The massification of sport, as well as technological and architectural advances have led to the construction of magnificent stadiums that have hosted and continue to host some of the most important events in the world. Human creativity and ingenuity seem to have no limits. Thanks to that we have witnessed the construction of several sports venues that amaze even those who are not sports lovers. Today we will show you some of the most spectacular stadiums in the world.
Beijing National Stadium (China):
Also known as “The Bird’s Nest”, it is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. It was built to host the athletics competitions of the 2008 Olympic Games. Its essence lies in the peculiar design created by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the same architects of the Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich stadium). Inside it has a shopping mall and even a hotel with rooms overlooking the playing field (this stadium can also host soccer matches).
Michigan Stadium (United States):
It is the University of Michigan’s American Football Stadium. It is the largest sports stadium in the United States (with capacity for 107,600 spectators). The Michigan Wolverines, a college soccer team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, play their home games in this stadium. It is known that the atmosphere in the stands during games is spectacular. It has also attracted teams from other sports, such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Wembley Stadium (United Kingdom):
An architectural monster located in London. It was inaugurated in 2007 and replaced the old Wembley Stadium. Its design includes a beautiful and iconic steel arch. With a capacity of 90,000 spectators, it hosted the 2012 Olympics and a couple of Champions League finals. Although it is known as “The Home of Football”, it has also hosted rugby matches, boxing matches and spectacular concerts by various pop stars.
Sapporo Dome (Japan):
Built for the 2002 World Cup, it is a stadium covered by a huge roof. In addition, it has a great peculiarity: the entire playing field is placed on a giant movable platform, so it is possible to take it out of the stadium when necessary.
Allianz Arena (Germany):
This stadium was built for the 2006 World Cup. Its main peculiarity lies in its external structure, which is made up of panels that light up in different colors. An architectural marvel.
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