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.

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