Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in the World
Association football is the most popular sport in the world. It is played and watched throughout the world more than 200 countries. Different countries host different soccer events every year. These are many beautiful football stadiums in different countries with different seating capacities for spectators. Here we collected the top 10 largest football stadiums in the world. These venues are fully loaded with international standard facilities. Here are these:
Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in the World
10. Azadi Stadium (Tehran, Iran)
Azadi Stadium Tehran is constructed in 1974 and it is the one of the 10 largest football stadiums in the world. The home stadium of Iran national football team has a capacity of 84,412 spectators. The stadium was built to host the 1974 Asian Games.
9. Borg El Arab Stadium (Alexandria, Egypt)
Borg El Arab Stadium is the largest stadium of Egypt and the 2nd largest stadium in Africa after FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. It has 86,000 seating capacity and it is the 9th largest soccer stadium in the world.
The stadium is 145 feddans, surrounded by a 3 km long fence. The main cabin is covered by an umbrella which is the biggest umbrella in Middle East. It covers 35% of the stadium total area and it is 200 m long. Its total area is 12,000 m2.
8. Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
At No 8 spot in the list of largest football stadiums in the world is the Bukit Jalil National Stadium located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It is a multipurpose stadium with a capacity of 87,411 seats. The stadium is frequently used for hosting different sporting events including commonwealth games. It is also the home stadium of Malaysian National football team.
7. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a multipurpose stadium, but mostly used for football matches and has a seating capacity of over 88,083. The construction of stadium was started in 1960 and completed in 1962. The stadium’s original capacity of 120,800 people was reduced to 88,083 as a result of renovations for the 2007 Asian Cup.
6. Wembley Stadium (London, England)
Wembley Stadium is the largest stadium in the United Kingdom and second largest stadium in Europe. Its seating capacity is about 90,000. The stadium was demolished in 2002-2003 and reconstructed in 2007. The stadium hosted major soccer events along with major events of Rugby League and Rugby Union.
5. The Rose Bowl (Pasadena, United States)
The Rose Bowl stadium is actually a venue for American football but also used for soccer events. It is the 18th largest sporting venue in the world, 12th in the United States and 11th largest NCCA stadium. One of the most famous stadiums in America; best known as a American Football venue. t hosts the annual Rose Bowl games.
The Rose Bowl Stadium also a noted soccer venue hosted some of the major soccer events included he 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, and the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Match
4. Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa)
FNB stadium or Soccer City Johannesburg can accommodate up to 94,736 spectators. It is at No 4 in the largest football stadiums in the world. Originally the stadium has a capacity of 50,000 seats; the stadium is rebuilt and expended to a seating capacity of 89.000 spectators in 2009. It is the largest soccer stadium in Africa and has also hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final between Netherlands and Spain.
3. Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)
With a seating capacity of 99,354, Camp Nou Barcelona is the largest football stadium in Spain by capacity and No 3 in top 10 largest football stadiums in the world. It is also the largest association football stadium in Europe. The stadium was built in 1954-1957 and has a 105m x 68 m field size.
2. Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico)
Estadio Azteca is located in Mexico City, Mexico and it was constructed in 1960s. The Estadio Azteca is one of the biggest football stadiums in the world and has a capacity to accommodate over 10, 0000 spectators. Due to safety measures the capacity of the stadium, which could hold 115,000 spectators in 1986, has been slightly reduced to its current total of 104,000.
Estadio Azteca is regarded one of the most famous and iconic football stadiums in the world. It is the 1st stadium to have hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals. The 1970 World Cup Final between Brazil and Italy; and the 1986 World Cup Final between Argentina and West Germany.
1. Rungnado May Day Stadium (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Rungnado May Day Stadium is the largest soccer stadium in the world. Completed in May 1, 1989; the stadium has a capacity of 150,000 seats and occupies over 207,000 m2 area. It is also world’s 12th largest sporting venue.
The event hosting space is over 22,500 m² (242,200 ft²). Its total floor space is over 207,000 m² (2.2 million ft²) across eight stories and the lobes of its roof peak at more than 60 m (197 ft) from the ground.