Football stadiums on the coast, in the mountains or among the most beautiful cities. SportsRender has selected a list of ten stadiums with the most picturesque views that are worth knowing and visiting.
Below, enjoy the 10 stadiums with the most impressive view in the world
With the palm trees behind the goal and the seafront, this stadium would confuse even the best bartender in the world, it would make him think he was there on vacation. Central Coast Stadium has a capacity of 20,059 seats, it was as of 2012 the second smallest stadium in the A-League. It is within walking distance of the Gosford CBD and Gosford railway station. The Central Coast Leagues Club and League Club Field are adjacent to the stadium, across Dane Drive.
09. Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia – Como, Italy
When we say Como, we all think of the wonderful lake with the villas of Hollywood actresses and the weddings they hold in this place. When you visit Lake Como, don’t forget to visit its Giuseppe Sinigaglia stadium with a capacity of 13,602 seats. The Como team plays in this stadium, which plays in the second Italian league (Serie B).
08. Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo – Venice, Italy
In the narrow Venice where space is limited, you will find the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. It has been the home ground of Venezia FC for 110 years. The club has become world-famous for its fashionable kits, but the stadium deserves some attention too. It’s on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by marinas where you can dock your boat. And that might be needed because you can only reach the stadium by boat or by foot.
07. Estadio BBVA – Nuevo León, México
At every home match, the fans of the Mexican club CF Monterrey can enjoy a spectacular view of the mountaintops of the Cerro de La Silla. It is not often you will find a hypermodern stadium that also offers a splendid view.
The stadium was designed by multinational architecture firm Populous along with the Mexican firm VFO. Federico Velasco along with Populous, were the lead designers for the project. Construction began in August 2011 and was completed in July 2015.
The stadium was opened in 2015 with a capacity of 51,000 people, making it the fourth largest in Mexico. Built at a cost of US$200 million, it was the most expensive stadium in Mexico at the time of its construction.
06. Corendon Airlines Park Antalya Stadium – Antalya, Turkey
Located in the famous “all-inclusive” summer vacation city of Antalya, this stadium rises like a jewel on the hill of the city.
The Antalya Stadium, officially branded as Corendon Airlines Park for sponsorship reasons. It is used mostly for football matches, hosting Turkish Süper Lig club Antalyaspor home matches. It has a capacity of nearly 32,537 and is totally covered. The stadium has solar panels on its rooftop which generates, on average 7,200 kWh a day, enough to produce its total monthly electricity usage.
05. Stadion Kantrida – Rijeka, Croatia
This stadium with such a wonderful view is located right on the Adriatic coast toward the west of the city of Rijeka. It lies just under 5 kilometres from Rijeka’s historic city centre and rail station. Kantrida Stadium has a capacity of 10,600 seats, the ŽNK Rijeka team plays in this stadium.
04. Tüpraş Stadium (Beşiktaş Park) – Istanbul, Turkey
Near the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, you will find Besiktas Stadium with a capacity of 42,590 seats. It is the home of Beşiktaş, one of Turkey’s biggest clubs. The stadium is surrounded by tourist hotspots such as Dolmabahçe Palace and Taksim Square. Moreover, the stadium itself is also extremely beautiful. A must see on your next city trip to Istanbul.
03. Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
The stadium has a capacity 58,310 seats and has been crafted to take full advantage of the beauty of the area. At night, lit up against the black sky, the stadium appears to be a floating rose-shaped bowl. During the day, its Teflon-coated fibreglass facade reflects the ambience of the city, dependent on its weather patterns – bright, sunny skies or dramatic grey clouds.
Of particular interest is the design of the stadium’s roof. Don’t be fooled by its bicycle wheel-like appearance. This glass-panelled roof has in fact been built according to a groundbreaking design, which protects spectators from rain and strong winds, lets light in, and reduces noise from within. Water that drains from the pitch, as well as water from the stadium’s roof, is collected and pumped into ponds at the Green Point Common, helping the stadium to achieve its high levels of environmental protection.
02. Subaru Park – Pennsylvania, U.S.
In the United States, they also know where to build a stadium. Subaru Park is the home ground of MLS team Philadelphia Union. The main highlight is the view of the huge Commodore Barry Bridge that crosses the Delaware River. The stadium fits perfectly with the industrial image of the city and has a capacity of 18,500 seats. It’s hard not to get excited about Union after a visit to their arena.
01. Stade Louis-II – Monaco, France
Monaco’s stadium stands in an area that used to be sea. It was opened in 1985 by Prince Rainier III, and is named after Louis II (Stade Louis II), the grandfather of Rainier III. The stadium building is basically a whole sports complex. Not only does it have a football field, but also an olympic-sized swimming pool, an athletics track, a basketball court, a gym, offices, and parking for 1,700 cars. Matches and sports competitions can be seen by an audience of 18,500 people – that’s half the population of the Principality of Monaco!
The stadium is perfectly visible from several places in Monaco. You can admire it from the hill standing next to the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, standing on the terraces of Monaco’s Exotic Garden, as well as by standing on the top of Tete de Chien hill, which overlooks Monaco. But, in walking through the streets of Fontvieille you could miss the stadium altogether because it is well-integrated into the surrounding buildings and resembles a huge office building.