3. Allianz Arena
Notable Fixtures: 2006 World Cup, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
Nicknamed “Schlauchboot” (“inflatable boat”), the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, is one stadium to marvel. It is the world’s first stadium with a full color changing exterior. Moreover, , the stadium is home to Bayern Munich and hosted matches during the 2006 World Cup.
Remember to visit the museum of Bayern Munich and FC Bayern Erlebniswelt when visiting this spectacular work of art.
4. Old Trafford
Notable Fixtures: 1966 World Cup Final, 2012 Gold Medal Match
Nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford is the fiery den for the red devils, Manchester United. It has been MU’s home ground since 1910 and hosted matches during the 1966 FIFA World Cup, which saw England win its first World Cup tittle. This stadium also hosted football matches when London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, including women’s international football for the first time in the history of the stadium.
5. Camp Nou
Notable Fixtures: 1982 FIFA World Cup Opening Match, 1992 Gold Medal Match
Camp Nou is home to FC Barcelona. It is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and also the second largest association football stadium in the world. Camp Nou hosted games during the 1982 World Cup Final, including the opening game, and the Gold Medal Match at the 1992 Summer Olympics. With FC Barcelona’s club colors painted all around the stadium, it is truly one of the world’s most beautiful stadiums.
6. Santiago Bernabeu
Notable Fixtures: 1982 World Cup Final, 1962 European Nations’ Cup Final
Located in Madrid, Spain, Santiago Bernabéu is the home stadium of Real Madrid. It is one of the most famous football venues in the world and hosted the European Cup/UEFA Champions League final on four occasions:1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010.