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The World’s Largest Football Stadiums

The World’s Largest Football Stadiums
June 14, 2016

  • Rungrado May Day Stadium

Football is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the world. Regardless of the continent or country, there are large groups of people avidly watching the sport. Of course, the most beloved sport must have equally impressive stadiums to host the games. Here is a list of the twenty biggest football stadiums:

Infographic - world's largest football stadiums

Frst Place: May Day Stadium, North Korea

Topping the list is North Korea with the Rungnado May Day Stadium. It is located in Pyongyang and can hold up to 150,000 fans. It was first built in 1989. In second place is the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, India. It was constructed in 1984 and is estimated to be able to host 120,000 individuals. The third biggest stadium can be found in Mexico City in Mexico, the Estadio Azteca. It was erected in 1961 but renovated 24 years later. It can contain 105,064 football fans.

Second place: Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is next on the list, capable of holding 100,200 people. It was built in 1995 and is home to the Malaysia National Football Team. Next up is Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. It was constructed between the years 1954 and 1957 and can hold 99,354 fans. In sixth place is the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Constructed in 1986, it can contain 94,713 people.

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The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, USA is the next largest stadium. It opened in 1921, and can host 93,240 individuals. Wembley Stadium in London was built in 2002 and can contain 90,000 fans. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia is a little smaller, holding up to 88,306 people. It was been standing for 56 years. Number ten on the list is Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. It was constructed in 2007 and can hold 86,000 people.

The eleventh largest stadium is the Azadi Stadium built in Tehran, Iran. It is capable of containing a crowd of 84,412. Next, is the Anz Stadium in Sydney, Australia which can host 83,500 people. State de France can hold up 81,338 placing it in the thirteenth position. It is located in Saint-Denis, France. The ensuing place is occupied by Estadio Santiago Bernabeau in Madrid Spain with enough space to hold 81,044 people. In fifteenth place is Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, and is capable of holding 80,552 individuals. 

Next in line is the Estadio Monumental “U” with 80,093 seats. Then, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) in Milan, Italy holds up to 80,074. In eighteenth place is Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, China can contain 80,012. Grand Stade de Casablanca in Morocco can host 80,008 fans. Basra Sports City in Iraq can hold 80,000 fans.