World Top Ten Biggest Football Stadiums
10. The Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt) -This stadium in Egypt has a whopping capacity of 86,000 people. It was built in the year 2007 in the hopes of being a World Cup host of 2010. However, Egypt was unfortunate in being the host because of which this stadium is not used on a regular basis. It only experiences an average attendance of 20,000. However, the opening day of the stadium experience around 74,000 attendance in the year 2009, when Egypt played with Trinidad and Tobago in the FIFA U-20 world cup to beat the visitors by 4-1. It is now being used as the home ground for the national team of Egypt.
9. The Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malaysia) -This stadium in Malaysia has a total capacity of 100,000 but is limited to only 87,411 for football events. It was built for the 1998 commonwealth games. It is also in use by the Malaysian national team. Apart from football games, the stadium is used for concerts and many artists like Kelly Clarkson, Usher have featured at this place. English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea have also come to this stadium to play their pre-season friendly games.
8. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Indonesia) -This Indonesian stadium has a capacity of around 88,000 and is used by Persija Jakarta and the Indonesian National Football team. It was opened up in the year 1962 and is named under the country's first president, Sukarno. It is a regular chosen stadium for the AFC Asian cup games and the Suzuki cup. Lady Gaga who had come to visit to Indonesia was to host her concert in this stadium in 2012 but was cancelled due to public protest.
7. The Wembly (England)-The Wembly must be the most iconic stadiums in English football history. Completed in 2007, it has a total capacity of 90,000 after it was amended from the original stadium that was built in the year 1923. Around £800 million was spent in making the new stadium. This stadium has already hosted a lot of concerts and music events featuring different artists through out the world. First even European NFL fixture in 2007 was also hosted here.
6. The Rose Bowl(United States of America)-This stadium was opened up in the year 1922 for College American football games. It was later used for World Cup finals of 1994. With around 94,000 capacity, the stadium recorded largest attendance in football after World Cup 1994 games between LA Galaxy and Barcelona in 2009 where Barcelona won the game 2-1. It also hosted the Women World Cup final 1999 recording attendance of 90,185 where USA beat China in an enthralling game by 5-4.
5. NB Stadium (South Africa)-This stadium has a total capacity of 95,000 people and was built in the year 1989. It was renovated for the 2010 World Cup for the opening match game. It is one of the historical stadiums in South Africa where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after coming out of prison. Neil Diamond also had his concert in this stadium during his world tour of 2011.
4. Camp Nou (Spain)-Homed to Spanish Giants Barcelona, the Camp Nou was opened up in the year 1957 and has been expanded and renovated many times making the capacity to 100,000. It is one of the best and biggest stadiums in the world. It is also named to be more than a club with the huge support of Barcelona fans. There is nothing else than this stadium that could fit in the beauty of the Barcelona.
3. Estadio Azteca (Mexico)-With a total capacity of 105,000, the Estadio Azteca stadium of Mexico is homed to the National team of Mexico and several successful clubs of the country. This stadium was built in the year 1966 and was renovated in 1985. This is also the only stadium to host 2 world Cup finals of 1970 and 1986. It is the stadium where Diego Maradona scored the goal with his "Hand of God" to win England in an ironic 2-1 victory.
2. The Salt Lake Stadium (India)-It is the home ground to the National team of India along with several big clubs of the country like East Bengal FC, Mohum Bagan FC, Prayag United and the Mohammedan SC. It has also been regarded as the holy grail for holding several games to end violence in the country. The stadium has a total capacity of 120,000.
1. Rugnado May Day Stadium (North Korea)-The largest stadium of the world beholds a capacity of 150,000 people and is the home to the National Football team of North Korea. It was completed in May 1989 and is named according to it. Apart from football, it holds several gymnastic events and also has recorded a Guinness world record with largest event ever with 100,000 participants. It was also the venue where Kim Il- Sung celebrated his coming into power.