Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World

10 Biggest Football Stadiums

Football is the most popular sport in the world. This article you will find information about different football stadiums throughout the world. This is your guide to the ten largest stadiums in the world by capacity. The list takes into account all stadiums spread across the world, based on the seating capacity. All of them are home to a football club or national football team will surely surprise everyone. Some of those are massive, like really, really, big, so shouldn’t we talk about them too?

 

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  1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, North Korea: The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium on Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea. It opened on 1 May 1989, with its first major event being the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. It is the largest stadium in the world by seating capacity. The site occupies an area of 20.7 hectares (51 acres).Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, North Korea

 

Field size: Total floor space – over 207,000 m2

Built: 1986–1989

Location:  Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea

Capacity: 150,000

 

  1. Camp Nou, Spain: Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. It opened in 1957 and has been the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion. With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the fourth largest football stadium in the world in capacity. It has hosted two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two European Cup Winners’ Cup finals, four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final games, five UEFA Super Cup games, four Copa del Rey finals, two Copa de la Liga finals, and twenty-one Supercopa de España finals.Camp Nou, Spain

 

Field size: 105 m × 68 m

Built: 1954–1957

Location:  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Capacity: 99,354

 

  1. Estadio Azteca, Mexico: The Estadio Azteca is a multi-purpose stadium located in Mexico City. It is the official home of football club Club América, and the Mexico national football team. The stadium sits at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 feet) above sea level. With an official capacity of 87,523, it is the largest stadium in Mexico. As of 2018, the stadium also serves as the home of Cruz Azul. The National Football League (NFL) features one game at Estadio Azteca per season as a part of their International Series.Estadio Azteca, Mexico

 

Field size: 105 m × 68 m

Built: 29 May 1966

Location:  Tlalpan, Mexico City

Capacity:  87,523

 

  1. FNB Stadium (Soccer City), South Africa: First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a football and Rugby union stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The venue is managed by Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) and is a home of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League as well as key fixtures for the South African national football team.FNB Stadium (Soccer City), South Africa

  

Field size: 105 x 68 m

Built: 1989

Location:  Stadium Avenue, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa

Capacity:  94,736

 

  1. Rose Bowl Stadium, USA: The Rose Bowl is an American outdoor athletic stadium, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. Opened in October 1922, the stadium is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark. At a modern capacity of an all-seated configuration at 92,542, the Rose Bowl is the 16th-largest stadium in the world, the 11th-largest stadium in the United States, and the 10th largest NCAA stadium. The stadium is 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.Rose Bowl Stadium, USA

 

Field size: 105 x 68 m

Built: October 28, 1922

Location:  Pasadena, California, U.S.A

Capacity:  92,542

 

  1. Wembley, England: Wembley Stadium (branded as Wembley Stadium connected by EE for sponsorship reasons) is a football stadium in Wembley, London. It opened in 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002 to 2003.[8][9] The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final. Wembley Stadium is owned by the governing body of English football, the Football Association, whose headquarters are in the stadium, through its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL). With 90,000 seats, it is the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe.Wembley, England

 

Field size: 2003–2007

Built: October 28, 1922

Location:  Wembley, London, England

Capacity:  90,000

 

  1. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia: Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (Indonesian: Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno; literally “Bung Karno Sports Arena Main Stadium”), formerly Gelora Senayan Main Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located at the center of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. The stadium is named after Sukarno, the 1st President of Indonesia. It is mostly used for football matches.Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia

 

Field size: 105 by 68 m

Built: 21 July 1962

Location:  Indonesia

Capacity:  77,193

 

  1. Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia: The Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malay: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil) in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the city centre of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, all-seater multi-purpose stadium and the home ground of the Malaysian national football team. With a capacity of 87,411, it is the largest in Southeast Asia and the eighth largest football stadium in the world.Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia

 

Field size: 105 by 68 m

Built: 1 January 1995

Location:  Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity:  87,411

 

  1. Borg El Arab Stadium, Egypt: The Borg El Arab Stadium, sometimes referred to as the Egyptian Army Stadium or El Geish Stadium – Alexandria is a stadium commissioned in 2005 in the Mediterranean Sea resort of Borg El Arab; 25 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa (after FNB Stadium in Johannesburg) with a capacity of 86,000[1] and is an all-seater. It is also the 27th largest stadium in the world, and the 9th largest association 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’s city center. A running track runs around the pitch, and the ground has four large floodlights. Only one stand is covered by a roof.Borg El Arab Stadium, Egypt

 

Field size: 105 m × 70 m

Built: 2005

Location:  Borg El Arab, Egypt

Capacity:  86,000

 

  1. Azadi Stadium, Iran: The Azadi Stadium, opened as the Aryamehr Stadium, is an all-seater football stadium in Tehran, Iran. The stadium was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. It was inaugurated on 18 October 1971 by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran; it is currently self-owned by Esteghlal and Persepolis. It is also the home stadium of the Iran national football team. It has a capacity of 78,116 spectators, as the result of conversion to all-seater stadium. The stadium is part of the much larger Azadi Sport Complex, and is surrounded by a rowing river, football training pitches, a weightlifting complex, swimming facilities and indoor volleyball and futsal courts, among many other amenities.azadi-stadium

 

Field size: 110 m × 75 m

Built: 1970–1971

Location:  Tehran, Iran

Capacity:  78,116

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