Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

Asia, the largest continent in the world, has 48 countries, and each country has a wide range and variety of sports being played. While soccer, cricket, hockey, kabaddi, etc. are commonly popular in the Indian subcontinent, badminton, table tennis, and others are common in Southeast Asia. Asia excels in tennis, swimming, and many other games.

All in all, it is safe to say that almost all sports are played in various countries of Asia. Naturally, there are various stadiums in Asia where the matches take place. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia.

Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

 

10. King Fahd International Stadium

King Fahd International Stadium is situated at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The stadium was opened for public 28 years ago in 1987. King Fahd International Stadium has a seating capacity of 75,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Al-Hilal and Al Shabab clubs currently use this stadium as their home venue. The present owner and operator of the King Fahd International Stadium is the AKA Mohamed Almadrahi. The stadium was originally designed by architect Michael KC Cheah. The cost of construction of this stadium was about 650 million Saudi riyals which is equivalent to $510 million.

9. Shanghai Stadium

Shanghai Stadium is situated at Shanghai in China. The stadium was opened for public in 1997. Shanghai Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Shanghai East Asia and Shanghai SIPG F.C. use this stadium as their home ground. The present owner and operator of the Shanghai Stadium is the Shanghai East Asia Sports & Culture Center. The stadium is presently used for the purpose of national and international association football matches.

8. Beijing National Stadium

Beijing National Stadium is situated at Beijing in China. The stadium was opened for public on 28th June 2008. Beijing National Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The stadium hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and Supercoppa Italiana since 2009. The stadium was originally designed by architect firms Herzog & de Meuron, ArupSport, China Architectural Design & Research Group and Ai Weiwei (artistic consultant) and was built with an estimated construction cost of USD $ 423 million. Grass is used in Beijing National Stadium as the playing surface. The stadium will host the upcoming 2015 World Championships in Athletics.

7. Shah Alam Stadium

Shah Alam Stadium is situated at Shah Alam in Malaysia. The stadium was opened for public on 16th July 1994. Shah Alam Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Selangor FA uses this stadium as their home ground. The present owner of the Shah Alam Stadium is the Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam and Selangor FA is the current operator of this ground. The stadium was originally designed by architect Hijjaz Kasturi and was built with an estimated construction cost of RM460 million. Grass pitch is used in Shah Alam Stadium as the playing surface.

6. Guangdong Olympic Stadium

Guangdong Olympic Stadium is situated at Guangzhou in China. The stadium construction was started in 1998 and the venue was opened for public in 2001. Guangdong Olympic Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,012 for its visitors and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The 2010 Asian Games and the 2010 Asian Para Games were hosted by this stadium. The present owner and operator of the Guangdong Olympic Stadium is the Chinese Government. The stadium was originally designed by architect Ellerbe Becket. Natural grass is used in Guangdong Olympic Stadium as the playing surface.

5. Azadi Stadium

Azadi Stadium is situated at Tehran in Iran. The stadium was opened for public on 18th October 1973. Azadi Stadium has a seating capacity of 84,412 for its visitors and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Iranian national football team and Esteghlal use this stadium as their home ground. The present owner of the Azadi Stadium is the ASC and Tehran Municipality is the current operator of this ground. The stadium was originally designed by architect Abdol-Aziz Farmanfarmaian and was built with an estimated construction cost of 2,578,183,966 tomans. Desso GrassMaster is used in Azadi Stadium as the playing surface.

4. National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

National Stadium, Bukit Jalil is situated at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The stadium was opened for public on 11th September 1996. National Stadium, Bukit Jalil has a seating capacity of 87,411 for its visitors and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Malaysia national football team uses this stadium as their home ground. The present owner of the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil is the Malaysian Government and National Sports Complex is the current operator of this ground. The stadium was originally built with an estimated construction cost of RM800 million. Grass pitch is used in this stadium as the playing surface.

3. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is situated at Jakarta in Indonesia. The stadium was opened for public on 24th July 1962. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium has a seating capacity of 88,306 for its visitors and is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Indonesia national football team uses this stadium as their home ground. The present owner of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is the Football Association of Indonesia and Gelora Bung Karno Foundation is the current operator of this ground. The stadium was originally designed by architect Friedrich Silaban and was built with an estimated construction cost of $19,500,000. Artificial Grass is used in this stadium as the playing surface.

2. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium

Sheikh Kamal International Stadium is situated at Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh. The stadium was opened for public in 2014. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium has a seating capacity of 100,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Bangladesh Cricket Board uses this stadium as their home ground. The present owner of the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium is the Bangladesh Cricket Board and Bangladesh Cricket council is the current operator of this ground. The stadium is presently used for the purpose of national and international cricket matches.

1. Rungnado May Day Stadium

Rungnado May Day Stadium is situated at Pyongyang in North Korea. The stadium was opened for public on 1st May 1989. Rungnado May Day Stadium currently has a seating capacity of 150,000 for its visitors and is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Korea DPR national football team and the North Korean women’s national football team use this stadium as their home ground. The stadium has a floor space of more than 207,000 square meters. The present owner of the Rungnado May Day Stadium is the DPR Korea. The stadium hosted the shows and parades celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea, and also hosts the shows celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea.

These stadiums never see a lack of audience members, as the Asians, who love sports, make sure that they are at the stadiums to witness their favourite players live in action, and to cheer for them.

Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

1. Rungnado May Day Stadium
2. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium
3. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
4. National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
5. Azadi Stadium
6. Guangdong Olympic Stadium
7. Shah Alam Stadium
8. Beijing National Stadium
9. Shanghai Stadium
10. King Fahd International Stadium

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