amazing stadium was first opened in 2007 as the national team’s stadium. Its capacity is 90 thousand seats, and it is among the most glorious sights in all of London. Wembley is hosting all of the national team’s games, and sometimes it is hosting some other sports events.
The Europe’s third largest stadium, Santiago Bernabeu is the home of the world’s richest football club, Real Madrid. It has the capacity of 85,454 seats, and it is the place where many faithful fans go to celebrate the victory of their home team and watch the Champions League matches. The stadium itself is a massive spectacle and a great construction wonder, and it is definitely something worth seeing.
Italy’s most famous stadium which hosted music concerts for legends such as Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones, San Siro shows how greatness is possible with several layers of seating grounds toping above each other. Seat capacity is 80,018 and the stadium hosts the behemoth of Serie A, Milan and Internazionale.
There are plenty more stadiums worth seeing, but without a doubt, these 6 represents some of the world’s greatest wonders in terms of both football and architecture.