THE LIST: The 10 greatest sporting venues in the world

20 April 2009 02:44
Sportsmail celebrates thosecathedrals of sport that every fan needs to visit at least once intheir lives. Some may be quite ordinary but are made magical by acertain event or moment.

View Nos 50-41 hereView Nos 40-31 hereView Nos 30-21 hereView Nos 20-11 hereOthers are simply beautiful, such as theOlympic diving pool at Montjuic, Barcelona, open for anyone to havea dip in July and August.

What a tough task it provedwhittling this down to 50. Some great venues are scandalously absent- as I'm sure you will tell us on our message boards or in the commentssection below.

We've been counting down from 50 all week, now we reveal our top 10.

The Alternative List: Boffins pick their greatest sporting venuesSPORTSMAIL'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S BEST SPORTING VENUES - Nos 10-1.        HAVE YOUR SAY.     Which sporting venue is the greatest in the world? Sportsmail have compiled their top 50 sporting venues for the latest edition of The List. But which iconic arena would be your number one?Think our selections are ridiculous? Put us right on our debate pages. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK 10) Melbourne Cricket Ground9) St Andrews (golf)8) Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid7) Millennium Stadium6) Augusta National5) Anfield4) All England Club, Wimbledon3) Lord's2) Nou Camp, Barcelona1) The old Wembley Stadium No 10: Shane Warne is held aloft at the iconic MCG shortly after Australia had defeated England in December, 2006

No 9: The picturesque 18th at St Andrews in Fife

No 8: Real Madrid's intimidating Santiago Bernabeu

No 7: The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff opens the 1999 Rugby World Cup shortly after it's grand unveiling

No 6: The beautiful Augusta National golf course - the home of the Masters - in Georgia

No 5: The home of Liverpool - Anfield, as seen from the Kop, is still as magical as an all-seat stadium

No 4: The All England Club at Wimbledon, complete with Centre Court's new retractable roof

No 3: Lord's - the home of cricket

No 2: The imcomparable Nou Camp in Barcelona - the scene of Manchester United's 1999 Champions League triumph but, more often, English heartache

No 1: The new Wembley make look shiny and brilliant, but there is a majesty about the old Empire Stadium, complete with its twin towers, that cannot be matched

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