Stadiums factsSport quiz
FIFA issued a rule forbidding the organization of official matches in stadiums with an altitude of more than 2,500 metres. There is one exception. Which one?
La Paz (Bolivia). FIFA forbids official matches above 2,500 meters because players may be at greater health risk due to decreased oxygen pressure. La Paz's Hernando Siles Stadium (pictured, 3,637 meters (11,932 feet) above sea level) is excluded from that regulation after intense lobbying by Bolivian authorities.
Where is the Bird's Nest stadium?
In Beijing. The National Stadium in Beijing was opened in 2008 before the Summer Olympics. The stadium was nicknamed the Bird's Nest because of it's appearance, but it also has some symbolic meaning, as explained by Chinese official Li Xinggang: "In China, a bird's nest is very expensive, something you eat on special occasions."
What was the name of the first Real Madrid's stadium?
Estadio de Chamartín. Real Madrid was playing its matches at Estadio de Chamartín until 1946 year. A year after the Nuevo Estadio Chamartín was opened. Next years club's management changed the stadium's name to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Every member of club's management agreed to this except the president, but he couldn't change the decision alone
Where is this stadium?
Milwaukee. Miller Park is a ballpark with a capacity of 41,900. Such a big baseball park would not be built in Europe. It features North America's only fan-shaped convertible roof, which can open and close in less than 10 minutes.
The Stamford Bridge stadium is the home ground...
Chelsea F.C. Opened in 1877, the stadium was used by the London Athletic Club until 1905, when new owner Gus Mears founded Chelsea Football Club to occupy the ground. Chelsea has played their home games there ever since.