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Football stadiums with a reputation for atmosphere

Published 1211 GMT (2011 HKT) October 1, 2018
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Borussia's Dortmund's Westfalenstadion Stadium is known for its "Yellow Wall." The south stand is packed full of impassioned fans who together create one of the most spell-binding sights in football. Dressed in the team's yellow and black, supporters create an intimidating atmosphere for the opposition. Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
There is something special about Anfield on a European night and the stadium's Spion Kop seems to drag the ball into the goal when Liverpool are attacking that end. Fans also sing the stirring "You'll Never Walk Alone" before every match to create a spine-tingling spectacle. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Turk Telekom Stadium is home to Turkish giants Galatasaray. The fans here don't just wait for the big games to create an atmosphere. The stadium -- which is the second biggest in the country with a capacity of 52,223 -- is always awash with flags, scarves and flares. BULENT KILIC/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Stadio San Paolo has one of the most raucous atmospheres in Serie A. Large flags and constant singing are common place in Naples, making this iconic stadium rock during home matches. CARLO HERMANN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is a gladiatorial like venue. With a capacity of 72,698, the stadium is home to both Roma and Lazio. The fiery atmosphere is magnified by the traditional surroundings which helps produce a caldron of noise. Paolo Bruno/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
With a capacity of 43,883, the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan cannot compare to the size of some stadiums in La Liga but its atmosphere can. The home fans are a big factor behind Sevilla's impressive home-record. The team went over a year without a loss at home in 2017. David Ramos/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
La Bombonera is the home to Argentine side Boca Juniors. The fans are at most vocal for the Buenos Aires derby against River Plate where both sets of supporters combine to make a carnival like atmosphere. It may only have capacity of 49,000, but the tight surroundings make for an electric wall of noise. Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
The Rajko Mitic Stadium in Serbia can be one of the most intimidating places to play football. Fans create huge banners in support of the team and frequently use pyrotechnics to intimidate the opposition. Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images