As England found out in October 2006, the Maksimir Stadium is not a place for the faint-hearted.
Be it a game involving the Croatia national team, or a home match for Dinamo Zagreb, the Maksimir can be an extremely hostile place to be.
The introduction of seats has taken the capacity down to less than half that but it remains a formidable venue, a real fortress for both Red Star and the Serbian national team.
With an athletics track running around the pitch the fans are a bit further away from the players than most of the other grounds in the top ten, "thank God" think the players - big games in the 'Marakana' are harrowing enough for the opposition without the fans being right next to them.
"Take a walk on the wild side" sang Lou Reed, apparently about a journey around tough New York. Situated as it is in the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires, a Superclasico trip into this neighbourhood for the more upper-class followers of River Plate is precarious in itself.