To determine the biggest football stadiums in the world, we used the stadiums with the largest holding capacities. No stadium is created equal and this is certainly true when deciding how many fans can fit into one place. Take a look at the most recent list of the top ten biggest stadiums around the world.
10. Borg El-arab Stadium
Located in Cairo Egypt, this stadium is home to the Egyptian Army National Team. It can accommodate 86,000 fans earning its place as the tenth biggest football stadium in the world.
9. Gelora Bung Karno
Located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, this stadium can hold 88,000 fans. As the ninth biggest stadium in the world, Gelora Bung Karno was built in 1962 and named after Indonesia’s first president.
8. Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium hosts all the England National Teams and other European football competitions as it is located in London, England. The maximum capacity of this stadium is 90,000 fans. It is the second largest stadium in England.
7. The Rose Bowl
Located in California, United States, the Rose Bowl accommodated 94,000 fans. In 1994, this stadium hosted the FIFA World Cup. The stadium opened in 1922 and is one of the most fabulous stadiums in the United States.
6. FNB Stadium (Soccer City)
With a holding capacity of 94,736 fans, the FNB Stadium is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is home to the local football team Kaizer Chiefs Football Club. This stadium also hosted the first speech from Nelson Mandela upon being released from prison in 1990, and his memorial in 2013.
5. Camp Nou Football Stadium
As the second European stadium on the list, Camp Nou Football Stadium holds 99,786 fans. It was built in 1957 and is home to the Barcelona Football Club. At one point, this stadium held 120,000 fans but its maximum capacity has been changed several times throughout the years.
4. Azadi Stadium
The fourth largest football stadium in the world is located in Tehran, Iran. This stadium can hold up to 100,000 fans allowing room for standing fans also. It was built in 1973 and home to the Iranian National football team. Besides the National team, it is also the home to two local football teams, Persepolis and Esteghlal.
3. Estadio Azteca
In Mexico City, Mexico, you can find the third largest stadium in the world. Estadio Azteca is named as a tribute to Aztec heritage and holds 105,064 fans. The stadium was built in 1966 and is home to the Mexican National football team and the local football club America.
2. Bukit Jalil National Stadium
A gorgeous venue that hosts 110,000 fans is Bukit Jalil National Stadium. Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this stadium was created to host many events, including football games.
1. Salt Lake Stadium
The biggest football stadium in the world is Salt Lake Stadium. Located in Kolkata, India, this stadium holds 120,000 fans at its official capacity. Built in 1984, it is the home to four local football teams: Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Pailan Arrows and Prayag United.
Since football is the most popular sport in the world, it is no wonder it has some of the biggest stadiums. If you are ever visiting one of these countries, stop by these gigantic stadiums and cheer on your favorite football team.