The biggest stadiums in the world. Top-25( with photos)
24th place: Memorial Stadium / Memorial Stadium. Capacity - 87 091. The stadium was built in 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska( USA).Here is the team of the University of Nebraska in American football - Nebraska Cornhuskers.
23rd place: Jordan-Hare / Jordan-Hare. Capacity - 87 451. The stadium was built in 1939 and is located in the city of Auburn( American state of Alabama).Jordan-Hare is the home stadium of the team of the local university for American football - Auburn Tigers( Auburn Tigers).
22nd place: Bung Carnot / Bung Karno. Capacity - 88 083. The stadium was built in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in 1960 to the Asian Games in 1962.Bung Carnot is the largest stadium in Indonesia, the football team of this country conducts matches here.
21st place: Ben Hill Griffin / Ben Hill Griffin, popularly called "The Swamp"( swamp).The capacity is 88,548. The stadium is built in Gainesville( Florida).Ben Hill Griffin is the home stadium of the team of the local University of American Football - Florida Gators( Florida Alligators).
20th place: 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 finals of the FA Cup on football are held. Also on the "Wembley" plays their matches rugby team "Saracens"( Saracens).
19th place: Azadi / Azadi( in translation from the Persian "freedom").The capacity is 91 623. The stadium was built in 1971 for the Asian Games-1974.At this stadium holds the majority of their home matches, the Iranian national football team, also playing the clubs of Persepolis and Estheyl.
18th place: Cotton Bowl / Cotton Bowl. The capacity is 92,100. The stadium was built in 1930 and is located in Dallas( Texas, Texas).Cotton Bowl was the home arena of various teams in American football. Also there were matches of the world championship in "regular" football in 1994.
17th place: Tiger Stadium / Tiger Stadium. The capacity is 92,542. The stadium was built in 1924 and is located in the city of Baton Rouge( American state of Louisiana).Tiger Stadium is the home arena of the Louisiana State University team in American football.
16th place: Sanford Stadium / Sanford Stadium. The capacity is 92 746. The stadium was built in 1929 and Athens, but not in Greek, but in American( Georgia).Here plays their home games team of the local university for American football - Georgia Bulldogs( Bulldogs of Georgia).
15th Place: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The capacity is 93 607. The stadium was built in 1923 and twice hosted the Summer Olympic Games( 1932, 1984).Here is played by the team of the University of Southern California in American football, bearing the nickname "Trojans"( Trojans).
14th place: Rose Bowl / Rose Bowl. The capacity is 94 392. The stadium was built in 1922 in the city of Pasadena( California, USA).The stadium hosted the World Cup matches in 1994, including the final. Now on the Rose Bowl holds their home games team at the University of California in American football.
13th place: Soccer City / Soccer City. The capacity is 94,736( this is the largest stadium on the African continent ).The stadium was built in Johannesburg( South Africa) in 1989.In 1996, the finals of the African Nations Cup were held here in 1996, and in 2010 Soccer City became the venue for matches( including the finals) of the World Cup. Soccer City - home arena of the national team of South Africa on football, as well as the club Kaiser Chiefs - 11-time champion of South Africa.
12th place: Camp Nou / Camp Nou( translated from Catalan "New field").This stadium, which is the home arena of FC Barcelona, seats 99,786 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: Melbourne Cricket Ground / Melbourne Cricket Ground. Capacity - 100 024. This stadium is the largest in Australia .In addition, this is the world's largest stadium for cricket playing .Here, the national team of Australia plays cricket. Also at this stadium holds home matches, the Australian national football team. They play here and in Australian football. The stadium was built in 1854 and since then it has been reconstructed many times. In 1956, Melbourne Cricket Ground was the main arena of the Summer Olympics, and during the 2000 Olympics hosted football matches.
10th place: Darrell Royal / Darrell K Royal( formerly known as the Texas Memorial Stadium, with a capacity of 100 119. The stadium was built in 1924 and is in the city of Austin( Texas, USA) and bears the name of the traineron American football Darrell Royale. Now the stadium is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football Texas Longhorns
9th place: Bukit Jalil / Bukit Jalil Capacity - 100 200. This stadium was opened in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur in1998 in order to host the Commonwealth Games( BrTanzanian Commonwealth, not to be confused with the CIS.) Now this largest stadium of Malaysia serves as the home arena of the national football team of the country, as well as the venue for the Cup final and the Malaysian Super Cup
8th place: Brian Denny Stadium / Bryant Denny Stadium. Capacity - 101 821. The stadium was built in 1928 in the city of Tuscaloosa( Alabama, USA) and initially accommodated 18 thousand people. Now this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football.
7th place: Ohio Stadium / Ohio Stadium. Capacity - 102 329. The stadium was built in 1922 in the city of Columbus( Ohio, USA) and initially accommodated 66 thousand people. Now this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football - Ohio State Buckeyes. It is noteworthy that there is no lighting at this stadium, so matches are held during the day or the lighting equipment is temporarily delivered to the stadium.
6th place: Nyland Stadium / Neyland Stadium. The capacity is 102 455. The stadium was built in 1921 in the city of Knoxville( Tennessee, USA) and initially accommodated only 3,200 people. Now this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football - Tennessee Volunteers.
5th place: Aztec / Azteca. This stadium with a capacity of 105,064 people is the largest in Latin America .The stadium was built in the Mexican capital Mexico in 1966 and hosted two World Cup soccer( 1970, 1986)."Azteca" June 22, 1986 witnessed how Diego Maradona scored a goal called "The Hand of God," and three minutes later scored the "Goal of the Century" - the goal recognized as the best in the history of the world championships in football, it was scored afterbreakthrough Maradona in the penalty area of the English team, during which he beat six players, including the goalkeeper.
Now "Aztec" is the home arena of the Mexican national football team. Also here hosts its football club "America" - 10-time champion of Mexico.
4th place: Beaver Stadium / Beaver Stadium. This stadium with a capacity of 106,572 people is the second largest in the US.The stadium was built in 1960 and originally housed 46 284 people. Beaver Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Beaver Stadium - home arena of the university team for American football - Penn State Nittany Lions.
3rd place: Michigan Stadium / Michigan Stadium. Capacity - 109,901. Michigan Stadium - is the largest stadium in the US, North America and the entire Western Hemisphere, as well as the largest stadium for American football in the world .It was built in 1927 and initially accommodated 72 thousand people. Michigan Stadium is located in the city of Ann Arbor( Michigan, USA).The stadium is the home arena for the Michigan University football team Michigan Wolverines( Michigan Wolverines).It is also a home stadium for the university team for lacrosse. The Michigan Stadium is sometimes the venue for hockey matches. December 11, 2010 here was set the record of attendance of the hockey match .The game between the hockey teams of two local universities came to see 104,073 people.
2nd place: Indian Youth Stadium / 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. At this stadium, the national football team of India, as well as football clubs "East Bengal", "Mohun Bagan" and "Mohammedan" conduct their matches. In addition, there are competitions in athletics.
The First May Stadium in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang with a capacity of 150,000 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 the North Korean national football team is holding its home matches at this stadium.
see also The most popular football clubs in Europe( by attendance).Top-35
In this ranking presents the world's largest stadiums for game sports ( football, American football, cricket).All data on the capacity of the stadiums are dated in June 2014 .
As many people in the comments ask about the famous stadium Marakana in Rio de Janeiro, I will dwell on it in the preface to the rating. Record of attendance of Maracana was established at the World Cup finals in 1950, where Brazil lost Uruguay 2: 1.Then the match was attended by 199 thousand 854 fan. However, after the reconstruction of Marakan only 78 838 is accommodated, and at the World Cup 2014, even less - 73 531. Now Marakana is not included even in the top 50 largest stadiums in the world.
Next - the top 25 of the largest stadiums in the world.
25th place: Burj al-Arab / Borg El Arab( another name is the stadium of the Egyptian army).Capacity - 86 thousand. This is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest stadium in Africa. The stadium, built in 2006 by Egyptian army engineers, is located in the resort city of Burj Al Arab near the city of Alexandria. The stadium was built to win the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but in the end, Egypt lost the right to host the World Cup of South Africa. The stadium is scheduled to hold matches of the national football team, as well as the finals of the Cup of Egypt and important matches of Egyptian clubs.