For part three of most amazing stadiums in the world, I decided to ditch the rules I set for the first two. The rules stated that it had to be a stadium (not a well-known one) and be able to seat people for a club match. That made it difficult but it also ruled out some scenic fields that didn’t fit all the requirements. For day three, though, we through that out the window and found some pretty scenic places to play soccer (football). Fair warning, the images usually take a minute or so to load but it’s well worth it.
Neskuchny Garden – Moscow, Russia
This 18th century garden is the oldest park in Moscow. It also holds the Green Theater, one of the largest open amphitheaters in Europe. It seats 15,000 people.
Bamburgh Castle – Northumberland, England
The year 547 was the first written reference to the castle. 547. In 1464 it was the first castle in England to be destroyed by artillery. Plus, its been in multiple movies including the 1971 and 2015 versions of Macbeth. All of that and you can practice some tekkers by it. Sign me up. Also, there’s a team that plays there or used to play there called Bamburgh Castle FC.
Adidas Futsal Park – Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
This one is pretty popular already, but how can you not put it on this list? Futsal on top of a building at night in the middle of Tokyo. I’d go to Tokyo just to play at this park..and visit Tokyo Tower of course.
Pier 40 at Hudson River Park – New York City, USA
NYC is full of awesome pitches and awesome views. This is just another example of that. Between Pier 40 and Pier 5 soccer fields, NYC might have the best duo of everyday pitches in any city.
Player Powered Field – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Ok, so it’s not actually called that but how cool is it? The field uses the kinetic energy from players movements to power the lights. It was the first one ever built back in 2014 and it looks awesome. I couldn’t find a picture I had access to, so click here for a CBS article that shows and explains how the field works.
Porto de Antigo Genova – Genova, Italy
Another spectacular futsal ground, this field in Italy appears to be close to a yacht club. Those are some decent size boats. I’m not 100 percent sure on the name or location of this ground but if you know, please tell me. Another field I’d travel just to play on.
Futsal Park – Sydney, Australia
If I had a place like this near me, I would get abosolutely nothing accomplished. 24/7 I’d be playing 5v5 here, and there’s even the ocean right next to it to wash up. So really, you can just live here.
Floating Pitch – Koh Panyee, Thailand
I’ts not overly surprising that the most scenic places to play are all futsal grounds due to the smaller size of the pitch. However, I never expected there to be this many amazing fields. Absolutely incredible.
Field of the Fortress – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Another stunning coastal field, it doesn’t look regulation size from the arial view but that doesn’t really matter. Most people probably just go their for the amazing view. Although, there does appear to be some stands at the field.
Arena Civica – Milan, Italy
It’s nothing flashy, but if history is your thing, take a journey here. Inter Milan used to play at this stadium in 1807. The architecture is great as well.