Top 10 Largest Stadiums in the World

Stadiums are the Colosseums of our time. Instead of fights to the deaths, stadiums these days showcase the biggest sports in the world. While you can easily watch sports on TV or on the internet these days, there is just nothing that compares to the atmosphere of watching a game live. And if you’re lucky enough to catch a legendary game live, then you can for the rest of your life brag about “having been there” for that special occasion.

It is therefore no surprise that tickets for sports events tend to be the most valuable tickets you can get for pretty much anything, surpassing even concerts (which also occasionally take place in stadiums). But in order to offer this unique experience to as many fans and other people as possible, stadiums should be able to host as many people as possible. The bigger the stadium, the more people get to experience the atmosphere inside and hence, the more people can contribute to making the atmosphere greater and more special.

The following list ranks the Top 10 Largest Stadiums in the world based on capacity. It will show you the currently largest stadiums anywhere in the world, no matter the sport or other occasions it is used for.

Note: The ranking only ranks the current 10 largest stadiums in the world. This means only completed stadiums that are already in use are being considered here. Planned stadiums or stadiums that are currently in their construction phase are not included.

The 10 Largest Stadiums in the World

top 10 largest stadiums in the world

1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

a.k.a. May Day Stadium


2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium

a.k.a. Motera Stadium

Credit: @JayShah / Twitter


3. Michigan Stadium

a.k.a. The Big House

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Credit: Andrew Horne / CC BY-SA 3.0


4. Beaver Stadium

a.k.a. The White House

Credit: Penn State / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


5. Ohio Stadium

a.k.a. The Horseshoe

Credit: Ohio State Buckeyes



6. Kyle Field

Credit: Texas A&M Athletics


7. Neyland Stadium

Credit: Daryl Johnson / University of Tennessee Athletics


8. Tiger Stadium

a.k.a. Death Valley

Credit: Eddy Perez


9. Bryant-Denny Stadium

Credit: Carol Highsmith / Library of Congress


10. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

a.k.a. Texas Memorial Stadium




The Top 10 Largest Stadiums in the World
(at a glance)

(as of October 2020)

Top 10 Largest Stadiums in the World:
1. RUNGRADO 1ST OF MAY STADIUM
Pyongyang, North Korea
Capacity: ~ 114,000
2. SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL STADIUM
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Capacity: ~ 111,000
3. MICHIGAN STADIUM
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Capacity: ~ 107,600
4. BEAVER STADIUM
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Capacity: ~ 106,500
5. OHIO STADIUM
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Capacity: ~ 102,800
6. KYLE FIELD
College Station, Texas, USA
Capacity: 102,700
7. NEYLAND STADIUM
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Capacity: 102,500
8. TIGER STADIUM
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Capacity: 102,300
9. BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Capacity: 101,800
10. DERRELL K ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM
Austin, Texas, USA
Capacity: 101,100

Top 10 largest stadiums in the world by capacity, stadiums for all sports and other purposes included. Only already opened stadiums are counted here, planned stadiums or stadiums that are being currently constructed are disregarded in this ranking.


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