The 10 Biggest Football (Soccer) Stadiums in the World

Here are the biggest soccer stadiums in the world

Let's face it, as a sports fan, there's a little geek in all of us when it comes to stadiums, so Green Beans looks into the very best and biggest football (soccer) stadiums in the world. You might be surprised by a few of the stadiums that made it on this list...

10 Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt) - Capacity 86,000

Borg El Arab Stadium is a stadium commissioned in 2006 in the Mediterranean Sea resort of Borg el Arab; 25 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa.

9 Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malaysia) - Capacity 87,400

Bukit Jalil National Stadium, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is an 87,000+ capacity all-seater multi-purpose stadium. It was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, on 1 January 1998 ahead of the 1998 Commonwealth Games and staged the Games' opening ceremony.

8 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Indonesia) - Capacity 88,000

The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (formerly Gelora Senayan Main Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium located within the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Senayan, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. The stadium is named after Sukarno, Indonesia's first President. It is mostly used for football matches and has a seating capacity of over 88,000.

7 Wembley Stadium (England) - Capacity 90,000

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002–2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including the FA Cup Final and home matches of the England national football team.

6 The Rose Bowl Stadium (United States) - Capacity 92,500

The Rose Bowl is an outdoor athletic stadium in Pasadena, California, just outside Los Angeles. Built in 1922 and located among the San Gabriel Mountains in the Arroyo Seco of Los Angeles County, the stadium is recognized as a United States National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark. The stadium is also used for American football and soccer.

5 FNB Stadium (South Africa) - Capacity 94,700

First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The venue is managed by Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) and is a home ground of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League as well as key fixtures for the South African national football team (Bafana Bafana).

4 Azadi Stadium (Iran) - Capacity 95,200

The Azadi Stadium, formerly known as Aryamehr Stadium, is an all-seater football stadium in Tehran, Iran. It was inaugurated on 18 October 1971 and is self-owned by Esteghlal and Persepolis. It is also the home stadium of the Iran national football team. It has a current capacity of 95,225 spectators, though it has been able to hold over 100,000 in attendance.

3 Estadio Azteca (Mexico) - Capacity 95,500

The Estadio Azteca is a football stadium located in the suburb of Santa Úrsula in Mexico City, Mexico. Since its opening in 1966, the stadium has been the official home stadium of the professional football team Club América and the official national stadium of the Mexico national football team. With an official capacity of 95,500, it is the largest stadium in Mexico and the third largest football stadium in the world.

2 Camp Nou (Spain) - Capacity 99,300

Camp Nou, often referred to as the "Nou Camp" in English, is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It has been the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957.

1 Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (N Korea) - Capacity 150,000

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, completed on May 1, 1989. It is currently the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 150,000, and occupies 20.7 hectares (51 acres). It is currently used for football matches, a few athletics events, but most often for Arirang performances (also known as the Mass Games). The stadium can seat 150,000, which is the largest stadium by capacity in the world and the world's 12th largest sporting venue.

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