The Great World Football Stadiums

World football stadiums are rated in architectural and historical functions. Architecture includes capacity, technology and facility. History emphasis in international football also includes Olympic Games venue. In case of the rebuilt stadium “Wembley”, it is still considered in the same stadium as old as it is considered in intangible iconic Stadium of England not tangible physical. 



20B. Azadi Stadium

Opened Year :  1971
Renovated :   -
Location :  Sydney, Australia
Capacity :  72,104 seats
Record Attendance :  126,922 
(Teharan Derby in 1983)
Field Dimension : 110x75m
Notable Events :   1974 Asian Games
1976 AFC Asian Cup
2 Times AFC Club Championship (1999, 2002)
Architectural Rating :  B, Historical Rating :  A



20A. Stade 5 Juillet 1962

Opened Year :  1972
Renovated :   1999, 2003, 2008
Location :    Algiers, Algeria
Capacity :   76,200 seats
Record Attendance :  110,062 
(Algeria VS Serbia in 2010)
Field Dimension :  105x68m
Notable Events :   1975 Mediterranean Games
2 Times All African Games (1978, 2007)
1990 African Cup of Nations
2004 Pan Arab Games
Architectural Rating :  B, Historical Rating :  A



19. Millenium Stadium

Opened Year :  1937
Renovated :   1953
Location :    Rome, Italy
Capacity :   74,500 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension :  Unknown
Notable Events :   2012 Summer Olympics
Architectural Rating :  AA
Historical Rating :  B





18. ANZ Stadium

Opened Year :  1999
Renovated :   -
Location :  Sydney, Australia
Capacity :  84,000 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension : Unknown
Notable Events :   2000 Summer Olympics
2015 AFC Asian Cup
Architectural Rating :  AA
Historical Rating :  B




17. Beijing National Stadium

Opened Year :  2008
Renovated :   -
Location :   Beijing, China
Capacity :  91,000 seats
Record Attendance :  89,102 
(Nigeria-Argentina in 2008)
Field Dimension : Unknown
Notable Events :   2008 Summer Olympics
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  B





16. Athens Olympics Stadium

Opened Year :  1982
Renovated :   20004
Location :   Athens, Greece
Capacity :  69,618 seats
Record Attendance :  75,263
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   2004 Summer Olympics
3 Times European Cup Final Venue (1983, 1987, 2007)
Architectural Rating :  A, Historical Rating :  A




15. Giant Stadium

Opened Year :  1976
Renovated :   -
Location :  New Jersey, USA
Capacity : 80,242 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown in football
Field Dimension : Unknown
Notable Events :   1994 FIFA World Cup
2 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup (2005, 2009)
Architectural Rating :  AA
Historical Rating :  B




14. Berlin Olympic Stadium

Opened Year :  1936
Renovated :   1974, 2006
Location :    Berlin, Germany
Capacity :   74,064 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension :  105x68m
Notable Events :   2006 FIFA World Cup
1936 Summer Olympics
2015 European Cup Final
Architectural Rating :  A, Historical Rating :  A




13. Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex

Opened Year :  1923
Renovated :   1941, 1999, 2011
Location :    Kiev, Ukraine
Capacity :   70,050 seats
Record Attendance :  100,062 
(Dinamo Kiev VS Utrect in 1985)
Field Dimension :  105x68m
Notable Events :   1980 Summer Olympics
2012 UEFA Euro
Architectural Rating :  AA,Historical Rating :  A




12. Allianz Arena


Opened Year :  2004
Renovated :   -
Location :   Munich, Germany
Capacity :  71,437 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   2006 FIFA World Cup
2005 European Cup Final
Architectural Rating :  AA
Historical Rating :  A




11. FNB Stadium

Opened Year :  1989
Renovated :   2009
Location :  Johannesburg, South Africa
Capacity : 94,736 seats
Record Attendance :  94,713 
(South Africa VS New Zealand in 2010)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   2010 FIFA World Cup
2 Times African Cup of Nations (1996, 2013)
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  A




10. Yokohama International Stadium

Opened Year :  1998
Renovated :   -
Location :    Yokohama, Japan
Capacity :   72,327 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension :  105x68m
Notable Events :   2002 FIFA World Cup
2001 FIFA Confederation Cup
3 Times Intercontinental Cup (2002 – 2004)
6 Times FIFA Club World Cup 
(2005 – 2008, 2011, 2012)
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  A



9. Stadio Olimpico

Opened Year :  1937
Renovated :   1953
Location :    Rome, Italy
Capacity :   70,634 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   1990 FIFA World Cup
2 Times UEFA Euro (1968, 1980)
3 Times European Cup Final 
(1977, 1996, 2009)
Architectural Rating :  A, Historical Rating :  AA



8. Santiago Bernabeu

Opened Year :  1947
Renovated :   1982, 2001
Location :   Madrid, Spain
Capacity : 85,454 seats
Record Attendance :  Unknown
Field Dimension : 107x72m
Notable Events :   1982 FIFA World Cup
1964 UEFA Euro
4 Times European Cup Final 
(1957, 1969, 1980, 2010)
Architectural Rating :  A, Historical Rating :  AA



7. Stade de France


Opened Year :  1998
Renovated :   -
Location :  Saint Denis, France
Capacity : 81,338 seats
Record Attendance :  102,538 
(USSR VS Italy in 1963)
Field Dimension : 105x70m
Notable Events :   1998 FIFA World Cup
2 Times European Cup Final Venue (2000, 2006)
2013 FIFA Confederation Cup
2016 UEFA Euro
Architectural Rating :  AAA, Historical Rating :  A



6. Luzhniki


Opened Year :  1956
Renovated :   -
Location :  Moscow, Russia
Capacity : 78,360 seats
Record Attendance : 102,538 (USSR VS Italy in 1963)
Field Dimension : 108x68m
Notable Events :   2018 FIFA World Cup
1980 Summer Olympics
2008 European Cup Final Venue
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  AA



5. San Siro

Opened Year :  1926
Renovated :   1956, 1989
Location :  Milan, Italy
Capacity : 80,018 seats
Record Attendance : 100,00 (Italy VS Brazil in 1955)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   2 Times FIFA World Cup (1934, 1990)
3 Times European Cup Final Venue (1965, 1970, 2001)
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  AA



4. Camp Nou

Opened Year :  1957
Renovated :  1995, 2008
Location :  Barcelona, Spain
Capacity : 99,786 seats
Record Attendance : 120,000 (Barcelona VS Juventus in 1986)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :  1992 Summer Olympics
2 Times European Cup Final Venue  (1989, 1999)
1982 FIFA World Cup
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  AA



3. Maracana

Opened Year :  1950
Renovated :   2000, 2006, 2013
Location :  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capacity : 78,838 seats
Record Attendance : 199,854 (Brazil VS Uruguay in 1950)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :   2 Times FIFA World Cup (1950, 2014)
1989 Copa America
2000 FIFA Club World Cup
2007 Pan American Games
2013 FIFA Confederation Cup
2016 Summer Olympics
Architectural Rating :  AA, Historical Rating :  AA



2. Estadio Azteca

Opened Year :  1966
Renovated : 1985
Location : Mexico City, Mexico
Capacity : 105,000 seats
Record Attendance : 119,853 (Mexico VS Brazil in 1968)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :  1968 Summer Olympics
2 Times FIFA World Cup (1970, 1986)
1975 Pan American Games
2 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup (1993, 20003)
1999 FIFA Confederation Cup
Architectural Rating :  A, Historical Rating :  AAA


1. Wembley

Opened Year :  1923
Rebuilt Opened : 2007 
Location :  London, England
Capacity : 90,000 seats
Record Attendance :  89,874 (Portsmouth VS Cardiff City in 2008)
Field Dimension : 105x68m
Notable Events :    2 Times Summer Olympics (1948, 2012)
2 Times European Cup Final Venue  (2011, 2013)
1966 FIFA World Cup, 1996 UEFA Euro
Architectural Rating :  AAA, Historical Rating :  AAA

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Statistics

Spain : 2
Italy : 2
Germany : 2
England : 1
France : 1
Brazil : 1
Russia : 1
Mexico : 1
Ukraine : 1
Wales : 1
USA : 1
Australia : 1
Japan : 1
China : 1
Greece : 1
South Africa : 1
Iran : 1

Algeria : 1


















7 comments:

  1. Maracana is the world's best stadium without doubt Maracana >>>>> Wembley

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    1. I think it is difficult. Maracana was hosted twice World Cup tournaments but it has never been the main important part of South American international club history. Wembley was hosted European Cup final 5 times aside from hosting the 1966 World up and the 1996 UEFA Euro. Also, I see Wembley's architecture is more sophisticated than that of Maracana and the capacity is also higher in the current status.

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  2. Public biggest in the history of football

    1. Brazil 1-2 Uruguay - World Cup
    Date: 07/16/1950 Stadium: Maracanã audience: 199,854 people in total

    2. Brazil 4-1 Paraguay - Heats
    Date: 03/21/1954 Stadium: Maracanã audience: 195,513

    3rd. Fluminense 0-0 Flamengo - Campeonato Carioca
    Date: 12/15/1963 Stadium: Maracanã audience: 194,603

    4. Brazil 1-0 Paraguay - Heats
    Date: 08/31/1969 Stadium: Maracanã audience: 183,341

    5. Flamengo 3-1 Vasco - Guanabara Cup
    Date: 04/04/1976 Stadium: Maracanã audience: 174,770


    Wembley had an audience of more than 170,000 people?

    Maracanã two final World Cup >>> Wembley Final 1

    Maracanã received late

      Copa Libertadores
      Pan American Games
      Copa America
      World FIFA Club Championship
      2013 Confederations Cup
      65 thousand people were to see a Volleyball game at the Stadium a record

    Webley had it? NO

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    1. Sorry for late reply. To construct the stadium with high capacity but had a low quality is just easy. In Europe, the stadium was not expended to 150,000 or 2000,000 due to safety reason. That’s why the stadium‘s capacity has been contracted to around 100,000 seats or lower at maximum in nowadays. So, the value of stadium is rated based on architectural and size value. The scope excludes other sports.

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  3. What could be more important for a stadium than ever capacity?

    Architecture is not all !

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    1. Now, it has been clear no one think architectural rating is the entire consideration except you.

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    2. We're talking football stadiums

      And for a stadium which is better architecture or Records?

      Maracana is what has more records and at their discretion the Estadio bird's nest should be first because it has a better architecture that Wembley
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