In sport the sportsmen themselves take centre stage and rightly so. But let's take a moment to recognize something equally important. The venues. They're iconic, they can create atmosphere, they showcase the worlds finest.
So list your favourite sporting venues, whether you have been to them or not does not matter, oh and do give an explanation as to why they're you're favourite.
Here's mine:Laguna Seca
Well known to any motorsport fan particualrly for perhaps the greates corner of any race track. I am of course talking about the infamous corskscrew. Arguably the hardest turn of any track. But that is a discredit to the rest of it. The entire track is a joy to view the motorbikes or cars race around. The baron wilderness that surrounds it matches it perfectly.Old Trafford
While I may not be the biggest fan of the club there is no denying that Old Trafford is a place to behold. the best stadium in the UK no question about it. The large attendances that it gathers makes it a fortress. Both the design of the exterior and the interior is fantastic.Beijing National Stadium (Birds Nest)
Very much down to the exterior design is why I'm in love with it. The showpiece of Beijings superb Olympics that hosted the best opening and closing ceremony of an Olympic games. A sight to behold that I very much wish to visit one day.Trent Bridge
Fantastic place, been a few times now to see Notts play in the Twenty20 and County matches, sadly never been to an England match there. I do hope to remedy this in the futureTimsah Arena (under construction)
I think this will look fantastic, especially love the crocodile head part.Inonu Stadium
Yes it has a running track and generally I dislike these but the openness of the ground is superb.Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
And of course our home ground, while it may look generic on the exterior it looks magnificent on the inside when full.
As for the worst I've got to sayCircuit de Monaco
Home to the worst F1 race on the calendar. Very much void of any competitiveness due to the narrow streets. I hate it, absolutely hate it. The only race I refuse to watch. If you qualify first on the grid then you're a shoe in for the race win.
So what are your favourite sporting venues? They can be from any sport (bar horse racing).