30 Sports Stadiums to Visit in Your Lifetime
Top Sports Stadiums From Around the World
It's extremely difficult to come up with just 30 of the top sporting venues from all around the world but that's what this list will try and do.
With all the history and tradition that is engrained in the walls of these stadiums it is hard to separate them and say that one particular venue one is better than that one but it is a conversation starter. Some stadiums may be more aesthetically pleasing while other stadiums will be older venues that have witnessed historical games or events in its time.
If you sit down and really think about the different sporting venues that you would want to go see in person before you pass the majority of the stadiums will be on this list. Some are tradition-rich soccer venues in Europe while others are iconic stadiums that host iconic programs and teams. Almost every major sporting league in the world is represented in these 30 stadiums and it shows the wide variety of sporting interests.
When it comes down to it some people will have certain preferences and disagree wholeheartedly with this list. That's fine because in reality that is what sports is all about. People with different backgrounds and interests coming together to watch some of the best competition in the world in some of the greatest venues in the world.
This list is sure to be a conversation starter so if you feel like a stadium or venue was left off this list, or if you completely disagree with this list, let us know in the comments section below.
So without further ado, here are the top 30 stadiums to make a trip to in your lifetime.
Home to: FC Bayern Munich, TSV 1860 München, and several 2006 World Cup games
This stadium is one of the iconic sights from the 2006 World Cup that was hosted in Germany. It is currently the home to one of the top clubs in Germany and all of Europe, Bayern Munich.
Home to the San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park is one of the coolest places to attend a baseball game and it doesn't hurt that the team that plays there is one of the best teams in the Major Leagues.
L'Estadi Camp Nou- Barcelona
Home to FC Barcelona
This one of the most iconic futbol stadiums in all of Europe and to watch Barcelona in action is a treat.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Home to the University of Florida Gators
"The Swamp" is one of the toughest places for opposing team's to play in but it is a special stadium to watch a game in as a fan.
Home to the St. Louis Cardinals.
With the St. Louis skyline as a stunning backdrop this is a great place to catch a game during the humid summer evenings.
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Home to Duke University Basketball.
If you could only attend one college game in your lifetime, Cameron Indoor would be right at the top of the list. Seeing the Cameron Crazies in person is something else.
Home to the Colorado Rockies
One of the best ways to spend a cool summer night in Denver is by going to a Rockies game at Coors Field. The play on the field may not be the best but the picturesque sunsets alone are worth the trip.
Home to the Dallas Cowboys
I mean who doesn't want to see a 80-yard long scoreboard? Jerry Jones spent over $1 billion on building this gem so you know it is stocked with amenities for the fans.
Home to the Boston Red Sox.
This is one of the sports stadiums in the U.S. that is a must see. There is so much history entrenched in the ballpark and the gameday experience is like no other in the Majors.
Home to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution.
This one the most aesthetically pleasing stadiums in the NFL and the product on the field is not half bad either.
Home to the Butler Bulldogs
Anybody heard of the movie "Hoosiers"? Thought so. Hinkle Fieldhouse is definitely worth the trip to catch a Butler game in person.
Home to the Texas A&M Aggies
Also known as the home of the 12th man Kyle Field's gameday experience spanning from midnight yell to the actual game is a sight to see.
Home to the Green Bay Packers.
There is a reason that the season ticket waiting list for the Packers is over 100,000 names long. Lambeau is a special place to watch an NFL game and it is one of the top NFL gameday experiences.
Madison Square Garden
Home to the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty
Just hearing the name Madison Square Garden conjures memories of some of the greatest sporting events in history. They don't call MSG the Mecca of Basketball for no reason.
Notre Dame Stadium
Home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Some of the games and the history that this place has seen is worth the trip to South Bend to take in a Notre Dame football game.
Home to the Manchester United soccer club.
It may not be the best soccer stadium in Europe but the history of the venue as well as the team that plays on its field is worth the venture to England.
Phog Allen Fieldhouse
Home to the Kansas Jayhawks
Besides Cameron Indoor this is probably the other must see venue in all of college sports. It's a tough place for opposing teams but it's a treat for the fans to witness a college basketball game in the Phog.
Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates
There may not be another view in all of the MLB that compares to the view you get from watching the Pirates at PNC Park. The city skyline backdrop is something else.
Home to the Seattle Seahawks
Qwest Field is home to the 12th man in the NFL and the stadium is an architectural wonder. It is easily one of the coolest venues to watch a pro football game in.
Home to the UCLA Bruins and the Rose Bowl Game
Steeped in history and tradition the Rose Bowl is one of those places that you want to see in person at least once.
Home to the Kentucky Wildcats
Rupp is one of those historical venues in college basketball that deserves a trip to. The history and tradition engrained in the walls of Rupp arena is unparalleled.
Home to the Chicago Bears
One of the iconic venues in all the NFL, Solider Field is one of the special places to take in an NFL game.
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Home to A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano
One of the most iconic stadiums in all of Europe. It's a must see if you are ever anywhere close to Milan, Italy. Getting to see a game there is a special experience.
Home to Chelsea FC
The architecture, aesthetics, history and the passion for Chelsea is what makes up Stamford Bridge. It is easily one of the best soccer stadiums in Europe to attend a game in.
The Big House
Home to the Michigan Wolverines
The name says it all doesn't it? It's one of the most iconic stadiums in all of college football and it has seen some of the most memorable games in the history of the sport.
Home to the LSU Tigers
It may not be the most historic venue in the sport but witnessing a game there is one of the top experiences in college football.
Centre Court Wimbledon
Home to the Wimbledon Championship
The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played in one of the greatest sports settings in the world. It's one of those venues that is a must see in ones lifetime.
Home to the Chicago Cubs
If you ask any baseball fan in the country which stadium they would like to attend a baseball game in the most, the answer is most likely Wrigley Field. It is one of the premier historical stadiums in the entire country and it draws MLB fans from all over.
Home to the New York Yankees
Old Yankee Stadium would most likely be one of the top destinations in all of baseball but new Yankee Stadium is just as iconic.
Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho (Estádio do Maracanã)
Will host the 2014 Olympics and 2016 World Cup
This stadium, currently under renovation, has hosted some of the most famous soccer matches in the history of the sport. To witness any type of event in that stadium would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or in this case you could see two events by going to the Olympics then the World Cup!