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Top Wonders of the Sporting World

Traditionally, the 7 Wonders of the World is a list of spectacular natural wonders and human-built structures. There was no sporting versions of these until we created some. Below is a list of over 30 Wonders of the Sporting World. As with the traditional ancient wonders list, these sporting wonders are buildings, stadiums or other sporting structures and venues.

The sporting wonders are listed below in alphabetical order. Or are there some of these that do not deserve to be on the list? Please send a comment using the form below. Check out our selected Seven Sporting Wonders of the World (Venues) including a few other lists. For top sporting events, see our 7 Wonders of the Sporting World (Events).

Wonder location notes
Al Khalifa Sports Complex Doha, Qatar  
All England Tennis Club Wimbledon, England home of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Allianz Arena Munich, Germany Completed April, 2005, used for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Georgia, USA home of the Masters golf major
Bernabeu Stadium Madrid, Spain  
Bird's Nest (National Stadium) Beijing, China The main stadium for the Beijing Olympic Games
Cardinals Stadium Glendale, Arizona, USA Completed in 2006, the stadium includes a removable grass field and a retractable roof.
Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky, USA home of the Kentucky Derby
Colosseum Rome, Italy The Colosseum is possibly the oldest standing sporting venue in the world, once hosted 'sports' where Gladiators would fight animals and each other to the pleasure of spectators.
Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts, USA home to the Boston Red Sox
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, USA Home to the Indianapolis 500. Opened in 1909 as the largest sporting venue in the world, and is still close to that now,
Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA Green Bay Packers home ground. Lambeau Field has been around since 1957 (renovated in 2003)
Madison Square Garden (MSG) New York City, New York, USA home of the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers
Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia home to the AFL grand final and the cricket Boxing Day Test Match
Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA also known as The Big House, Is the fourth largest stadium in the world.
Monaco F1 circuit Monaco  
National Swimming Center Beijing, China constructed for the swimming events at 2008 Olympic Games and nicknamed the "Water Cube"
Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, Indiana the home to Notre Dame
Nou Camp stadium Barcelona, Spain  
Palazzo a vela Turin, Italy Redesigned for the Winter Olympics in Turin
Panathinaiko Stadium Athens, Greece built about 566 BC
Pebble Beach Golf Course California, USA  
Port Hawkesbury Arena Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Ice hockey arena
Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
Rose Bowl Pasadena, California, USA home of the Rose Bowl
St Andrews Old CourseĀ  St Andrews, Fife, Scotland the Home of Golf, the oldest golf course in the world
San Siro stadium Milan, Italy  
Ski Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates A cavernous 32,290-square-foot indoor ski resort which has five downhill ski runs varying in difficulty (the longest is 1,312 feet with a 196.85 foot fall), a cross-country trail, a 295.2-foot quarter-pipe for snowboarders, and a chairlift.
Wembley Stadium (new) Wembley Park, London, UK new stadium completed in 1997, costing 798 million pounds. Host of the FA Cup.
Werner March Stadium (Berlin Olympic Stadium) Berlin, Germany the 1936 Olympic Games held here
Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois, USA home to the Chicago Cubs
Yankee Stadium (old) New York City, New York, USA home to New York Yankees, the old stadium was pulled down in 2008.

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Football/Soccer is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not necessarily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most. The best of the best have made it to our 7 Sporting Wonders Lists.

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