PRESENTING: The 18 Toughest Places To Play In All Of Sports

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There are a lot of imposing stadiums in sports — places where the opposing team has virtually no chance of winning.But have you ever wondered what venue is the toughest to win in, across all sports?

You might be surprised.

Here’s how we compiled the rankings:

  • We took the win-loss records for all major sports as of the last season completed
  • For baseball, we just used teams’ current records
  • Teams are then ordered by home winning percentage
  • In sports that include ties, we counted every tie as half a win
  • College teams weren’t considered, due to huge differences in strength of schedule

18. Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays

Rays' winning percentage: .708 (17 wins, 7 losses)

Capacity: 42,735

17. Scottrade centre, home of the St. Louis Blues

Blues' winning percentage: .731 (30 wins, 6 losses, 5 overtime losses)

Capacity: 19,150

The Blues were the only team in the NHL to win over 70% of their regular-season home games in 2011-12.

16. San Siro, home of A.C. Milan

Milan's winning percentage: .763 (12 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses)


Capacity: 80,180

15. FedExForum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies (TIE)

Grizzlies' winning percentage: .787 (26 wins, 7 losses)

Capacity: 18,119


15. Staples centre, home of the Los Angeles Lakers (TIE)

Lakers' winning percentage: .787 (26 wins, 7 losses)

Capacity: 18,997

15. Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder (TIE)

Thunder winning percentage: .787 (26 wins, 7 losses)

Capacity: 18,203

15. United centre, home of the Chicago Bulls (TIE)

Bulls' winning percentage: .787 (26 wins, 7 losses)

Capacity: 20,917

14. Parc des Princes, home of Paris Saint-Germain

PSG's winning percentage: .815 (14 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses)

Capacity: 48,712

13. Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers' winning percentage: .826 (19 wins, 4 losses)

Capacity: 56,000

12. Estadio Tecnologico, home of Monterrey

Monterrey's winning percentage: .833 (7 wins, 2 ties)

Capacity: 32,864

11. Juventus Stadium, home of Juventus (TIE)

Juventus' winning percentage: .842 (13 wins, 6 ties)

Capacity: 41,000


11. Old Trafford, home of Manchester United (TIE)

United's winning percentage: .842 (15 wins, 2 ties, 2 losses)

Capacity: 75,811

10. American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat (TIE)

Heat's winning percentage: .848 (28 wins, 5 losses)

Capacity: 19,600

10. AT&T centre, home of the San Antonio Spurs (TIE)

Spurs' winning percentage: .848 (28 wins, 5 losses)

Capacity: 18,581

9. Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich

Bayern's winning percentage: .852 (14 wins, 1 tie, 2 losses)

Capacity: 69,901

8. Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers (TIE)

Steelers' winning percentage:.875 (7 wins, 1 loss)

Capacity: 65,050

8. Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots (TIE)

Patriots' winning percentage:.875 (7 wins, 1 loss)

Capacity: 68,756

7. Westfalenstadion, home of Borussia Dortmund (TIE)

Dortmund's winning percentage: .882 (14 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss)

Capacity: 80,720

7. AFAS Stadion, home of AZ Alkmaar (TIE)

Alkmaar's winning percentage: .882 (13 wins, 4 ties)

Capacity: 17,000

6. The County Ground, home of Swindon Town

Swindon Town's winning percentage: .891 (19 wins, 3 ties, 1 loss)

Capacity: 15,728

5. Stade de la Mosson, home of Montpellier (TIE)

Montpellier's winning percentage: .894 (16 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss)

Capacity: 32,900

5. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, home of Real Madrid (TIE)

Real Madrid's winning percentage: .894 (16 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss)

Capacity: 85,454

4. Philips Stadion, home of PSV Eindhoven

PSV's winning percentage: .911 (15 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss)

Capacity: 35,000

3. Camp Nou, home of Barcelona

Barcelona's winning percentage: .921 (17 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss)

Capacity: 88,787

2. Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City

Manchester City's winning percentage: .973 (18 wins, 1 tie)

Capacity: 47,805

1. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints (TIE)

Saints' winning percentage: 1.000 (8 wins, 0 losses)

Capacity: 76,468

1. M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens (TIE)

Ravens' winning percentage: 1.000 (8 wins, 0 losses)

Capacity: 71,008

1. Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers (TIE)

Packers' winning percentage: 1.000 (8 wins, 0 losses)

Capacity: 73,128

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