Soccer stadiums are one of the greatest stages in the world to host sporting events, a sporting arena where fans leave their voices and players their hearts.
We present you the 10 largest soccer stadiums by capacity in the world, where soccer/football events are played, although some stadiums host other sporting events.
Not to meant the unique architectural design incredible amounts of steel, concrete and other building materials, unparalleled lighting to provide the fans spectacular views from any seating in the following spectacular soccer stadiums.
10. Stade du 5 Juillet 1962 – Algiers, Algeria.
With a capacity of 85,000 is the home to MC Alger and Algeria national team. The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 95,000. The record attendance was 110,000 supporting spectators, a friendly match between Algeria and Serbia in 3 March 2010.
9. Borg El Arab Stadium – Alexandria, Egypt.
It is the largest soccer stadiums in Egypt and the second largest in Africa (after Soccer City in Johannesburg) with a capacity of 86,000. Opened in 2007 it is home of the Egypt national team.
8. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium – Jakarta, Indonesia.
The stadium is named after Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President and opened in 1962. It has capacity of 88,083 sitting or 100,800 standing. It is home of Indonesia national team and Persia Jakarta football club. It hosts also concert events.
7. Wembley Stadium – London, United Kingdom.
With 90,000 seats it is the second largest soccer stadium in Europe and the largest stadium in the United Kingdom. It was built on the old Wembley stadium site and opened in 2007. It host variety of events but it is known best as the home ground of English football club.
6. Rose Bowl – Pasadena, California, United States of America.
Not primarily used as a soccer stadium, this stadium has capacity of 92,542. It is former home of LA Galaxy, soccer club from Major League Soccer. Now it is used for occasional tournaments and friendly soccer games.
5. FNB Stadium – Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Also known as Soccer City with capacity of 94,736, it was a place where FIFA World Cup final game in 2010. Home of Kaizer Chiefs and South Africa national football and rugby teams, it was first opened in 1989, but renovated in 2009. It was the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990, and served as the venue for a memorial service to him on 10 December 2013.
4. Estadio del Camp Nou – Barcelona, Spain.
Former names Estadio del CF Barcelona (1957–1975) – Estadio del FC Barcelona (1975–2000)
Home FC Barcelona since 1957 – The Camp Nou holds 99,354 people and thus is the largest stadium in Europe. There is a plan to make it even bigger and to increase capacity to 105,000. The stadium also houses the second-most visited museum in Catalonia, FC Barcelona Museum, which receives more than 1.2 million visitors per year.
3. Bukit Jalil National Stadium – Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The stadium was built to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games and after the 1998 Commonwealth Games in September, the stadium became the home stadium for the Malaysia national football team. With a capacity of 100,200 it is the 3rd largest soccer/football stadium in the world. It is also the largest stadium in Southeast Asia.
2. Estadio Azteca – Calzada de Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico
Knowing how much Mexicans are passionate about football it is not hard to believe they have second largest stadium for soccer in the world. Since its opening in 1966, the stadium has been the official home stadium of the professional football team Club América and the official national stadium of the Mexico national football team.
With an official capacity of 105,064, it is the largest stadium in Mexico, the fourth-largest in the American continent, the sixth-largest in the world and the largest association football-specific soccer stadiums in the world. Regarded as one of the most famous and iconic soccer stadiums in the world, it is the first to have hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals.
1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium – Pyongyang, North Korea.
The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, completed on The May 1, 1989. It is regarded as the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 150,000, and occupying over 207,000m². Used for parades/shows celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea, it sometimes host soccer matches too.