Soccer stadiums have become the cathedrals of the 21st century. They are sacred places where the initiate go to bear witness to that one thing we all understand: a soccer match.
However, watching a game at one of these particular venues would be unlike the vast majority of your stadium experiences. Some are planted in extreme conditions, and others have peculiarities that are more commonly associated with ground rules in baseball.
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Since 1987, Argentina side Club Social y Deportivo Liniers have been playing their home matches at “The Bulldozer”, just outside of Buenos Aires. For nearly 30 years they’ve been playing on a crooked, wonky pitch that features one half that’s much shorter than the other.
Google Maps images clearly revealed something not quite right about the pitch, and the Argentina Football Association (AFA) is now threatening the club with closure should they not rectify the field’s blemishes.
When Barcelona announced plans to revamp the Camp Nou at a cost of €600 million, the sporting advantages were obvious. The capacity is being upped from 99,354 to 105,000, and, more importantly, a roof is being added to cover the seats around the entirety of the stadium, ensuring that opponents encounter a wall of noise regardless of the significance of the match.