11 Craziest Live Soccer Experiences

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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.

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