The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia features some of the most aesthetically and technologically advanced architecture on the globe, including the largest LCD TV facade, a colorful mountain in Sochi, a stadium lit with multicolor diamonds, and a venue which resembles a spaceship.
When it comes to the factors that make a truly great stadium – size, atmosphere, history and legacy – a case should be for Páirc an Chrócaigh (Croke Park) to be among the best, despite the fact it is not well known outside of Ireland. Indeed, despite the fact there are rarely any professional sports played there.
The year 2017 marked the long-awaited and emotional confirmation of Madrid’s Metropolitano Stadium, a historical moment in the Spanish Football club’s history.
For our look at 2017, we asked our 100 writers to give us their list of the Top 10 stadiums in North America, and from those votes, we compiled our best of 2017. You’ll see a lot of the usual favorites, but will also see a few under-the-radar stadiums and arenas.
The just concluded UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Athens ended in favour of Ukraine. For the first time in history, the country will be hosting the UEFA Champions League final next year.