All of these arenas are located in South America.
From thrilling matches to providing livelihood to the people, football stadiums are special in their own way. With the passing of time, the stadiums have also evolved. Modern day stadiums are equipped with all the modern facilities and technologies. Some stadiums are also situated at pretty high altitudes. While these fascinating marvels of architecture provide breathtaking views, these can be a cause of concern to the players who may find difficulty in breathing.
Here are the list of the 10 highest altitude football stadiums in the world.
10. Estadio El Campin (10,660 ft)
Estadio El Campin is situated in the scenic destination of Bogota in Colombia. One of the highest altitude stadiums in the world, authorities built it as the city of Bogota lacked a sports venue. It sits atop an altitude of 3,250m (10,660 ft) above sea level. It first opened its doors in August 10, 1938 with a match between Colombia and Ecuador . El Campin has a capacity of 36,343 and is home to Colombian clubs Millonarios FC and Independiente FC.
9. Estadio Huancayo (10,690 ft)
Estadio Huancayo, one of the highest altitude stadiums in the world, is located in the mountainous region of Huancayo. The stadium is located at an elevation of 3,259 m (10,690 ft) above sea level. Estadio Huancayo is home to Sport Huancayo and Deportivo Junin and has a capacity of 20,000. Not only does the stadium hold football matches, but also is used for other sports and political activities.
8. Estadio Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (11,079 ft)
Estadio Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is located at the heart of Cusco, Peru. The stadium hosted the third place match of the 2004 Copa America. It sits at an altitude of 3,377m (11,079 ft) above sea level. It was built in 1950 with an initial capacity of 20,000. Now the stadium is home to Real Garcilaso Cusco and Club Cienciano del Cusco and has a capacity of 42,056.
7. Estadio Hernando Siles (11,824 ft)
Estadio Hernado Siles, is situated in La Paz, Bolivia. The stadium gets its name from the former Bolivian president Hernando Siles. It first opened its doors in 1930 with a match between local La Paz teams, The Strongest and Universitario.
It is located at an altitude of 3,605m (11,824 ft) above sea level. The La Paz Municipilaity owns the stadium and any club is able to rent the stadium for the home matches. The stadium has a capacity of 41,143 and is the home stadium of the Bolivia National Team.
6. Estadio Jesus Bermudez (12,253 ft)
Estadio Jesus Bermudez gets its name after Jesus Bermudez, the goalkeeper of the first official Bolivian national team. It is located at an altitude of 3,735 m (12,253 ft) above sea level; in Oruro, Bolivia. The stadium opened its doors in 1955 and hosted two Copa America matches in 1975 and a third place match in 1997. It is home to Club San Jose and Oruro Royal and has a capacity of 30,000.
5. Estadio Guillermo Briceno (12,545 ft)
The city of Juliaca, Peru is home to Estadio Guillermo Bricenox . It is located at an altitude of 3,824m (12, 545 ft) above sea level. The stadium officially opened its doors in 1946 and is home to Peruvian side Deportivo Biancional. It has a seating capacity of 20,030.
4. Estadio Enrique Torres Bolen (12,562 ft)
Estadio Enrique Torres Belon is located near Lake Titicaca in the city of Puno, Peru .It is one of the most unique stadiums as engineers built it entirely out of stones. One of the highest stadiums in the world, it gets its name after Enrique Torres Belon, a former senator of Peru.
It sits at an altitude of 3,829m (12,562 ft) above sea level. The stadium opened in 1963 and is home to Alfonso Ugarte. This architecture marvel has a seating capacity of 20,000.
3. Estadio Victor Augustin Ugarte (12,795 ft)
Estadio Victor Augustin Ugarte was first called Estadio San Clemente and is located in Potosi, Bolivia. It is the third highest stadium in the world at an altitude 3,900m (12,795 ft) above sea level. The stadium was first opened in 1992 and is home to Real Potosi and Nacional Potosi. The stadium has a seating capacity of 32,105.
2. Estadio de Villa Ingenio (13,392 ft)
Estadio de Vila Ingenio, is situated in El Alto, Bolivia. It has an altitude of 4,082m (13,392 ft), the second-highest in the world. The stadium first opened its doors in 2017 and has a seating capacity of 25,000. It also plays host to two Bolivian clubs, Always Ready and Club Deportivo FATIC.
1. Estadio Daniel Alcides Carrion (14,232 ft)
The city of Cerro de Pasco, Peru is host to the Estadio Daniel Alcides Carrion. It is the stadium with the highest altitude in the world, located at an astounding 4,338m (14,232 ft) above sea level. The Egyptian Armed Forces Corps engineers designed the stadium. It is home to Union Minas and has a seating capacity of 8,000.