The Best Soccer Stadiums with Guided Tours

29 June, 2020
You can do more than just watch a game at a soccer stadium. At many of them, you can take a guided tour and visit museums! Here's a list of some stadium tours that shouldn't be missed.
 

If you’re a sports fan, then you probably keep an eye out for sports museums or guided tours when you’re on holiday. If you’re a soccer fan, then we’ve got just the thing for you. Today, we present a list of some of the best soccer stadiums with guided tours.

Soccer stadiums with guided tours

In the past, the only way to see a sports stadium was to go and watch a game. But now, you can take special guided tours. You can visit every corner of the stadium, as well as some special attractions. Here’s a list of some of the best.

1. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Real Madrid)

The Bernabéu Tour is one of the most famous in the world. It’s the third most visited museum in Madrid. The home of Real Madrid is open to anyone who wants to feel like an elite player for at least a couple of hours.

On the tour, you’ll be able to learn all about the club’s history, see all the trophies and pieces of history, and even go in the locker and press rooms. There’s also the ‘white planet’ with its mapping technology. This tour is the perfect opportunity to experience all of the emotions of being on the bench or on the pitch.

2. Soccer stadiums with guided tours: Camp Nou (Barcelona)

This stadium tour offers you the chance to feel exactly how the players do when they leave the locker room, walk through the tunnel, and come out onto the field. You can also see all of the trophies that Barcelona have won over the years.

The Camp Nou in Barcelona.
 

Tour a room dedicated to Leonel Messi, learn about the club’s history in the museum, get up close to the five European Cups won by Barcelona, or ​​access the press room. There’s even the Robokeeper Penalty Challenge or a virtual reality experience of what it’s like to be on the field. Totally unmissable!

3. Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Boca Juniors)

The Boca Juniors stadium is commonly known as La Bombonera and offers a full guided tour for all sports fans. Along the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the club, step out on to the playing field, take a seat in the dugout, enter the locker room, and much more besides.

As well as all that, you can also visit the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (the Boquense Passion Museum), the first of its kind in all of America. It contains a trophy exhibition area, huge player photographs, and much more.

4. Old Trafford Experience (Manchester United)

If you ever get the chance to visit Manchester, you can’t miss the Legendary Old Trafford stadium. The guided tour includes the locker room, the tunnel, the referee’s room, and, of course, the stadium museum, which details the Red Devils’ prolific history.

You’ll also have the chance to sit on the very same bench as Sir Alex Ferguson and admire Old Trafford from different positions. You’re bound to be completely awestruck!

5. Soccer stadiums with guided tours: Maracanã Tour (Rio de Janeiro)

This stadium has seen so many important matches, including the World Cup finals and the Olympics. The Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro opened in 1950 and was recently renovated. There are guided tours available every day.

 
The Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The Maracanã Tour offers the chance to see a permanent exhibition of the history of Brazilian soccer and its key players, including, of course, the legendary Pelé. The tour also includes areas such as the press room, the playing field, and more.

6. Tour River (River Plate)

There are various ways of getting to know El Monumental. One of them is through a complete tour, which includes a guided tour and entrance to the museum. The tour takes you through the box of honor, the playing field, the visitors’ dressing room, the tunnel, and much more besides.

Founded in 2009, the River Museum also displays treasures from the club’s 110-year-old history. Going through the ‘time tunnel’, you’ll relive the best goals, outstanding matches, and unforgettable plays on the pitch. And it finishes off with a 360° cinema!

There are, obviously, many other stadiums in the world with some great stadium tours on offer, but we can’t list all of them. But, you might want to check out Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) or the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) in England or the Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) and the Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) in Germany.

 
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