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The World's Most Intimidating Sports Stadiums

out_here_grindin
11-05-2009, 05:49 PM
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

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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)

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2009, 06:35 PM
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.

ClaudiuS
11-05-2009, 07:16 PM
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.

shotgun
11-05-2009, 08:16 PM
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.

Har-Tru
11-05-2009, 10:27 PM
I was quite shocked some weeks ago at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

http://www.picaflor.de/chile-aktuell/uploads/bilder/dinge/Auf_Schalke.jpg

Arkulari
11-05-2009, 11:20 PM
Baseball stadiums during World Series, La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, Morumbi in Brazil, Camp Nou in Spain

Kournikovaism
11-05-2009, 11:32 PM
Croke Park :worship:

moon language
11-06-2009, 12:19 AM
Azteca in Mexico City

ClaudiuS
11-06-2009, 02:34 AM
Medialuna Stadium in Rancagua, Chile...ask Melzer why ;) :haha: 4 double faults in one game and a nervous breakdown afterwards with racket throwing and shoutings to the stands.

bokehlicious
11-06-2009, 07:09 AM
Croke Park :worship:

:worship: hopefully the French will have their hands full there :D

SloKid
11-06-2009, 07:26 AM
I was quite shocked some weeks ago at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

http://www.picaflor.de/chile-aktuell/uploads/bilder/dinge/Auf_Schalke.jpg
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. :worship:

fast_clay
11-06-2009, 09:19 AM
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...

Har-Tru
11-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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. :worship:

Yeah but my boss is a die-hard Schalke fan who constantly gives me free tickets for their home games. :D If I ever dared going to Dortmund I'd probably be fired and court-martialed...

rocketassist
11-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Azteca, Inonu (Besiktas)

out_here_grindin
11-06-2009, 02:06 PM
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.

fast_clay
11-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Azteca, Inonu (Besiktas)

funny, it was just on champions league week just then... pele rates it as, in all aspects, the best...

straitup
06-27-2010, 11:57 PM
I'd love to go to a loud college football stadium sometime...like a really really loud one. I believe Autzen in Oregon is one of the loudest, they get a bunch of noise for a stadium that's much smaller than most of the big schools. I think noise is most intense indoors though - college basketball really exhibits it well. Cameron Indoor of course, but there's plenty of others. Only way loud b-ball arena I've been to was BYU (which fits 22,000), that was hella loud.

Pro sports are loud, but college sports can be incredible with the students. I mean, I went to a couple Utah Jazz NBA playoff games, and they supposedly have the loudest arena. It was very loud, but it could get so much louder if students were involved because we are all crazy.

Filo V.
06-29-2010, 01:18 AM
From the stadiums in my country at least, I'll probably say Cameroon Indoor stadium. Death Valley is up there, though. Probably college sports stadiums in general.

Purple Rainbow
06-29-2010, 12:34 PM
:worship: hopefully the French will have their hands full there :D

OMG. This was before the qualifying match against France?
You should have been careful what you wished for... Henry had his "hands full"

bokehlicious
06-29-2010, 12:37 PM
OMG. This was before the qualifying match against France?
You should have been careful what you wished for... Henry had his "hands full"

Yes, that hand was obviously easily predictable :shrug: :angel: :o :lol: :p

Action Jackson
06-29-2010, 02:50 PM
La Bombonera, Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul can be pretty hairy.

straitup
06-29-2010, 03:18 PM
I'm bored so I'm going to post some videos of loud stadiums in the US...as flyboy said, college stadiums are usually the loudest because the students get way into it.

For instance, here is the Duke basketball team, playing in Cameron Indoor...it fits about 9,000 people, but basically a third of it is students, which creates this intimidating small arena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvaKIBtPIIQ

out_here_grindin will know more about Death Valley, but it's the home of the Clemson football team and is one of the loudest stadiums in the country...amazing how loud stadiums can keep football teams in games (not saying Clemson is bad, they're actually really dang good...but their crowd is a huge part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1GcKVHqYu8

Autzen Stadium (home of the Oregon Ducks) is one of those that is usually ranked as one of the loudest in the country, and if I'm not mistaken, I think they have the noise decibel level for a stadium record, but don't quote me on that. Their students like to say "o" basically the entire game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTfystfd_U

Back to basketball, I go to the U of Utah, and Utah State University, which is north of us (and in the middle of farm country) has one loud crowd. They usually have about 6,000 students fill up the place, and I think they have one of the most coordinated student sections I've ever seen...here's a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfQn-AaUT4I&feature=related

Also in Utah, at the Delta Center (now Energy Solutions Arena), I think we have the loudest NBA playoff crowd for the Utah Jazz...I can't find a good video though. I went to two playoff games this year, and in one of them they gave out these things that made a whipping sound...talk about frightening when everyone did it, it soudned like you were in a whipping chamber :lol:

There's a bunch of others too...some great American football stadiums, and of course baseball is never super loud

straitup
06-29-2010, 07:49 PM
LSU and Tennessee have pretty intimidating stadiums/crowds during football games, too. ;)

Gah either Clemson or LSU needs to change their stadium's nickname...there is only 1 Death Valley :wavey: Tennessee's stadium is LARGE...

Want to give a quick shout out to the Kibbie Dome :lol: Just cuz...
http://www.c308interactive.com/uidaho.edu/images/kibbietmb_FieldToClub.jpg

Baghdatis#1
06-29-2010, 11:00 PM
Karaskaki Stadium in Pireaus, Greece during derbies and Greece vs. Turkey games :scared:

~*BGT*~
06-29-2010, 11:49 PM
LSU and Tennessee have pretty intimidating stadiums/crowds during football games, too. ;)

Geaux Tigers! :rocker2:

Gah either Clemson or LSU needs to change their stadium's nickname...there is only 1 Death Valley :wavey: Tennessee's stadium is LARGE...

Want to give a quick shout out to the Kibbie Dome :lol: Just cuz...
http://www.c308interactive.com/uidaho.edu/images/kibbietmb_FieldToClub.jpg

That stadium is a farce. It's closed so the sound is contained. :p

out_here_grindin
06-30-2010, 01:15 AM
Death Valley resides in Clemson,SC. Clemson had the name first, even an LSU book I read admitted this. LSU's stadium was actually called Deaf Valley, which was a good name but they changed in as an idea from Clemson, Plus Clenson has the actual rock from Death Valley,California. Making the name all the more fitting.

But we both copied the name Tigers from Auburn

Hendu
06-30-2010, 01:52 AM
Wherever River plays...

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straitup
06-30-2010, 04:35 AM
Geaux Tigers! :rocker2:



That stadium is a farce. It's closed so the sound is contained. :p

Yeah I know :lol: My friends and I like to mock it because it has the worst name ever and it's just so ridiculous

Dersu Uzala
06-30-2010, 12:39 PM
Maracană Stadium (Rio de Janeiro)

- biggest ever crowd for a football match (est. 198,000) :eek:

- Flamengo vs. Fluminense (Fla-Flu derby :unsure:)

- the national team never loses here. :angel:

http://www.premierinternationaltours.com/soccer/images/stories/Destinations/Brazil/maracana.jpg

straitup
06-30-2010, 01:30 PM
:eek: That is a really cool looking stadium

malisha
06-30-2010, 01:37 PM
i like OAKA arena in Athens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0rMe2Vyb9E

and ofcourse old Zadar gym Jazine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd6PyubX_lk&feature=related

Baghdatis#1
07-11-2010, 01:45 AM
i like OAKA arena in Athens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0rMe2Vyb9E

I'm dying to go there :sobbing:
They had the Olympic Qualifying Tournament there in 2008 and I was in Athens at the time, but I had family obligations every night Greece played :sobbing:. And my cousins all invited me and they all went but I couldn't go :tears: