Hockey is one of my favourite games. You can’t sustain here without fitness, hard work, or talent. However apart from the quirky moves made by the players I am in fact much attracted by the picturesque view of the hockey grounds and gallery. Only the passionate can understand the excitement of watching the game from the stadium. On this context, we present below the 10 most renowned hockey stadiums in the world.
10. Riverbank Arenas
The stadium was fortunate to organize matches of 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It holds a unique record of being the only venue where the game was played on blue turf. Having the capacity of more than 20,000 capacities this is one of the stadiums constructed in most flawless manner. It is going to host the 2015 Euro Hockey Nations championship as well.
9. The Olympic Hockey Centre
Olympic Hockey Centre Rio de Janerio, Brazil is in much as it is going to host the filed hockey matches in prestigious 2016 Summer Olympics. There are to courts nicely arranged in the stadium. The primary court holds the capacity of about 10,000 audiences; where as the secondary court has the capacity of 5,000.
8. Olympic Green Hockey Field
Olympic Green Hockey Field, China is one of the most beautifully made stadiums. This has been one of the frequently appearing names in compilations made of beautiful stadiums. It has hosted 2008 Summer Olympics field hockey championship. Covering about 12 hectares land it holds the capacity of about 17,000 audiences.
7. Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Centre
Helinikon Olympic Hockey Centre is one of the most famous hockey centres over the globe. It was the hockey destinations at 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. There are a couple of hockey fields available within the region. It holds a capacity of about 15,000 people.
6. Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre
Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre is one of the most revamped stadiums with all high-end facilities over the globe. Its governing body is in New South ales. It has also hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics. In addition, the centre has hosted many Paralympics tournaments as well.
5. Herndon Stadiums
Herndon Stadium, Georgia, United States is having the capacity of more than 15,000. The stadium has been provided with all antique facilities. It has also hosted the Olympic event during 1996. It is said that the stadium was the native centre for the former Atlanta Beat women’s football club of the defunct WUSA league.
4. Panther Stadium
Despite being a stadium with comparatively lower capacity, this has been one of the favourite destinations of the fans to watch the game live. It hosted 1996 Summer Olympic in Atlanta. At present, the centre is the native of the Clark Atlanta University Panthers members of the NCAA Division.
3. Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa
It’s one of the finest hockey stadiums with all the finest facilities for the game. Situated in Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain, the stadium holds a total capacity of about 12,000. It hosted the hockey match for the 1992 Summer Olympics. However, the stadium has been one of the most favoured zones for friendly football matches as well.
2. Weingart Stadium
Here we have come up with one of the most antique hockey destinations in the line-up. Weingart created a lot of buzz for its extravagant expense in construction. Even in 50s its construction budget was whooping $3.1 million. However, it has been provided with renovations in regular intervals. It hosted 1984 hockey matches. This is considered one of the best stadiums with turf surfaces.
1. Hockey Anlage
It’s a real pleasure to watch the game of hockey at Hockeyanlage. Situated at Olympiapark in Munich, Germany the stadium has the witness of hosting field hockey match for Summer Olympics during 1972. Spreading at over 95,000 sq meters the venue is rich with all high-end facilities for the game. There is one of the finest training centres available within it as well.
All the above stadiums hold historic importance and have witness of some memorable games of hockey. Most of these are totally in new shape through the latest renovations. It’s always exciting to enjoy match here.