Sports hold a dear place in people’s hearts. It speaks to the raw need of competition in them. It also brings them together, uniting them towards a common cause and allowing them to support a person or a team.
These sporting events, especially the professional ones, are usually held in stadiums and coliseums. Some of these places have become reverent, almost divine places, due to the great moments that have taken place in them.
Let’s take a look at four of the most iconic sports venues in the world.
Madison Square Garden
The first sports venue we’ll be looking at is Madison Square Garden, or affectionately called MSG. This New York venue was first built and opened in 1968. It is currently home to many New York Teams such as the Knicks and the Rangers.
One of the biggest and best moments to take place there was the fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was rightly called the fight of the century and started the three fight war between these two.
At the time, Ali was undefeated and it looked like no one could stop him. However, when the fight started, that myth soon faded away. On the judges score cards, it was readily apparent that Frazier was ahead and that he could not be caught.
Apart from that though, other moments came by on occasions that seemingly weren’t special, but erupted all the way into the history books.
In 2009, Kobe Bryant graced MSG and scored a massive 61 points. It still remains as an unbroken record in the arena.
What would a list about sports venues be without Yankee Stadium? It is home of the winningest team in Major League Baseball history, the New York Yankees.
It first opened in 1923 and has hosted more than 6000 baseball games. Some of the greatest baseball players have graced that field.
One of the best moments to take place in this stadium happened when it had just opened up. The Red Sox had won two series championships and the New York fanbase was losing their patience.
In a stunning event, the Yankee Stadium was christened with a championship win.
Next up we have the Estadio Azteca, a stadium in Mexico. This studio holds a special place in the world of football. For one, it has hosted two world cups, with a third one on the way at 2026.
In 1970, Pele was crowned a champion yet again in the world cup. It was his third world cup championship with Brazil. More than 10 years later, it would play host to Diego Maradonna’s own world cup win. It was also the venue for Maradonna’s amazing Hand of God goal.
Apart from these though, the Estadio Azteca has also played host to a great number of entertainment events. Michael Jackson once played there and broke the attendance record when more than half a million people came to watch the King of Pop.
These are only a few of the best sports venues in the world. Apart from these great moments, these places also have a great list of amenities that sports fans can use. If you are a sports enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to watch a game at one of these amazing venues.