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Certainly, Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Fans fill arenas in tens of thousands, forcing officials to build bigger football stadiums every time. There are more than a thousand football stadiums around the world. But there are few that really are remarkably huge.
In this article, we are going to list the world’s top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world.
All of them have been built to accommodate a large number of spectators who come to watch the football matches. But above all, to support their teams.
10.- Salt Lake Stadium / Capacity: 85,000
We start this list with the Salt Lake Stadium in India, a multipurpose stadium. It is home to teams like Mohammedan Sporting Club, East Bengal FC, Mohun Bagan AC, and the Indian National Football team.
9.- Borg El-Arab Stadium / Capacity: 86,000
The Borg El-Arab Stadium of Egypt is the largest in the country and is located in Alexandria. It is the second largest in the African continent. In addition, the stadium even has a hotel, swimming pool, and gymnasium.
8.- Bukit Jalil National Stadium / Capacity: 87,411
The Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the largest in Southeast Asia and is located in Kuala Lumpur. Home to the Malaysian national football team, the stadium hosts popular football tournaments like Malaysian A Cup, AFC Asian Cup, and others.
7.- The Azteca Stadium /Capacity: 87,523
The Azteca Stadium, known to have hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals, is now a multipurpose stadium. It is home to the Mexico national football team and Club America. In addition, the stadium also hosts political and religious events.
6.- Gelora Bung Karno Stadium / Capacity: 88,306
The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is another multipurpose stadium based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Named after the country’s first President, it hosted many important international football events. However, the stadium has gone under many renovations, eventually affecting its seating capacity. Originally it was to accommodate 120,000 fans.
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5.- Wembley Stadium / Capacity: 90,000
Known as the ‘Temple of English Football, the Wembley is located in London and usually hosts top tier football events like FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa, and more. It is the largest stadium in the United Kingdom.
4.- Rose Bowl Stadium / Capacity: 92,542
Regarded as a National Historic Landmark, the Rose Bowl Stadium is located in California, USA. Home to the UCLA Bruins team, the stadium has hosted events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and interestingly. It is the fourth largest stadium on Earth.
3.- First National Bank Stadium / Capacity: 94,736
The First National Bank stadium is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is home to the national football team Bafana Bafana. The stadium has historical significance since it is where Nelson Mandela gave his maiden speech after his release from prison in 1990.
2.- Camp Nou Stadium / Capacity: 99,354
The Camp Nou is the second-largest stadium in the world, located in the center of Barcelona, Spain. Home to FC Barcelona, the stadium is the largest in Europe. It has hosted events like the Olympics and UEFA Champions Leagues.
1.- The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium / Capacity: 114,000
It might come as a surprise, but the largest stadium on the planet is in North Korea. It is a multipurpose stadium that, as per reports, can even seat 150,000 people. No major football events are hosted in the stadium since it is majorly used for artistic events.
Have you ever visited one of the above football stadiums?. Maybe you have a story to tell about your time in any of these giant constructions.
We hope you have enjoyed this countdown of the largest football stadium around the world.