Move over Colosseum. The world has these stunning architectural marvels to rave about now. Sports aside, these stadiums are fast becoming major tourist attractions. Click on to know why. (Agency images)
Allianz Arena This soccer stadium in Munich is home to FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München. It was opened in 2005 and has a capacity of 65,000 (seated).
Contructed by architects Herzog & de Muron and ArupSport, this venue has 106 executive suites. Construction cost: 340 million euros and another 210 million euros for area development (approximately)
Wembley Stadium: Located at Wembley Park in London, most soccer fans are familiar with this venue. It is the second largest soccer stadium in Europe and has a seating capacity of 90,000. Construction cost: 900 million pounds (approx)
Camp Nou: This stadium is not has beautiful as it is huge. In fact, it is the largest soccer stadium in Europe. Opened in 1958, it is the home ground of FC Barcelona and has a capacity of 99,500 (approximately).
Olympiastadion: Home of the Hertha Berlin football team, this venue was first opened in 1936 and then renovated in 1974 and 2006.Has a seating capacity of 74,000. Construction cost: 247 million Euros (approximately).
Yas Marina Circuit: It is not just soccer that has the best venues. This F1 track was built in Abu Dhabi and has 21 turns and has a track-length of 5.551 kilometers. Construction cost: 800 million pounds (approximately)
Olympic Stadium: This multi-purpose stadium in Montreal was opened in 1976 and has a seating capacity of 43,739 for baseball, 66,308 for soccer and 78,322 for concerts. Construction cost: 1.47 billion dollars (approximately and inclusive of interest, additional costs and repairs).
Oita Stadium: This is a multi-purpose stadium in Oita, Japan. It was opened in 2001 and has a capacity of 40,000. Construction cost: 25 billion yen.
Qi Zhong Stadium: This arena in Shanghai, built between 2003 and 2005, has a steel roof with eight sliding petal-shaped pieces (moved in 8 minutes) which resembles a blooming magnolia, the city's flower. Construction cost: 200 million dollars (approximately).
Eden Gardens: An iconic venue of cricket, this stadium in Kolkata was established in 1864. It now has a reduced seating capacity of 64,000 but can accommodate many more. An architectural marvel considering the time when it was built.