Soccer is the undeniably the most popular sport in the world. The passion around the “beautiful game” spreads across generations, social classes and countries. And while Europe is often considered the home of soccer (originally born in England) as they carry the best leagues and the most prestigious teams, the fútbol culture in Latin America is strong. The enthusiasm of the fans in stadiums all across Latin America is breathtaking. And one on-going debate goes on among soccer fans: what are the best soccer stadiums in Latin America? To answer this question, we must specify what makes a stadium exceptional.

We voluntarily set aside the “architectural” aspect of stadiums, putting only as a secondary criteria. The overall atmosphere, la hinchada, and the ability of the fans to push their team to transcend themselves and make their opponents doubt are the most important and have been prioritized. The popularity of the clubs that call those stadiums home have also been taken into account. 7 countries have made up our list of best soccer stadiums in Latin America. Argentina and Brazil are the only two countries that scored two stadiums in our top 10. Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia each have one stadium represented.          

Without further ado, here is our top 10 list of the best  fútbol stadiums in Latin America.

10- ESTADIO MANUEL FERREIRA | PARAGUAY

9- EL CAMPÍN | COLOMBIA

8- ESTADIO CENTENARIO | URUGUAY

7- ESTADIO MONUMENTAL DAVID ARELLANO | CHILE

  • Team: Colo-Colo
  • Capacity: 47,347
  • Opened: 1975

6- ALLIANZ PARQUE | BRAZIL

  • Team: Palmeiras
  • Capacity: 43,713
  • Opened: 2014

5- ESTADIO MONUMENTAL BANCO PICHINCHA | ECUADOR

4- MARACANÃ STADIUM | BRAZIL

3- ESTADIO AZTECA | MEXICO 

2- ESTADIO MONUMENTAL ANTONIO VESPUCIO LIBERTI | ARGENTINA

1- ESTADIO ALBERTO J. ARMANDO “LA BOMBONERA”  | ARGENTINA

Do you agree with our ranking? What are, according to you, the best soccer stadiums in Latin America? Which one did we forget? Let us know the comments!