10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity

A stadium is where any sporting event is hosted, and people gather, with immense zest and zeal to be a part of a game, to watch their favourite men in action and take on the opponents and lift a trophy. At a stadium, the excitement is palpable, and the people present at any stadium remind the players who they are playing for. At every stadium, some aspects are just common – thousands of fans in uniforms to show their devotion towards their favourites, flags on the faces, colourful faces and hairstyles, lots of sounds with people shouting, singing and honking.

They cheer to see every goal or shot, and they cry out when the opponents succeed. Without fans at the stadium, no match can be complete. The larger the crowd at the stadium, the greater is the excitement. Here is a list of the 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. Let’s take a look.

10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity

10. Tiger Stadium

10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity

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Outdoor sporting venue Tiger Stadium, famously known by locals as the Death Valley, is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The stadium is the current home ground of Louisiana State University Tigers football team and is also the sixth largest stadium in the NCAA. With its current Official Seating Capacity of 102,321 after several renovation projects, Tiger Stadium is now the ninth largest active sports stadium in the world, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. The construction of this stadium was started in 1924, and it was officially opened for public on November 25, 1924 with a construction cost of nearly $1,816,210 at that time. The stadium was originally designed by architect Wogan and Bernard and recently it was renovated under the guidance of Trahan Architects.

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9. Neyland Stadium

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Multi-purpose sports venue Neyland Stadium is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been a site for several NFL exhibition games. The stadium is currently the home ground of Tennessee Volunteers football team but it also hosted several large conventions. With its official capacity of 102,455, Neyland Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the United States. It is the eighth largest active stadium in the world and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. Neyland Stadium was named after UT football coach Robert Neyland and went through 16 expansion projects till now. The construction of this stadium was started on March 21, 1921, and it was officially opened for public on September 24, 1921 with a construction cost of nearly $42,000 at that time. Recently the conversion project of Neyland Stadium was designed by architect McCarty Holsaple McCarty.

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8. Ohio Stadium

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American football venue The Ohio Stadium is located on the campus of The Ohio State University, United States, and was nicknamed “The Horseshoe” because of its shape. The stadium serves as the home ground of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and The Ohio State University Marching Band. With its seating capacity of 104,944, Ohio Stadium is the third largest football stadium in the United States, the seventh largest non-racing stadium in the world, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. The construction of this stadium was started on August 3, 1921, and it was officially opened for public on October 7, 1922 with a construction cost of nearly $1.34 million. Estadio Azteca was designed by architect Howard Dwight Smith and E. H. Latham Company worked as the general contractor.

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7. Estadio Azteca

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Famous soccer stadium The Estadio Azteca is located in the suburb of Santa Ursula in Mexico City, and is the official national stadium of the Mexico national football team. The stadium is also the home ground of Club América and is currently the fourth-largest stadium in the American continent. With its official capacity of 105,064, Estadio Azteca is the sixth largest active stadium in the world, and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. The stadium features 856 Executive suites besides its normal seating arrangement. The construction of this stadium was started in 1961, and it was officially opened for public on 29th May 1966 with a construction cost of nearly $260 million Mexican dollar. Estadio Azteca was designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Rafael Mijares Alcérreca.

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6. Kyle Field

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Collegiate football venue The Kyle Field is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in Texas and is the home of the Texas A&M Aggie football team since 1904. The stadium was nicknamed “Home of the 12th Man” and is the third largest stadium in the United States. With its gigantic seating capacity of 106,511, Kyle Field is currently the fifth largest active non-racing stadium in the world, and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. The stadium witnessed its record audience of 110,633 in a game between Texas A&M and Ole Miss Rebels on October 11, 2014. The construction of this stadium was started in May 1927, and it was officially opened for public on September 24, 1927. It was designed by architect F. E. Geisecke and J. E. Johnson Construction Co. worked as the general contractor of the stadium.

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5. Beaver Stadium

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Outdoor college football venue Beaver Stadium is located in University Park, Pennsylvania, and is the home ground of Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten Conference. The stadium was named after the former governor of Pennsylvania James A. Beaver. With its official seating capacity of 106,572, Beaver Stadium is the second largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere, and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. This stadium is the first sporting venue to have its interior included in Google Street View. Beaver Stadium was designed by architect Michael Baker, and is currently operated by Pennsylvania State University. The construction of this stadium was started in 1959, and it was officially opened for public on September 17, 1960, and has a construction cost nearly $1.6 million at that time.

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4. Michigan Stadium

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University of Michigan’s football stadium The Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”, is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is the largest stadium in the United States. The stadium, with its current official capacity of 109,901, is the 36th largest sports venue in the world, and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. Michigan Stadium is currently owned and operated by the University of Michigan. The construction of this stadium was started on September 12, 1926, and it was officially opened for public on October 1, 1927, and has a construction cost nearly $950,000 at that time. The main architect of this stadium was Bernard L. Green and James Leck Company worked as the general contractor of the stadium.

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3. Salt Lake Stadium

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Multipurpose sporting venue Salt Lake Stadium, also known as Yuva Bharati Krirangan, is located in Kolkata, West Bengal, and hosts different kinds of cultural programs including dance and music concerts besides being an active sports venue. With its marvelous capacity of around 120,000, Salt Lake Stadium is the third largest stadium in the world and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. The stadium was recently downsized from 120,000 to 68,000 in 2015 for providing better seating arrangement during famous sporting events. This stadium witnessed its record audience of 131,000 in a match between East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan AC in 1997. Salt Lake Stadium was officially opened for public in January 1984, and is now operated by the Indian Football Association.

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2. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

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Multi-purpose event venue The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is located in Pyongyang, North Korea, and mostly used for Arirang performances, widely noted as the Mass Games. With its huge capacity of around 150,000, the stadium is the largest in Asia and the second largest in the world, and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is named after the Rungrado Islet in the Taedong River and also after the international Labor Day “May Day”. The stadium features 16 arches arranged in a ring in its roof which resemble a magnolia blossom. The stadium was opened for public on May 1, 1989, with a main pitch covering nearly 22,500 square meters. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is now owned and controlled solely by the DPR Korea government.

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1. Strahov Stadium

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Multipurpose sports venue The Great Strahov Stadium is located in the Strahov district of Prague and now used as a training site for Sparta Prague. With its huge capacity of around 250,000, this stadium is the largest stadium in the world and is inducted in the top place in our list of 10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity. Strahov Stadium is no longer used as an active sports venue but all of its 8 football pitches are now used solely on training purpose. The stadium was first designed as a wooden stadium in 1926 by the architect Alois Dryák, and later altered by concrete grandstands in 1932. Renovations of this stadium were made in 1948 and 1975, and it now covers nearly 63,500 square metres. Strahov Stadium hosted Motor racing during the mid-1960s, but the stadium has been used for concerts since 1990.

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For sports fans, it is a dream to be present at the stadium to watch a game. This not only gives them a chance to see the performances of their favourite players from their favourite team up close, but also enjoy the tremendous thrill in the environment. The true experience of watching a game remains incomplete until it is witnessed from the stadium.

10 Largest Stadiums in the World by Capacity

1. Strahov Stadium
2. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
3. Salt Lake Stadium
4. Michigan Stadium
5. Beaver Stadium
6. Kyle Field
7. Estadio Azteca
8. Ohio Stadium
9. Neyland Stadium
10. Tiger Stadium