We’ve Got One Stand Bigger Than Your Ground: Biggest Stadiums In The World

September 07, 2015

- Grant Whittington

There are a large number of football stadiums in the world, some of which are instantly recognisable and famous with global spectators. From the Camp Nou in Barcelona to London’s own iconic Wembley stadium, these venues all have an incredible football history, a unique heritage and have hosted some of the greatest games in history. These stadiums’ are also among the biggest venues in the world, although there are other, less well-known locations that also hold an incredible number of cheering fans.

The 3 Biggest Football Stadiums in the Word

And they won’t be wear you expect either. Forget Spain. Forget the UK. We run down the three biggest grounds on the planet…

The Rungnado May Day Stadium, North Korea (Capacity 150,000)

The biggest remaining football venue in the world by some distance, North Korea’s Rungnado May Day Stadium holds an incredible 150,000  and is used predominantly for the ‘Mass Games’ and large scale state events. The North Korean national team also play at this venue in occasion, although the governing body prefer the side to play at different locations throughout the country. This stadium also has the advantage of having being built with seat restrictions, enabling more fans to attend at any given time.

The Salt Lake Stadium, India (120,000)

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While India is hardly renowned as a hot-bed of football or soccer, it is home to one of the world’s largest stadiums. Built in 1984, it is home to Mohun Bagan AC, Mohammedan Sporting Club, East Benegal FC, and the Indian national side. It is also an impressive and spacious structure, holding 120,000 spectators when it is at full capacity. Unfortunately, the general apathy towards the game in parts of Asia means that it is rarely full, as local continues to favour cricket as the primary national sport. If you fancy backing the Indians in any international fixtures, many newer bookies offer great odds on just about every international fixture.

The Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia (110,000)

Although you may not consider Malaysia to be a popular home of football, there are a burgeoning number of avid fans nationwide. There is also an increasingly prosperous and credible league, so it should come as no surprise that the country is also home to one of the biggest football stadiums in the world. Holding 110,000 fans, it was constructed for the Commonwealth Games back in 1988 and hosts the Malaysian national football team on a regular basis. The ground is also renowned for its stunning architecture, which betrays the amount that was initially invested into its development.

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