The world’s friendliness for football and the desire to build bigger and better stadiums has consistently produced some of the most iconic structures.
As with the most popular sports, it is not a surprise that the game demands big stadiums so that incredible memories can be created. Yet, there are some stadiums that manage to overwhelm others in their size and magnitude.
The top 5 biggest football stadiums are:
- Rungrado 1st of may Stadium
Location: Pyongyang, North Korea
Seating Capacity: 114,000
This is the largest football stadiums of all kind. The stadium is built on an area of almost 21 hectares. The stadium is shaped like a parachute, though it was intended to resemble a magnolia flower. The stadium posted of a world attendance record of 190,000 during wrestling event at the facility.
- Camp Nou
Seating Capacity: 99,354
Camp Nou has been the home of FC Barcelona since the 24th of September 1957. Since then it has also hosted the home matches of the Catalonia national team and in 1992 it was one of the stadiums used when Spain hosted the Sumer Olympics. The ground has hosted two champions League finals and one of the semi-final matches at the 1982 FIFA world cup.
- FNB Stadium
Location: South Africa
Seating Capacity: 94,736
The FNB stadium is the largest stadium in Africa and it primarily hosts ruby union and football games. The stadium is also quite special since it managed to feature the last public appearance of Nelson Mandela. Even though the stadium has been around since 1987, the major renovation work in 2010for the world cup brought about many new features like executive suites, new roof, floodlights and changing rooms.
The FNB stadium is the third biggest stadium in the world.
- Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, United States
Seating Capacity: 95,542
The Rose Bowl stadium is the most important soccer grounds in the United States. It hosted the final of the FIFA World Cup in 1994, the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999, the 1984 Olmpic Gold Medal match and numerous CONCACAF and US Soccer Federation matches.
The stadium is recognised as a National Historic Landmark in the US.
- Wembley Stadium
The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007, with its official opening coming in time for the 22007 FA cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United that Chelsea won with 1-0.
It used is not limited to England matches, however, every year it hosts the FA cup semi-final as well as the League Cup final and the FA community Shield match.