The stage for the 1950 World Cup Final where 199,854 people witnessed Uruguay beat Brasil 2-1, will now hold just under 80,000 for the 2014 World Cup.
It’s perfect circular formation doesn’t have a bad seat in the house and with an extended roof that covers 95% of the seats, acoustics will only have one place to go to exit, the pitch.
It may not be the biggest stadium, but the epic atmosphere at Anfield is known throughout the world.Originally home to Everton back in the 1880s before a dispute over rent, Anfield has almost become a folklore.But the home to greats such as Ferenc Puskas, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo will always be known as the Bernabeu.Stationed in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Maracana could be the most notable stadium in the footballing community.Whether you hate Man U or not, catching a game at Old Trafford is surely on plenty of soccer fans bucket lists.
Italian heavyweights AC Milan and Internazionale call “San Siro” home.Home to greats such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho, Camp Nou and Barcelona motto of “mes que un club” (more than a club) is iconic throughout the footballing world.The Nou Camp’s size and atmosphere is second to non in Europe.However, it can be a dangerous game and you can be left with an awfully silly sounding stadium name as our Top 20 list below shows. Not everything so 'Hunky Dory' (an Irish crisp brand) on the pitch then. Cashpoint Arena - Altach, Austria The home of Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach. Arsenal fans beware though, they are owned by Stan Kroenke, one of the Gunners' main shareholders.Have a look at the list and then at the bottom, we also provide five names that we think would be just perfect for a new Liverpool ground. Pizza Hut Park - Texas, USA Nicknamed "The Oven" by fans of the resident FC Dallas MLS team. That rather arguable deal with Emirates won't last forever you know! Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, USA The home of the Cleveland Cavaliers is nicknamed "The Q" by fans. Gaylord Entertainment Center - Nashville, USA Now renamed the more acceptable Bridgestone Arena; but from 1999-2007 those big, nasty, butch hockey players from the Nashville Predators ensured it was never easy to come away from the Gaylord Entertainment Center with a result. The Dripping Pan - Lewes, England We can't decide whether this is the greatest or worst name for a football ground going.The Italian soccer mecca hosted a couple of European Cup Finals, World Cup matches and a plethora of Serie A showdowns.