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Stadium fans

Biggest stadiums in the world

Martina Kostadinova
by Martina Kostadinova

Football is the one of the most popular sports in the world. That is a sport with billions of fans around the world.

That requires having big stadiums to accommodate big number of spectators. Over the years a lot of big stadiums have been built to hold the football fixtures or musical events.

Oh My Football decided to unite in a list the top ten biggest stadiums in the world. So here it is.

10. Salt Lake Stadium – 85 000

Salt Lake Stadium known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, is a multisport stadium in Kolkata, India.

The stadium was originally built to have a capacity of 120 000, but in 2011 it was renovated and for the safety of the visitors the capacity was reduced to 85 000.

The Salt Lake Stadium is the main home of ATK, East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan.

9. Borg El Arab Stadium – 86 000

Borg El Arab Stadium is the biggest stadium in Egypt. It is located 25 km west of Alexandria, Egypt.

The stadium was opened in 2009. That is the place where Mohamed Salah send Egypt in their first World Cup since 1990.

8. Bukit Jalil National Stadium – 87 411

Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the home of Malaysian national football team and it was opened in 1996. The big stadium is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In 2018 this facility won the Stadium of the Year award at the World Stadium Congress Awards in Amsterdam.

7. Estadio Azteca – 87 523

Estadio Azteca is a multisport stadium in Mexico. It is the home of the club Club América and the Mexico national football team.

The stadium has hosted two World Cup Finals (1970 and 1986). It is also the ground of the famous goal "Hand of God" that Diego Maradona scored against England in 1986.

6. Wembley Stadium – 90 000

Wembley Stadium is an iconic venue for sport events. As the biggest stadium in England it is the home of the England national team and was the temporary home of Tottenham Hotspur from 2017 to 2019.

5. Rose Bowl Stadium – 90 888

The stadium is located in Pasadena, California, United States.

Rose Bowl Stadium is the home of the University of California Los Angeles Bruins. The giant stadium hosted the World Cup final between Italy and Brazil in 1994.

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4. FNB Stadium – 94 736

The FNB Stadium is located Johannesburg, South Africa.

It is the biggest stadium in Africa, and it was the main home of the World Cup from 2010 as well as the club Kaizer Chiefs.

3. Camp Nou – 99 354

Camp Nou is the legendary stadium of Barcelona FC. With its huge size, it is the biggest stadium in Europe.

Over the years, the stadium has been a home to a lot of star names – Johan Cruyff, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and many more.

In 2018 Barcelona decided to extend their capacity to 105 000, but that will cost the club around €600m or even more.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground – 100 024

Melbourne Cricket Ground, also known as "The G", is a stadium located in Melbourne, Australia.

It is used mainly for cricket events, but also hosted Olympic events and Australian Rules Football games.