Top ten largest sports stadiums in the world based upon standard seating capacity. The list does not include motorsports stadiums like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which can seat over 400,000 people for the Indianapolis 500 or Strahov Stadium in Prague. The Czech Republic, which has a seating capacity of 270,000 but is used for rock concerts today and not for sporting events. The listed base upon standard seating capacity and not maximum capacity as stadiums like the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. California has a typical seating capacity of 92,542 for the Rose Bowl but can be expanded to over 105,000 when it hosts Super Bowls.
Most of these stadiums use for football or soccer, and every one of these stadiums is a great tourist attraction and well worth a visit by anyone, not just sports fans. Most of these stadiums offer tours for visitors, and all of them help fill up the local hotels and restaurants in each city that they are located in during sporting events. The atmosphere in these stadiums transcends the sports and adds to the experience of visiting these stadiums.
Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea – 150,000 seating capacity
Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea tops the list of largest sports stadiums in the world with a standard seating capacity of 150,000. Rungrado May Day Stadium use for soccer matches and the yearly two-month-long Arirang Festival. Which features gymnastics and artistic performances by the most skilled athletes and gymnasts in North Korea.
Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata in West Bengal, India – 120,000
Salt Lake Stadium is not located in Utah but in the West Bengal State in India, where 120,000 spectators can watch soccer matches primarily. Though the stadium also uses for track and field and other athletic performances.
Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor – 109,901
The largest American football stadium in the United States with a seating capacity of 109,901. Michigan Stadium was built in 1927. And has undergone numerous renovations since then, with the last improvement in 2010. The first night game in Michigan Stadium will play in 2010 vs. Notre Dame, which should fill up all the hotels in the Ann Arbor area.
Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania – 107,282
Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania, is home to the Penn State Nittany Lions college football team and has a seating capacity of 107,282. Most of those fans love to tailgate before a game, drinking plenty of beer and consuming excessive amounts of grilled foods.
Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico – 105,491
Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, is the home of the national football (soccer) team of Mexico and seats 105,491 spectators. Estadio Azteca was home to Diego Maradona’s famous or infamous Hand of God goal and also his Goal of the Century. When he scored both goals vs. England in Argentina’s 2-1 quarter-final victory over the Brits in the 1986 World Cup, which Argentina went on to win. Estadio Azteca was opened in 1966 and was also home to the Game of the Century when Italy defeated West Germany 4-3 in 1970.
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee – 102,495
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee The home of Neyland Stadium, a volunteer college football team, opened in 1921. And has been nominated today for General Robert Neyland. Who compiled a stellar record on three steins (1926–1934, 1936–1940, 1946–1952) as the head coach of the Volunteers.
Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio – 102,329
Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes college football team. Ohio Stadium opened in 1922 and is undoubtedly one of the great football stadiums in the United States.
Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama – 101,000
Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is home to 20 NCAA College football champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bryant Denny stadium opened in 1922. And former Alabama President George Hutcherson Denny and Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant named. Who compiled a 323-85-17 record while winning six national championships.
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas – 100,119
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, is the home of the University of Texas Longhorn college football team. The stadium opened in 1924 and name Darrell K Royal. Who coached the Longhorns to a 184-60-5 record, including three national championships. Football is second only to religion in the big state of Texas.
Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia – 100,018
The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, rounds out the list with a seating capacity of 100,018 people. MCG has the world record of the highest light tower of any sport. And this is the home of a number of cricket teams. The Australian Football League, rugby football teams are the finishing touches of the Melbourne Marathon. The hosts of other events such as concerts and the Olympics, which help fill Melbourne’s hotels.