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10 Most Famous Sports Arenas In The World

Neha Gupta

Ever wonder which are the 10 most famous sports arenas in the world? There are many magnificent sports stadiums across the world that are used for various sports. They are used for multiple sports such as boxing, MMA fighting, wrestling, soccer, rugby, American football, Olympic events, and many others. Most of the stadiums are owned by cities or county governments of their respective locations. However, some are privately owned.

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The methodology for selecting these sports arenas is partly based on the design and age of the stadiums since they started their operations. We also look at how good the infrastructure is at these stadiums and even the sports that are played in them, and the level of those sports, whether international or not.

  1. CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field stadium is located in Seattle, Washington, and has been in use since 2001. It is one of the most popular stadiums, and particularly as the home stadium for the Seattle Sounders and the Seattle Seahawks. It has a unique design, and it also boasts of a high sitting capacity.

CenturyLink Field
  1. AT&T Park

This sports stadium is named after the U.S-based telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). It is one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the U.S, and it has been operational since the year 2000. The stadium is located in San Francisco, California. It is a beautiful stadium that overlooks the ocean.

AT&T Park
  1. Phog Allen Fieldhouse

If you are a basketball fan, you will be glad to know that Phog Allen Fieldhouse is one of the top sports arenas in the world. This particular sports arena is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This sports arena is also one of the oldest stadiums on this list, considering that it has been around for six decades since it was opened in 2005. It has a high sitting capacity and has, over the years, facilitated some of the best experiences related to basketball.

Phog Allen Fieldhouse
  1. Camp Nou

It is considered the third largest soccer stadium as far as seating capacity is concerned. It is, however, popular because it is located in Barcelona, Spain and is the home field for the Barcelona football club, which is one of the most iconic and successful football clubs in the world. The stadium has hosted multiple El Classicos, the tournaments between Barcelona FC and their arch-nemesis, Real Madrid FC.

Camp Nou was opened in 1957, and aside from hosting El Classico duels, it also hosted European Cup matches, as well as World Cup tournaments. Oh, and in case you did not know, this is also the home stadium for the legendary Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers ever.

Camp Nou
  1. Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

This iconic stadium is the home ground of Real Madrid, and so it has also been used for El Classico matches h. It has been operational since 1947, making it one of the oldest stadiums in modern-day sports, and subsequently, one of the most famous sports stadiums in the world. It has also hosted many international football events, and this tradition is expected to continue. It has been the home stadium to iconic players such as Zinedine Zidane and Christiano Ronaldo, among others.

Santiago Bernabeu
  1. Madison Square Garden

This one of the most beautiful sports stadiums that exist today. It is owned by Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG). The stadium is located in New York, which is one of the busiest cities in the world. MSG has been operational since 1968 and has been used to host multiple sports events such as hockey, basketball, wrestling, and boxing. It means that it has previously hosted some of the most iconic sporting events, and this is why it is so popular.

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  1. Fenway Park

It is perhaps the oldest stadium on this list since it was opened in 1912. It is located in Boston Massachusetts, and has been home to the Boston Red Sox for more than 100 years. This one of the oldest sports venues in America has also hosted some of the best games in the history of baseball, thus contributing to the rich baseball heritage in the U.S.

Fenway Park
  1. Old Trafford

This British sports stadium has been operational since 1910, which means that it is a modern sports arena that has been around for over a century. It is also home to one of the most successful football clubs in the world, Manchester United (NYSE:MANU). The stadium has 75,000 seats, and while it's sitting capacity is not the highest, it is arguably one of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world. It has also accommodated many sporting events, including World Cup matches.

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  1. The Allianz Arena

It is located in Germany, and it is one of the most famous sports stadiums in the world for multiple reasons. It has an exciting and attractive design. It is also the only stadium that can change colors in favor of the winning side in a football match. The stadium is home to the iconic Bayern Munich, as well as 1860 Munich. It is also strategically located, therefore allowing easy access to fans of the two teams.

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  1. Wembley Stadium

The first Wembley stadium was operational in 1923, but drastic changes have been made so far to transform it into an ultra-modern arena. It looks like that agenda was successful, as was evident when the Wembley stadium reopened in 2007, featuring a new design. The stadium has such good lighting that it looks like daytime even at night. It also has a massive arch that adds to its uniqueness.  Wembley has been home to countless soccer tournaments over the past few years and will likely continue to host many more in the future. Indeed the home of football as they call it.

Wembley Stadium

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