5 Of The World’s Most Impressive Stadiums
#1 Allianz Arena, Munich – Germany
#2 Beijing National Stadium, Beijing – China
#3 Maracana, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
The Maracanã is an icon when it comes to legendary stadiums in Brazil, with a record attendance of 210,000 spectators in the 1950 final match of the FIFA World Cup. Built for this tournament by a group of Brazilian architects the stadium got a recent facelift by Schlaich Bergermann Partner for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
#4 FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – South Africa
This beautiful stadium is the largest in Africa and it was opened in 1989. The place was also remembered the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in 1990 after being released from 27 years in prison. The stadium had a big upgrade for the 2010 World Cup and was designed by Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners in partnership with Populous, the design was inspired by the shape of an “African pot “or “Calabash”.
#5 Kaohsiung National Stadium, Zuoying District – Taiwan