Switzerland witnessed the most recent addition to the world of cricket as the superstars from the 90’s gathered to play cricket on Ice … YES, you read me correctly. St Moritz‘s frozen Lake became the first sporting venue to host an Ice Cricket tournament with likes of Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Jacques Kallis gracing the event with their presence. We look at 5 most beautiful sporting venues of the world.
The quality of the ice cricket was more than pleasing as there were many fours and sixes being hit and despite the adverse conditions in St. Moritz, fielders gave their all and turned the event into a huge success. With all the cricketers on the show, we could not help but notice the exotic scenery which surrounded the 22-yards for the match, which is why we take a look at 5 more sporting venues of such kind.
St. Moritz is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the frozen lake cricket ground turned the place into one of the most beautiful sporting venues in the world. While seeing the Ice Cricket action unfold, we thought of taking a look at the 5 most beautiful sporting venues in the world.
1). Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, China
Popularly known as the Bird’s Nest the National Stadium is situated in Olympic Green Village and hosted the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It is an 80,000 seater stadium with an inner concrete wall which gives the stadium a Bird’s Nest view. It was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and cost $480 million. Night lights is another spectacle which leaves the onlookers to marvel at the creation and does not regret the fact that they aren’t inside watching the sporting action LIVE.
2). Queenstown Events Centre, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, the Queenstown Events Centre has a stunning backdrop formed by the Remarkables mountain range. Although some people believe that its location, which is very close to an airport, offsets its charm, others say that a jet flying around only adds to the beauty of the place.
3). HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, India
It was a very tough tussle between South Africa’s Newlands Capetown and India’s HPCA Dharamshala and we are not being biased but Dharamshala’s backdrop is more delightful and the fact that you could see snowy mountains, it just adds to user’s viewing experience.
4). CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Shifting our focus from Cricket and Football, CenturyLink Field serves as the home for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer. The true spectacle of this venue comes during the season end with Seattle Seahawks qualifying for the year-end events. The fireworks at the end of games is a true sporting spectacle.
5). Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
The Allianz Arena opened in 2005 and was the first to change colors, according to the team, that was playing. The police say, drivers usually get distracted seeing the panels change colors, while driving alongside the stadium. If you are passing by the stadium, make sure to avoid looking at the venue and driving as it may cause road-accidents. The venue plays host tp the most successful German football club of all time, Bayern Munich.