The best stadium in the world

Portugal is a football-obsessed country, so when they had a fresh new stadium built ahead of Euro 2004, something special had to be done – and none in the country now compares to Benfica’s Estadio da Luz, which is capable of taking in 65,647 attendees. Home to the country’s most illustrious outfit, it became an inspiration for Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium – though its tense atmosphere and exuberant match-going faithful arguably exceed those in north London. Only one ground on this list was built more recently than Estadio da Luz, and the modern feel of the stadium gives it a significant edge over many others.