We know a lot of soccer stadiums mostly for the football lovers. Soccer has got a lot of fans and stadiums are built with the goal of having the capacity they can that could contain their beloved fans. Some stadiums are well known and bigger than others.
The likes of Camp Nou, Bernabeu, Old Trafford, Wembley etc are very large football/soccer stadiums. On this post, we are actually going to rank them based on their capacity. Enough details about these stadiums will be provided such as the clubs that plays there, where it is located and capacity. Below are The Top 10 largest football stadiums in the world 2020.
10 BIGGEST FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD 2020
10) Salt Lake Stadium – 85,000
The Salt Lake stadium is also known as the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). The multipurpose stadium boasts 85,000 as its sitting capacity and is located in Kolkata, India. The Salt Lake stadium had a stunning capacity of 120,000 before it got renovated in 2011. It was the second largest football stadium then but sits tenth currently due to it’s renovations.
9) Borg El Arab Stadium – 86,000
The almighty Borg El Arab Stadium was commissioned in the year 2005 and it’s the home of the Egypt National Team. After the FNB Stadium of South Africa, Borg El Arab is the largest stadium in Africa and the largest stadium in Egypt. With a stunning 86,000 seating capacity, the Borg El Arab Stadium is the ninth largest football stadium in the world.
8) Bukit Jalil National Stadium – 87,411
The Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the biggest football stadium in South East Asia. The multipurpose stadium boasts of 87,411 seating capacity making it the 8th largest football stadium in the world. After it’s inauguration on July 1998 ahead of the 1998 commonwealth games, it became a venue for other international multi-sports events such as the 2001 SouthEast Asian games and 2017 South East Asian Games and the Malaysian national team matches.
7) Estadio Azteca – 87,523
The 87,523 stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Mexico City. The Mexican national team has the Estadio Azteca As their home. Apart from the Mexican national team, Cruz Azul which is a popular Mexican football club in the LigaMx also plays their matches on this turf. The Estadio Azteca is to hold games in the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will be hosted by three North American countries; USA with Canada and Mexico. The famous was the first stadium to have hosted two FIFA World Cup finals.
6) Wembley Stadium – 90,000
This is like one of the most heard soccer venues of all time. This is the improved Wembley Stadium after being demolished from 2002 – 2003 and then got opened in 2007. So much high grade matches have been played on this turf and its the home of the England National Team. The Wembley Stadium is the largest football stadium in England, the largest in the UK and also the second largest stadium in Europe after Camp Nou.
5) Roose Bowl Stadium – 90,888
The Rose Bowl stadium was opened in 1922. This stadium is the fifth largest football stadium in the world with a stunning capacity of 90,888. The California located stadium is used mostly for college matches but wow! Having a college match with so many people watching would be a life lifting event. Do you know that the construction cost of this stadium is around $5 million in 2018.
4) FNB Stadium – 94,736
The FNB stadium is the home to the South African national team for selected matches as well as the premier league soccer side Kaizer chiefs FC. Located in Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa, the 94,736 capacity stadium comes fourth on the list and it’s the largest stadium in Africa. FNB was the venue for the 2010 World Cup final game between Netherlands and Spain. It hosted the Closing Ceremony for the world renowned tournament with Nelson Mandela making his public appearance that day.
3) Camp Nou – 99,354
Camp Nou is the home stadium of Barcelona FC since 1937 when it was completed. The cost of construction for this mega stadium is about €1.3 billion. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and Spain and the third largest stadium in the world. It has 99,354 as the seating capacity.
2) Melbourne Cricket Ground – 100,024
The Melbourne cricket ground might be mainly for cricket games but it has been numerously used for football matches as well. This is the second largest soccer stadium with capacity of 100,024. It is also the largest cricket ground by capacity. Located in Melbourne, Australia, this stadium homes Melbourne football club, Richmond football club, collingwood football club and Hawthorn football club which are under the Australia Football league.
1) Rungrado 1st of May Stadium – 114,000
This stadium is located in Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea. The first major event done in this big stadium was the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. Since it’s opening in May 1 1989. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the largest football stadium in the world with a stunning capacity of 114,000. The football stadium also has other purposes such as few athletic events and the mass games of the Anrag festival