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The World's Most Intimidating Sports Stadiums

Which to you think are the loudest, hardest to win at, etc...?

I have to go with the stadium I visit every Saturday when Clemson has a home football game. Death Valley. We actaully have the record for loudest game ever. In 2005 it hit 127 decibels. The loudest ever recorded in the world. It broke the record set in 1988 in LSU. The 2005 record wad broken by oregon in 2006 and re-broken by Clemson in 2007. I declare Death Valley the loudest stadium in the world.

Here's a video of the game where the record was set



watch 3:00-3:20. My advice is don't have to volume up very high on your Computer.


what are your thoguhts on this? Which stadium has the best home-field advantage in the world. This can be for any sport. (Don't go by how good a team is, but by what thge home-field does for the team)

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Estadio Hernando Siles in Zuazo in La Paz. Its over 3,600 meters above sea level.
Even Brazil and Argentina have a hard time playing there, in fact, last year Argentina got trashed 6-1.

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Estadio Hernando Siles in Zuazo in La Paz. Its over 3,600 meters above sea level.
Even Brazil and Argentina have a hard time playing there, in fact, last year Argentina got trashed 6-1.
Chile has won there easily for 2 times in a row already.

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Estadio Hernando Siles in Zuazo in La Paz. Its over 3,600 meters above sea level.
Even Brazil and Argentina have a hard time playing there, in fact, last year Argentina got trashed 6-1.
It's not the stadium that's intimidating per se. Like you pointed out, it's the conditions (altitude of 3,600m).

Intimidating places to play, I would say playing away against Boca Juniors at La Bombonera is quite tough, and in Brazil playing against Sport Recife at Ilha do Retiro.

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I was quite shocked some weeks ago at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.


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Baseball stadiums during World Series, La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, Morumbi in Brazil, Camp Nou in Spain

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Medialuna Stadium in Rancagua, Chile...ask Melzer why 4 double faults in one game and a nervous breakdown afterwards with racket throwing and shoutings to the stands.

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I was quite shocked some weeks ago at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

You should go to Dortmund too, fans just as crazy and loud (fans in that region and Germany in general are) and the stadium is even bigger and very acoustic due to steep terracing. But that stadium in Gelsenkirchen is world class and can be used for anything.
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yeah looks noisy allright... san siro is good to listen to on tv when full...

nou camp and bernabau main city derbies are always out of control by the looks...

milenium stadium in cardiff is pretty intimidating when welsh rugby is on a 20 minute march and the 'choir' get in on it...

croker is a bit of a cauldron too...
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You should go to Dortmund too, fans just as crazy and loud (fans in that region and Germany in general are) and the stadium is even bigger and very acoustic due to steep terracing. But that stadium in Gelsenkirchen is world class and can be used for anything.
Yeah but my boss is a die-hard Schalke fan who constantly gives me free tickets for their home games. If I ever dared going to Dortmund I'd probably be fired and court-martialed...

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has anyone watched my video from 3:00 to 3:20. I understand that these soccer stadiums are loud but127 dbs? Soccer has more constant noise but the explosions at football stadiums(college) are the loudest.

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about home field advantage. The sport that the home team wins most often?(including sports from around the globe). College Basketball. I can see that since basketball is more enclosed.

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