When people talk about football and other sports stadiums around the world they often have lists of the biggest, the best looking, the most expensive things that celebrate the grandness of the stadium. After all, that is what a stadium’s job is right? To be the best of the best, a grand arena for showing sports and other events. But there are some other stadiums located around the world that are less noticeable, but yet still interesting just maybe not for the right reasons. I bring you ten of the weirdest stadiums you will ever see…
What makes the stadium with a capacity of 31 thousand seats interesting is the presence of a residential area and a shopping centre. Built in 1950 for Japan’s Nankai Hawks baseball team, Osaka Stadium was an entirely ordinary sports venue for nearly forty years – until the team moved to a new stadium. The abandoned Osaka Stadium was used to hold model housing for several years before it was demolished in 1998.
The features that make the stadium interesting are that it is built at the foot of the mountain and on the side of a highway.
The reason why it is one of the most expensive stadiums in Portugal is that it was carved out of giant rocks.
The most important feature of it is that it was built without deteriorating the natural structure due to its location.
The stadium, whose seats are on the slope, is the most environmentally friendly stadium in Brazil.
Faroe Stadium-Faroe Islands
A team was formed to collect the balls that fell into the water at the stadium, which is right by the sea. Imagine playing a game on a choppy day.
The stadium, which was built as a floating platform made entirely of steel, has a capacity of 9 thousand people. The weight of the platform is 70 tons.
What makes this place interesting is that it is the only stadium without a seat.
The most interesting feature of this stadium is that its top-level seats can actually see the curvature of the Earth! Take that flat-earthers!
Mmabatho Stadium-South Africa
The most interesting feature of the stadium with a capacity of 59 thousand people, built by the Russians, is the location of the stands relative to the field.
Do you know of any other stadiums that should have made this list? Have you been to any of these placed? Do let us know in the comments below!