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post updated 13 August 2022

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Football Stadium Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

post updated 7 June 2022
Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects with ArupSport
Allianz Arena Munich stadium facade lighting
photo : Ulrich Rossmann-Arup
Munich Stadium Building – Allianz Arena
Dramatic, exciting, and iconic architecture enhances and amplifies everyone’s experience. In the modern world, where image is critical, it can also significantly increase the brand values of a stadium and its sporting team.

22 Feb 2022
Newcastle United Stadium, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Design: GT3 Architects
Newcastle United Stadium NUFC training ground proposal
image courtesy of architects practice
Newcastle United Stadium
Sports and leisure specialist GT3 Architects has led an internal design review, reimagining a state-of-the-art training academy and community-driven stadium for Newcastle United. Building on the company’s ‘people architecture’ ethos, the project is the first of several in-house design reviews, exploring how people-centric design can tackle cultural and socio-economic challenges, such as driving inward investment and economic footfall, getting more people active, supporting an aging population, and achieving net-zero targets.

21 Jan 2022
Tigres UANL Stadium, Nuevo León, Mexico
Design: Populous
Tigres UANL Stadium Nuevo León Mexico
photo : The Raws / Francisco Álvarez
Tigres UANL Stadium
Global architectural design firm, Populous, has been selected as the architect for a new 65,000-seat stadium for Liga MX football club, Tigres UANL, in the club’s home state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The new stadium will be located on a site close to Tigres’ current home, Estadio Universitario, meaning the club will not need to relocate during construction and will retain its position at the University with direct transport links to the downtown area.

21 Dec 2021
New Milan Football Stadium Building, Milan, Italy
Architects: Populous
New Football Stadium in Milan: The Cathedral
image Courtesy architecture office
New Football Stadium: The Cathedral

2 Feb 2014
Arena Pantanal Stadium, Cuiabá : 2014 World Cup Venue, Brazil, South America
Design: GCP Arquitetos
Arena Pantanal Football Stadium Buildings
image from architects practice
2014 World Cup Football Stadium
The unusual Arena´s bowl footprint, with four open corners, is the result of a design strategy allowing the solution of many issues, such as Arena capacity flexibility after 2014 Word-Cup and local environment. Since the pitch needs to be built in a strict North/South orientation, to avoid glare on cameras during TV matches transmission, to optimize the natural wind flow and ventilation, the bowl corners were chopped out and substituted by landscaped open areas.

8 Jun 2010
Amazon Sports Complex Manaus, Brazil, South America
Design: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Arena Amazonia Manaus Football Stadium Buildings
image from architecture office
World Cup Football Stadium
The Arena Amazonia has a ground capacity of 47,750. In comparison the Stadium of Light has a capacity of 48,707 (Sunderland), Etihad Stadium 47,405 (Manchester City), Anfield 45,276 (Liverpool), Goodison Park 40,157 (Everton) and St James’ Park 52,387 (Newcastle).

15 Aug 2013
New Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte
Design: BCMF Arquitetos
Mineirão Stadium Brazil Football Stadium Buildings
photo : Leonardo Finotti
New Mineirão Stadium
Pampulha, Belo Horizonte: A modernist building in a modernist landscape.
Inaugurated in 1965 (original design by Eduardo Mendes Guimarães Júnior e Gaspar Garreto) as the second largest stadium in the world, the Mineirão Stadium is located in the surroundings of the Pampulha Lagoon, close to Oscar Niemeyer’s and Burle Marx seminal modernist architecture and landscape works, one of Belo Horizonte’s main postcards.

10 Dec 2012
Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-don, Russia
Design: Populous
Rostov Stadium Building, 2018 World Cup Russia
images from architect
Rostov Stadium
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, have been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium. This will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk, Sochi.

4 Jun 2012
Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine
Design: gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Marcus Bredt
Kiev Football Stadium
The new design for the reconstruction of the building respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting.

4 Jun 2012
National Stadium Warsaw, Poland
EURO 2012 Venue
Stadium Building Warsaw
photograph : Marcus Bredt
Warsaw Football Stadium
This stadium building will host the first EURO 2012 match. The building will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the building is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts. Above this is a steel wire net roof with a textile membrane hung on freestanding steel supports with inclined tie rods.

Football Stadium Building – Recent Designs

Warsaw National Stadium, Poland
UEFA EURO 2012 Venue
Poland National Stadium Warsaw
photo : FCC/Alpine
Football Stadium Poland
This new football stadium building will host the UEFA EURO 2012TM kickoff match between Poland and Greece. The National Stadium is one of five venues built especially for the 14th European Championship, which is being co‐hosted with Ukraine. The Championship will be played at eight venues split equally between Poland and Ukraine.

Kiev Football Stadium, Ukraine
Kiev Stadium
photograph : Oleg Stelmach
Football Stadium Ukraine
This Ukraine sports venue has been completely renovated for the Euro 2012.

World Cup Stadiums – Football Arenas – South Africa 2010

One of the greatest football stadiums in Europe : Nou Camp Stadium

Major Football Stadium Buildings

Bernabéu Stadion Madrid, Spain
Design: Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid Football Stadium Buildings
photo : Angel Baltanás y Angel Martinez © EL
Bernabeu Stadium Building – Real Madrid

Camp Nou Stadium Redevelopment, Spain
Design: Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium
picture : Foster + Partners
Barcelona Football Stadium – design

City of Manchester Stadium, England
Design: Arup Associates
City of Manchester Stadium
photo © Dennis Gilbert, VIEW
Manchester City FC Stadium

Emirates Stadium building, London, UK
Design: HOK Sport Architecture
Emirates Stadium Building
aerial picture © webbaviation
Arsenal Football Stadium

Manchester United Football Club, England
Design: Miller Partnership
Man Utd FC Stadium
image from Miller Partnership
Man Utd FC Stadium Building development

Liverpool Football Club Stadium, England
Design: HKS Architects
Liverpool FC Stadium
image from Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Stadium – images

Soccer City Stadium, South Africa
Design: BUE+Partners with Populous
Soccer City South Africa Football Stadium Buildings
photo : BUE & Partners / Populous
Soccer City Stadium building

Wembley Stadium Building, London, UK
Design: Foster + Partners / HOK Sport
London Wembley Football Stadium Buildings
image from architect
Wembley Stadium Redevelopment

Football Stadium Buildings

Basrah Stadium, Iraq
Design: Jordan + Bateman Architects
Basrah Stadium
picture from architect
Basrah Stadium – design images

Football stadium ADO, Netherlands
Design: Zwarts & Jansma Architects
ADO Den Haag Football Stadium Buildings
photo : Rob ‘t Hart
ADO Den Haag, The Hague

MK Dons Football Stadium, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, south east England, UK
Design: HOK Sport Architecture
MK Dons Football Stadium
photo : HOK sport architecture
MK Dons Football Stadium building

Newcastle United Stadium, Northeast England, UK

Newcastle United Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch
Newcastle United Stadium building

Stamford Bridge – Chelsea FC, south west London, England, UK

Stamford Bridge Football Stadium Buildings
photo © Nick Weall
Stamford Bridge ground

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, UK
Design: KSS
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
image courtesy of KSS
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Hearts Football Stadium, Scotland – design pictures

Rangers Football Ground, Scotland – Ibrox

Celtic Football Ground, Scotland – Parkhead

Bristol City Stadium, UK – design images

Euro 2008 Football Stadiums – photographs of the various football grounds

Football Arena Architecture Examples welcome: info(at)

Arena Designs

Berlin Stadium building

Brit Oval Stadium London cricket ground

St Jordi Sports Pavilion Barcelona

Manchester United Stadium
Manchester United Stadium building image from Miller Partnership

Camp Nou Stadium : Building Redevelopment

Camp Nou Stadium Competition, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Design: SANAA, Japan
Camp Nou Stadium design
image from architect
Nou Camp Stadium design – pictures

Arsenal Football Stadium architects : HOK Sport

Nou Camp Stadium Redevelopment architects : Foster + Partners

Manchester United Football Stadium architects : Miller Partnership

Buildings / photos for the Football StadiumSports Stadia page welcome