Humans love games and we have been building big stadiums for centuries. With more and more modernization in technology, we are able to build a humongous stadium capable of holding huge crowds. Let’s have a look at some of the modern marvels in sport.
Here we have listed the top ten biggest stadiums according to there capacity.
1. Rungrado May Day Stadium – 150,000
North Korea Completed this 150,000 capacity stadium on May 1, 1989, the May Day Stadium was originally constructed for the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. May Day Stadium is also the sight of the public execution of dissenting generals in the late 1990s.
Country: North Korea
2) Salt Lake Stadium – 120,000
The second biggest non-racing stadium is Salt Lake Stadium in West Bengal, India. Opened in 1984, while the stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, it is best known as the home of several of the biggest clubs in Indian football. Mohun Bagan A.C., Kingfisher East Bengal F.C., Prayag United S.C., and Mohammedan SC all play out of the stadium, and the Kolkata derbies between Kingfisher and Mohun Bagan easily fill out the 120,000 seats.
3) Michigan Stadium – 109,000
Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 and can play host to over 109,000 spectators. The home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, the stadium is the largest in the United States, and has been nicknamed “The Big House.”
4) Beaver Stadium – 106,572
Another American collegiate football Stadium is next on the list with a capacity of 106,572. Happy Valley, officially called Beaver Stadium, has been home to the Penn State Nittany Lions since 1960.
5) Estadio Azteca – 104,000
The top-ten list moves out of the United States, and down to Mexico City, Mexico. Estadio Azteca opened in 1961 and has a capacity of 104,000. Not only has the stadium hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals, but it was also the Olympic football venue in 1968 and is home to both the Mexican national football team, and Club America of the Primera Division.
6) Neyland Stadium – 102,037
The next two stadiums on the list are variously listed 6-7 and 7-6, depending on what stats you believe. Whether the capacity is 102,455 or 102,037, Neyland Stadium is the home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team. The stadium was built all the way back in 1921 and takes its current name from former head football coach Robert Neyland.
7) Ohio Stadium – 102,329
Next up, Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. With a capacity of 102,329, the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of the most famous venues in all of NCAA football. Consistently ranking in the top 5 in attendance, the “dotting of the i” by the marching band during home games is said to be one of the great traditions in sports.
8) Bryant-Denny Stadium – 101,821
Another college football team slides in at number eight on this top-ten list. Another stadium in part named after a legendary coach, Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is home of the Crimson Red Tide and has a capacity of 101,821.
9) Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – 100,119
The last college football team on the list is Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. With a capacity of 100,119, the home of the Texas Longhorns has been expanded six times since it opened in 1924.
10) The Melbourne Cricket Ground – 100,018
Making its first appearance on the list is the sport of Cricket. The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, has a capacity of 100,018. The oldest stadium on this list opened all the way back in 1854, although it has been redeveloped a number of times since. “The G,” as it is known by locals, is home to cricket, football and rugby teams, and is generally considered the “Spiritual Home of Australian Sport.”