Five stadiums the All Blacks should visit

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang is the biggest stadium in the world. Photo / Getty
The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang is the biggest stadium in the world. Photo / Getty

On the back of selling out Soldier Field in Chicago for tomorrow morning's clash against Ireland, we propose five more stadiums the All Blacks should visit.

1. National Stadium, Suva, Fiji
After breaking their Pacific Island duck with last year's trip to Apia, it's probably about time the All Blacks shared the love and went to Fiji. National Stadium was the scene of July's Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and Crusaders and, by all accounts, the teams enjoyed a cracking week in the capital.

2. Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It's difficult to find a stadium more steeped in history than the Maracana. Having hosted the athletics competition at this year's Olympics, the jewel of Rio is better known for being the venue for two football World Cup finals, the first of which, in 1950, saw 200,000 locals cram in to watch Brazil upset by Uruguay.

3. Pafiako Stadium, Paphos, Cyprus
An All Blacks visit to Pafiako Stadium would at last give World Rugby the showdown it needs - between the two record-holders for consecutive test wins.

The 9000-capacity venue was a stronghold during Cyprus' run of 24 straight victories, a streak the All Blacks (18) are now approaching.

4. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
The 'New Field' is not so new any more, having been the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. With a capacity a tick under 100,000, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and has even hosted a rugby game, setting an attendance record for a domestic match when Racing 92 edged Toulon in this year's Top 14 final.

5. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea
Unsure whether the regime would allow in the All Blacks but Kim Jong-un is a huge sports fan, having once famously shot a perfect golf round of 18. The All Blacks would set another new record if they ever did head to the Democratic People's Republic - the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the biggest in the world, with a capacity of 114,000 putting it ahead of eight college football stadiums in the United States.

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