Most expensive football stadiums in the world | Top 10
There are thousands of football stadiums across the globe but which ones cost the most to build? Would you like to know? Take a look at the most expensive football stadiums in the world.
The word Stadium became a thing as far back as 776 BC when the stadium at Olympia in Greece hosted the ancient Olympics games. Bramall Lane home of Sheffield United was the first floodlight stadium to be built in 1878. Anfield and Stamford Bridge were among the early modern stadiums built in the UK.
As technology improved over the years, so did the infrastructures of football stadiums. For this reason, we will be looking at the most expensive football stadium in the world.
- 1 Top 10 most expensive football stadiums in the world
- 1.1 10. Emirates Stadium (London, England)
- 1.2 9. Estádio Nacional (Brasilia, Brazil)
- 1.3 8. Nissan Stadium (Yokohama, Japan)
- 1.4 7. London Stadium (London, England)
- 1.5 6. Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
- 1.6 5. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London, England)
- 1.7 4. Singapore National Stadium (Kallang, Singapore)
- 1.8 3. Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, USA)
- 1.9 2. Yankee Stadium(New York City, USA)
- 1.10 1. Wembley Stadium (London, England)
- 1.11 Related
Top 10 most expensive football stadiums in the world
10. Emirates Stadium (London, England)
Stadium capacity: 60,300
Home to Arsenal football club, the Emirates stadium was built in 22nd of July, 2006. Located in the northern part of London, the stadium cost about $900 million to complete. It took 2 years to complete the high class stadium thereby making it the fourth largest stadium in the UK.
9. Estádio Nacional (Brasilia, Brazil)
Stadium capacity: 72,800
Re-inaugurated on the 18th of May, 2013 ahead of the FIFA confederations cup and World cup, Estádio Nacional is one of the most expensive football stadiums in the world. Also the home of the Brazilian National team, the new stadium cost $1 billion to complete. Furthermore, it is the second largest stadium in Brazil behind the Maracanã Stadium.
8. Nissan Stadium (Yokohama, Japan)
Stadium capacity: 72,300
Also known as International Stadium Yokohama, the Nissan stadium costs $1.01 billion to complete even though it was opened in 1998. With a capacity of 72,300, Nissan stadium is also the second largest stadium in Japan behind the New National stadium in Tokyo. The Nissan stadium hosted the final game in the 2002 FIFA world cup between Brazil and Germany.
Furthermore, it is the home of Yokohama F Marinos.
7. London Stadium (London, England)
Stadium capacity: 68,000
Formerly called the Olympics stadium, the London stadium has a capacity of 68,000 but has limitation of 60,000 for football. The cost of building the London stadium is $1.12 billion.
It is also home to London club Westham United.
6. Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Stadium capacity: 68,000
Krestovsky stadium is also known as Gazprom Arena. The 68,000 capacity stadium was opened ahead of the 2017 FIFA confederations cup in Russia. Also, it cost $1.17 billion to complete the stadium.
Furthermore, the stadium is home to Zenith Saint Petersburg
5. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London, England)
Stadium capacity: 62,300
Most people and media refer to this stadium as the White Hart Lane, however, it is actually the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With a capacity of 62,300, it is the largest stadium in London and the 3rd largest in England.
It cost $1.32 billion to complete the new stadium in 2019.
4. Singapore National Stadium (Kallang, Singapore)
Stadium capacity: 55,000
The Singapore National stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kallang that came to existence on the 30th of June, 2014. It cost about $1.44 billion to build the 55,000 seat stadium.
Furthermore, it is the home to Singapore national football and cricket teams.
3. Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, USA)
Stadium capacity: 72,000
Home stadium of the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United FC (MLS), the Mercedes-Benz stadium opened in August 2017. The total cost of it construction is around $1.60 billion.
The 72,000 seat stadium is also a multi-purpose stadium.
2. Yankee Stadium(New York City, USA)
Stadium capacity: 54,000
With a price tag of $1.83 billion, the Yankee stadium is the second most expensive stadium in the world that opened in 2009. The stadium is also the sixth largest in MLB.
In addition, the Yankee stadium is home to New York Yankees (MLB) and New York City FC (MLS).
1. Wembley Stadium (London, England)
Stadium capacity: 90,000
The 90,000 capacity Wembley stadium opened in 2007 and has seen been the home for the English National team. It also host semi finals and finals of major tournaments in England (FA cup and Carling cup).
Furthermore, with a price tag of $1.88 billion, Wembley is the most expensive stadium in the world. It is also the largest stadium in England and the second largest in Europe.