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Sport is a truly global phenomenon that is enjoyed by millions, even billions of people from every corner of the planet. If you’re a sports fan, a holiday can be the perfect excuse to check out some of the sporting facilities and infrastructure in exotic new places. A Sports Tour of Asia

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When we think of sports, we tend to think of Europe and the Americas. However, Asia has a rich sporting tradition too, and the region is home to some absolutely fantastic stadiums. We’ve listed a few below, be sure to check these out if you’re planning a sports tour of Asia.

Narendra Modi Stadium

Named after India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, this 110,000-seater stadium is the world’s largest cricket venue. The stadium can be found in Ahmedabad, India, and hosts a number of major cricket events and attracts huge audience numbers.

First constructed in 1983, when it was named the Motera Cricket Stadium, the venue was completely demolished in 2015 and then rebuilt in 2020. The Narendra Modi Stadium is set to host the opening and final games of this year’s ICC World Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the cricket calendar.

Singapore National Stadium

Located in Kallang, the Singapore National Stadium is one of the world’s most striking sporting venues. Its unique domed structure is unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere, and in fact, is one of the biggest domes on the planet.

The venue is multi-purpose and plays host to both the Singapore national football team and national cricket team, while also regularly hosting athletics and rugby events.

Japan National Stadium

The Japan National Stadium can be found in the country’s capital, Tokyo. It was built on the site of the old national stadium and was opened in 2019 to host the 2020 Olympics.

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The 80,000-capacity stadium is the home venue of the Japan national rugby team and hosts various other sporting events. If you visit a sportsbook, you’re sure to see events in this stadium listed.

What makes the Japan National Stadium unique is that it uses sustainable materials such as wood as key components. In addition, a system is in place that collects rainwater to nourish the grass, and solar panels on the roof help generate power.

Beijing National Stadium

The Beijing National Stadium was constructed in 2008 and used to host the Beijing Olympics that same year. It is popularly referred to as the Bird’s Nest stadium, due to its unique, patterned design that uses steel beams to mimic the designs of traditional Chinese ceramics.

The 80,000-seater stadium is currently used to host a number of different sporting events and has become a major tourist attraction in the region.

Jakarta International Stadium

The Jakarta International Stadium is a new venue that opened its doors in 2022. It’s the largest stadium in Indonesia, with a maximum capacity of 82,000, and it’s the world’s second-largest stadium to feature a retractable roof.

The Jakarta International Stadium is the home of football club Persija Jakarta and of the Indonesia national football team.

Morodok Techo National Stadium

This 60,000-capacity stadium is the largest in Cambodia. Opened in 2021, the Morodok Techo National Stadium is the home of the Cambodian national football team.

The design of the structure was inspired by ships and Cambodia’s national flower, the Rumduol. It’s an impressive sight and should definitely be on your list of stadiums to visit.

Conclusion

A sports holiday can be a wonderful experience that gives you the chance to check out some of the world’s top sporting destinations. If you’re heading to Asia, use this list to plan your trip and visit some of the region’s most impressive stadiums.

 

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