The Most Beautiful Stadiums In The World

Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena is a football stadium in the north of Munich, Germany. The two professional Munich football clubs FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München have played their home games at Allianz Arena since the start of the 2005/06 season. Allianz Arena is lit up in red when Bayern Munich play, in blue when 1860 Munich play and in white when in use by the German National Team.

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Yas Marina Circuit

The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East, with the first being in Bahrain. (They only finished this circuit a couple of weeks ago, so I didn’t find a lot of good pictures. I did find some renders made by the architects).

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Guangzhou football stadium

The Guangdong Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Currently used mostly for football matches, the stadium was built in 2001. It has a capacity of 80,012 with multi-colored seats, positioned in multiple sections, and are connected via a ribbon pattern.

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Saitama Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Japan. Its spectator capacity is 37,000 at maximum settings. This main arena capacity is between 19,000-22,500 when events such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, ice hockey, gymnastics, boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling take place there. It is also the only Japanese arena equipped especially for American football. The arena features a gigantic moveable section of seating which can reduce capacity for smaller events and create a more intimate setting.

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Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design. The arena holds 13,291 people (9,079 stand seats, 4,124 arena seats and 88 “royal box” seats) and is now primarily used for ice hockey and basketball.

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Beijing National Stadium

Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, China. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Located in the Olympic Green, the $423 million stadium is the world’s largest steel structure. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003, after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a “Bird’s nest”.

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Olympiastadion

The Olympiastadion is a stadium located in Munich, Germany. Situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, the stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Until the construction of the Allianz Arena for the 2006 World Cup, the stadium was home to Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. Today, the Olympiastadion holds 69,250.

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Wembley

Wembley Stadium (usually shortened to just Wembley) is a stadium, located in Wembley Park in London, England. Primarily an association football venue, Wembley is owned by The Football Association (The FA) via its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited, and hosts the home international matches of the England national football team and the main English domestic cup finals. Wembley’s 90,000 capacity makes it the second largest stadium in Europe (after Camp Nou) and the largest (and tallest) in the world with every seat under cover.

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Nou Mestella

Nou Mestalla is a football stadium under construction in Valencia, Spain for Valencia CF. Work began in August 2007, and is due to be completed in August 2010. The stadium will also be capable of hosting athletics. The stadium will have a capacity of 75,000. It replaces their current stadium Estadio Mestalla. The stadium architects are Reid Fenwick Asociados and ArupSport, and the cost is estimated between 250 and 300 million euros. The ground will have a futuristic exterior, clad in aluminium and interior of wood.

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Qi Zhong stadium

The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, also known as Qi Zhong stadium is an arena in Shanghai. It has a steel roof with eight sliding petal-shaped pieces (moved in 8 minutes) which resembles a blooming magnolia, Shanghai’s city flower. The roof enables the stadium to host both indoor and outdoor tennis events. The seating capacity is 15,000 people.

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Oita Stadium

Ōita Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Japan. The stadium is usually called as Kyushu Oil Dome, sponsored by the Kyushu Oil. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of J. League club Oita Trinita. It was designed by the famous architect Kisho Kurokawa, and built by KT Group, Takenaka Corporation.

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Beijing National Aquatics Center

The Beijing National Aquatics Center , also known as the National Aquatics Center (国家游泳中心),[1] better known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a 66,308-seat venue for late-season, playoff and Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes.

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20 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Stadiums In The World

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  2. WOW, incredible looking stadiums. Interesting that Montreal’s big O made the list despite it being over 30 years old; still a great looking design today.

    I would suggest this list has left out one amazing sports stadium in Dallas. Cowboys Stadium deserves to be on this list.

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  4. The Yas Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi was designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote new york and the wrong credit is give in this list.

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  6. Some stadiums are wonderful, and other a little bit strange.
    I think in Brazil we don´t have modern stadiums like these, but I hope the things change in 2016 Olympic Games.

  7. You left one off the list that might be the most beautiful stadium in the world.

    http://www.madayproductions.com/wrigley/final/Wrigley_v18_fc2_h264.mov

    Wrigley Field like a fine wine gets better with age. And this almost 100 year old ballpark is intrinsically intertwined in a neighborhood named after the venue “Wrigleyville”.

    Brick. Ivy. Hand-operated scoreboard. Intimate as a small theater. Perfect.

    Now that’s a beautiful stadium.

    Enjoy the video.

  8. Pls check! Moses Mabhida and Soccer City stadiums (94000 seats) in South Africa (2010 world cup stadiums). I wish I should be there during the 2010 world cup.

  9. Great collections, it is however missing stadiums from Africa, such as the Soccer City, The Moses Mabhida and Green Point, very spectacular and pleasing to the eye…

  10. I am a footballer and loves everything about football i.e the Allianz Arena Stadium

  11. loves creative football and creativity. I ‘d love to see stadium only to wembley or birds nest in Kenya.