Monday, March 24, 2008

Most Beautiful Football Stadiums

Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Turkish: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı) located in İkitelli, a district in the western outskirts of İstanbul, is the largest-capacity stadium of Turkey. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. It was built for Turkey's Olympic Games bid and cost about 130 million TRY (100 million USD).

Location Istanbul, Turkey
Opened 13 December 2002
Owner Republic of Turkey
Surface Grass
Construction cost $100 million
Architect Michel Macary
Aymeric Zublena
Tenants Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
Kasımpaşa S.K.
Capacity 81,283
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m

The Estádio da Luz , officially named the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and commonly mistranslated as Stadium of Light, is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, the home of SL Benfica. It is also called A Catedral ("The Cathedral") by Benfica's supporters.
Full name Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Built 2003
Opened 25 October 2003
Owner Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Surface Grass
Construction cost $133 million
Architect Damon Lavelle
HOK Sport + Venue + Event
Tenants SL Benfica
Capacity 65,647
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m

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