Many of us have a bucket list and some don’t, but if you ever decided to make one, make sure you have these 25 sports venue to visit before you die. Every one of us should have specific places or things we would like to do in our lives. However, there are certain places that require our attention because of their magnificence and grandeur. If you are a sports fan, then this list is definitely for you. It requires your attention since you will be able to visit some really unique places, venues around the world that you have probably never heard about before. Of course, there are stadiums in the United States that made this list, but internationally, you may have not seen or heard of the ones in other countries.
Amongst the countless sports venues internationally and locally, there are 25 stadiums that glow more than others. Whether the stadiums have vast historical meaning or breathtaking elements, they have set the standard high for those who want to experience the best. It is very interesting to see the extent at which teams will go to ensure that their stadiums are the place for enjoyment, but also for an unforgettable experience. There was one time when people were accustomed to watching sports games on top of a hillside. Then there was a time when a sports arena only had standing room. If you didn’t catch a play, you wouldn’t find huge TV screens around the stadium to recap the play. Restrooms consisted of shrubbery and a tree. We have certainly come a long way from the archaic existence, yet some people haven’t had a chance to view the spectacular arenas that now exist. Today, there are multiple restrooms and jumbotrons in a stadium. There more seats that can be filled. Let’s take a look at these 25 unique and modern-day stadiums.
25 Yankee Stadium
24 Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana
23 Old Trafford
22 La Bombonera
21 Franklin Field, Philadelphia
20 Michigan Stadium
Michigan stadium is said to be the largest stadium today in the United States. It is known as the location of many NCAA games with the most spectators. In fact, in 2011, there were almost 115,000 spectators at the Michigan and Notre Dame game. It also recently hosted the NHL's Heritage Classic when the Detroit Red Wings hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. If Jim Harbaugh does what's expected of him, he'll also soon make this stadium the home of a winner again.
19 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
18 Joe Louis Arena
17 Camp Nou
16 Estadio Azteca
15 Ohio Stadium
14 Wrigley Field
13 Churchill Downs, Kentucky
12 Staples Center, California
11 Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Spain
10 Fenway Park
9 Beaver Stadium
8 AT&T Stadium
7 Metlife Stadium
6 Soccer City, South Africa (FNB Stadium)
Recently built in 2010, Soccer City was the main attraction for the 2010 World Cup, hosting the final between Spain and the Netherlands.
5 Marina Bay Stadium
4 Melbourne Cricket Ground
3 Beijing National Stadium, China
2 Madison Square Garden, New York
Opened in 1968 and built above a working railroad station platform, Madison Square Garden is popularly known for New York Knicks games. It is the renowned home of basketball and has given the Rangers a great home as well. In 1991, $200 million was spent on renovations, adding 89 suites to replace the upper level seats. It underwent further renovations from 2011-2013, with an excess of $1 billion spent. It is a busy music arena, hosting many concerts, boxing, political conventions, dog shows, circuses and ice shows.
1 Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium is one of England’s finest in the sporting community and in the world. The venue has been updated with a modern look, remodeled addition made on top of the old stadium in 2007. The first stadium was built as far back as 1923 and demolished in 2003. Its restructuring is similar to that of Yankee Stadium. Even if you are not a soccer fan, you should definitely visit the new stadium. If anything, you can go for an NFL game in the fall.
The stadium is host to season openers, the FA Cup final, and Football League Cup finals and playoffs. In addition to sports, the venue hosts concerts and weddings. In fact, in 2007, George Michael and Bon Jovi was featured artist at a concert.
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