Biggest Football Stadium in the World
Big teams, overcrowded cities need big stadiums with the capacity to host thousands of cheering fans.
Do you want to know which football stadiums have the biggest capacity?
Read below the article by LiveKoora to see what are the top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 10) Maracanã Stadium (Flamengo and Fluminense – 78,838)
The 78,838-seat stadium is one of the most historic places for football in the world. Two of Brazil’s best club teams, Flamengo and Fluminense, play there.
It was built in Rio de Janeiro for the 1950 World Cup and hosted seven games, including the final, which Uruguay won against the hosts in front of a record crowd of 199,854.
The Maracan has been rebuilt many times over the years. It was the site of the World Cup final in 2014 and the final of the Copa America in 2019, when Brazil beat Peru.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 9) Stade des Martyrs (AS Vita Club – 80,000)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s second-best team plays its home games in the country’s largest stadium.
The national team’s games are also held at the Stade des Martyrs, which is in the town of Lingwala in Kinshasa.
It cost $38,000,000 to build and was opened in 1994. It can hold 80,000 people, but that number can be raised to 100,000.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 8) San Siro (AC Milan and Inter Milan – 80,018)
The Milan Serie A teams AC and Inter have always played at the biggest stadium in Italy.
The San Siro can hold up to 80,018 people and has been the site of World Cup games, huge rock concerts, and four European Cup finals.
It will be torn down after the 2026 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony so that a brand-new arena can be built in its place.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 7) Estadio Monumental (Club Universitario de Deportes – 80,093)
A stadium of which you have most likely never heard, owned by a team of which you most likely have never heard.
The Estadio Monumental, which opened in 2000 and is located in Lima, Peru, is the most capacious stadium on the South American continent in terms of seating capacity. It has a capacity of up to 80,093 people, making it the largest stadium on the continent.
With Flamengo’s victory over River Plate in the 2019 Copa Libertadores final, the event was deemed a success.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 6) Shah Alam Stadium (Selangor FC – 80,372)
The Malaysian team Selangor FC plays their games at the massive Shah Alam Stadium in the country of Malaysia. This continues the trend of enormous stadiums being home to teams that you have never heard of.
In the year 2020, the stadium with a capacity of 80,372 spectators was deemed to be in a condition of deterioration, and expensive modifications were carried out.
When it came to developing the Shah Alam Stadium, which first opened its doors in 1994, the architects took their cues from the home stadium of Hajduk Split, which is located in Croatia.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 5) Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid – 81,044)
Real Madrid’s stadium is the second largest in Spain, but since 2019, it has been getting a makeover to modernize it and let it have a bigger capacity.
At first, it was thought that the renovation would cost €570 million. However, delays like the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine have made it unlikely that the renovation will be finished before the start of the 2023/24 season.
When the renovations are done, the Bernabeu will be able to hold more than 85,000 people, up from the current 81,044. It will also have a retractable pitch and roof.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 4) Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund – 81,365)
The official capacity for home games at the Westfalenstadion, where Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund play, is 81,365.
The intimidating “Yellow Wall” can hold up to 25,000 people and is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe. It is the stand where you can find the loudest Dortmund fans.
It was officially opened in 1974 and has had several renovations since then. The most recent one, which cost around €200 million and was done just before the 2006 World Cup.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 3) Estadio Azteca (Club America and Cruz Azul – 87,523)
One of the most iconic stadiums on the list, the Estadio Azteca is set to become the only venue to host three different editions of the World Cup when Mexico co-hosts the tournament with the USA and Canada in 2026.
It was the stadium where Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in the 1970 World Cup final and Diego Maradona scored the infamous “Hand of God” goal that helped Argentina beat England in the 1986 World Cup.
Club America and Cruz Azul, two of the best teams in Mexico, play their home games on the same field. In 2016, the field was remodelled, and the number of people who could fit there was cut down to 87,523.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 2) FNB Stadium (Kaizer Chiefs – 94,736)
You might remember this stadium from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where Siphiwe Tshabalala scored an amazing goal in the first game, and the stadium where Spain beat the Netherlands in the final.
It opened its doors in 1989 and was where Nelson Mandela spoke in Johannesburg after he got out of jail. In 2009, it was fixed up and had some renovations in preparation for the upcoming world Cup.
The South African football team Kaizer Chiefs, (not to be mistaken with the English indie band Kaizer Chiefs) play at the 94,736-seat stadium, but it is normally not filled up except whenthere is the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates.
Biggest Football Stadium in the World 1) Camp Nou (Barcelona – 99,354)
Not on are Barcelona one of the Best Football Teams in the world, they have the biggest football stadium. This stadium in Barcelona is the biggest club football stadium in Spain and in the world because it can hold 99,354 people.
This 65-year-old stadium is getting a huge makeover, which means that Barcelona will have to leave their historic home until at least the 2023–2024 season.
Spotify is currently a sponsor of the stadium, which was used for five World Cup games in 1982 and the historic Champions League final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in 1999.