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21 Soccer Stadiums You Should Watch A Game In Before You Die

Grab a beer, get in the stands, and raise that scarf high above your head.

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Year Opened: 1910

Capacity: 75,731

Tenants: Manchester United

Why you should visit: It's one of the most popular stadiums in England and they don't call it "The Theatre of Dreams" for nothing.

Year Opened: 1926

Capacity: 80,018

Tenants: A.C. Milan & Inter Milan

Why you should visit: The bitter crosstown rivals share the stadium and have their home games on alternate weekends. If you happen to be there when they play each other, well...you're in for a treat.

Year Opened: 1936

Capacity: 74,064

Tenants: Hertha BSC

Why you should visit: The historic venue has been home to the Olympics, two World Cups, and multiple rock concerts, and is the second largest stadium in Germany.

Year Opened: 1966

Capacity: 105,000

Tenants: Club América & the Mexican National Team

Why you should visit: One of the largest and most hostile environments for opposing teams, Azteca has been near impossible for others to win in. It was also where Diego Maradona scored two of his most famous goals ever.

Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 74,500

Tenants: Wales National Team

Why you should visit: It's the second largest stadium in the world to have a retractable roof, which makes it perfect for not only soccer, but rock concerts, movie filming, motor sports, boxing, and large conferences.

Year Opened: 1940

Capacity: 49,000

Tenants: Boca Juniors

Why you should visit: The stadium is, by far, one of the fiercest environments for any opposing player and fan. The stadium also features a 90 degree section, which kept the stadium from being built over the street and neighborhood behind it.

Year Opened: 2005

Capacity: 71,437

Tenants: F.C. Bayern Munich, 1860 München, and the German National Team

Why you should visit: The outside design looks like a beautiful boat, along with the inside being near perfect. When Munich takes the field on a Saturday night, it's a great place to be.

Year Opened: 1950

Capacity: 78,838

Tenants: Flamengo and Fluminense F.C.

Why you should visit: It's the home of Brazil's national team and is constantly overlooked by the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. Once inside, the colorful stadium will be sure to impress.

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 52,960

Tenants: AFC Ajax

Why you should visit: Home to one of the most popular clubs in the Netherlands, the stadium has a huge retractable roof, which has made it a go-to stop for stadium rock shows in Europe.

Year Opened: 2009

Capacity: 52,518

Tenants: F.C. Shakhtar Donetsk

Why you should visit: It's a unique stadium that can be used daily and includes a fitness center, conference room, restaurant, bar, and café, along with stadium tours and museums.

Year Opened: 1956

Capacity: 81,000

Tenants: Russian National Team

Why you should visit: It's Russia's largest sporting stadium and future host of the 2018 World Cup. It is also the site of one of Russia's most tragic sporting disasters.

Year Opened: 1957

Capacity: 99,354

Tenants: F.C. Barcelona

Why you should visit: With the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar taking the field on a weekly basis, you can't go wrong with watching a game in Europe's largest stadium.

Year Opened: 1989

Capacity: 94,736

Tenants: Kaizer Chiefs F.C

Why you should visit: It's the largest stadium in Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup, and the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech after being released from prison. What more do you need?

Year Opened: 1884

Capacity: 45,276

Tenants: Liverpool F.C.

Why you should visit: To be a part of a stadium full of fans singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" should be on the bucket list for any traveling soccer fan.

Year Opened: 1926

Capacity: 20,438

Tenants: Portland Timbers

Why you should visit: Even though soccer isn't immensely popular in the United States, you wouldn't know that after seeing a Timbers home game.

Year Opened: 1892

Capacity: 60,832

Tenants: Celtic F.C.

Why you should visit: It's one of the oldest stadiums in the United Kingdom, and if you happen to catch a game in Celtic Park when the Rangers are in town...prepare to have your mind blown.

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 30,286

Tenants: S.C. Braga

Why you should visit: Known as "The Quarry," due to literally being carved out the side of an old quarry, the stadium is one of the most unique in the world.

Year Opened: 1947

Capacity: 81,044

Tenants: Real Madrid C.F. & the Spanish National Team

Why you should visit: There's no better place to watch a Champions League game, especially when world superstars and future legends are on the pitch.

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 90,000

Tenants: English National Team and the site of the FA Cup Final

Why you should visit: Although New Wembley isn't as historic as the original Wembley Stadium yet, there will be plenty of time to see if England can live up to its glory and bring a World Cup trophy back to the stadium.

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