Football being a religion to many, the stadium turns out to be the temple where thousands come in to showcase the best talent and performances. A stadium is said to be a common arena for a single match to be viewed by spectators live. Football being the passion and heart of the world has often been over taken at regards of construction, architectural beauty and magnificent work. The 10 biggest lined up in accordance to their capacity to know the World’s largest. Though the matches played on these grounds depends on hosting of tournaments which is decided by the Management and Government of each country, state or city. They are International platforms, home to their country’s National team as well as World Tournaments.
10. Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capacity – 78838
It was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil, then the biggest ground in the world with a capacity of over 200,000. Though the ground has now been reduced to far lower capacity seeing its architectural design and removing the lower ring. Though a ring has been made during the reimbursement at the top, holds less number of population comparatively.
Still it attracts large number of crowd being the 2nd biggest tourist attraction of Rio, moreover it is hosting the maximum number of games in the coming World Cup 2014.
9. Wembley Stadium, London, UK
CAPACITY – 90,000
London has outgrown the world in terms of development and technology, its fast growing business and civilisation embarks tourists and federations to resource in tge well known Wembley Stadium in UK.Sir Norman Foster, Ken Shuttleworth were the architects who designed the popularly known New Wembley. Melvin Benn – Chairman, Philip Gartside, Roger Maslin, David Thomson,Gwyn Burr, Coline McConville are the board members of Wembley stadium.Located at Wembley Park often known as New Wembley is an architecturally stunning combination of precision, modernization and development. In memory of the twin towers, it has increased in popularity in leaps and bounds to become England’s top tourist spot and a host for football lovers in an all new way, constructed for those who love the game and the environment. It is also the home of England’s National Team.
8. Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa
CAPACITY – 94,736
It hosted the 2010 World Cup being one of the largest in the world capacity railing around a 100,000. Not surrendering to the panic it held the nerves of the action in successfully hosting and executing the huge event in Summer, 2010. It is home of the South African National Team, World Cup being the first to try its real credibility. It has expanded from 78,000 to 94,000 with a special architectural magic that no spectator would be more than 100 metres away from the action, giving clearance and lots of popularity to the same.
7. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona Stadium since 24th September 1957. After the stadiums in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mexico City and India, Barcelona Camp Nou has a capacity of 110,000 people and on every match practically every seat is taken -such is the passion for football shared by the Catalan people. From seeing the museum to buying the tickets it has stuff to work hard for and matches to watch that can be an experience of a lifetime. Barcelona FC Stadium is the most popular tour in Barcelona.
6. Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran
Capacity – 100,000
This stadium holds another story! That of laws, bans and plans. Restricted for women, was first filled in 2006 in a qualifier against Japan. It isn’t used in World Cups though is a major gamer for Asian Club Championship. With a capacity equaling that of Wembley, Tehran’s Azadi Stadium was built in the mid-1970s.
Despite perhaps not housing the level of football a stadium of the Azadi’s magnitude deserves, it has hosted a number of regional matches.The Iranian Senior team permanently resides in this stadium for their qualifiers. Working on its revenues and rules, the stadium can be a competition to the best in line.
5. Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CAPACITY – 100,000
Finally, entering the 100,000 league first to go is The Bulkit Jalil. Enormous knowing the capacity is also magnificently designed. • Malaysia national football team, Malaysia national under-17 football team, Harimau Muda C, Harimau Muda are the teams that reside in this stadium. Opened in 1998 is situated south of the city inside the Sports Complex which is used to host numerous number of sports together. It is a popular tourist spot as well huge attraction amongst sports lovers being the centre of sport venues due to its huge size, formation and construction. The area is Selangor for which stadium attracts population.
4.Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
CAPACITY – 100,018
No do not be mistaken by including it in the writer’s error book for including a cricket stadium in the football league. Though Melbourne Cricket Ground is popularly known for cricket has often hosted Football matches for Australia. Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez have been a part of matches on this ground. The staff and organisers are trying their heart out to popularise it as a Football stadium now yet known for friendly matches and World Cup Qualifiers.
3. Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
CAPACITY – 104,000
The 1970 World the Brazil side of Pele, Carlos Alberto, Rivelino and Jairzinho was one of the most memorable and dazzling side in the history of football. The match played here is marked in Gold and is till date referred as an epitome of a great Football stadium. It is also home of the Mexican national team and is probably best remembered for the two World Cup final’s it hosted in 1970 and 1986.
2. Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India
CAPACITY – 120,000
The huge heritage, decades old civilization and culture resulted into the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Kolkata being a ferocious city in regards to population is although also the slowest causing a concern to the development and promotion of the sport and the stadium. It has an enormous capacity and frills of India in it. Chirag United Sports Club, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club including the National team are the major residents of the Stadium.
1.Rungnado May Day Stadium
CAPACITY – 150,000
In North Korea, Korea DPR national football teams home is here. It is currently used for football as well as athletics. Iy is the 12th largest venue for sports.
Every one has their own preference of a stadium depending on feasibility, team playing as well as affordability but this being the largest is a huge attraction with or without matches being played. KimII-sung stadium is different and often confused with Rungnado, ignoring the difference in capacities, construction and advancement. The capacities of each will only rise and new will only be formed with improvement in accommodation and technology.