Special stadiums in the world to visit (part 3)

Special stadiums in the world to visit (part 3)

Estadio BBVA Bancomer (from Guadalupe, Mexico)

In 2015, it was opened amid controversy. There remain concerns that the location in the Cerra de la Silla mountain’s shadow will bring an adverse impact on the local wildlife. Looking from the top tier of a stand, you can get an incredible view. As you can see from many photos of it on Instagram, etc., the stadium looks pretty impressive from the outside as well

Gospin Dolac (from Imotski, in Croatia)

Does the ground appear normal enough? That said, almost immediately behind the stand lies a drop of 500m to a lagoon. When a team tries and runs down the clock, a kick that is nicely aimed will find the Plavo Jezero or the Blue Lake, and may eat up a couple of minutes. Have a look at the photos and videos to have a better sense of the position of the stadium. Until 2009, Trogir and Imotski regularly played against each other in the Croatian Second Football League.

Marina Bay Stadium (from Singapore)

Come for marvelling at how far engineers in Singapore will go to stay away from pitch invasions (yet not to watch the actual footballs). It was opened in 2007. This one is the most massive floating stage in the world. It has not hosted football matches that are above the level of Sunday League. Instead, people have used The Float for public displays such as concerts.

Mmabatho Stadium (from Mahikeng, South Africa)

It is a white elephant, indeed. There has not been a demand in the North-West Province in South Africa for a 60,000 capacity stadium. It is the country’s fifth-largest sports arena, but it was not chosen for use during the World Cup in 2010. Still, its peculiar design stands out – spectators should sit in the blocks.