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Top 5 Bucket List Stadiums for Passionate Football Fans

Top 5 Bucket List Stadiums for Passionate Football Fans

Every fanatical football fan has a list of stadiums they want to visit in their lifetime. Some will have a list that differs from the next person, but there are a few stadiums that most fans have stipulated as a 'must visit'. Let's run you through the top 5 bucket list stadiums that arguably appear on most people's itinerary.

Celtic's Celtic Park

Celtic Park - Glasgow, Scotland

If you think of football rivalries, one of the first derbies that comes to mind is the Old Firm. Being one of the oldest stadiums in the United Kingdom, an Old Firm derby at Celtic Park is an absolute must if you can get a ticket! Catholics against Protestants. It's more than just football.

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Digressing on the nine in a row title talk, if you can't get to an Old Firm game at Celtic Park, try your very best to get to a European night. They are special. The noise from the stands is incredible. Immense pride, passion and football tradition is why every fan must try their utmost to visit Glasgow's Celtic Park at least once in their lifetime.

Milan's San Siro

San Siro - Milan, Italy

Time is running out for all those who've yet to see this magnificent stadium. The San Siro looks set to be demolished in 2021 or 2022 to make way for a brand new state of the art stadium. It's been around since 1926 so you've had plenty of time to visit already, but if you've not yet been, make sure you go soon!

The San Siro is shared by both top-flight Milan clubs AC and Inter. It's also hosted the UEFA Champions League on four separate occasions. Maldini, Ronaldo, Baresi, Ronaldinho, Van Basten, Zanetti, Ibrahimovic. Some of the world's best players have played a huge part in the San Siro's history. It's pretty easy to get tickets to a match, but if you're there when a game's not being played, make sure you do a stadium tour. You won't regret it.

River Plate's La Bombonera

La Bombonera - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sometimes referred to as the bucket list stadium, it's many fan's dream to witness at match at La Bombonera. Preferably Boca vs River Plate. That rivalry is just insanely passionate.

Why is it called La Bombonera?

Well, it dates back to one of the architects who designed the stadium; Jose Delphini. He compared the stadium to a box of 'bombones', which translates to chocolate. The Chocolate Box. If you can get a to match, brilliant. If you can't get a ticket, be sure to visit the museum at least. Their hall of fame has a mural of Diego Maradona there which is a must see. Not to mention the vast number of trophies on display too.

Besiktas' Vodafone Park

Vodafone Park - Istanbul, Turkey

Opened in 2016, Vodafone Park has already been described by many as the noisiest stadium in world football. The atmosphere is incredible. RB Leipzig's Timo Werner asked to be substituted when he was playing there in 2017 due to the noise. It was simply too loud for him to deal with on the pitch. In fact, Vodafone Park holds the world record for decibels produced during a match with 141. That's louder than a plane taking off on the runway!

If you can get to a game, do your utmost to watch Besiktas at home to either Fenerbahce or Galatasaray. You're in for a treat against either of those sides. You might have a better chance of tickets for a lesser game, but the atmosphere might not be at the same level as a derby match.

Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park

Signal Iduna Park - Dortmund, Germany

Get yourself down to the Westfalenstadion as soon as you can! Not only will you witness the amazing yellow wall at the 80,000 capacity arena, but you'll also witness one of the best renditions of You'll Never Walk Alone you're ever likely to see. Some say they do it better than Liverpool!

This place was built for fans to express themselves. Grab a beer and a bratwurst before the game. Grab a beer during the game! Sing at the top of your lungs, join in the constant chanting, and enjoy one of the best atmospheres in world football. Wait for that first goal to goal in for Dortmund and feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

What's the Best Stadium in the World?

That's a tough question, and one that's impossible to answer as everyone has their own opinion. All of the five mentioned above will be right up there in many people's eyes as the best, but there are still plenty of stadiums to visit that didn't quite make it into our list.

There are honourable mentions for Anfield in Liverpool, Braga Municipal Stadium in Braga, Camp Nou in Barcelona, Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Old Trafford in Manchester, Emirates Stadium in London, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Allianz Arena in Munich, Allianz Stadium in Turin, and the Luzniki Stadium in Moscow.

Whatever your list comprises of stadium wise, make it a long list and enjoy each and every one of your visits!

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