12 World’s weirdest stadiums

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A lot of stadiums around the world have spectacular designs, like the new World Cup 2010 stadiums in South Africa. Stadiums give pride to the countries where they are located. Yet there are some stadiums where architects have failed and there are some very clever adaptations to the surrounding landscape and that makes them kinda weird.

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Japan, Osaka stadium, former home ground of baseball team Nankai Hawks. The stadium situated in center of Osaka City, with capacity of 31379 seats. In 1988, The Hawks’ owner company sold the team to Daiei Group and moved to Fukuoka City. As 3 remaining teams in Metro Osaka got their own stadiums, Osaka baseball stadium was abandoned for baseball and soon converted to sample housing showground. The stadium was demolished in 1998 and a shopping center was built in its place. While you can’t watch a baseball game at this location anymore, you can still pick up some Nike baseball gear.


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Venezuela, Caracas “Cocodrilos Sports Park” is a multi-use stadium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the part time home stadium of Caracas FC. The stadium holds 3,000 people and lies next to a highway.


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Portugal, Braga. One of the most expensive and weirdest stadiums in Portugal. The enormous rock moving process contributed heavily to the final $122 million cost, more than any other of the ten new stadiums built for European football championship in 2004. As one of the football stadiums in Portugal, it is often considered one of the most original and beautiful stadiums in the world. We find it strange.


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Croatia Gospin dolac is a stadium in Imotski. It was built in 1989 and serves as home stadium for NK Imotski football club. The stadium has a capacity of 4,000 spectators. Beautiful strange stadium.


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Brazil Eco-Stadium “Janguito Malucelli” became famous for being the first “green stage” of Brazil, his main stand was built with chairs placed on top of a hill, without the use of concrete. Therefore, the stage is also called Eco-Stadium.


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The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. Their national football team is playing with European national teams on pitch located next to the sea. There’s also a guy in a boat that collects the balls that fall into the sea during a match.


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Singapore, Marina Bay. Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 390 feet long and 270 feet wide. It can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.


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Bulgaria FC Chernomorets Balchik football club from the town of Balchik, currently playing the second division of Bulgarian football. The team plays its home games at the local “Balchik Stadium” with 6,000 of the ugliest seats we’ve ever seen.


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Norway FC Aalesund old stadium was very strange with terrace on a hill. Club build a new stadium in 2005. It was also a home of the Norwegian Woman’s Premier League matches.


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South Africa Mmabatho Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in city Mafikeng It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 59,000 people and was designed and built in 1981 by a Russian construction company.


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Austria, Vienna the “Hohe Warte Stadium” is a multi-purpose stadium in. Primarily a football venue and the home of First Vienna football club, it has also occasionally played host to Austrian international rugby union matches and the Vienna Vikings American Football team.


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Antwerp

Belgium FC Antwerp stadium was built in 1923 and was once one of the biggest and most luxurious soccer stadiums in Europe, now stands look totally different, each competing for the title “ugliest stand world wide”.


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Ukraine, absolute winner , gravity is not a best friend of players on this team. We don’t have additional info about this pitch and is there any football matches going on on this field, but for sure it is fun for drivers on this road. So, go on. Hop on a plane and visit this field. Plenty of cheap flights for you to choose from. You’ve got to see this and all the crazy stadiums featured. They’re as odd as can be.

Comments

  1. I’m from Ukraine and we do have this weird stad there. But the point is that in Ukraine gravity is forbidden by state law so we don’t have it and can play on any angle we want. It doesn’t affect us at all :)))

  2. The authors opinion of weird seems to be that the stadium has rocks next to it or has ugly seats.

    Some of these were interesting but some were just incredible engineering. It would probably be very difficult to get all the seats to stay permanently on a hill without concrete or to build on top of loose boulders.

  3. The football field in Ukraine is wins it for me. You have to be more than a football fanatic to play here. Is it even real?

  4. I find it incredibly intriguing that there’s a dense, metropolitan city with skyscrapers on an island halfway to Iceland. Plus, it’s a fishing town, maybe it’s the real life cloudy with a chance of meatballs island…

  5. Mate, I'm from Portugal, and the Braga stadium is one of the nicest stadiums I've ever been! You find it weird because you just looked at the photos that show the rock quarry! If you "zoom out" a little bit you would see how striking it is.

  6. really like this beautiful stadium I have never seen before,
    what Marakana, Wembley, Alianza arena or what ever,
    imotski their worlds away

  7. Imotski – Gospin Dolac!! Definetly most beautiful one, been there a year ago, it lies beneath huge cliff from 2 sides, from 3rd side is old fortification and to reach it by car you need to have 4×4

  8. The Singapore stadium is Primarily for swimming, the soccer field was a temporary one that is bought out for matches / concerts etc. (size varies depending on what they need)

  9. believe it or not – the mentioned stadium in Vienna was once Europe’s biggest Football venue, with a capacity of approx. 80.000 spectators; once even nearly 90.000 were counted during a match between Austria and Hungary (very strong teams in the 1920s).

  10. The Eco Stadium in Curitiba, Brazil is nice but only if its not raining!! There`s mud everywhere! =/

  11. I’m from Brazil. I need to visit the Eco-Stadium in Curitiba city. We all need to take care of the nature.

  12. There is another weird stadium in Croatia and the teams plays in First Division of Croatian Soccer League – it’s Stadium Kantrida – Rijeka.

  13. If I turn my head to the left I can see the Singapore football field. It was built as a temporary field for the 1st Formula One race but they decided to keep it.

  14. they are nice SOCCER stadiums, all you damn europeans need to adjust and accept that what you call football is not actually, and start happily accepting American terminology for its obvious superiority.

  15. The second picture from the Austrians stadium isn’t the “Hohe Warte”. From the highest seats you have a wonderful overview of some parts of Vienna.

    In former days about 90.000 people came to this stadium to see the Austrian national-soccer-team. Also boxing-matches were staged in this stadium.

  16. I think the Eco-Stadium would be great to visit, love the set-up of the seats etc.

    That could mean no sore feet walking on concrete getting to and from your seat.

  17. That stadium in Antwerp, is more ugly then a Maksimir stadium in Croatia. Poor people from Belgium =))

  18. Tiger Stadium, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA.

    There are dormitories built into the stadium. They're no longer in use, but it's a funny story as to how they wound up there. . .

    Governor Huey P. Long wanted funds from the sate Congress to build a new stadium at LSU. Unfortunately, they wouldn't allow it. So instead, he got the funds for dormitories, and just so happened to build them with enough space in the middle for a football stadium. You can still see the windows to the dorms, and I think the concessions folk still use a few of the bigger ones as offices.

  19. how can you find that park in portugal not beautiful? the rocks are much more visually pleasing than some more seats, who wants to look at seats when theyre playing futbol?

  20. Great article. I am going to have to make a pilgrimage to all of these places, they are awesome, especially that last one in the Ukraine.

  21. i like this stadiums, but in south africa we have some wierd stadiums too, like nkowa-nkowa stadium

  22. Liepzig – new stadium inside an old stadium is very weird. Went to see Angola v Iran there in 2006 World Cup

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