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25 Biggest Soccer Stadiums In The World

  • Top 25 biggest soccer stadiums in the world according to their capacity
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Modified 16 Aug 2018, 10:30 IST

5. Rose Bowl Stadium - Pasadena, California, US

Capacity: 90,888

Opened: October 28, 1922

Events Hosted: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa América Centenario, 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2026 FIFA World Cup

Record Attendance: 106,869 (Trojans vs OS Buckeyes, 1 January 1973)

Memorable Fixtures: Barcelona 2-1 LA Galaxy (2015 International Champions Cup)

Mexico 4-2 United States (2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final)

Brazil 0-0(3-2) Italy (1994 FIFA WC Final)

USA 0-0(5-4) China (1999 FIFA Women's WC Final)

Rose Bowl Stadium - Pasadena
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Interior view of the stadium
Interior view of the stadium

The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, California. It is an outdoor athletic stadium in the United States, which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The Rose Bowl is the 17th-largest stadium in the world, the 11th-largest stadium in the United States, as it has the spectators capacity 90,888 of an all-seated configuration.

The Rose Bowl has played host to many international exhibitions over the years, but the LA Galaxy’s clash with FC Barcelona in 2015 was quite literally the biggest one. A record 93,226 fans were in attendance for the 2015 International Champions Cup Final match, in which Barcelona won 2-1 against LA Galaxy.

4. FNB Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa

Capacity: 94,736

Opened: 1989

Home Team(s): South Africa National Football Team, Kaizer Chiefs

Events Hosted: 2010 FIFA World Cup

Record Attendance: 94,807 (Chiefs vs Pirates, 1 August 2015)

Memorable Fixture(s): Spain 1-0 Netherlands (2010 FIFA WC Final)

FNB Stadium,
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Interior view of the stadium
Interior view of the stadium

The Soccer City, or First National Bank Stadium (FNB Stadium), is also known as The Calabash. The stadium is located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Soccer City became the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,736 spectators. However, the maximum capacity of the stadium during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was 84,490 due to reserved seating for the press and other VIPs.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Final (also known as the Battle of Johannesburg) was a football match that took place on 11 July 2010 at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, to determine the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain defeated the Netherlands 1–0 with a goal from Andrés Iniesta four minutes from the end of extra time.

3. Camp Nou - Barcelona, Spain

Capacity: 99,354

Opened: September 24, 1957

Home Team(s): FC Barcelona

Events Hosted: 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1999 UEFA Champions League Final

Record Attendance: 120,000 (FC Barcelona vs Juventus, 1985-86)

Memorable Fixture(s): Barcelona 6-1 PSG (2017 UEFA Champions League)

Barcelona 4-0 AC Milan (2013 UEFA Champions League)

Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid (2010 UEFA Champions League)

Barcelona 5-1 Chelsea (2000 UEFA Champions League)

Camp Nou - Barcelona
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Interior view of the stadium
Interior view of the stadium

 Since its completion in 1957, Camp Nou is the home stadium of FC Barcelona. With the seating capacity for 99,354 spectators, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the third largest football stadium in the world. During 1998-99, for its services and functionalities, UEFA rated Camp Nou a five-star stadium.

The epic to end all epics. On March 8, 2017, the script of the game between Barcelona and PSG was written with as many twists as possible. The epic game was the second leg of the round of 16 matches in 2017 UEFA Champions League. In that game, Barcelona destroyed PSG 6-1. Football has probably never seen a game like this before.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia

Capacity: 100,024

Opened: 1853

Home Team(s): Australia National Football Team

Record Attendance: 100,021 (2017 AFL Grand Final)

Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Interior view of the stadium
Interior view of the stadium

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known as 'The G', located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, is the 10th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, and the largest cricket ground by capacity. The G has the tallest light towers compared to any sporting venue in the world. Despite its name, Melbourne Cricket Ground, it is used for various sports in Australia, and even, spectator numbers for football are larger than for any other sport in Australia.

1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium - Pyongyang, North Korea

Capacity: 114,000

Opened: May 1, 1989

Home Team(s): Korea DPR National Football Team

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Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang
Interior view of the stadium
Interior view of the stadium

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, also known as the May Day Stadium, is situated in Pyongyang, North Korea. On May 1, 1989, the stadium was completed. It is the largest stadium in the world, with a total spectator capacity of 114,000. The stadium occupies an area of 51 acres (20.7 hectares).

Published 16 Aug 2018, 10:30 IST
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