Football is a team game. This is the most exciting game in the world. There are many stadiums in the world to enjoy the beauty of football. Here is the list of 10 largest football stadiums in the World that you does not know about.
Football is recognized as the most popular game in the World. Due to its popularity, a lot of modern football stadiums are being built around the world. Now let's take a look at the world's largest stadiums by seating capacity.
1) Rungrado May Day Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea: It is the largest football stadium in the world. Its seating capacity is 114,000. This stadium was build in 1989 and is mainly used for football matches. Apart from this, the stadium has hosted many major international events.
This stadium is built in 20.7 hectare area. It is the home ground of North Korea National Football team.
2) Camp Nou: Camp Nou is the second largest football stadium in the world. It is located in Barcelona, Spain. It was established on 24th September, 1957. It is the home ground of the Barcelona FC. The size of the field is 105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd). Its seating capacity is 99,354 and is considered as the largest football stadium in Europe. Two Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two UEFA Cup finals, five UEFA Super Cup finals, five matches including the opening game of the 1982 FIFA World Cup took place at this venue.
3) FNB Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa: FNB Soccer City is the largest football stadium in Africa, and the third largest stadium in the World. It was established in 1989. Its seating capacity is 94,736. The size of the field is 105m X 68m. The Stadium Management of South Africa operates this stadium. It is the home ground of South Africa National Football team (Bafana Bafana) and it is also a home ground of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League. The final of 2010 FIFA World Cup between the Netherlands and Spain was held at this venue. The stadium is known by its nickname 'The Calabash'.
In this stadium, Nelson Mandela gave his first speech in Johannesburg after his release from the prison in 1990. We have seen Mandela's final public appearance at this venue. That day was the closing ceremony of 2010 FIFA World Cup.
4) Wembley Stadium, London: This stadium was established on 9th March, 2007. The Wembley National Stadium Limited operates this stadium. The size of the field is 115 by 74 yards (105 by 68 m). This is the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur and England National Football team. It is the largest football stadium in England, the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe. Its capacity is 90,000.
The stadium has hosted the major games in English football. One of them is the FA cup final. It has also hosted the season-opening FA Community Shield, the League Cup final, the FA Cup semi-finals. Two UEFA Champions League Finals (2011, 2013) were held at this venue.
5) Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: It was established on 29th May, 1966. The size of the field is 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft). The Club America operates this stadium. It is the home ground of professional football team Cruz Azul and the official national stadium of the Mexico National Football team. Its seating capacity is 87,523. It is the largest stadium in Mexico.
Estadio Azteca is one of the most famous and iconic football stadiums in the world. Two FIFA World Cup Finals (1970, 1986) held at this venue. The famous quarter-final of 1986 FIFA World Cup between Argentina and England held was at this venue. The stadium had also hosted the semifinal of 1970 FIFA World Cup.
6) The Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia: This stadium is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. It was established on 11th September, 1996. Its capacity is 87,411. The size of the field is 105 by 68 m (344 by 223 ft). The National Sports Complex operates the stadium. The owner of the stadium is Malaysian Government. It is the home ground of the Malaysia National Football team. It is the largest football stadium in South-East Asia.
Currently, this stadium is hosting most of the Malaysian International football matches. It has also hosted the national level football competition finals such as the Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup etc.
7) Borg El Arab Stadium, Egypt: It was established in 2007. Its seating capacity is 86,000. The size of the field is 105 by 70 metres (115 by 77 yd). There are two sub-stadiums for training. The Egyptian Football Association operates the stadium and it is the home ground of Alexandria club.
The qualification match of 2018 FIFA World Cup between Egypt and Congo was held in this stadium. The final of Egypt Cup (2016) and Caf Champions League Final (2017) was also held at this venue.
8) Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata: It was established in 1984. The size of the field is 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft). Its capacity is 85,000. The Indian Football Association operates the stadium. It is the home ground of the Indian National Football team and also the home ground of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and ATK. It is the largest stadium in India by seating capacity. Before its renovation in 2011, it was the second largest football stadium in the world. That time its seating capacity was 120,000.
The final match of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup was held at this venue. The stadium's record attendance is 131,781 in 1997's Federation Cup Semi Final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
9) Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund: The stadium is one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe and is renowned for its atmosphere. It was established on 2nd April, 1974. Its seating capacity is 81,360. The size of the field is 105 by 68 m (344 by 223 ft). It is the home ground of Borussia Dortmund and Germany National Football team. Three group stage games in 1974 FIFA World Cup and six games of 2006's FIFA World Cup were held at this venue.
10) Stade de France, Paris: It is the national stadium of France. It is located in Northern Paris. The stadium is used by the France National Football team. It was established on 28th January, 1998. The size of the field is 119 x 75 m (130 x 82 yd). Consortium Stade de France operates the stadium. Its seating capacity is 80,698.
5 group stage matches, 1 round of 16 matches, 1 Quarter-final, 1 Semifinal and the Final of 1998 FIFA World Cup was held in this stadium. It also held the Final of 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2016's UEFA Euro matches including the Final.
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