The criteria we decided on are atmosphere, visual appeal and tradition. Estadio Azteca- Mexico City The 105,064 person Estadio Azteca is one of the most intimidating places to play a futbol match.
The site of the 19 World Cup finals has seen legendary performances such as Diego Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” goal and Italy’s 4-3 extra time victory over West Germany which is regarded to some as “The Game of the Century.” When it is filled to capacity, Azteca is right up their as one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
In fact, this five star rated, 33, 296 capacity stadium was the scene of a post-game tragedy where 21 people where trampled as fans rushed to celebrate a win. It boasts of an incredibly vocal fans base which helps place this stadium on our list.
The stadium seats 66,000 people, but when standing room is allowed, the attendance can reach 70,000.
With a seating capacity of about 88,548 spectators, along with its intimidating stadium design, it can hold some very loud fans holding true to their Gator fan spirit.
Kyle Field is currently the largest stadium in the SEC with a seating capacity of 102,733.
The oldest and largest stadium in Scotland is a must see for any futbol fan.
What is commonly known to Celtic supporters as "Parkhead" or "Paradise" is rarely not filled to capacity.
It’s not just all the stadium paraphernalia that visually exhibits their love for their team and the game It’s also the vigor and bottomless passion that you can hear from the earth shattering uproar that they effortlessly create to intimidate the opponent as exemplified by our 25 Most Intimidating Stadiums In The World.In fact every continent other than Antarctica makes an appearance on the list. Even nations countries like the USA and Australia — where football hasn't traditionally been hugely popular but is growing in appeal — landed in the top ten. Though Europe knows many sports, it’s football that has earned and maintained the most fanatic of followings across the continent.Football — or "soccer", depending on where you live — is the most popular sport in the world, so it's no surprise the game is played in some of the biggest stadiums in the world.The largest 18 football stadiums, measured by capacity, are located all over the globe.As we approach the finals for Europa League, FA Cup, Champions League and the World Cup, one thing that is certain is the stages that these games will be played on are grand.