11 Craziest Live Soccer Experiences

AP Photo/Str AP Photo/Str

Whether it’s the place’s history, size, clubs record playing there or its crazed fans that call it home, a stadium’s atmosphere can influence the outcome of a game. Some locations can throw even the best players off their game, or raise it to another level. For fans, some places are must see, while others need to be avoided unless one has a death wish. A list of craziest stadium to watch a soccer game needs to include both a good and a bad fan experience. Regardless if it is crazy good or crazy bad, all stadiums on this list will provide the visitor with an unforgettable experience.

11. Saitama Stadium – Midori-ku, Saitama City, Japan

Home to Urawa Red Diamonds of the J-League, and often used as home field of Japan’s international matches, Saitama Stadium is one of the largest soccer-specific stadiums in the country.  Built only 13 years ago, in 2001, for the World Cup, the shiny new stadium holds approximately 63,000 screaming fans.  As soccer’s popularity continues to skyrocket in Asia, this ground has hosted friendly games between the Red Diamonds and some of Europe’s biggest teams, such as Manchester United, Feyenoord, and VfB Stuttgart.  It is also a planned soccer venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

Next Page
Like SportsBreak on Facebook   |  
More On SportsBreak
  • The 7 Highest Paid Players In The Premier League
    The Premiership is in full swing and fans couldn't be happier. The world's best-known and most watched football league is also one of the wealthiest in sport and its players are paid accordingly.
  • The 15 Best Players Currently in The Premier League
    With the curtain about to open on the 2015-16 season, soccer fans are already making their bold predictions, assembling their fantasy teams and frantically scouring the web for all the latest pre-season news.
  • 8 Most Shocking Upsets In International Soccer
    Sitting at 40th on the FIFA table is not a bad place to be in, internationally. With the next World Cup three years away, Mexico is fairly well-placed to start the charge to Russia 2018.
  • 8 Things You Need To Know About FBI/FIFA Investigation
    The other (scandalous) shoe has finally dropped where FIFA is concerned. Long accused of corrupt practices, including massive abuse of workers at venues for Qatar World Cup 2022, all of the fraud committed in the name of...
  • The 14 Most Expensive Transfers in Soccer History
    If you follow soccer, you'll know that player movement doesn't follow the traditional 'trade' model of the big North American sports. Instead, teams simply shell out cash and buy players they want.
  • The 10 Most Loyal and Long-Serving Players in Serie A
    Some have come to Serie A and never left. Others were born, bred, and made in Italian football. Some even rejected the advances of Europe’s biggest clubs to stay in the Italian top-flight.
  • 9 Examples of How Corrupt FIFA Can Be
    Of all the “nonprofit organizations" in sports, FIFA is probably the most corrupt of them all. First of all, the organization definitely profits from its sport, which of course is soccer.
  • The 9 Worst Transfer Failures of 2014
    It was another wild year in the global transfer market, as teams tried to improve their squads and appease their fans. A lot of big names moved, many to instant success.
  • 9 Players We Could See in MLS Very Soon
    Coming up on its 20th year anniversary, Major League Soccer is slowly trying to shed it's reputation of being a retirement league for ageing European soccer stars looking for one last paycheck.
  • Champions League Preview and Predictions: Part II
    The Champions League is back. Thank goodness. Arguably the highest level of football in the world, this glorious competition has given Tuesdays and Wednesdays purpose since 1992.
  • Champions League Preview and Predictions: Part I
    The Champions League is back. Thank goodness. Arguably the highest level of football in the world, this glorious competition has given Tuesdays and Wednesdays purpose since 1992.
  • 10 Best Selling Soccer Jerseys
    Whether you call it soccer or football, the game is a global phenomenon. This has been emphasized and further brought to light by the 2014 World Cup.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>