Sports Stadium are one of the most popular worldwide attractions for people of all ages and genders and it has been like this for centuries. No wonder stadiums themselves have become an attraction, getting bigger and better with time. Here are top 10 largest sports stadiums in the world.

10. Melbourne Cricket Groundmelbourne-cricket-ground-post

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the greatest sports stadium in Australia and the 10th in the world. MCG was built on the famous Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precint in 1853. The latest developments took place in 2006. The most famous events that took place on this stadium are Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 1992 Cricket World Cup Final

Interesting Facts

Capacity 100,024
Sports Australian Football, Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football
Annual Events AFL Grand Final, Boxing Day Test

9. Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadiumdarrel-k-royal-post

The Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium is one of the most appreciated American stadiums. Located in Austin, Texas, the venue opened in 1924 and is the 6th biggest college football stadium in USA. It is mostly known for offering an unbeatable home field advantage for the Austing Longhorns team. Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium is dedicated to the Texans who fought in World War I.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 100,119
Sports College Football
Annual Events The Spring Football Jamboree, Football Fan Appreciation Day

8. Bryant-Denny Stadium


Bryant-Denny Stadium is another reputable college football venue in the US. Located in the University of Alabama campus, the stadium was completed in 1929, when it had only 12,000 seats. It’s the 5th largest stadium in the USA.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 101,821
Sports College Football
Annual Events Alabama Crimson Tide Football Season

7. Neyland Stadium


Neyland Stadium is an imposing sports stadium located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Aside from the Tennessee Volunteers football team games, it also hosts big conventions and NFL exhibition games. The venue, opening in 1924, is the 4th largest stadium in the US and has been ranked no. 1 stadium in college football a few times.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 102,455
Sports College Football
Annual Events Tennessee Volunteers Football Season

6. Estadio Azteca


Estadio Azteca is a record-breaking, impressive stadium located in Santa Ursula, Mexico City. The Mexican venue, opened in 1966, is the only stadium in the world to have hosted the FIFA World Cup Finals twice. The most memorable event that happened here is the quarter-final game between Argentina and England in 1988, when Maradona scored the “Goal of the Century” and also the “Hand of God Goal”. It is the 3d largest stadium on the American continent and the largest in Mexico. Major concerts have been held here as well.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 105,000
Sports Football, Boxing
Annual Events Mexico National football team season, América (Liga MX)

5. Ohio Stadium


Ohio Stadium, popularly known as “The Horseshoe”, is a stadium located on the campus of the Ohio State University. The 1922 venue has hosted numerous famous games, given that Ohio State football is renowned for its good athletes.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 106,102
Sports American Football, Athletics
Annual Events Ohio State Buckeyes season, Columbus Crew season, Ohio Glory season

4. Beaver Stadium


Beaver Stadium is an American college football located on the University of Pennsylvania campus. This outdoor venue was built in 1909 and named after a former governor of Pennsylvania. The stadium is known for its high-level collegiate athletics as well. A nice touch is its rural setting.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 106,572
Sports College Football, Athletics
Annual Events Penn State Nittanny Lions season

3. Michigan Stadium


Michigan Stadium, also known as “The Big House” is the biggest stadium in the US. Built in 1927, the football venue also hosts University of Michigan events. The Michigan players are elite players, which is part of the reason why the venue holds attendance records for both football and hockey games.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 109,901
Sports American Football, Hockey
Annual Events Michigan Wolverines season

2. Salt Lake Stadium


Salt Lake Stadium is the biggest sports stadium in India and it’s located in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal. The venue opened in 1984. Aside from football and athletics, it also hosts dancing events and music concerts. The national football team of India often has its home games here; a lot of international matches are hosted by the Salt Lake Stadium as well. It is often the case that the fans become very feverish and recur to violence.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 120,000
Sports Football, Athletics, Cricket
Annual Events East Bengal season, Mohun Bagan season

1. Rungnado May Day Stadium

The Rungnado May Day Stadium, located in Pyongyang, North Korea, is the biggest stadium in the world. Sporting events in football and athletics are well known, but the stadium is most famous for the extravagant parades and mass games played to honor the North Korean leader, Kim II-sung. The venue was completed in 1989.

Interesting Facts

Capacity 150,000
Sports Football, Athletics, Arirang
Annual Events North Korea national football team games, North Korea women’s national football team games, Arirang Festival
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