The World’s 10 Most Iconic Football Stands

These 10 stands are very famous and very loud ‒ so loud they can put the opposing team under pressure, force them to play poorly and, more often than not, leave tasting defeat. Here are FourFourTwo’s 10 most iconic stands in world football…

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Yellow Wall (Signal Iduna Park  Borussia Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund fans are known for being among the most fanatic in all over Europe, with Signal Iduna Park regularly the highest attended stadium in the continent. That is personified by their famous south stand, known as the Yellow Wall.

It is the largest freestanding stand in Europe, with a 25,000-strong capacity.

When it’s packed, rocking and in full voice, it’s truly a sight to behold and must be a nightmare for opposition sides. It helps create comfortably one of the best atmospheres in world football.

Stretford End (Old Trafford - Manchester United)

One of the loudest stands in England is found at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. The Theatre of Dream’s west stand, also known as the Stretford End, is intimidating for the Red Devils’ opponents.

It is where you will find the club’s hardcore supporters, singing and chanting from the first kick to the final whistle. It has a capacity of 20,000.

Spion Kop (Anfield - Liverpool)

Along with Old Trafford, Anfield has another of the loudest stands in England. Known as the Kop, it has a capacity of 12,000 and is filled with Liverpool’s fanatics and loyal band of supporters.

You will never hear You’ll Never Walk Alone sung louder than here, while the regular chants during the match are often just as loud. Throw in the sea of waving flags and banners and the Kop comes alive.

All who witness the Kop are impressed by it, including many of the world’s top football managers and players. Arsene Wenger is one who has expressed his admiration and respect for the Liverpool supporters.