The football fever has kicked in! As we patiently await the begin of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (12 June, Brazil), we couldn’t resist putting together a list with the grandest and most popular football stadiums in the world.
Keep reading to find out if your team’s stadium has made the cut!
10: San Siro – Milan – Italy
San Siro, at times referred to as the stadium of Giuseppe Meazza, seats up to 80,000 people and is the home of both AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano.
9: Wembley – London – England
The stadium is known for hosting the matches of the England national football team. It has a seating capacity of 90,000 and cost about £ 1 billion to build.
8: Stade de France – Paris – France
Built specifically for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, this is where the French football national team claimed their first title as football world champions.
7: Salt Lake Stadium – India
Although many are unaware of its existence, this spectacular stadium locate in the region of Bengal (India) can seat up to 120,000 people at a time.
6: Estadio Azteca – Mexico City – Mexico
Up until this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, this stadium was the only one to have hosted two football World Cup finals, the first in 1970 won by Brazil and the second in 1986 won by Argentina.
5: Stadion Feijenoord – Holland
Also known as De Kuip, you can visit the Feyenoord stadium in the city of Rotterdam. No less than 10 UEFA club competition finals were held here!
4: Santiago Bernabéu – Madrid – Spain
This well-known football stadium is the home of Real Madrid CF, one of the current top football clubs in Europe. The stadium hosted 4 Champions League finals, the final of the Euro Cup in 1964, and the final of the World Cup in 1982.
3: Camp Nou – Barcelona – Spain
Camp Nou is not only the stadium of FC Barcelona, but with its 99,000 seats, it’s the largest stadium in Europe!
2: Allianz Arena – Munich – Germany
This tire-shaped illuminated structure is one of the most modern stadiums in the world. Built in May, 2005, the Allianz Arena has already hosted a World Cup final (2006) and a Champions League final (2012).
1: Maracana – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Maracana is the stadium that will be hosting the 2014 World Cup final on July, 13. Everyone knows that the Brazilians love their football, so we are definitely expecting to see an extraordinary competition this summer!
Do you agree with our ranking? What is yours?