five star stadiums

Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by NACIONAL, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    I know that there are 12 five-star stadiums in europe clasified by FIFA...
    anyone have the complete list of those stadiums in the world?????

    there is any of those stadiums in the USA, and in South America... please reply if you know!!
     
  2. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Not entirely sure but, I think Old Trafford (Man. Utd. pitch) was classified as one.
     
  3. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here're some of the five-star stadiums in Europe (unfortunately, I wasn't able to track down a list of all 12):

    1) Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain
    2) Montjuic Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain
    3) Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
    4) Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland
    5) Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
    6) Old Trafford, Manchester, England
    7) De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    8) Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    9) Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
    10) Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia
    11) ??
    12) ??

    Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid, Spain, is slated to be classified "five star" by UEFA in Nov. 2002

    Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany is currently undergoing extensive renovation so that it too will be "five star" by the time WC 2006 rolls around
     
  4. fusionmansteve

    fusionmansteve New Member

    Jun 9, 2000
    Waiting in Lockhart parking lot.....
    Club:
    Miami FC
  5. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    i think that celtic park is one of them too.. but i'm not sure
     
  6. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're correct.

    I ran a Google search and it turns out Glasgow has 3 "five star" stadia: Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium, and Hampden Park.
     
  7. Sober Tom

    Sober Tom Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Glassboro, South Jer
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shalke in the Bundes looks pretty nice.
     
  8. TommyMack

    TommyMack Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder how the NTC in California will stack up upon completion next June.

    tmack
     
  9. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    What qualities/amenities,etc. determine a 5 star stadium?
     
  10. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A summary of the requirements is at the bottom of this page describing Rotterdam's 5 star stadium, De Kuip:

    http://www.stadionfeijenoord.nl/gb/dekuip.htm
     
  11. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Other then the 50,000 seats, I think the depot in la would have to meet those criteria.
     
  12. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought the Ajax pitch is not very good.
     
  13. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    i thought that the only 5-star stadium in netherland was the ajax one
     
  14. HalfManHalfAmazing

    HalfManHalfAmazing New Member

    Sep 13, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like every single NFL Stadium.
     
  15. O'Dubhghaill Rules!

    May 21, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    It isn't. But they keep installing new ones.
     
  16. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I don't debate that it does sound like Invesco, but I'm not sure how many other NFL stadiums would fit the bill.

    I guarantee you that the old soldier field would not.
     
  17. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    Don't think so... well maybe the new ones, but i do think that the old ones are not so amazing...
     
  18. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about all those brand new stadiums in Korea and Japan? None of them are on the list?
     
  19. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    i think that the stadiums in the list above are only from EUROPE... i think that some of the Japan-Korea stadiums are really 5-star stadiums....

    any stadium in the poor southamerica fits the requirements???
     
  20. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Atmosphere

    To me, a best staduim comes from the overall atmosphere. It doesn't have to be the biggest or the most expensive. It's how well the fans get behind their team and support. The music, the flares, the dancing, the chanting. All that good stuff. But of course, FIFA doesn't concern this. :)
     
  21. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    Re: Atmosphere

    well that is other thing... FIFA gives the 5-star quality for the quality of the venue... the respect about the atmosfere is made by the fans themselves... really... if an atmosfere in a match is great it will be knowed around the world... most of the people knows that the MILAN/INTER fans are one of the bests fans
     

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