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Top 7 Greatest Football Stadiums Around The World

Football matches gather hundreds of football
fans, and therefore stadiums must be very capacious and large. There are quite
a few of them in the world, but some are simply huge! So, here are 7 of the
most iconic football stadiums around the world to add to your bucket list. Even
if you aren’t a football fan and rather gamble in online casino venues than watch football, all these
football stadiums are iconic.

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
(Pyongyang, North Korea)

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium


The opening of this iconic football stadium
was timed to coincide with the thirteenth festival of youth and students, and
it was named after the labor holiday, which is held just the first of May. The
capacity is about 150 thousand people, and important football matches, as well
as significant events for the country. The peculiarity of the stadium is that
in its shape it resembles a magnolia flower, as it is surrounded by 16 arches
connected in one ring. In total there are 80 entrances and exits in this structure,
its area is 2 million square meters, and its height is 60 meters. A truly
majestic arena.

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The Salt Lake Stadium (Calcutta,
India)

The Salt Lake Stadium


This stadium is located in Calcutta (India).
It is a huge structure that has as many as three tiers of stands, as well as a
massive solid roof made of concrete construction and aluminum pipes. The author
of the project decided that it was worth giving the arena an unusual ellipse
shape, and he succeeded. “Salt Lake” is often called the stadium of
Indian youth, and it is the second in the world in terms of capacity (it is as
much as 120 thousand people!). The arena has its diesel generator, which will
allow the match to continue even during a power outage, as well as two huge
screens.

Estadio Azteca (Mexico City,
Mexico)

Estadio Azteca


Estadio Azteca is located in Mexico City
Mexico, and is known not only for its huge size and large capacity (it is 105
thousand people), but also for the fact that only here there were two World
Championships. And it was here that the legendary Diego Maradona scored his
“goal of the century”. Then the Argentine national team became
champions, and Diego himself, who was nicknamed “the hand of God”,
admitted that it was as if he had touched the sky with his hand. In addition,
this arena hosted the “match of the century” in 1970 (Italy defeated
Germany). This place was also used for the Olympic Games in 1968. In addition,
the Azteca hosts large-scale events, such as concerts and meetings (in 1999,
the Pope met with Mexicans here).

Bukit Jalil National Stadium
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Bukit Jalil National Stadium


This football stadium is located in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, and has a capacity of 100200 people (but standing room is
also counted). It was built relatively recently (in 1998) for the Commonwealth
Games and is part of a large sports complex. In 2007, this stadium hosted
several Asian Championship matches. Also, this arena is regularly used for
training the national team, and the games of the Malaysia Cup and Super Cup are
held here. And on the Asian Tour, the world-famous Manchester United team
played twice at Bukit Jalil. All in all, the venue is significant to the
country and the world.

Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)


Camp Nou stadium, which has a capacity of more
than 99 thousand people, is the largest in Europe. It is located in Barcelona
(Spain). In general, it was opened in 1957 but has gone through several
reconstructions. First, it was remade for the World Cup, held in 1982, then it
underwent some changes after the UEFA organization amended the rules and safety
requirements. And now “Camp Nou” can boast the status of a five-star
stadium awarded by the international football organization. And it is here that
the office of the legendary football club Barcelona is located.

Wembley Stadium (Wembley, London)

This football stadium is located in England
(in London), and several significant events for this country are associated
with it. In general, it used to have a different look, but in 2003 it was
demolished. But very shortly, enterprising Englishmen erected a new arena, even
more capacious and larger. At the moment the capacity is about 90 thousand
people. Initially, it was planned to be reconstructed, but the authorities
thought that it would be much more profitable to start construction again. The
opening took place in 2007, and earlier at this venue the national team became
world champions and Manchester United won the European Cup for the first time.
It took more than a billion dollars to build, but it was worth it. Now the
symbol of the arena “Wembley” is a huge arch, the height of which is
about 134 meters. The pitch is covered by a sliding roof.

Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium
(Central Jakarta, Indonesia)

Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium


This football arena is located in Indonesia,
namely in Jakarta. The stadium was built for the Asian Games in 1962. Initially,
its capacity was about 100 thousand fans. But it was rebuilt and reconstructed
several times and got its modern look before the Asian Football Championship
held in 2007. The stadium is the center of the whole sports complex because the
field is surrounded by a building, which consists of a tennis court, a swimming
pool, a gymnasium, a hockey court, as well as a softball field.

Another feature of this football stadium is
the unusual steel roof that rises above the stadium and encloses it in a huge
ring. It doesn’t only emphasize the size and grandeur of Bung Carno, but also
protects the fans from the scorching sun and heat.

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