Some football stadiums are just not that welcoming.
Take Estadio Azteca in Mexico, with its near-vertical stands packed with over 100,000 fans bearing down on the players. Add in the humidity and the altitude, and you can see why it’s a daunting place to play at.
There are plenty of others in that category, too. Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo is, by all accounts, an intimidating place for players and fans, as is Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera in Argentina and West Ham’s Boleyn Ground in east London.
For sheer noise, it’s hard to compete with the Westfalenstadion (or Signal Iduna Park), home to German side Borussia Dortmund.
In this clip, Bleacher Report Lead Writers Will Tidey and Mike Cummings run down some of world football’s toughest stadiums to play in.
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