Soccer is arguably the most popular sport in the world and has a global following in almost every country. Millions and millions of fans tune in every week to watch games, and there’s little doubt that the English Premier League is the leading division in the game. Sitting at home watching a game on your TV is one thing, but it’s not the same as actually going there in person. Soccer stadiums are perfect for getting the atmosphere of a game, and really getting to go wild with other fans when your team scores! With that in mind, here are a few of the most amazing soccer stadiums you should make sure you visit.
Old Trafford, England
The home of Manchester United is one of the most famous stadiums in all of soccer. The world’s most popular team have played at Old Trafford since 1910. The stadium is aptly nicknamed The Theatre of Dreams, fitting due to how much the club has won. Old Trafford is a place other teams fear to visit, mainly due to its size and capacity. At close to 76,000, Old Trafford boasts the largest capacity of any domestic club in England.
Camp Nou, Spain
Perhaps the most iconic and intimidating stadium in the world of soccer is Camp Nou, home of F.C. Barcelona. This is a club that needs no introduction, as they are one of the finest sides in the history of club football. With a capacity of almost 100,000, the Camp Nou is by far and away the most awe-inspiring and amazing stadium on our list.
Anfield is a famous stadium with a whole lot of history behind it. The home of Liverpool F.C., Anfield was a fortress in the days when Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly were managers. The stadium was imposing for other teams to visit, and the sign at the top of the players tunnel deliberately reads ‘This Is Anfield,’ not ‘Welcome to Anfield.’ It is also the home to perhaps the most famous stand in soccer – The Kop. Sitting in Anfield and hearing 50,000 people singing You’ll Never Walk Alone in unison is enough to give you goosebumps.
Celtic Park, Scotland
Celtic Park is the home stadium of Glasgow Celtic, the most successful Scottish football club ever. The stadium is located in Parkhead and is one of the smartest and most aesthetically pleasing stadiums in the modern game. In addition to hosting all of Celtic’s games, the stadium has also been used for international matches, cup games, and hosted the opening ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The home of English football, and the largest stadium in the world, Wembley has a capacity of 120,000 and is regularly used to host all England soccer matches, as well as cup finals and gigs. The stadium is epic and sprawling and provides all manner of entertainment for the North of London. For the 2017-18 Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur is using the stadium for their home matches.
Allianz Arena, Germany
Allianz Arena is the home stadium of German heavyweights Bayern Munich. The European giants have been at the stadium since 2005, after moving from the Olympiastadion, and, up until this year, shared the ground with rivals 1860 Munich. The ground has the second-largest capacity in Germany and is iconic for it’s inflated, ETFE plastic panels. The stadium is striking and one of the most recognizable in the modern soccer world.