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Top ten most iconic Football Stadiums around the World

These iconic stadiums are theater of entertainment where thousands of supporters stand and witness the most popular game of the world.

Ankit Kanaujia
Last updated: 04.01.2018
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Football is the most popular game in the world. With having much love for any sport, need for bigger stadium has always resulted in some iconic architecture.These iconic stadiums are theater of entertainment where thousands of supporters stand and witness the most popular game of the world.

10) Soccer City, South Africa:

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Soccer city or First National Bank Stadium is located in Narsec, area bordering Soweto  area of Johannesburg, South Africa.Officially known as FNB stadium and was opened in 1989. Total construction cost of the stadium is USD $ 440 million.It's record attendance is 94,713(South Africa-New Zealand, 21 August 2010).

The stadium hosted the opening ceremony of 2010 World Cup followed by the opening match between South Africa and Mexico, 4 other group stage matches, a Round of 16 match, a quarter-final and the final.


9)The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

The official name of the stadium, Mário Filho, was given in honor of an old Pernambucan journalist, who was a strong vocal supporter of the construction of the Maracanã. The stadium was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup and is situated in one of the most beautiful cities throughout the world.


The total attendance at the last (and indeed decisive game, but not a Final) game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,854, making it the world's largest stadium by capacity (when it was inaugurated). After its 2010–13 renovation, the rebuilt stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators.



8)Azteca – Mexico

The Estadio Azteca was opened in 1966 with an official capacity 0f 81,070.This stadium is regarded as one of the most iconic stadiums as its the first stadium to host two FIFA World Cup finals.

Record attendance of this ground is 199,853 which was recorded in the match Mexico vs Brazil on 7 July,1968.

 

7) San Siro, Italy

The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza  commonly known as San Siro, is a football stadium in the San Siro district of Milan, Italy and it was opened in 1926.  It has a seating capacity of 80,018, making it one of the largest stadia in Europe, and the largest in Italy.

On 3 March 1980, the stadium was named in honour of Giuseppe Meazza, the two-time World Cup winner (1934, 1938) who played for Inter and briefly for Milan in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.



6) Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Santiago Bernabeu is the home stadium of Real Madrid and it was opened on 14 December,1947. It is one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues.

Seating capacity of this stadium is 81,044. It has hosted the European Cup/Champions League final on four occasions: in 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010.


                                       
     


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