We count down the 5 best football stadiums around the world, from the Bernabeu to Tottenham’s new £1billion ground.
Atmosphere, capacity, and the quality of toilets are all taken into account when fans argue about the best stadiums in the world, and a poll to find out which ground fans love the most has revealed some surprising results.
5. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
With a current seating capacity of 81,044, the Bernabéu has a claim to being one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947.
Fans from around the world attend this stadium, and often speak of its unique and magical atmosphere. It also hosted the World Cup final of 1982, and a 600 million Euro renovation plan will get underway soon.
4. Old Trafford
Nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford has been United’s home ground since 1910. It is the largest club stadium of any football team in the United Kingdom and the eleventh-largest in Europe. After several expansions in the 1990s and 2000s, including the addition of extra tiers to the North, West and East Stands, the stadium now has a capacity of 74,000.
3. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
This stadium, costing over 1 Billion British Pounds (1.3 Billion USD), has been Tottenham’s home since 2019. It not only boasts a capacity of 62,850, but has been given rave reviews from critics.
2. Juventus Stadium
While Juventus Stadium, also known as Allianz Stadium for sponsorship reasons, only has a capacity of 41,507, its atmosphere is said to be unmatched in Italian football. With the stands having a high degree of inclination, fans are closer to the action than ever before!
1. Allianz Arena
With a 70,000 seating capacity for international matches and 75,000 for domestic matches, Allianz Area has been Bayern Munich’s home since 2005. The LED-lit exterior has an ability to change colours and enhance the fan experience, being one of the first stadiums in the world to do this.