Top 20 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World

Ever wonder what the world’s biggest football stadium is like? Here is a list of the top 20 largest football stadiums on the planet:

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Rungnado May Day Stadium, North Korea

The Rungnado May Day stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea is considered the largest football stadium in the world. It can reportedly seat 150,000 people at once. Built in 1989, it’s where the Korea DPR national football team trains. Despite being the biggest in the world, the Rungnado stadium has yet to hold a big international sporting event.

Salt Lake Stadium, India

This perfectly oval shaped stadium is located in India’s busy Calcutta metropolis. The stadium can seat 120,000 people. Built in 1984, it is where many favorite Indian football teams train. It’s the home stadium of the national Indian football team. The Mohum Bagan AC, Mohammedan Sporting Club, and East Bengal FC also train here.

Estadio Azteca, Mexico

Located in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, this stadium can seat 105, 064 people. This is where the Mexico national football team and club America trains. The stadium was built originally in 1961. It was renovated in 1985, which greatly elevated the status of this once neglected stadium.

Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia

Located in Kuala Lumpur, a tourist hotspot in Malaysia, this giant football stadium can hold up to 100,200 spectators. This is where the Malaysia national football team trains. The stadium was built in 1995. Roughly a year later, the facility was abruptly renovated to make it a world-class stadium.

Camp Nou, Spain

Camp Nou is the largest football stadium in football-crazy Spain. Located in historic Barcelona, this stadium can seat 99,354 people. The stadium was built over three years between 1954 and 1957. It was renovated twice in 1995 and more recently in 2008 to meet international standards.

FNB Stadium, South Africa

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, this pincushion-shaped stadium has the capacity of 94,713. This is where the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held. The stadium is the site for regular training of the South African national football team. FNB was originally built in 1986 and was renovated recently in 2009.

The Rose Bowl, United States

This prolific stadium is located in Pasadena, Texas. I can seat 93,420 people. It is the site of the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals. It also homes exhibition matches for professional football teams. The stadium was formerly known as the L.A. Galaxy. The stadium was originally built in 1921, so it is quite historic as well.

Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom

Located near the heart of London, Wembley is England’s largest football stadium, and is also one of the world’s biggest, with the capacity to seat 90,000 fans. It was built not too long ago in 2002, tailing ahead of the London Olympics. The home team of the stadium is the England National Football Team.

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia

This stadium with the capacity to seat 88,306 people is located in Jakarta, usually famous for street food. The stadium was built in 1960 and is where the national Indonesian football team and the local favorite Persija Jakarta trains.

Borg El Arab Stadium, Egypt

Located in Alexandria, Egypt, with a view of the giant pyramids from the very top, this wonderful stadium can seat 86,000 people. It was built in 2007 and has the Egyptian national football team as home players.

Azadi Stadium, Iran

Built in 1970, this beautiful stadium is located in Tehran. After extensive renovations in 2002, the facility can now hold 84,412 people. The stadium also has a number of home teams, including the Iran national team, Persepolis FC and Esteghlal FC.

ANZ Stadium, Australia

The ANZ stadium in Australia can seat up to 83,500 people. Built in 1996, this massive facility is located in Sydney, one of the best cities to explore in Australia. This is where the Australian national football team usually trains.

Stade De France, France

Located in Saint Denis, France, this stadium can hold up to 81,338 people. It was built in 1995 and has the perfect shape of an oval. Despite being located in France, there’s no news of this stadium being used for any FIFA events. It may be big, but it dwarfs in the face of France’s overwhelming football mania.

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Located in Madrid, the capital of Spain, this giant stadium can seat 81,044 people. It’s also one of the oldest modern football stadiums, as having being built in 1944. This is where Real Madrid and Spain national football teams practice.

Signal Iduna Park, Germany

Located in lovely Dortmund in Germany, this football stadium has the capacity of 80,552 people. It was first built in 1971 almost exactly as it is seen today. The stadium’s home team is Borussia Dortmund.

Estadio Monumental “U”, Peru

This stadium has a squarish shape despite the “U” in the title. It has a capacity of 80,093. It was built in 1991 and many Peruvian teams train here.

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), Italy

Located in charming Milan, this stadium can seat 80,074 people. It is one of the oldest football stadiums in the world. Originally built in 1925, the stadium was renovated in 1956 following the end of WWII. It has been modernized since then.

Guandong Olympic Stadium, China

This stylish stadium is largest in China, and has the capacity to seat 80, 012 people. It’s located in Guangzhou province of China and in 2008 held the Olympic men’s football tour.

Grand Stade De Casablanca, Morocco

This truly grand football stadium can seat up to 80, 008 people. It’s located in the aptly named Casablanca in Morocco. The stadium has two home teams and was first built in 2001.

Basra Sports City, Iraq

This massive sports stadium was built in 2009, following the American invasion of Iraq. The stadium can seat 80,000 people, and was intended to alleviate the living conditions of Iraqis under occupation at the time.


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