Sports stadiums are constructed to promote sports around the world and to facilitate viewers to enjoy their favorite sports live from the venue. There are sports stadiums in almost every country in the world. Here in this article, we are going to rate the top 10 biggest sports stadiums in the world.
Biggest sports stadiums in the world
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity: 100 024)
This sports stadium is the largest in Australia. In addition, it is the world’s largest stadium for cricket. Here, the national team of Australia plays cricket. Also at this stadium holds home matches, the Australian national football team. They play here and in Australian football.
The stadium was built in 1854 and since then it has been reconstructed many times. In 1956, Melbourne Cricket Ground was the main arena of the Summer Olympics, and during the 2000 Olympics hosted football matches.
9. Darrell K Royal (formerly the Texas Memorial Stadium with a capacity of 100,119)
At No. 3 among the 10 biggest sports stadiums in the world is Darrell K Royal. The stadium was built in 1924, is located in Austin (Texas, USA) and is named after the coach of American football Darrell Royale Now the stadium is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football Texas Longhorns.
8. Bryant Denny Sports Stadium (Capacity: 101,821)
The stadium was built in 1928 in the city of Tuscaloosa (Alabama, USA) and initially accommodated 18 thousand people. Now, this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football.
7. Tiger Sports Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
The stadium was built in 1924 and is located in the city of Baton Rouge (American Louisiana). Tiger Stadium is the home arena of the Louisiana State University team in American football.
6. Neyland Sports Stadium (Capacity: 102,455)
When we discuss stadiums for their capacity, we must keep in mind Neyland Stadium and must include it as one of the biggest sports stadiums in the world. The stadium was built in 1921 in the city of Knoxville (Tennessee, USA) and initially accommodated only 3,200 people. Now, this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football – Tennessee Volunteers.
5. Kyle Field (Capacity: 102,512.)
The stadium was built in 1927 and initially accommodated 32,890 people, but as a result of the reconstruction (the last one took place in 2015) its capacity was repeatedly increased. It is the home arena for the American football team at Texas A & M University. Located in the city of College Station.
4. Ohio State Sports Stadium (Capacity: 104,944)
The stadium was built in 1922 in the city of Columbus (Ohio, USA) and initially accommodated 66 thousand people. Now, this is the home arena of the team of the local university for American football – Ohio State Buckeyes. It is noteworthy that there is no lighting at this stadium, so matches are held during the day or the lighting equipment is temporarily delivered to the stadium.
3. Beaver Sports Stadium (Capacity: 106,572)
This stadium with a capacity of 106,572 people is the second largest in the US. The stadium was built in 1960 and originally housed 46 284 people. Beaver Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Beaver Stadium – home arena of the university team for American football – Penn State Nittany Lions.
2. Michigan Sports Stadium (Capacity:107,601)
The Michigan Stadium is the largest stadium in the United States, North America and the entire Western Hemisphere, as well as the largest American football stadium in the world. It was built in 1927 and initially accommodated 72 thousand people.
Michigan Stadium is located in the city of Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA). The stadium is the home arena for the Michigan University football team Michigan Wolverines (Michigan Wolverines). It is also a home stadium for the university team for lacrosse. The Michigan Stadium is sometimes the venue for hockey matches.
December 11, 2010, here was set the record of attendance of the hockey match. The game between the hockey teams of two local universities came to see 104,073 people.
1. May Sports Stadium (Capacity:150,000)
Here we are going to end our list of top 10 biggest sports stadiums in the world with May Stadium at first place. May Stadium in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang with a capacity of 150,000 people is the largest stadium in Asia and around the world. The stadium was built in 1989 for the XIII Festival of Youth and Students. Now the North Korean national football team is holding its home matches at this stadium.