Are you passionate about soccer ? Do you have such a devotion to the beautiful game that on every trip you take you need to visit the stadium of the local soccer team? If the answer is yes, it would not be a bad idea for you to set out to visit some of the most mythical stadiums on the planet.
Even if football is not what most attracts your attention, it is always a good idea to appreciate those architectural gems that are football stadiums, authentic cultural centers of each town.
It goes without saying that in Spain you can visit the stadium of what are probably the two most important teams on the football scene and that always appear as favorites for everything in sports forecasts , the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s fiefdom, and the Camp Nou , the home of Fútbol Club Barcelona.
Apart from the stadiums of the two great Spanish clubs par excellence, you can also enjoy coliseums such as Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, from Sevilla Fútbol Club; Mestalla, from the Valencia Football Club or the Wanda Metropolitano, from Atlético de Madrid and many others that ooze charm and functionality.
But if you look beyond our borders, you can visit some of the stadiums that are part of the history of football.
The city of The Beatles has one of the most famous stadiums on the planet: Anfield. It is a place with a special aura and vibe. All footballers dream of ever stepping on the Anfield lawn and hearing their fans sing out loud the song of football songs: You´ll never walk alone.
At the entrance to the locker room that gives access to the field, players can feel the weight of history and responsibility when reading the ultra-mythical sign that reads "This is Anfield" ("This is Anfield"), a phrase borrowed by a club As modest of Spanish football as Mirandés, in whose stadium, the players, before jumping onto the pitch, can read a sign that says "This is Anduva."
Alberto José Armando (Buenos Aires)
The stadium where the charismatic former Italian referee Pierluigi Collina, considered by many to be the best referee in history, would have liked to whistle once in his life. Its real name is Alberto José Armando Stadium, but the whole planet knows it as La Bombonera, an obligatory football pilgrimage center very close to the port of Boca, in the capital of Argentina.
Monumental (Buenos Aires)
And if you find yourself in Buenos Aires enjoying the beautiful musical lament of the bandoneon, the bitterness of the yerba mate and the Argentine at its best, you cannot leave the capital without visiting the Monumental de River, the arch enemy of Boca Juniors and one of the teams with the highest pedigree in all of Argentina.
Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)
The old Maracana, the stadium that transcended as the temple of world football, the house of the most cheerful and fun football, was remodeled to host the final of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and gave way to an impressive building, the New Maracana. located in one of the most popular cities in all of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.
Azteca (Mexico City)
How not to visit the venue where the god of world football, Diego Maradona , gave the best performance in the history of the World Cup. The Azteca Stadium is located in the endless and endless Mexico City , an interesting city that will serve as a point of connection to know some of the many wonders that a country as rich and extraordinary as Mexico houses.
New Wembley (London)
The Cathedral of football. Another case like that of Maracaná that has been renovated in pursuit of functionality, accessibility and to guarantee the safety of the spectators. Wembley is famous even though it is not the sports venue of any football club. And yet, this stadium is one of the most mythical on the face of the Earth. After all, it is the most important stadium in the country that invented football, England. And, in addition, it is in London , one of the coolest cities in Europe .
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Popularly known as the Theater of Dreams, Old Trafford is located in Manchester, a city in the north of England that does not stand out precisely for its beauty or its monumentality. Although it is possible to appreciate the traces of the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century.
Amsterdam Arena (Amsterdam)
The pioneer of the great modern stadiums. It is the home of a historic European and world football player, Ajax, the best club in the Netherlands – yes, we have to get used to saying the Netherlands and not the Netherlands, which is just a region of the country of tulips; something like if Spain was known everywhere by the name of Andalusia.
San Siro (Milan)
Italy also has a huge football tradition, but the myriad of archaeological remains , museums and world-class monuments that appear around every corner make thinking of a football stadium almost sacrilege. In any case, don’t miss San Siro, the fiefdom of AC Milan.