Categories
Sport stadium

Argentina and the fear of height in La Paz’s stadium

Not only Argentina but also many teams in South America have had to be terrified many times when they took part in La Paz’s stadium in Bolivia. This is a long-standing stadium with an altitude of 3,600m above sea level with thin air, many football teams could not get used to this kind of weather as well as the climate then soon be exhausted.

However, Bolivia did not take advantage of this for a long time because the South American teams are quite experienced.
Argentina is probably the team that felt the most terrible horror of this dangerous La Paz because they have rarely been able to win every time they come here. Remember at Maradona’s World Cup 2010 qualifier, Argentina lost painfully 1-6 and they were really close to saying goodbye to this tournament if they did not successfully defeated Peru 2-1 in the decisive match.
Maradona once said that the unusual climatic conditions in La Paz quickly made most of the football players exhausted. And when being tired of playing, no one can play at their full energy. Meanwhile, Bolivia is quite familiar with this weather condition and always plays well in La Paz.

Being built in the capital La Paz, the Hernando Siles stadium’s capacity is 41,000 spectators. At 3,657 meters above sea level, this is one of the tallest stadiums in the world. FIFA used to ban this stadium from organizing matches during the World Cup qualifiers in 2007 because the thin atmosphere here made it difficult for the players and the visitors. They often fall into a state of lack of oxygen to breathe. However, after the Bolivian government’s strong reaction, FIFA had to cancel the decision.

Categories
Olympic Stadium

The planet’s strangest football stadium which contains an entire railway track

There is an unique stadium in the world being constructed next to both the train track still being available.
The home pitch of the TJ Tatran Cierny Balog Club (Slovakia) is undoubtedly the most interesting football field in the world with fairy-like beautiful scenery, along with a train track running right on the stadium.
TJ Tatran Cierny Balog must be a strange name on the worldwide football map. They are only an amateur team in Slovenia, but this team has the right to be proud of the unique home pitch that famous clubs like Barca, Real or Man Utd also cannot own.


As a local football team, TJ Tatran Cierny has a soccer stadium constructed right in the residential area, with only 2 spectator fields on each side of the football stadium. The fairy beauty of this football field is like the mythical movie with the spectacular jungle right behind the spectator sections. Not only that, the unique point of the TJ Tatran Cierny yard lies in the railway line located right inside the football stadium.
This means that the audience can watch the train running through with their naked eyes while watching TJ Tatran Cierny’s match.
“Think about how much you would enjoy it to go to TJ Tatran Cierny’s stadium, witness a train running through the stadium, along the boundary line in the middle of the match. Definitely this is the only stadium in the world which offers such an interesting experience “- Amusing Planet said.
The reason for this interesting unique point of TJ Tatran Cierny is that the above railway line was constructed in 1900. At that time, the stadium in Cierny had yet appeared.

Categories
Sport stadium

Why have football leagues in Europe been so rarely delayed due to snow? (Part 02)

In 1958, Everton owners flipped almost all the grounds of Goodison Park, then installed … 30km of power cord below with the total cost of £ 16,000 (equivalent to more than £ 300,000. at the moment).
The cost is huge, but the system quickly proves effective, although there are still many problems, such as its drainage system needs to be improved after snow and ice being thawed.

Until the mid-1960s – 70s did the system begin to become more popular. Arsenal installed it in 1964, while Leeds United followed in 1968. Old Trafford also had 29.6km of the stadium being installed heating system.
Today, many of Europe’s top leagues require their teams to install a heating systems. Almost all teams in the Bank of England have a heating system installed below the grass.
In Germany – a country with wetter weather, the heating system is a must-have item for teams in both the Bundesliga National Championships and the other second-ranked teams.
However, specific in the Premier League, this rule is something not compulsory.
Many small teams do not install a heating system as there is nothing committed for them to be able to compete in the higher level in the UK for a long time.

The effect is not “profound”
Heating is not everything. If the snow does melt in time, the stadium staff still have to come in to clear the snow directly. And under many cases, the match even had to be postponed because the snow was too thick.

Categories
Sport stadium

TOP SECRETS WHICH YOU MIGHT BARELY KNOW ABOUT SPORTS STADIUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD (PART 02)

  1. The food stall is not very clean
    All stadiums have their own food and drink stalls with the viewing to serving all of the spectators coming to watch sports. However, an investigation made by ESPN sports TV channel recently showed that these food stalls here are not clean at all.
    They showed different footages of the staff working and cooking in here with their hands being not washed, dirty machines, cockroaches climbing on the soda machines … All seem to be common to be seen in any food stalls of stadiums. Although there have been no cases of any diseases spreading in these stadiums, according to ESPN’s survey of 107 stadiums in North America, there are 28% of these stadiums having been violated at least once the food safety and hygiene regulation.

4. The heavy impact these stadiums have made on the environment:
Forbes Magazine pointed out that major sporting events taking place around the world – especially the Olympics – often made a huge negative impact on the environment.

These major events often leave the environment with tons of waste, consume an enormous source of electricity and water. In addition, carbon emissions is another serious problem for our planet.
This is clearly one of the tough issues which the government needs to solve in the near future.

5. Some do not comply with fire safety regulations:

In addition to the fact that many stadiums feature special construction designs that make them difficult to comply with the fire safety regulations, even some old stadiums often do not have some necessary equipment.
Although today, many stadiums have started to pay more attention to this issue, there are still some exceptional cases.

Categories
Sport stadium

TOP SECRETS WHICH YOU MIGHT BARELY KNOW ABOUT SPORTS STADIUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

You might not know that stadiums all over the world sometimes bear many surprising secrets which will not be unfolded if you are not staff who works for them.

  1. Built on landfill sites

There are a lot of sports stadiums nowadays which were built on old landfill sites, for example, Comiskey Park stadiums or Giants stadium in New Jersey (America).

Therefore, it comes as no surprise if you find numerous types of rubbish lying right down this stadium. At first glance, it may be a good idea to reuse old landfill sites. However, there are a lot of comments which showed disapprovals to these stadiums as they might make a huge impact on the health of athletes in a negative way, as well as spectators heading for them.

In 1990, Washing Post newspaper reports that 4 athletes of the New York Giant rugby team were infected with cancer, and it is stranger that their diseases recurred at the same period. This is considered to be phenomenal and there are not few people thought that this was because they did a lot of rehearsals on the stadium built on the former landfill site.

However, this is just a baseless hypothesis.

2. Permanent sniper team

Nowadays, the majority of stadiums all around the world thrive to strengthen their security by having sniper teams on some possible spots.
This seems to have become a standard and a compulsory security factor, especially during special events having the presence of national heads of state, politicians or celebrities.

Categories
Sport stadium

TOP WEIRDEST STADIUMS OF THE WORLD (TO BE CONTINUED)

There are not few stadiums of the world which are considered to be the failures of architecture when their areas are utilized to the maximum, therefore, made them become “weird”.

Osaka Stadium, Japan

Osaka stadium located in Japan previously was the home pitch of Nankai Hawks – a baseball team, which is located on the centre of Osaka city with the capacity of up to 31.379 seats. In 1988, the firm which owned the Hawks team sold this baseball team to Daiei Group and moved to Fukuoka city. This Osaka stadium was no longer used to play baseball anymore. Laterly, it is used on purpose of displaying model houses. The stadium no longer exists, instead of that are shopping malls being constructed right on the field of this stadium.

Cocodrilos Sports Park

This is a multifunctional stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. Nowadays, it is mainly used for football matches, the unofficial home pitch of Caracas Club. This stadium is used to welcome 3.000 spectators and is located right on.. the side of a highway!

The stadium located in Braga, Portugal

Located right on Braga, this is one of the most “expensive” stadium and the weirdest one in Portugal. Constructing a stadium right on a giant rock like that has costed 122 million dollar! Many travelers and tourists who have come to spectate and admire this stadium are all taken away by the uniquity and magnificence of this stadium!

Categories
Sport stadium

REAL MARID MOVES TO ANOTHER STADIUM WHICH IS AS TOP-NOTCH AS V-LEAGUE

This royal Spanish football team wants to have the rest of their plays of this year’s tournament on a special stadium which features the capacity of only 6.000 seats.

According to Marca, Real Madrid stands the high possibility of competing for the rest of this year’s tournament in Alfredo Di Stefano, the largest stadium in the practicing area Valdebebas.

This is also the home pitch of the young football team Real Madrid Castilla with the capacity of up to 6.000 seats. Theoretically, this stadium is way far not as top-notch as many other stadiums in small nations, to say nothing of Bernabeu – the official football pitch of Real. Therefore, this decision has surprised many Real Madrid fans.

Actually, Real gave out this decision because their main stadium which is Santiago Bernabeu is on its ways of reconstructing and upgrading. Therefore, the executive board of this football club did not want to interrupt the construction of the contractors.

On the other hand, other teams of this year’s tournament will also be held without the participation of spectators due to the huge affects of the dangerous pandemic Covid-19. Therefore, competing in a stadium that features a smaller capacity will not make any particular differences on the football teams.

The Santiago Bernabeu stadium which is the home pitch of Real Madrid is a football stadium in the Madrid city, Spain. With the recent capacity of 81.044 seats, this has been chosen to be the official stadium of Real Madrid since finishing its construction in 1947.

Categories
Sport stadium

TOP MOST UNIQUE STADIUMS AROUND THE WORLD WHICH MAY BLOW YOUR MIND (TO BE CONTINUED)

Standing in the list of the most unique stadiums around the world might be the Rungrado 1st of May stadium with the shocking capacity of up to 150.000 seats, or the semicircle shaped Kaohsiung stadium utilizing sun power to operate, or Azteca stadium, where Maradona created his unforgettable mark with “the goal of decade”..

China is going to have the most expensive stadium of the world with the capacity of up to 100.000 spectators in Guangzhou, Spain owns one of the most prestigious stadium – Nou Camp, Bernabeu while Brazil used to have the largest stadium – Maracana in the world… However, these stadiums being listed below might be new to many football fans.

  1. Rungrado Stadium 1-5 (Pyongyang, North Korea)

With the capacity of up to 150.000 spectators, Rungrado Stadium is the largest stadium in the world, which is the home pitch of the national North Korean team. This stadium features an impressive magnolia-petal-shaped top, apart from sports and football events, this is also where numerous music and entertaining shows or parades took place during important days of the nation.  

  1. Kaohsiung Stadium (Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China)

Not being on the list of top largest stadiums all around the world with the capacity of only 55.000 seats, however, the national Kaohsiung stadium – designed and constructed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito – is definitely the most gorgeous and well-constructed stadium, which features great view.

The semicircle construction of Kaohsiung stadium makes itself unique and outstanding from the normal, easy-to-be-seen stadiums around the world. This is also the first stadium in the world to totally run on the alternative power, which is sun power.

Kaohsiung stadium was built on purpose of hosting World Games 2009, and nowadays, tens of thousands spectators can come and enjoy the most fantastic football plays in here.

Categories
General

10 Largest Football Stadiums In The World (part 3)

Wembley Stadium (England): Top largest football field in the world

Wembley is a very familiar name to any football fan. Especially the fans who regularly follow the English Premier League, European Cup, etc.Wembley Stadium is also the place where many of the top matches in history.

The England National Football Team’s home ground can accommodate up to 90,000 spectators. And it is on the list of the largest football stadiums in the world. Many fans also nominate Wembley as one of the largest football fields in the world.

At the present time, Wembley is considered one of the most modern football fields in the world. Not surprisingly, Wembley invested $ 1.1 billion in remodeling from 2002 to 2007.

In addition to the time of the football matches, Wembley is also used to serve other entertainment needs. For example, organize concerts of top singers in the world.

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Indonesia): Huge capacity

Located in the capital of Jakata, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. It has a capacity of up to 88,083 spectators and is currently home to the Indonesian team.

Gelora Bung Karno was built and put into use in 1962, capital raised from the Soviet Union. At the time, it was one of the largest football fields in the world.

Due to being located in the heart of Indonesia, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a frequent visit to big clubs. Typically, Chelsea or MU when they organize an Asian tour.

Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt): Modern and luxurious

Borg El Arab of Egypt is also one of the most modern football fields in the world. At the same time it is also the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa. The capacity of Borg El Arab amounted to 86,000 spectators.

Borg El Arab Stadium was put into use in 2007 with the hope of helping Egypt win the right to host the 2010 World Cup. However, this plan failed when South Africa was the country to win.

Besides the function of organizing matches, Borg El Arab is also the venue for Olympic sports. However, the geographical reason, even though it is the world’s largest football field, Borg El Arab is not the home of Egypt.

Categories
Olympic Stadium

New Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Is Made of Wood

The New National Stadium of Japan is where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place and some competitions such as athletics, football of the Summer Olympics 2020. Nearly 2,000 cubic meters of wood from 47 provinces and cities were used to build this stadium.

Tokyo’s new national stadium was inaugurated in December 2019 after three years of construction, with a total construction cost of about $ 1.4 billion. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, it will also be used for football matches and other athletics competitions.

Built on the base of the old national stadium, which was once used for the Omlympic Tokyo 1964, the new stadium has 5 floors and 2 underground floors with a lot of greenery around. This is a project designed by architect Kengo Kuma, who is famous for combining natural materials in his works.

Sharing with CNN, architect Kengo Kuma said the stadium was inspired by the architecture of Japanese Edo-era temples and nature. The Olympic Games have always been a symbol of the times, so with the 2020 Olympics, they want to create a work that expresses people’s thoughts about the environment and the earth. So they thought that the best material in this era would be wood.

The outdoor columns of the stadium are inspired by Gojunoto temple at Horyuji temple, the oldest wooden building that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

On the 5th floor of the building, there is an outdoor walkway named Grove of the Sky with benches, flowers and trees on a height of about 30 m, stretching 850 m around the yard. This area will be open to the public on non-contest days or events. From here, people can zoom in to see the city, even Mount Fuji if the weather is nice.

With a capacity of 68,000 people, the stadium is designed in an oval shape with a roof made of steel and laminated wood that allows air to circulate easily, because the summer in Tokyo is very hot.