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Scariest Stadiums in World Football: Top 12

Below is a list of the 12 scariest stadiums in world football both for away teams and away fans. The main factors determining the scariest stadiums in world football was the loudness of fans, violence of fans, flare usage and general violent and scary atmosphere of the stadium. These were picked by me based on Champions League and Europa League games that I have managed to catch and a few youtube videos. If you have a problem and think there needs to be additions please let me know.

12. Lokomotiv Stadium : Spartak Moscow

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 12

lokomotiv stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 28,800

Features: Designed solely for football matches and thus has no running tracks. The south stand is reserved for ultras.

11. Westfalenstadion : Borrusia Dortmund

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 11

The largest stadium in Germany and considered by many as the loudest. When watching the games from home, I have a hard time hearing the commentators it’s so loud. It seems like the whole crowd is singing the same song at the same time. Truly incredible! However it is not further up in the rankings of the scariest stadiums in world football as it does not have the fear factor, and I’m not condoning violence at all but it is definitely a factor, the fans are loud and proud.

westfalenstadion Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 80,552

Features: Südtribüne, the largest standing area in European football.

10. Ali Sami Yen Stadium : Galatasaray

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 10

ali sami yen Scariest Stadiums in World FootballCapacity: 23,477

Features: Nicknamed ‘Hell’

9. BJK İnönü Stadium : Besiktas J.K.

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 9

Capacity: 32,145

Features: Classified as a historic monument in Turkey, to be increased to 41,903 capacity. Hosted the following bands in 2010: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Manowar and Alice in Chains.

8. Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium : Panathinaikos

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 8

Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 29.665

Features: The Famous Gate 13 Seating Area. Fans sit close to the action.

7. Stadion Miejski (Krakow) : Wisla Krakow

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 7

StadionMiejski krakow Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 33,268

6. Stadion Poljud : Hajduk Split

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 6

Capacity: 35,000

Features: unfortunately it has a running track which affects the overall scare factor.

5. Partizan Stadium :Partizan Balgrade

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 5

Partizan Stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 32,710

Features: Nicknamed the ‘Temple of Football’, has been host to AC/DC and Metallica concerts.

4. Stadion Miejski (Moscow): Lech Poznan and Warta Poznan

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 4

Stadion Miejski Moscow Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 43,269

Features: The steep stands definitely promote the atmosphere but it affects grass growth.

3. Bursa Atatürk Stadium : Bursaspor

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 3

 bursa ataturk Stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 25,213

2. Red Star Stadium : Red Star Belgrade

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 2

Red Star Stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity:  55,538

Features: At one point in time it could seat: 110,000  and was nicknamed ‘Marikana’ after the famous brazilian stadium.

1. Polish Army Stadium : Legia Warsaw

Scariest Stadiums in World Football – number 1

Polish Army Stadium Scariest Stadiums in World Football

Capacity: 31,103

More Links:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/193925-10-most-intimidating-football-stadiums-in-europe