It’s nearly summer, which means it’s time to take in grandiose concerts and beer-soaked sporting events. Of course, being the building fans that we are, what we really appreciate about these sorts of events are the architectural marvels in which they are hosted. In fact, we like them so much that we’re sharing with you our favorite stadiums from around the world…

Begining with Mexico’s ultra-green and very volcano-like soccer stadium.

Volcano stadium mexico

Staying with the environmentally-friendly theme, check out Taiwan’s 100 per cent solar-powered stadium.

Taiwan's solar stadium

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This, meanwhile, is relevant to our interests: The old Osaka Stadium in Japan, which briefly served as a giant showroom for model homes in the late 1990s before it was demolished.

Osaka Stadium, Japan

And from a stadium that’s been knocked down to another that hasn’t even been built yet: Here’s what Qatar has planned for the FIFA World Cup tournament they’ll be hosting in 2022.

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And another stadium peninsula: The soccer pitch that floats in Singapore’s Marina Bay.

Floating soccer field Marina Bay, Singapore

Or how about this indoor snow stadium — because how else would you ski in the desert? Even if this opulent structure didn’t have such a self-explanatory name, we wouldn’t need to tell in which city Ski Dubai is located.

Ski Dubai

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To call this soccer field on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic a stadium is a little misleading. But then again, it’s not like the rolling hills and seaside cliffs wouldn’t provide ample seating for any number of fans.

the Faroe Islands soccer

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