It has bore witness to many special nights of football and, on its day, is arguably the loudest stadium in Spain. What we love about the Calderon is the red, white and blue colour scheme and how the fans easily blend those colours into great-looking banners and mosaics.
#5 Vicente Calderon, Atlético Madrid Despite all of the great successes that this club has undergone in recent years, its stadium still can’t quite crack the top 3. This is the final year that Los Colchoneros will spend at the Vicente Calderon, with a stadium move scheduled for next summer.
#4 Mestalla, Valencia Now, this could very well be the most aesthetically pleasing ground in the country. Not only are the orange seats instantly recognisable, they brighten up the ground and maintain a beautiful theme of orange and black.
But its main issue is that it looks great on the inside. In fact, their bat logo plastered on one of the stands is a thing of beauty.
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It is a rather small ground, but due to that the fans are closer together and closer to the ground.
Not only is that number bewildering, it’s a testament to Barcelona’s elite status in world football. #7 Ipurua, Eibar This is where Basque club Eibar ply their trade.Once a forgotten footballing minnow, Eibar’s meteoric rise to the Spanish first division has seen them take this modest ground to the highest possible level.The atmosphere is always rocking, whether it is due to a top Valencia performance or a weak one.#3 San Mames Now this is a ground that has a roof – and that roof traps the loudness of the Athletic Bilbao fans within the stadium.