The largest stadiums in the world

The largest stadiums in the world

This ranking presents the world's largest stadiums for team sports (football, American football, cricket). All data on the capacity of the stadiums are dated June 2012.

25th place:

1

Santiago Bernabéu / Santiago Bernabéu. Capacity - 85 454. The stadium was built in the capital of Spain, Madrid in 1947 and is now the second largest stadium in Spain and the third in Europe. Santiago Bernabeu is the home arena of the 32-time champion of Spain - Real Madrid. The stadium received its current name in honor of the president of Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabéu, during whose reign the club won six European Cup and many internal trophies.

24th place:

2

Burj Al Arab / Borg El Arab (another name is the stadium of the Egyptian army). Capacity - 86 thousand. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest stadium in Africa. The stadium, built in 2006 by engineers of the Egyptian army, is located in the resort town of Burj al-Arab near the city of Alexandria. The stadium was built to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup, but in the end Egypt lost the right to host the South African World Cup.The stadium is scheduled to hold matches of the national football team, as well as the finals of the Egyptian Cup and important matches of the Egyptian clubs.

23rd place:

3

Bukit Jalil / Bukit Jalil. Capacity at international matches is 87,411. This stadium was opened in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in 1998 in order to host the Commonwealth Games here (the British Commonwealth, not to be confused with the CIS). Now this is the largest stadium in Malaysia serves as the home arena of the country's football team, as well as the venue for the Malaysian Cup and Super Cup finals.

22nd place:

4

Jordan-Hare / Jordan – Hare. Capacity - 87,451. The stadium was built in 1939 and is located in Auburn (US state of Olabama). Jordan Hare is home to the local university football team of the university - Auburn Tigers (Auburn Tigers).

21st place:

5

Bung Karno / Bung Karno. Capacity - 88,083. The stadium was built in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in 1960 for the 1962 Asian Games. Bung Karno is the largest stadium in Indonesia, where the football team of this country holds matches.

20th place:

6

Ben Hill Griffin / Ben Hill Griffin, popularly referred to as "The Swamp" (swamp). Capacity - 88,548. The stadium was built in Gainesville (Florida, USA).Ben Hill Griffin is the home of the local University of the American Football team - Florida Gators (Florida Alligators).

19th place:

7

Wembley / Wembley. Capacity - 90 000. The stadium was built in London in 2007 and is the home arena of the England national football team. Wembley hosts the finals of the FA Cup. Also on the Wembley rugby team "Saracens" (Saracens) plays their matches.

18th place:

8

Cotton Bowl. Capacity - 92 100. The stadium was built in 1930 and is located in Dallas (US state of Texas). Cotton Bowl was the home arena of various American football teams. Also here were the matches of the world championship in the "usual" football in 1994.

17th place:

9

Tiger Stadium. Capacity - 92,542. The stadium was built in 1924 and is located in the city of Baton Rouge (US state of Louisiana). Tiger Stadium is the home arena of the University of Louisiana American Football team.

16th place:

10

Sanford Stadium. Capacity - 92,746. The stadium was built in 1929 in Athens, but not in the Greek, but in the US (Georgia). The local American football team of the Georgia Bulldogs (Georgia Bulldogs) plays their home games here.

15th place:

11

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The capacity is 93,607. The stadium was built in 1923 and hosted the Summer Olympics twice (1932, 1984). Here, the University of Southern California team plays in American football, bearing the nickname "Trojans" (Trojans).

14th place:

12

Rose Bowl / Rose Bowl. Capacity - 94 392. The stadium was built in 1922 in Pasadena (California, USA). The stadium held matches of the World Cup in 1994, including the final. Now at the Rose Bowl, the University of California American Football team is conducting their home games.

13th place:

13

Soccer City / Soccer City. Capacity - 94,736 (this is the largest stadium on the African continent). The stadium was built in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1989. In 1996, the 1996 African Nations Cup Final was held here, and in 2010, Soccer City became the venue for the matches (including the finals) of the World Cup. Sucker City is the home arena of the South African national football team, as well as the club Kaiser Chiefs - 11-time champion of South Africa.

12th place:

14

Camp Nou / Camp Nou (translated from the Catalan "New Field"). This stadium, which is the home arena of FC Barcelona, ​​seats 99,354 spectators and is the largest stadium not only in Spain, but throughout Europe.The stadium was built in 1957, in 1982 it hosted the World Cup, and in 1992 the Summer Olympics.

11th place:

15

Azadi / Azadi (translated from the Persian "freedom"). Capacity - 100 thousand. The stadium was built in 1971 to host the 1974 Asian Games. At this stadium, the Iranian national football team holds most of their home matches, as well as Persepolis and Esteglal play here.

10th place:

16

Melbourne Cricket Ground / Melbourne Cricket Ground. Capacity - 100 018. This stadium is the largest in Australia. In addition, it is the world's largest cricket stadium. Here the national team of Australia plays cricket. Also at this stadium home matches are the Australian national football team. Australian football is also played here. The stadium was built in 1854 and has since been reconstructed more than once. In 1956, Melbourne Cricket Ground was the main arena of the Summer Olympics, and during the 2000 Olympics it hosted football matches.

9th place:

17

Darrell Royal / Darrell K Royal (formerly the Texas Memorial Stadium / Texas Memorial Stadium. Capacity - 100 119. The stadium was built in 1924, located in Austin (Texas, USA) and is named after American football coach Darrell Royal.The stadium is now home to the Texas Longhorns local university football team.

8th place:

18

Bryan Denny Stadium. Capacity - 101 821. The stadium was built in 1928 in the city of Tuskalus (Alabama, USA) and initially accommodated 18 thousand people. This is now the home arena of the local university football team.

7th place:

19

Ohio Stadium. Capacity - 102 329. The stadium was built in 1922 in the city of Columbus (Ohio, USA) and initially accommodated 66 thousand people. This is now the home arena of the local university football team at Ohio State Buckeyes. It is noteworthy that there is no lighting at this stadium, so matches are held during the daytime or lighting equipment is temporarily delivered to the stadium.

6th place:

20

Neyland Stadium. Capacity - 102 455. The stadium was built in 1921 in the city of Knoxville (Tennessee, USA) and initially accommodated only 3,200 people. This is now the home arena of the local university football team at Tennessee Volunteers.

5th place:

21

Azteca. This stadium with a capacity of 105,064 people is the largest in Latin America. The stadium was built in Mexico City in Mexico in 1966 and hosted two world football championships (1970, 1986)."Azteca" June 22, 1986, witnessed how Diego Maradona scored with a hand goal, called "Hand of God", and three minutes later scored "Goal of the Century" - a goal recognized as the best in the history of the World Cup, he was scored Maradona's breakthrough into the penalty box of the English team, during which he beat six players, including the goalkeeper.
Now "Azteca" - is the home arena of the Mexican national football team. Also here the football club "America" ​​holds its matches - the 10-time champion of Mexico.

4th place:

22

Beaver Stadium. This stadium with a capacity of 106,572 people is the second largest in the United States. The stadium was built in 1960 and initially accommodated 46,284 people. Beaver Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Beaver Stadium - the home arena of the university's American football team - Penn State Nittany Lions.

3rd place:

23

Michigan Stadium. Capacity - 109 901. Michigan Stadium - the largest stadium in the United States, North America and the entire Western Hemisphere, as well as the largest stadium in the American football in the world. It was built in 1927 and originally contained 72 thousand people. The Michigan Stadium is located in Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA).The stadium is the home arena for the University of Michigan American Football team - Michigan Wolverines (Michigan Wolverines). It is also the home stadium for the university lacrosse team. The Michigan Stadium is sometimes the venue for hockey matches. December 11, 2010 here was set a record attendance of a hockey match. 104 073 people came to see the game between the hockey teams of two local universities.

2nd place:

24

Stadium of the Indian Youth (also known as Salt Lake Stadium). Capacity - 120 thousand people. The stadium was built in 1984 and is located in the Indian city of Calcutta. The national football team of India, as well as the football clubs East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan, hold their matches at this stadium. In addition, there are competitions in athletics.

1st place

25

May Day Stadium in the North Korean capital Pyongyang with a capacity of 150 thousand people is the largest stadium in Asia and around the world. The stadium was built in 1989 for the XIII Festival of Youth and Students. Now at this stadium the national football team of North Korea holds its home games.

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