The most curious
in the world
The passion for football leads to stadiums being built in the most unpredictable places and in the most unbelievable ways.
THE FLOAT STADIUM
Singapore - 27,000 capacity
It is built on water because of the country's lack of space. The stand is also used for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.
MUNICIPAL DE BRAGA
Portugal - 30,154 capacity
Located in the middle of a quarry. From the stadium you can see the skyline of the city - a rock wall supports the video scoreboard!
ADIDAS FUTSAL PARK
Japan - 50 capacity
It holds the title of the highest football pitch in the world. The facility is open to the public!
Croatia - 1,000 capacity
Built between two historical monuments: the Tower of San Marco and the Kamerlengo Castle.
Norway - 5,147 capacity
A stadium without stands? For Norwegian fans, the best thing to do is watch the game from the mountain. A clearance can end up in the sea!
Spain - 1,000 capacity
Belonging to Nazára CD, it is built in the middle of the Camino de Santiago and is maintained by the club and its supporters!
Italy - 11,150 capacity
It was built in 1913 between the canal waters, losing ground to the sea like almost everything else in the city of Venice.
Mexico - 32,000 capacity
This university stadium is located in Toluca and its stands are reminiscent of the old "Peineta"... like the current stadium of Atlético Madrid.
FRANCIS DI GIOVANNI
France - 0 capacity
The home ground of the Union Sportive Marseille. It has buildings nearby where you can watch the game. This is handy as it has no stands!
Croatia - 4,000 capacity
It was built on the cliffs. From the only tiered backdrop you can admire the nature and the old observation tower.
Venezuela - 3,500 capacity
Located at the foot of a mountain range in Caracas, one of its sides has metal plates to stop a possible rockfall. The dangers of being a fan!
Switzerland - 480 capacity
Located at an altitude of over 2,000 metres in the Alps mountain range, it can only be reached by cable car. And best to have some spare balls!
Turkey - 43,300 capacity
It was built in 2015 and, although not named as per number 11 on our list, it is likely the only major stadium shaped like a crocodile.
China - 80,000 capacity
It is known as "The Bird's Nest" and is equipped with a solar energy and rainwater collection system to irrigate the pitch.
South Africa - 58,000 capacity
The stands are divided, which is typical of African pitches. There are even sections where there are seats that do not directly face the pitch.