Which Sport Venues are the Most Expensive in the World?July 13, 2015
Sports events are highly anticipated by so many. It is something that becomes a hobby for many people, and is an outlet to bring friends and family together. It’s always a great time to catch a game, and enjoy good company.
However, what fans have grown to realize is, tickets to these events are quite pricy. Why is that? Because thousands and thousands of dollars are poured into the making of these stadiums. With the cost so high, owners have to make tickets, food, drinks, parking, and souvenirs pricy for fans.
There are some very extravagant sports stadiums that have cost billions of dollars to construct. However, fans continue to go to games, and support their beloved sports teams.
Here are the world’s most expensive sport stadiums:
- Jamsil Olympic Stadium – Constructed in 1988 and is located in South Korea. This venue cost $923 Million to build, and seats 100,000 fans. It is home to a Korean football team, but was originally constructed for the Asian games and Olympic Summer Games.
- Rogers Centre – This venue is located in Ontario, Canada. It cost $930 Million to build, and can seat 45,000 fans. It is home to the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts sport teams. Originally this stadium was named Skydome, but the name was changed in 2005.
- Stade de France – This stadium cost $974 Million to build, and is able to seat 80,000 fans. It is home to rugby and football teams in France. The 1998 FIFA World Cup was held here.
Other expensive worldwide sporting venues include:
- Nissan Stadium – $990 Million
- Madison Square Garden – $1.1 Billion
- Wembley Stadium – $1.3 Billion
- AT&T Stadium – $1.4 Billion
- Olympic Stadium – $1.47 Billion
- Yankee Stadium – $1.5 Billion
- MetLife Stadium – $1.6 Billion