Great stories have been passed down through the generations of the most memorable matches, wonderful atmospheres, and talented players. This, of course, would not have been possible without talented players and their respective teams and fans. However, without the beautiful fields in the universe to sum up all that sticks in our minds, the mere memories would be lost and gone forever!
Sports have led to the development of some of the most beautiful stadiums in the world. Some of the venues built are very special indeed. These arenas are not only huge and impressive feats of engineering. They hold many memories and are dreams of footballers and their fans alike. Some of these fields are very new while others have transcended eras.
Which stadium is the most beautiful?
In July 2019, Optus field was voted as the most beautiful sports facility in the globe in the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture awards. Optus field is owned by the Western Australian State Government and proudly operated by VenuesLive.
10 most beautiful stadiums in the world
For the sports-loving people, here is a far-reaching run-down of the top ten most beautiful stadiums in the world.
1. Camp Nou, Barcelona
First on the list is the biggest stadium in Europe. The field was nicknamed Camp Nou (new ground), a name that became the official moniker of the arena. It covers 13.5 acres and rises 157 feet with its concrete and iron construction. It actually comes as no surprise that almost everybody would want to be a part of the spectacle.
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2. Allianz Arena, Germany
The Allianz Arena has been ranked as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world 2020. Each of the 2,760 inflated ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) foil panels can illuminate separately on the 71,000-seat Allianz Arena exterior in Munich. The $466 million bowls attract the most interest for its colour-shifting disguise.
3. Wembley Stadium, England
Which stadiums are the most beautiful in Europe? Wembley arena comes at the top of the list of the most impressive sports venues in the continent. The most distinct feature is the 7,840-ton steel roof structure that eliminates the need for pillars and includes a 436-foot-tall steel arch to support a retractable section. Wembley falls at number 16 in the list of the biggest stadium in the world.
4. Soccer City, South Africa
Located in South Africa, it is the largest sports ground on the African continent. It is aptly located on the site of an old gold mine, the historical source of Johannesburg’s wealth. Previously known as the FNB Stadium, its major facelift for the World Cup 2010 was inspired by traditional African pottery.
5. Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
The list would not be complete without Estadio Azteca, the finest stadium in the world. With a seat limit of 105,064, Estadio Azteca is the biggest arena and one of the beautiful football arenas in the world in Mexico.
6. Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, Brazil
This field is famously known as the Maracana. It is also ranked as one of the finest stadiums in the world. The arena is home to the Brazilian national football crew and four remarkable Brazil clubs of Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, and Vasco da Gama. It has a seating capacity of 78,838 people.
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7. San Siro, Italy
This beautiful field was first built in 1925 to accommodate 35,000 fans. A second level was added ten years later. However, the most major change came in the 1990s when San Siro was changed into an all-seating venue. A third row was added to accommodate 80,000 fans. Four of these towers were placed in each corner to serve as the foundation of the new red-girder roof, giving San Siro a visual aesthetic unlike any other field in the world.
8. The Float, Singapore
It is the world’s largest floating arenas and one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world 2020. This beautiful space is made completely of steel. The field can beat up to 1,070 tons. That is equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tons of stage arsenal, and three 30-ton military vehicles.
9. Olympiastadion, Germany
Bilfinger Berger built the arena in 1968 in a pit made by bombs dropped in Munich during World War II. The sweeping and transparent canopy was to symbolize a new, democratic, and optimistic Germany. It is one of the most interesting structures in Germany. It is ranked as the most beautiful stadium in England.
10. National Stadium, Taiwan
It is one of the top beautiful stadiums in the world. It is home to the Taiwan national team’s football matches. It has a spiral shape that reminds people of dragon-like imagery. This venue is the first in the world to provide power using solar energy.
Nothing is as exciting as seeing the crowd cheer for someone important in the middle of the field. It is especially interesting when it is done inside the field. That is why sports grounds have a very important role to play. The most beautiful stadiums in the world are not only popular for their excellent infrastructure but also for their breathtaking sizes.
Briefly.co.za, on 2nd March this year listed the biggest fields in South Africa. They highlighted that South Africa has some of the biggest sports ground in the African continent. The country currently has fifteen majestic arenas with the capability of accommodating large capacities.
The majority of the arenas are strategically located near town. This explains why FIFA chose South Africa to host the 2020 World Cup. The largest field in the country is the First National Bank Stadium, also known as Soccer City.