In world football, the best atmospheres can form part of a club's popularity and success, allowing the team to reach greater heights, buoyed by the roar from the many thousands surrounding the pitch.
This has become so inextricably linked with club folklore, to the extent that the club is known worldwide for their supporters even if the team has fallen on hard times.
Some stadiums even combine fan support with mosaics, flags and pyrotechnics to enhance their support of the team and add to the hostility shown towards the visiting team.
Indeed, certain groups of supporters have taken it upon themselves to intimidate visitors to the ground, imposing themselves on away supporters.
Certain clubs can lay claim to some of the greatest supporters around, so where are the five best atmospheres in world football?
These atmospheres are ranked according to factors such as consistency of support, intimidation factor and reputation.