National stadium


National stadium

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Many countries have a national football stadium, which typically serves as the primary or exclusive home for one or more of a country's national representative sports teams. The term is most often used in reference to an association football stadium. Usually, a national stadium will be in or very near a country's capital city or largest city. It is generally (but not always) the country's largest and most lavish sports venue. In many but not all cases, it is also used by a club team. Many countries, including Spain and the United States, do not have a National Stadium designated as such, instead matches are rotated throughout the country. The lack of a national stadium can be seen as advantageous as designating a single stadium would limit the fan base capable of realistically attending matches.

A list of national stadiums follows:

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Australia does not have an official national stadium, yet its two biggest stadiums alternate hosting large events are the following:

  • Stadium Australia, currently known under a sponsorship deal as 'ANZ Stadium', the 2000 Sydney Olympic Stadium (rugby league, rugby union, football (soccer) and occasional Australian rules football). There exists a popular rivalry between ANZ Stadium and the MCG due to lasting rivalries between football codes and the respective cities. There was a strongly implied claim to being the new national stadium when it opened in 1999 with the name 'Stadium Australia'. The only major sport that it does not host events for is cricket, as the Sydney Cricket Ground is a traditional home for the sport.

Austria

  • Ernst Happel Stadion (football)

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bilino Polje Zenica (football)

Botswana

Brazil

Brazil does not have an official national stadium. Large sports events are commonly held in alternate venues.

Many stadiums are commonly used to host Brazil national team matches during the World Cup qualification and Conmebol events:

  • From 2006, Brazil entered a deal to play it's home games against European teams at the Emirates stadium in London. As many of the Brazilian squad played for European clubs, it was more convenient for players to play games in Europe rather than travel back to South America during the season, though in recent times a larger number of the Squad's members have played in the Brazilian league.

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

  • Stade Omnisports (football)

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

People's Republic of China

Colombia

  • Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez (football)

Republic of the Congo(Congo-Brazzaville)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

England

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

  • Addis Abeba Stadium (football)

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

The Gambia

Georgia

Germany

  • The German national football team usually plays at different stadiums throughout the country. However, the venue for the German Cup Final is the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Ghana

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

  • Puskás Ferenc Stadium

Iceland

Indonesia

Iran

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Republic of Korea

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Lesotho

Lebanon

Luxembourg

Libya

  • 11 June Stadium

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Macedonia

Malaysia

  • Stadium Negara (football)
  • Bukit Jalil National Stadium (football and athletics)

Malta

Martinique

  • Stade d'Honneur (football and athletics)

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Morocco

Namibia

Netherlands

  • Olympisch Stadion (athletics)
  • The national football team has no dedicated stadium. It plays at venues around the country.

New Zealand

Nicaragua

  • Estadio Dennis Martinez (baseball and football)

Nigeria

Northern Ireland

Norway

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

  • Estádio do Jamor (football and athletics); however, the national football team not always play there.
  • Estádio Universitário de Lisboa (rugby union)

Romania

  • Stadionul Naţional (football)
  • Stadionul Naţional de Rugby (rugby union)—The national team plays occasional matches at other venues around the country, but the vast majority of matches are held here.

Russia

Scotland

Singapore

Spain

  • The Spanish national football team usually plays at different stadiums throughout the country.

Camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Spain, but Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has hosted important games like the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final.

Sierra Leone

  • [National Stadium Football & All Athletic events]

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Tunisia

Ukraine

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela

  • Estadio Pueblo Nuevo (football)

Vietnam

Wales

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