10 Most Interesting and Popular Soccer Pitches in the World

It’s yet uncertain as to when will be the next soccer match with the threat of COVID-19. Teams cannot even play with their mates with the self-isolation and social distancing health protocols of the government anywhere in the world. But when all of this is over and everyone is free to go out again without restrictions, surely all will gag for fresh air and watch your favorite teams. Are you excited? Perhaps you will start thinking about where to watch this world’s most-followed sports. Below are the popular soccer pitches near you.

Let’s get right to it then.

Most Popular Soccer Pitches Globally

Be ready for your cheers in any of the following soccer fields anytime soon:

Wembley Stadium (London, England)

Recognized as the world’s most expensive football stadium, the soccer field can hold 90,000 audiences. The stadium was opened in 2007 and became reputable for major matches since then. It hosts exceptional football matches such as the FA Cup Final and that of the England national football team.

Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)

This home stadium of FC Barcelona was completed in 1957 in Carrer d’Aristides Maillol. It is considered the largest field in Europe and the third worldwide with its seating capacity of 99,354.

Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid, Spain)

Santiago Bernabeu has been the home soccer pitch of Real Madrid since 1947. The field has an 81,044 seating capacity, making it the largest stadium in the Community of Madrid and the second largest in Spain.

Old Trafford Stadium (Manchester, England)

Manchester United’s home field Old Trafford is specifically situated in Greater Manchester. The field has can sit 74,879 viewers thus naming it as the largest among the club football stadiums in the U.K. and the eleventh in the whole of Europe.

Maracana Stadium (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Officially, Maracana is named Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho. It is within a complex where Maracanazinho (The Little Maracana) is also located. This is one among the highly-rated stadiums across the globe with a seating capacity of 78,838.

Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)

The exquisite, pricey Allianz Arena is one of the world’s most beautiful stadiums. This sports structure is notable for its inflated ETFE plastic panel exterior. It is the first sports stadium with a full exterior that features changing colours. It has a 71,437-seating capacity.

Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund, Germany)

The lovely exterior and forits beauty of Signal Iduna Park give it a reputation. Its original name is Westfalenstadion (derived from former Prussian province Westphalia), which is the home to the clubside Borussia Dortmund. The official name of this stadium was so-called because of its sponsor. It has a seating capacity of 80,545 where top football clashes were hosted.

San Siro Stadium or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan, Italy)

Popularly known as San Siro, this football stadium is the home of football clubs Internazionale and AC Milan. This is an amazing football pitch with a 75,923 seating capacity. It is remarkable since it is rich in history as well as in fame.

Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)

This multi-purpose stadium stands at its staggering altitude of 7,200 feet asl, which makes it one of the world’s highest stadiums. It serves as the home field of the Mexico national football team and Club America. Most often, many refer is as the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 87,523.

An aerial view of the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg February 18, 2010. The 2010 World Cup soccer finals will take place in South Africa from June 11 – July 11. WORLD CUP 2010 PREVIEW – STADIUMS REUTERS/Euroluftbild.de (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

First National Bank (FNB) Stadium (Nasrec, South Africa)

Also called Soccer City and the Calabash, FNB Stadium can hold 94,736 people. The field usually hosts notable entertainment events. Also, many celebrities were spotted here with their electrifying performances.


So, where do you think you will find yourself when the pandemic is over? This list of the most popular soccer pitches will truly help you out.

Written by Stella Maris

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