1. Old Trafford — Manchester, England
2. San Siro — Milan, Italy
Year Opened: 1966
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.
5. Millennium Stadium — Cardiff, Wales
Year Opened: 1940
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.
7. Allianz Arena — Munich, Germany
8. Estádio do Maracanã — Rio de Janeiro
10. Donbass Arena — Donetsk, Ukraine
Year Opened: 2009
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.
11. Luzhniki Stadium — Moscow, Russia
Year Opened: 1956
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: 2011
Tenants: Galatasaray SK
Why you should visit: Home to one of Turkey’s most successful and popular clubs, the stadium once held a world record for the loudest crowd roar in 2011.
13. Camp Nou — Barcelona, Spain
14. FNB Stadium — Johannesberg, South Africa
15. Anfield — Liverpool, England
Year Opened: 1884
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.
16. Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
17. Celtic Park — Glasgow, Scotland
Year Opened: 1973
Tenants: Esteghlal F.C., Persepolis F.C., and the Iranian National Team
Why you should visit: The stadium once hosted a record 128,000 spectators for a World Cup qualifying game between Iran and Australia in 1998.
19. Estádio Municipal de Braga — Braga, Portugal
Year Opened: 2003
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.
21. Wembley Stadium — London, England
Year Opened: 2007
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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