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3 football stadiums you have to visit!

Tuesday 9th August 2016
If you can find a football fan that does not like visiting football stadiums, then I will be very surprised! Travelling to different stadiums is the best part of the football experience. However, small or large a stadium is, the atmosphere can be electric. So, here are three stadiums that you should try and visit as soon as possible.

Estadio Azteca- Mexico City

The Estadio Azteca is one of the biggest stadiums in the footballing world, holding 95,000 spectators the atmosphere on match days is nothing short of electric.

The stadium is home to Club America as well as the Mexican national team. The Azteca was originally built in the 1960's in order to host the upcoming 1970 World Cup Final. 16 years later it held the World Cup Final once again and along with the Maracana in Brazil, it is the only stadium to have held the World Cup Final twice.

Mexican fans are known for their party atmosphere and a game at the Azteca is no different. Attendances are high at normal league games and when the National team play the stadium is usually a sell-out. The stadium is a must visit for any fan who wants to watch good football as well as experience a crazy atmosphere. In England, stadiums on match days are becoming stale. Many people blame the increased number of tourists. Anyhow, it is certain that a game at the Estadio Azteca certainly won't be dull !

La Bombonera- Buenos Aires

Situated right in the middle of the Argentinian capital, La Bombonera is a world famous football ground.

Originally built in 1940, the stadium was given its name after the architect suddenly realised the similarities between the stadium and the chocolate bombon he was eating! Compared to other stadiums, Boca Juniors' home is small only holding 49,000., yet, the atmosphere is incredible. It is something that cannot be felt elsewhere and is very dynamic. This is further expressed by the yellow-blue seats that represent the colours of Boca. At most games, the atmosphere will be electric, but if you want to go one step further the best game to go and watch at the stadium is the Superclasico. This is where Boca face off against their fiercest rivals, River Plate. To put into perspective how entertaining these games are we only have to look back to January. The two played one another and inside 90 minutes there were five red cards and nine yellows! A must-visit for any football fan.

The Float- Singapore

The Float stadium in Singapore is one of the most original stadiums in the footballing world. Holding up to 30,000 spectators, it was built in 2007 to replace the Singapore national stadium while the latter received upgrades to make it a more modernised ground. Although the national team have never actually played at The Float, a variety of club sides has participated in matches next to the scenic Singapore skyline. The idea of a floating stadium came from the organising committee of the National Day Parade! Even though it may not be the most atmospheric stadium in the world it is certainly one of the most original. The scenery around the ground is spectacular, and if you are wanting to visit somewhere a bit out of the ordinary this is definitely the place to be.

There are of course many other stadiums around the world that have not been mentioned. Wembley, the Allianz Arena, Camp Nou and the Soccer City stadium in South Africa is all must see's. Even the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in North Korea is worth a visit! According to national statistics, it holds 150,000, making it the biggest stadium in the world (these are obviously questioned!). Anyway, my point is that the main three I have chosen may not be your chosen three. However, if you were to visit any of the above, I can guarantee you will have memories to last a life time!
Jamie Britt
Liverpool FC fan, official club member. Liverpool and the Premier League is my thing but I take a serious interest in European as well as lower league football ! Still waiting for Liverpool to win a league title.....!!

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