The world of sports has evolved much over the years. More and more teams are getting into the game, with various levels of success. This has meant a higher number of stadiums needed to accommodate these games. The following list is comprised of 10 soccer stadiums that have been ranked according to both their capacity and their popularity as well as how big they are in comparison with other soccer venues around the world.
Salt Lake Stadium
Salt Lake Stadium, officially Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, is a multi-purpose stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It has a seating capacity of 120,000 people and is currently the largest stadium in India by seating capacity. The stadium is owned by the Indian army and operated by the Eastern Command of the Indian army.
Borg El Arab Stadium
It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the 8th largest association football stadium in the world. It has a capacity of 86,000 and was opened in 2007. It is the home stadium of the Egypt national football team and the Egyptian Army National Team.
The Estadio Azteca is a stadium located in the suburb of Santa Ursula in Mexico City, Mexico. It is the largest stadium in Mexico City, with an official capacity of 87,000. It has been used for the 1968 Summer Olympics, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 1987 Pan Am Games, and many other sporting events. It is the first stadium to host two FIFA World Cup Finals.
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
The Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malay: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil) is a stadium in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The stadium has a capacity of 87,411. It hosted the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, and the ASEAN Para Games.
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley Park, London. It has been the home ground of English football club Tottenham Hotspur since the stadium was completed in 1923. The stadium is located next to Wembley Arena and was built on the site of the former Wembley National Athletics Stadium, which hosted the Olympic Games in 1924. The stadium has a capacity of 90,000, making it the second largest stadium in the United Kingdom and the largest in London.
The Rose Bowl, located in Pasadena, California, is a stadium on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. The Rose Bowl was also one of the sites of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic basketball tournaments and seats 93,607 people. Today it hosts other events such as concerts, high school football games, and soccer matches. It has been nominated for multiple awards, including Architectural Milestone of the Year by the American Institute of Architects.
The FNB Stadium is a large football stadium in Durban, South Africa. The stadium was completed in 2014 and had a capacity of 55,816.
FC Barcelona’s home Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and the second largest stadium in the world. It has a capacity of 99,354 seats and is located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The stadium was opened on the 24th of September 1957 and was initially named Estadi del FC Barcelona, but was later renamed Nuevo Estadio Chamartín. In 2001, the stadium was again renamed Camp Nou.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the largest stadium in Australia, with a capacity of 100,024 people. The ground is home to an Australian Rules Football team and a Twenty20 cricket team. It has also been used as a concert venue, hosting acts such as U2 and Madonna.
Rungrado the 1st of May Stadium
The Rungrado, the 1st of May Stadium, or the May Day Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, completed on the 1st of May 1989. It is currently the largest stadium in the world, with a total capacity of 150,000
Soccer is one of the few sports in which the stadium you play can make or break a team’s performance. A smaller arena can significantly impact how your team plays and how many fans you have.