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Jun182014

World Cup Final Stadiums: A Visual History

World Cup Final Stadiums: A Visual History infographic

The World Cup is in full swing with group play starting last week. We cannot tell you who will be the winner of this World Cup; however, the World Cup Final Stadiums: A Visual History infographic from Grass Form can tell you the countries, stadiums, and winners of the past.

La Coupe de Monde. La Copa del Mundo. The World Cup. No matter what language you say it in the biggest competition in football always means the same thing; a summer festival for millions watching the beautiful game.

Every edition of the World Cup is special in it’s own right but this year stands out from the rest; football is heading back to its spiritual home, Brazil.

The Seleção are aiming for a historic sixth triumph in front of an expectant home crowd – the pressure is on for Neymar & co. to deliver the goods in classic Jogo Bonito style.

Of course part of the World Cup legend are the iconic stadia; from the timeless twin towers of Wembley to the newly-revamped Maracanã which will take pride of place at this year’s tournament, these coliseums have provided the platforms for the most iconic moments in the history of the game.

A good visual representation of each stadium. Adding the flag of the host’s country on top of each of the stadiums is great touch. However, underneath the stadiums, we could use some better visuals.  The design could have visualized the relative sizes of the stadium capacities and used the flag of the winning teams.  The year each stadium was built isn’t really relevant information.

I love the topic choice by Grass Form, a turf company.  More information could have been included in the infographic about the type of grass used in each stadium to make the topic even more relevant to the publishing company.

Thanks to Dave for sending in the link!

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Reader Comments (5)

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament for men's national teams. It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 in South Korea and Japan, making it the first World Cup held in Asia.
June 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterunknown
Agree with you, Randy. However, I kinda like knowing when the stadiums are built - sentimental value, and shows that you don't necessarily need to build new stadiums in order to host the World Cup.
June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIsmail N
Maracana's new capacity is 78.838 not 96.000 as informed in the graphic.
June 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndre de Souza
When the 1966 World Cup Final was played at Wembley the 'then' capacity was in fact 100,000. Surely the capacity when the final was played is relevant?
June 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Strover
Nice, but the Olympiastadion, Berlin is incorrect. The gap in the stand should be behind the goals, rather than in the middle.
June 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Macnamara

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