To see the world, to know other cultures, to get out of the comfort zone, to know yourself, for work, to study … There are many reasons to travel, and in that long list we also find one that has to do with the king of sports: football .
Visiting the main football stadiums in the world is undoubtedly highly recommended, since they are impressive constructions that accommodate tens of thousands of people. The most beautiful ones, the ones you shouldn’t miss, are the ones I mention below.
1- Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid, Spain)
It is the home of Real Madrid, the most successful football club in Europe. It has a capacity for more than 80,000 spectators and will be modernized very soon. His museum is full of trophies.
2- Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)
The Barça stadium, which will also be renovated to continue being one of the most incredible on the planet, has a capacity of almost 100,000 spectators . Taking the tour that they organize in their museum is a very good plan.
3- Anfield (Liverpool, England)
Liverpool are not only talking about the Beatles. There is also a football atmosphere, especially in a stadium as mythical as Anfield, where one gets the creeps when listening to "You’ll Never Walk Alone." It has a capacity for 54,000 spectators .
4- Wembley (London, England)
The finals of the English competitions and the matches of the national team are played at Wembley, another mythical stadium that has adopted the name of the one that was built in the same place in 1923. It has a capacity for 90,000 people .
5- San Siro (Milan, Italy)
He is known as the San Siro among Milan fans, but Inter Milan prefer to call him Giuseppe Meazza. Be that as it may, it is a beautiful stadium with a capacity of 80,000 spectators that has seen some of the best matches in the history of the European Cup.
6- Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)
Bayern Munich, Germany’s most powerful team, have played their home games at this stadium since 2005. It has a capacity for 75,000 people and is arguably one of the most modern in Europe.
7- Maracana (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Every football fan knows that Maracanã is a unique stadium. Its formal name is Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho and it can boast of having hosted two World Cups (1950 and 2014). It has a capacity for about 78,000 spectators , although it originally held 200,000 people.
8- La Bombonera (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
In Argentina you can breathe a football environment difficult to compare with that of any other place in the world. Especially if you go through La Bombonera, which is the stadium where Boca Juniors play their home games. It has a capacity for just under 50,000 spectators , but the roar of the stands makes you think there are twice as many.
9- Azteca Stadium (Mexico City, Mexico)
It is one of the largest football stadiums in the world, offering up to 87,000 seats . In fact, it is the third in America and the eleventh in the world. It is the headquarters of Club América, Cruz Azul and the Mexican national team.
10- Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa)
It is the most modern and spectacular stadium in Africa. It was built on the occasion of the World Cup in South Africa and there the final that we Spaniards remember so much was played, the one that crowned Spain as world champion in extra time after a goal by Andrés Iniesta that we will never forget. It has a capacity for 94,700 spectators .