The Serbian version of Brazil’s Maracana used to seat more than a hundred thousand people but was trimmed down to 51,500.
This incredibly huge edifice which can seat up to 105,000 spectators is the home of the national football team and the privately owned Club America. Etienne, this multi-purpose stadium which currently seats 26,500 fans but is currently being redesigned to sit 40,830 fans sets it apart from the rest because of the crazy antics fans employ to encourage their teams.
Nicknames such as “Green Hell” and “Le Chaudron” (the Chauldron) should paint the picture.
If two rival teams play in the same home stadium, how heated could the games in this stadium be?
Although Peñarol plays with other Uruguayan teams and the Nacional team plays with other countries’ teams, when the two teams and their fans meet, they create one of the most heated and intimidating spectacles around. ” That’s how the fans greet their opponents to scare the living daylights out of them.
That’s hostile enough for the opponents of the home team to refuse to play on these grounds all together.