7 World Most Beautiful Stadiums 2018
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All the stadiums that have been constructed in the world are not only famous for the beautiful infrastructure but also for their magnanimous and breathtaking size with which they are constructed.
Below is the list 7 most beautiful stadiums of the world 2018 that are beautiful enough to attract people from the most remote corners of the world.
Camp Nou- Spain
It’s the biggest stadium in Europe and, having been built in the 1950’s, imparts the air of a “traditional cool” that new stadiums can never even dream of matching.
Being home to FC Barcelona, Camp Nou is enclosed in translucent panels displaying the colors of the team.
Architectural genius Norman Foster (The Gherkin, Wembley) is behind it, but judging by these artist impressions, it would look just like those new stadiums it currently trumps.
Wembley Stadium- London
The second largest stadium in Europe, it was designed by HOK Sport and Foster and Partners. It includes a partially retractable roof and a 134-meter-high arch.
The stadium has a circumference of about a mile and encloses 4,000,000 m³ inside its walls and under its roof. That is the equivalent of 25,000 double-decker buses.
National Stadium- Taiwan
Home to most of the Taiwan national team’s football matches this stadium’s spiral shape reminds people of a dragon-like imagery.
It is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology. The panels covering the external face of the stadium are able to generate almost 99% of the power required for its own operation.
Soccer City- South Africa
This stadium is the largest stadium on the African continent and is aptly located on the site of an old gold mine, the historic source of Johannesburg’s wealth.
Previously known as the FNB Stadium, its major facelift for the World Cup 2010 was inspired by traditional African pottery.
At sundown, a ring of lights running around the bottom light up to simulate a fire under this giant football ‘pot’.
Built at the time of the 1936 Olympics, Hitler really went to town on the propaganda opportunity when he had this stone arena built.
The stadium was packed with 110,000 spectators when Jesse Owens won gold, his name remains emblazoned on a winners’ board inside.
It was one of the few buildings that survived not just in a recognizable form, but almost untouched after the Second World War.
The stadium has since gone through two major upgrades and is the home of Hertha BSC, football club.
National Stadium- China
The beautiful stadium was created by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and the design originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird’s nest.
The Beijing Guo’an football club was scheduled to play at the stadium, but later backed out fearing the funny charade of wanting to use an 80,000 seat venue for their 10,000 regular fans.
Depressingly, an onsite shopping mall and hotel are planned to bring people back to this architectural marvel.
Olympiastadion- Munich, Germany
This stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics and has also witnessed the 1974 World Cup Final and the Euro ’88 Final.
It hosted the European Cup Finals of 1979, 1993 and 1997. The stadium was built by Bilfinger Berger in 1968 in a pit made by bombs dropped on Munich during World War II.
The sweeping and transparent canopy was to symbolize a new, democratic and optimistic Germany. It is one of the most interesting structures of Germany.