Ten years ago, the NFL played its first regular-series game in London. Fast-forward to this weekend and the third of four London-based games of this season will be taking place in Twickenham.

The games in Twickenham and Wembley attract fans from around the world – a mixture of diehard NFL fans, newbies to the sport, those looking for an excuse to see that famous Wembley arch up close and those just wanting to experience the wonder of it all.

While Wembley is one of the most famous stadiums in the world, it has tough competition in terms of the worthiest of a visit. Here you can find hoppa’s pick of the best sporting venues to visit around the world:

The Nou Camp, Barcelona

There’s no doubt plenty to see and do in Barcelona, but high up on the to-do list of any football fan will be Camp Nou. Visitors to the home of FC Barcelona can take a tour of the impressive stadium before heading to the museum which has a dedicated trophy gallery housing the club’s impressive array of silverware and a ‘Messi Space’.

Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe, Mexico

The largest and most modern football stadium in Mexico offers fans in the south stand a stunning view of Cerro de la Silla mountain thanks to a lowered north stand. Although called ‘Estadio de Futbol de Monterrey’, the stadium is in fact located in nearby Guadalupe.

CenturyLink Field, Seattle

At CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, you can combine watching a game of American football with admiring Seattle’s famous skyline thanks to the perfect framing of the stadium. Visitors could also be in for a treat for the ears, as well as the eyes, as the venue has twice held the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium!

EverBank Field, Florida

If you’re in the Jacksonville area of Florida, stop by EverBank Field where you can watch the Jacksonville Jaguars play from the comfort of a pool or pool-side cabana. If you’re lucky (or rich enough) to secure a cabana then you can expect a food and drink service, comfy loungers and multiple tv screens.

Fenway Park, Boston

Opened in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest stadium used for Major League Baseball and is recognisable from many pop culture references. Steeped in history and tradition, the home of the Boston Red Sox features a 37-foot wall, known as the Green Monster, which is notoriously difficult for batsmen to clear for home runs.

Eden Gardens, India

Often referred to as “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum”, Eden Gardens in Kolkata can hold up to 68,000 people making it a sight to behold when full. Eden Gardens is hallowed ground for cricket fans and has been home to the Cricket World Cup.

 

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