Football grounds have fixed dimensions, and all are of the same size, But countries build grounds with more and more capacity to be at top of the list of World Biggest Football Grounds. Here is a list of top ten football stadiums according to their seating capacity.
|Serial No||Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums In The World|
|10||Borg El ARAB Stadium|
|9||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium|
|7||The Rose Bowl|
|5||Camp Nou Stadium|
|4||Bukit Jalil National Stadium|
|3||Estadio Azteca Stadium|
|2||Salt Lake Stadium|
|1||Rungrado May Day Stadium|
Seating Capacity of Soccer Grounds:
10. Borg El ARAB Stadium
Football ground, which is at number 10 on our list according to seating capacity, is Borg El ARAB stadium of EGYPT. Situated in the historic city of Alexandria, Egypt. It has the capacity of 86,000 audiences. It was inaugurated in 2007 and built by the engineers of Egyptian militia corps that are why it also is known as Egyptian Army ground.
First ever international match played in this ground is between Egypt and Trinidad & Tobago in 2009.
9. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
At number, 9 is the Gelora Bung Karno stadium of Indonesia. It three in Jakarta, Indonesia. Named after the name of the First president of Indonesia. It has the capacity of 88,083 audiences and opened on 24th July 1962.
It was the architect by the Friedrich Saban. Construction cost is approximately $19,500,000. This 9th biggest ground also hosted the final of 2007 Asian cup, which is between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
8. Wembley Stadium
Football ground, which is at number 8, according to its seating capacity, is the Wembley Stadium. Situated in London, England. It has the capacity of 90,000 audiences and takes £757 million to complete. It contains 2618 toilets, more than any other venue in the world.
The Ground has a circumference of 1 km. Built between 2002-2007 and opened on 9 March 2007 for football matches.
7. The Rose Bowl
It was located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, California, USA. And opened in 8th October 1922. Renovated in 2013 with $164.5 million. It has the capacity of 92,542 audiences.
It gets fame by hosting Olympic super matches and world cups of 1999(women). Not only the Rose Bowl football club, the Pebble Golf Club of this area is also one of the biggest and famous golf courses.
6. FNB Stadium
At number, 6 is the FNB Stadium. It was in Johannesburg, South Africa. It can the 94,736 audiences. Opened in 1989 but renovated in 2009.
Boogertman & Partners, HOK sport are the architecture of the football ground. FNB is also known as Soccer City.
5. Camp Nou Stadium
At the top 5th position is the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. It can the 94,787 audiences. The full name of this football ground is the Estadio del FC Barcelona as it belongs to Barcelona FC. Lionel Messi also played in FCB.
Grandly opened on 24 September 1957. And re-innovated in 1995 and 2008.
4. Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Bukit Jalil National Stadium is at number 4 on the list of top 10 stadiums according to its capacity. Situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has the capacity of 100,000 audiences.
It was completed 3 months sooner than its schedule and was constructed to host the commonwealth games of 1998.
3. Estadio Azteca Stadium
At third position is the Estadio Azteca of Mexico City, Mexico. It has a seating capacity for 105,000 audiences. Opened on 29 May 1966 and renovated in 1985.
It cost MXN$260 million. And was architected by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. 1970 FIFA World Cup is played in this football ground.
2. Salt Lake Stadium
Second largest Football ground according to seating capacity is the Salt Lake Stadium. It is situated in Kolkata, India. Ground is very interesting that India has more than 150 ranking in FIFA but has 2nd largest football ground. It has the capacity of 120,000 audiences and opened in 1984.
1. Rungrado May Day Stadium
Here is the largest stadium according to its seating capacity, Rungrado May Day Stadium. Situated in Pyongyang, North Korea. The stadium has the seating capacity of 150,000 people; Opened on 1st may 1989 covering 207,000 square meter area.
Building a football ground obviously need lots of money and engineering efforts, but it results in incredible thrill and entertainment to us. We would love to know about your favorite football player and also about the list of the biggest football grounds list in comments below.