26 January 2023 – Iconic FNB Stadium, has been named as the 13th most beautiful sports stadium in the world.
In a thorough and wide-ranging analysis conducted by British based OLBG, the research was conducted through fans from across the globe as well as analysing Instagram hashtags.
Considered the traditional home of South African football, the FNB hosted the opening and final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and has also hosted several global events since then.
Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka, has been named the most beautiful sports stadium in the world with 32 percent of all fan reviews on Tripadvisor containing the words beautiful, aesthetic and stunning.
Folsom Field in Colorado in the USA was named the second most beautiful stadium while LaVeli Edwards Stadium based in Utah, USA came third.
Croatia’s Stadion Kantrida came fourth while the famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena in California was ranked 6th overall.
FNB Stadium also known as the Calabash was the only stadium from across the African continent that made it into the world top 15 with USA structures dominating the top 15 list.