Ranking of the largest stadiums in the world
From football matches to live concerts, stadiums serve as a gathering place for some of life’s most exciting moments.
While some stadiums are famous for their history, others are quite massive in size, capable of holding more than 100,000 people at one time. In this chart, we’ve ranked the 10 largest stadiums in the world by seating capacity, with Madison Square Garden included as a reference point.
Data and highlights
As shown in the graphic above, the largest stadium in the world belongs to India. It is named after the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi Stadium It was designed to host cricket games.
See below for the full list in tabular form.
|1||Narendra Modi Stadium||🇮🇳 India||Ahmedabad||132,000|
|2||Rongrado Stadium, May 1st||🇰🇵 North Korea||Pyongyang||114000|
|3||Michigan Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Ann Arbor, Michigan||107,601|
|4||Beaver Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||State College, Pennsylvania||106,572|
|5||Ohio Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Columbus, Ohio||102,780|
|6||Kyle Field||🇺🇸 United States||College Station, Texas||102,733|
|7||Neyland Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Knoxville, Tennessee||102,455|
|8||Tiger Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Baton Rouge, LA||102,321|
|9||Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Austin, Texas||100,119|
|10||Bryant-Denny Stadium||🇺🇸 United States||Tuscaloosa, AL||100,077|
Second place is retained Rongrado Stadium, May 1st, which is surprisingly located in North Korea. It was completed in 1989 with the aim of hosting the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students, and is now used to host various government events.
It is interesting to note that this arena initially had a higher capacity of 150,000 people, but was reduced to 114,000 after renovations in 2014.
Looking down the list, the third to tenth largest stadiums in size belong to the United States. All of these arenas are used primarily for college football, serving as the home field for their university team.
The shocking truth is that these arenas are much larger than NFL stadiums. For example, the largest NFL stadium is… MetLife Stadiumwhich has a seating capacity of 82,500.
While only three countries are represented in the top 10 list, there is a lot of geographic diversity when we look down a bit. Shown below are the 11th to 14th largest stadiums in the world.
Camp Nou And FNB Stadium They are two historic football stadiums that hosted the FIFA World Cup. Camp Nou is owned by FC Barcelona, the third most valuable football club in the world.
New Administrative Capital Stadium It is expected to replace Cairo International Stadium as Egypt’s new national arena, and could be used to host the Olympic Games or FIFA World Cup in the future if necessary.