A lot of stadiums around the world have spectacular designs, like the new World Cup 2010 stadiums in South Africa and Beijing National Stadium (known as Birds Nest), etc. They give pride to the countries where they are located. However, there are some stadiums which make anyone unforgettable because of their strange surrounding landscape and design.


Japan, Osaka stadium

Osaka stadium, former home ground of baseball team Nankai Hawks, is the stadium situated in center of Osaka City, with capacity of 31379 seats. In 1988, The Hawks’ owner company sold the team to Daiei Group and moved to Fukuoka City. Because three remaining teams in Metro Osaka got their own stadiums, Osaka stadium was abandoned for baseball and soon converted to sample housing showground. The stadium was demolished in 1998 and a shopping center was built on that location.


Osaka Stadium


The complex of Osaka Stadium


Singapore, Marina Bay

Singapore Marina Bay, the floating platform with 390 feet long and 270 feet wide, made entirely of steel. It can bear up to 1,070 tones, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tones of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.


Marina Bay Floating Stadium – Singapore


The stadium floats on water


Norway FC Aalesund

Norway FC Aalesund old stadium was very strange with terrace on a hill. The club built a new stadium in 2005. It was also a home of the Norwegian Woman’s Premier League matches.


Norway FC Aalesund old stadium was very strange with terrace on a hill


Audience sit on the hill to watch a footnall match


Brazil Eco-Stadium “Janguito Malucelli”

Brazil Eco-Stadium “Janguito Malucelli” became famous for being the first “green stage” of Brazil. The main stand was built with chairs placed on top of a hill without the use of concrete. Therefore, the stage is also called Eco-Stadium.


Brazil Eco-Stadium “Janguito Malucelli” with green seats


The first “green stage” of Brazil


Venezuela, Caracas “Cocodrilos Sports Park”

Venezuela, Caracas “Cocodrilos Sports Park” is a multi-use stadium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the part time home stadium of Caracas FC. The stadium holds 3,000 people and lies next to a highway.


Venezuela, Caracas “Cocodrilos Sports Park”



Ukraine would become a winner for nomination of the strangest stadium. Gravity is not a best friend of players on this ground. It is very difficult for those who playing football here but it is funny for drivers on this road.





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