With fans returning back to major sporting events, it’s the perfect time to look at the very best venues for eagerly dwelling sports fans to visit from around the globe and from a variety of different sports.
Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund, Germany
With football/soccer being the world’s most popular sport, we are completely spoilt for choices when it comes to elite venues for watching the “Beautiful Game”. Anfield, Celtic Park, Wembley, and the Camp Nou all make a close case for being the best venues to watch a football game, however, non-compare to the sheer excellence and charm that Signal Iduna Park. Seating just over 81,000 spectators, this is the largest stadium in Germany and houses one of the countries best and most exciting teams to watch. Fans can cram into a delightful matchday experience while watching superstar Erling Haaland and young US winger Giovanni Reyna light up the Bundesliga, but the true attraction of this ground is the atmosphere. Borussia Dortmund fans are amongst the most passionate and dedicated fans in the world with the ‘yellow wall’ in the Southern Terrace stand being one of the most spectacular sights in all of the sports. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or not, this magnificent stadium has to be on the bucket list of any sporting fanatics.
Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
While MSGs’ high pricing and often mediocre on-court product may hold back fans from visiting this venue, there is no question of the overlapping history and prestige that this arena holds. The Garden is still to this day one of the greatest arenas on the planet and, when the Knicks and Rangers are actually good, has one of the most raucous atmospheres of a near 20,000 New York faithful. Unfortunately, both teams are considered outsiders for success according to the online sportsbooks, but that doesn’t make the venue any less special. Situated in the heart of Manhattan and in the countries most decorated market, it is the most recognizable and esteemed arena in the world. Fans will be hoping the teams can defy the odds and if they do, the arena will be a special place to be.
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
This glittering venue has it all for any fan of sports. The AT&T Stadium has hosted numerous events at strikingly large attendances including a reported 101,763 number of reported attendees at WrestleMania 32 back in 2016. The stadium is most notably known for being the home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise which is one of the most valuable teams in the world as well as being one of the most coveted. Not only is this stadium so striking for its size but also its gameday experience with state-of-the-art facilities and hospitality as well as an overly imposing atmosphere of a near 100,000 loyal Cowboys fans. The NFL has an array of stupendous stadiums built for their respective dwelling franchise, but none can compete with the overwhelming eminence that this venue provides for its spectators.
Melbourne Cricket Ground – Melbourne, Australia
Speaking of sizeable sporting venues, the Melbourne Cricket Ground has a capacity of 100,018 and is the premier destination for fans of one of the world’s most vastly growing sports, cricket. While the sport was established centuries ago, the overall providence has continued to grow over the many decades with Australia being a country in particular that has taken a wide likening to the sport. In the epicenter of all major cricketing venues stands the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the most transcendent cricket locale on the planet. Not only is this one of the biggest venues in the world, but it also provides an unparalleled atmosphere especially during cricket’s most famous test series, the Ashes, from which Melbourne will usually host the Boxing Day Test Match. Other sporting and entertainment events are held here but the best way to experience the sheer delight of this enormous venue would be to witness a cricket game involving the Australian national team in action, taking in the devotion that the Aussie fans provide for their beloved nation.
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
This place just oozes Baseball. Built in 1912, this is the oldest ballpark venue in the MLB and houses one of the league’s most established franchises the Boston Red Sox. While New York’s Yankee Stadium and Chicago’s Wrigley Field all make notable mentions for having some of the league’s best venues, Fenway Park still takes the crown due to its magnificent historical stature and traditionalism to the archaic monument of the Red Sox franchise. Boston as a city bolsters some of sports most historic teams including the Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins so expect to be treated to a number of compelling fan experiences when heading to Massachusetts yet, despite such continuous success among other sports, no trip to Boston would ever be fully complete without attending a Red Sox game at this rustic and majorly acclaimed ballpark. A renounced franchise playing out of one of the world’s most historic venues, it’s every sports fan’s dream!
There are so many more venues out there that fans of sports should look to explore and add to their bucket list and with spectators now being welcomed back to venues in certain states and countries, now is a perfect time to head out and take in the sheer thrills of spectating a sporting event at some of the arenas listed above. Whether you’re a fan of any of the sports listed or not, these venues alone would make up for the sporting product with the atmosphere’s also being a major part of what makes these venues, and sport in general, so special.