Just this weekend, we got a massive 1-0 win on the road against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and sure enough, our traveling supporters were singing their hearts out in their corner of the stands.It’s one of the things that makes the Premier League’s atmosphere so incredible. The Players’ Tribune asked me to come up with the 5 most epic road stadiums I’ve ever played in.
The first and only European stadium in the list, Twickenham has been England’s home since 1910 when they defeated Wales 11 – 6.
An amazing 294 England matches have been played at the stadium, with England winning 180 of those tests – making it statistically the toughest place to win for visitors in the northern hemisphere.
It has seen South Africa defeat New Zealand three times, Australia twice, three times against France, twice against Wales, once against England and twice over the Lions.
However, the last test to have been played there was back in 2015 when South Africa suffered a shock 27 – 35 loss to Argentina.
Using winning percentages to rank the world’s international grounds, we have come up with a list of the top ten most daunting and intimidating places to play rugby for any visiting team.
Anyone who has been to the Millennium Stadium during a sell-out and with the roof closed will know it’s something else in terms of atmosphere, as well as the likes of Lansdowne Road, the Stade de France, Murrayfield and more, but we take a look at the stadiums with the best statistics for the home teams. The first stadium that makes the list is South Africa’s Kings Park Stadium that was originally constructed in 1958 and is currently the home of the Sharks in the Super Rugby competition.
Capacity: 81,044 Home teams: Spanish national team, and Real Madrid Home to the world's richest football club, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium opened in 1944 and has been hosting world class football ever since.
Real Madrid's president Florentino Pérez once said "we want to make the Santiago Bernabéu the best stadium in the world," and made upgrades a priority when he began his role.
The incredible popularity of sports has made them big business, with the most elite teams and the most successful franchises building incredible stadiums to hold the millions of adoring fans who loyally follow their favorite teams.