The Largest Stadiums In The World

Let’s take a look at the 10 Biggest Stadiums in the World

The reason why we chose to talk about the biggest stadiums in the world is that, football is the most popular and most watched sport in the world. This huge interest in football has led people to build thousands of football stadiums. Listed below are the ten largest football stadiums in the world, based on their capacity.

10-Stadium Salt Lake

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  • Name Salt Lake
  • Location Salt Lake, India
  • Capacity 85,000 sells
  • Open January 1984

Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), is a multi-sport stadium in Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India, with a current capacity of 85.000 seats. The stadium’s record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131.781 spectators watched the Federation Cup semi-final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. Prior to its renovation in 2011, it was the second largest football stadium in the world, with a capacity of 120.000 seats. 

The stadium hosted the final match of the U-17 World Cup, in 2017, in addition to holding the other matches of the tournament. Due to security measures, the stadium was only open to 66.687 spectators, instead of the stadium capacity of 85.000 seats. It will be used again for the 17 U-2020 Women's World Cup.

The stadium’s record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131,781 spectators watched the Federation Cup semi-final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. in 17.Salt Lake Stadium hosts home games of local clubs Mohun Bagan and East Bengal playing in the I-League.

The stadium recently returned with natural grass from artificial turf as part of preparations for hosting the 17 U-2017 World Cup. Salt Lake Stadium hosts home games of local clubs Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, who play in I -League.

This stadium, as one of the largest stadiums in the world, also hosts important athletic events. He has hosted the 1987 SAF Games and various national athletics events in India. The stadium also organizes various types of cultural programs, such as dance and music concerts.

9-Stadium Borg El-Arab

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  • Name Borg El-Arab 
  • Location Alexandria, Egypt
  • Capacity 86,000 sells
  • Hapur 2007

Borg El Arab Stadium is a stadium built in 2005 in Borg El Arab, 25 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa (after the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg) with a capacity of 86.000 seats. It is also the 27th largest stadium in the world, and the 9th largest football stadium in the world.

It is located on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Highway 10 km from Borg El Arab Airport and 15 km from Alexandria city center. Egypt chose Borg El Arab Stadium to be among the stadiums that hosted the 20 FIFA U-2009 World Cup.

The main stands of Borg El Arab can accommodate 86 thousand spectators in the upper and lower levels. The stadium field of view is designed to allow spectators to see all corners of the field without hindrance.

While the exclusive VIP cabin has 22 seats, the terrace can accommodate 300 spectators. Personal media space can include up to 300 journalists. An outdoor space is available for people with special needs.

8- Bukit Jalil National Stadium

the largest stadiums in the world
  • Name Bukit Jalil 
  • Location Malaysia
  • Capacity 87,411 sells
  • Open July 11, 1998

Among the largest stadiums in the world is the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex south of the center of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

With a capacity of 87.411 seats, it is the largest in Southeast Asia and the eighth largest football stadium in the world. It was formally inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Bin Mohamad, on July 11, 1998 before the 1998 Commonwealth Games. 

Since then, this stadium has become the venue for other international multi-sporting events, such as the 2001 Southeast Asian Games and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, and nowadays hosts most of Malaysia's international football matches, the finals of the competitions of national level football such as Malaysian FA Cup, Malaysian Cup, athletic events and music concerts.

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7-Azteca Stadium

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  • Name Azteca Stadium
  • Location Tlaplan, Mexico City
  • Capacity 87,523 sells
  • Open May 29, 1966

Aztec Stadium is a multi-sport stadium located in Mexico City. With a capacity of 87.523 seats, it is the largest stadium in Mexico and is located at an altitude of 2.195 meters above sea level. This stadium also hosted the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England in which Diego Maradona scored the "Hand of God" goal, as well as the "Goal of the Century".

It is the official home of the Club América football club, and the Mexican national football team. 

Since 2018, the stadium also serves as the home of Cruz Azul. Considered one of the most famous and iconic football stadiums in the world, it is the first to host two World Cup finals: in 1970, the World Cup final, where Brazil defeated Italy 4–1, and the World Cup final. 1986 World Cup, where Argentina defeated West Germany 3–2.   

She also hosted the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England in which Diego Maradona scored both "God's Hand Goal" and "Century Goal".

6- Stadiums Gelora bung Karno

the largest stadiums in the world
  • Name Gelora Bung Karno  
  • Location Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Capacity 88,306 sells
  • Open 1962
  • Cost $ 12.5 million

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is the largest stadium in Indonesia. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a multi-sport stadium. Indonesians named the stadium in honor of Sukarno - the country's first president. When it first opened, before the 1962 Asian Games, the stadium had a capacity of 110.000 seats. It has shrunk twice during renovations: first to 88.306 seats in 2006 for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and then only to 77.193 seats as part of renovations for the 2018 Asian Games and the Pre-Asian Games. It now has a capacity of 88.306 seats.

Since its opening, it holds the record as the largest stadium in Indonesia, despite having undergone several renovations that have greatly changed its capacity since its initial construction. 

This stadium, as one of the largest stadiums in the world, has hosted several important international football matches, including the 2007 AFC Asian Cup final and Asiad 2018.

5-Wembley Stadium 

the largest stadiums in the world
  • Wembley name
  • Location London, England
  • Capacity 90,000 sells
  • Hapur 2007
  • Cost 947 XNUMX million

Wembley Stadiums was opened in 2007. Since it was built, it has been designated as the football temple in England.

It is now owned by the Football Association (FA). With 90.000 seats, it is the largest football stadium in England, the largest stadium in the UK and the second largest stadium in Europe. The stadium usually hosts major football matches, including the home matches of the England national football team and the FA Cup Final.

The final of the UEFA Champions League 2011 and 2013 took place there and will host both the semi-final and the final of UEFA Euro 2020. In addition to the home games of England and the FA Cup final, the stadium also organizes other major games in English football, including the opening season of the FA Community Shield, the League Cup final, the FA Cup semi-final, the Football League semi-final, etc.

Football League play-off matches, FA Trophy, FA Vase play-offs and National League. This stadium will host seven matches in UEFA Euro 2020, (including two semi-finals and the final), as well as the final of the UEFA Champions League 2023. 

The stadium hosted the gold medal matches at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. The stadium also hosts the final conference of the Challenge Cup Rugby League, NFL London Games and music concerts.

4-Rose Bowl Stadium 

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  • Name Rose bowl 
  • Location California, USA
  • Capacity 92,542
  • Hapur 1922 sells
  • Costs $ 272,198

Stadium Rose Bowl is considered a National Historic Monument. It is an athletic stadium and is located in Pasadena, California, USA

The stadium, as one of the largest stadiums in the world, is considered a historic landmark of Civil Engineering in California. With a capacity of 92.542 seats, Spieker Field in the Rose Bowl - another stadium name - is the fourth largest football stadium on Earth. This stadium has hosted some important tournaments. In 1984 the Olympic Gold Medal match was organized there and in 1994 the World Cup final. 

Since 1982, it has become the home of the UCLA Bruins team. The Rose Bowl is best known as the host of American football matches, specifically that of the Rose Bowl Game, from which it takes its name. Since 1982, he has also served as the home stadium of the UCLA Bruins football team and has also hosted five Super Bowl games.

3- Stadiums First National Bank

Stadiums First National Bank
  • Name First National Bank
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Capacity 94,736 sells
  • Open 1989
  • Cost 440 Million Rand

Stadium First national bank , or simply FNB Stadium, is the largest football stadium in Africa and is the 3rd largest stadium in the world. In 1990, it was chosen to be the scene of Nelson Mandela's first speech shortly after his release from prison. The stadium also hosted and hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup final. Prior to restoration for the World Cup, it had 80.000 seats.

It is home to Kaizer Chiefs FC in the South African Premier Division, as well as the main matches of the South African national football team (Bafana Bafana).

In 1990, it was chosen to be the scene of Nelson Mandela's first speech shortly after his release from prison. The stadium also hosted and hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. Prior to the restoration for the World Cup, it had 80,000 seats.

2-Stadiums Camp Nou 

camp nou
  • Name Camp Nou
  • Location Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • Capacity 99,354 sells
  • Open 1957
  • Cost 288 Million Peseta

Camp Nou The stadium is the largest stadium in the world and Europe and of course, one of the largest stadiums in the world. It has a capacity of 99.354 seats and has been the home of FC Barcelona since its opening in 1957. The stadium took 3 years to build. He has hosted many popular sports, such as the 1992 Olympics and the UEFA Champions League final.

He has hosted two European Cup / Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two European Cup Winners' Cup finals, the last four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup matches, the last five UEFA Super Cup matches, four Copa del Rey finals, two Copa de la Liga finals, twenty-one Supercopa de España finals, five matches including the opening match of the 1982 World Cup, two of the four matches in the 1964 European Cup and the football final at the 1992 Summer Olympics.  

1-Stadium 1 May Rungrado

Stadiums 1 May Rungrado
  • Name Rungrado May 1
  • Location Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Capacity 114,000 seats
  • Open 1989
  • Cost Not known

Stadium Rungrado May 1 is the first of the largest stadiums in the world. North Korea is not very famous for sporting events, but rather for negative political news. However, the largest football stadium in the world - Rungrado 1st of May Stadium - is located exactly in this place.  

The stadium has a capacity of 150.000 seats. Its surface is 207.000 m2 and its field is with artificial grass.

This stadium is built for many purposes, it hosts football matches and athletics events. Also, the North Korean government often organizes mass games here during the Arirang Festival. 

With these features, Rungrado 1st of May Stadium or otherwise known as Rungrado May Day Stadium, is the largest stadium on Earth. In July 2017, six group stage qualifying matches for the 23 AFC U-2018 Championship took place at this stadium.

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