Sports fans, we have a treat for you. We've put together a list of the biggest sports stadiums in the world. The list includes everything from soccer stadiums to rugby grounds, so you're sure to find something that will get your blood pumping!
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
You might think that the biggest stadium in the world would be located in a country with a rich sporting culture, but you'd be wrong. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, which opened in 1989 and has a capacity of 150,000 people, is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. The national football team uses this stadium for matches against international teams and for domestic cup competitions—but it isn't used as often as you might expect.
In fact, if you're looking for an international game to attend at the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (or any other stadium), your best bet is probably not to go to North Korea. It's next-to-impossible to get tickets when they do become available; there are only 2 million residents of Pyongyang and 6 million people living in all North Korea—so competition is fierce!
Salt Lake Stadium
Salt Lake Stadium, located in Kolkata, India, is the second largest stadium in the world. It can seat 100,000 people and was the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Stadium also hosted its first World Cup final: a match between Germany and Spain at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. It has also hosted many other international soccer matches as well as some domestic cricket matches.
Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)
The Camp Nou stadium is one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of 98,354. It was built in 1957 and has since been home to FC Barcelona football club. It also hosts non-sports events such as concerts, conferences and other cultural activities. The stadium is located in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
The stadium was originally known as Estadi del FC Barcelona until it changed its name to honour Joan Gamper (1877-1935), who was president of both FC Barcelona and Swiss side St Gallen during the early 20th century before becoming founder member of FIFA in 1904 - an organisation which he headed until 1925 before handing over control to Jules Rimet (1873-1952).
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), located in Melbourne, Australia, is the largest cricket stadium in the world. It can hold 100,000 people and was built in 1853.
Beaver Stadium is the largest sports venue in the world, with a capacity of 106,572. It first opened in 1960, and has been the home of Penn State Nittany Lions football since then. The stadium was actually named after James A. Beaver, who was president of the university from 1859 to 1870 but did not live long enough to see it built—he died less than three months after ground was broken for construction (and even before his namesake stadium had been approved).
At 102,329 spectators, Ohio Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the United States and the largest horseshoe-shaped stadium in the world. It has hosted events such as The Ohio State University's football games and the annual spring commencement ceremonies since its opening in 1922.
The horseshoe shape of Ohio Stadium makes it unique among American stadiums, but there are other ways it sets itself apart from others. It was designed by Charles Follen McKim (of New York City) and Arthur Brown (of Cleveland), who had both worked with Stanford White on many projects. They were inspired by Harvard Stadium when designing Ohio Stadium's layout; Harvard's stadium opened four years earlier than Ohio State's home turf did!
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the home of Alabama Crimson Tide football and has a capacity of 101,821. The stadium opened in 1929, named after legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. It's the largest stadium in the SEC and the 10th largest college football stadium in America.
Kyle Field (Texas A&M)
Kyle Field at Texas A&M University is the largest football stadium in the Southeastern Conference and the second largest stadium in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The Aggies' average attendance of 102,733 makes it one of the most well-attended college football programs in the nation. Built in 1927, Kyle Field has undergone several expansions and renovations throughout its history, including a $485 million dollar expansion that was completed prior to the 2015 season.
The seating capacity for Kyle Field has changed significantly over time; as of 2017, it seats 102,733 fans for major sporting events such as home games for Texas A&M's football team but can be configured for other events such as concerts by reducing its capacity to 86,600 people.
Neyland Stadium (Tennessee)
Neyland Stadium is a college football stadium located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The stadium is the home of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). It has been the Volunteers' home field since 1921.
It had an official capacity of 102,455 when it was re-dedicated on September 27, 2014. Its current official capacity is 106,038 after 2016 renovations that added 781 seats to the south stands and 477 seats to the north stands. The largest crowd ever recorded at Neyland Stadium was 109,061 on September 18th 1994 against Alabama during UT's 100th season celebration game; however there were temporary seats set up for that contest so it could have been larger than 100K had all those temporary seats not existed.
Michigan Stadium is the largest football stadium in the United States, with a capacity of 109,901. It is located on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and opened in 1927. The stadium has played host to several major events including Super Bowl XL with an attendance capacity of over 107,000 people and WrestleMania III which was attended by 93,173 fans.
The Michigan Wolverines football team plays its home games at this stadium.
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The National Stadium in Singapore
This stadium has a capacity of 50,000 and is used mostly for football matches. It hosts both international and local competitions, as well as concerts. You can take a tour of the stadium on weekdays or visit the museum next door.
ISL Football Stadium in Chennai, India
This multipurpose stadium has hosted cricket tournaments for many years, but it also hosts other events like Rugby Sevens tournaments and rock concerts from time to time. In 2015, Jay-Z performed here during his Magna Carter World Tour stopover before heading back home to New York City.
Emirates Airline Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
This is where rugby fans go to watch games between South African teams like Sharks or Bulls (or New Zealand's All Blacks team when they come stateside). It has an official capacity of 51,900 people but can hold up to 68,000 people if necessary!
We hope you enjoyed this list and learned something new about the world of sports.
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