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Indoor stadiums in the world of football: fields with sunroofs

Indoor stadiums in the world of football: fields with sunroofs
The Telenor Arena in Oslo. PHOTO: Wikipedia

How many covered stadiums are there in the world? Traditionally, the beautiful game has always been considered a game outdoors where the weather played a decisive role. Rain, cold, hot, air, snow, few were the pretexts for a meeting not be played. But nevertheless, The advancement of technology has meant that in recent years have increased the number of stadiums that have retractable roofs with which close the campus at any given time. Here are some of them.

Indoor stadiums in the world

1- Wembley

The Cathedral of Football It opened in 2007 replacing the old Wembley lifelong. He did it with a stadium that has the capacity to 90.000 and people with a retractable roof to cover the stadium in no time. The total cost was 126 millions of euros. Which something want something that costs you. It's one of the stadiums covered in the world and also one of the world temples of soccer.

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The new Wembley has a capacity for 90.000 people.

2- Veltins Arena

In Gelsenkirchen It is one of the pioneering stages of putting a retractable roof. He did it in 2001, date of inauguration. Accommodating 54.000 people is the home of Schalke 04 and it has already hosted World Cup matches 2006 and the end of the Champions 2004. With a spectacular mobile dialer on the roof when it is closed, also provides for a platform that allows you to remove the lawn in a few minutes make him a suitable ground for any show. Price: 190 millions of euros.

The Veltins Arena is the stadium of Schalke 04. At, Mourinho won the Champions League with Porto.
The Veltins Arena is the stadium of Schalke 04. At, Mourinho won the Champions League with Porto.

3- Amsterdam Arena

opened in 1996, This one has the honor of being the first European stadium to have a retractable roof. He did it in 1996, date opened to the public. It closes in just 18 minutes on it, Real Madrid won the seventh European Cup and Chelsea last Europa League. In between, France won the Euro the year 2000. With 52.960 seating, This four-star venue (the highest distinction) cost 140 millions of euros.

The Amsterdam Arena was the first covered stadium in Europe. About it and like Calderon, passes a motorway.
The Amsterdam Arena was the first covered stadium in Europe. About it and like Calderon, passes a motorway.

4- Sapporo Dome

It was one of the icons of the World 2002, where he hosted the rout of Germany to Saudi Arabia (8-0) and the great match England-Argentina with the famous Beckham goal that gave the victory to European. Small, but coquettish, This Japanese enclosure allows natural grass court outside the enclosure sliding on an air mattress for it to grow, while allowing other uses of the structure, How concerts or exhibitions. The roof closes in just 20 minutes.

Sapporo Dome, one of the covered stadiums in the world. PHOTO: www.sapporo-dome.co.jp

5- Pontiac Stadium de Detroit

The enclosure is not exclusive to football, but it serves essentially for meetings NHL. In the United States there are many other indoor stadiums of these features due to extreme cold that some regions suffer. But nevertheless, the fact that we appoint to this stage, is that in the first official match ever played in snowy field took place. The first match in an indoor stadium was played in a USA-Switzerland in the World Cup. 1994 which ended tied at 1. With capacity for more than 80.000 souls, its price rises to 55 millions of dollars.

Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit's first official football match was played indoors.
Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit's first official football match was played indoors.

6- National Stadium Warsaw

The crown jewel of Euro 2012. It hosted the opening match and will host the final of the Europa League this season 2014-15. With seating for more than 58.000 viewers your roof can be closed in 20 minutes if the temperature is higher than five degrees. Also it makes a beautiful way, because the cover is transparent giving the feeling of being outdoors yet. It is the most expensive stadium in the world with 485 million budgeted for construction. To top aesthetics on its roof four LEDs are located on huge screens dimensions.

National Stadium in Warsaw is the most expensive in the world.
National Stadium in Warsaw is the most expensive in the world.

7- Commerzbank Arena de Frankfurt

What has happened here is not difficult to pass elsewhere. Known at the time as the Waldstadion here fought Ali, here the World Cup matches played 74, the European Championship 88 and the World 2006. remodeled in 2005, year hosted the final of the Confederations Cup, its price 126 million euros allows harboring 48.000 viewers, all under cover, as your lawn when you want. A luxury German technology.

Here the final of the Confederations Cup was played 2005.
Here the final of the Confederations Cup was played 2005.

8- National Stadium in Bucharest

It hosted the final of the Europa League crowned 2012 Atletico champion against Athletic. Until 63.000 people can get into an enclosure features 3.600 VIP box seats and a retractable roof that can be closed in just 15 minutes. Host matches of the selection and the final of the Romanian Cup, its inception in 2011 cost 226 millions of euros.

Bucharest's National Stadium hosted the final of the Europa League 2012.
Bucharest's National Stadium hosted the final of the Europa League 2012.

9- Friends Arena

AIK Solna's house and the Swedish national team since the ancient Rasunda was demolished a few months ago with Pele by. Accommodating 50.000 spectators and cost 300 millions of euros, They have played a few games but the first was one of the most beautiful goals ever: a Chilean more than 30 Ibrahimovic meters that went around the world. Its roof is closed in a 20 minutes.

Ibrahimovic scored a goal in the opening of the Friends Arena.
Ibrahimovic scored a goal in the opening of the Friends Arena.

10-Gelredome Arena

It's amazing that a team like Vitesse play in one of the most beautiful and modern courses in the world. But this is and you have to applaud his merit. A miniature (25.000 seating) the Veltins Arena and luxury of the Dutch league who can also enjoy some of the best singers of the moment. Its amount totals 72 millions of euros.

Vitesse in the Gelredome plays of Arheim, a stadium with a retractable roof.
Vitesse in the Gelredome plays of Arheim, a stadium with a retractable roof.

11- Parken Stadium:

Host the final of the Champions League the year 2000 and the European Cup Winners' 1994, It is the home of the Danish national team and one of the most historic stadiums the Old Continent. Created in 1992 and remodeled 2009, in adverse weather conditions can be closed quickly. His only handicap is that by not having 50.000 viewers (have 48.000) You can not host the Champions League final. shame.

Denmark has the Parken stadium as covered.
Denmark has the Parken stadium as covered. PHOTO: Wikipedia

12-Telenor Arena:

This venue located in Oslo, hosts indoor matches.

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The Telenor Arena in Oslo. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Note: in Qatar and Dubai is planned to be built stadiums roofing. In Canada and the United States there are several venues but are aimed primarily at football practice.

The new Bernabéu, soon one of the covered football stadiums

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This is how the new Bernabéu will look when the works that have been underway for some time are finished. PHOTO: Real Madrid
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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