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Top 50 Biggest Stadiums In The World (2024)

As far as stadiums go; it is the bigger the better. The biggest stadiums in the world are huge monuments to the advancement of humanity. Mostly, these stadiums are used to host sports events, although they are also used for social or political, as well as musical events as well.

Sometimes, these huge monuments are built by sports establishments themselves, such as football clubs; as a testament to how important sports is to mankind.

Surprisingly, man did not acquire the taste for large stadiums recently; these structures have been built for millennia. These days they are called stadiums, in the past they were called amphitheaters.

Top 50 Biggest Stadiums In The World

1. Narendra Modi Stadium

The Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as Motera Stadium is the biggest stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators. It is located in India which seems like an unlikely location for such a massive venture, but analysts will quickly recognize the potential.

The potential lies in cricket; the game is beloved in India as well as much of southern Asia. The stadium is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association, and it is used for cricket matches. In fact, the sport is so beloved, that if the stadium was bigger than it is presently, it would still be filled to capacity on regular intervals.

This stadium was first opened in 1983, but after several renovations the former structure was demolished before being replaced with the existing structure back in 2020. The stadium has a somewhat oval design, and the pitch is round, as with most cricket stadiums.

The stadium was used for an event welcoming the president of the united states Donald Trump; which set the tone for it to be used for political events.

2. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in north Korea; which is another unlikely place to put such a massive structure dedicated to sports. It is built on an area of 20.7 hectares (51 acres), which is on an island called Rungra Island, in the capital city of Pyongyang, North Korea.

This stadium is huge; its seating capacity is 114,000 people. In the past it could actually takes as much as 150,000; that was when it had the original bench seating with which it was built. Now, however, after a remodeling, the benches were replaced with individual seats, and the result is that it now seats 114,000 people- which is still impressive.

This stadium is not a new one; it opened on 1 May 1989. The first major event it hosted was the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. This creates an understanding that the stadium is dedicated to the development of youth.

It is used to host mass games, as well as football matches and cultural events. The stadium has an artificial turf, and is quite well maintained as an iconic symbol of North Korea.

3. Michigan Stadium

Michigan Stadium, is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nicknamed “The Big House,” it is the largest stadium in the United States and North America as a whole.

The stadiums official capacity says 107,601, but it has hosted crowds of more than 115,000. The stadium has an artificial turf, and used for the University of Michigan’s graduation ceremonies, as well as for football games.

It regularly hosts the games of The Michigan Wolverines, and in the past it also held the games of the Michigan Wolverines Lacrosse and Field Hockey teams. This stadium is no doubt a very popular one; it is a grand establishment, and games at this stadium take a cultural turn.

4. Beaver Stadium

Beaver Stadium is the stadium of Pennsylvania State University in Penn State University Park. It is located right there on the campus of Pennsylvania State University. The stadium is mostly used for college football, which is very popular in America.

Beaver Stadium is huge; it has an official seating capacity 106,572, which is the second largest in the western hemisphere- second behind another American stadium. The highest attendance on record for this stadium is 110,000; which was during a game between Penn State, and Ohio State, which occurred on September 29, 2018.

This stadium is very popular because it is said to be the toughest venue for collegiate athletics; visiting teams find it exceedingly difficult to win at this venue. This is also a popular scouting ground; scouts often come here to find raw talents that can become great professionals.

5. Ohio Stadium

Ohio stadium, as the name implies, is located in Ohio. It is located on the grounds of the Ohio State University, and is commonly known as “the horseshoe” or “the shoe.” The stadium is very important in the Collegiate Sports scene in America; it hosts the games of the Ohio state Buckeyes which is the American Football Team of the Ohio State University.

The Ohio Stadium is a very popular stadium; perhaps because the home team is very formidable; and their consistently good performances have made them quite popular among both fans and scouts who regularly attend the games in search of fresh talent.

Ohio Stadium has quite a remarkable design; it looks like a huge Victorian Building; in fact, one may be forgiven for not knowing that it was actually a stadium. It has an open roof, and the field has real grass.

The seating capacity of this stadium is 104,000; and it can be filled to capacity during some games, or during some musical concerts.

6. Kyle Field

Kyle Field is the American football stadium located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, United States. Since 1904, this stadium has been home to the Texas A&M Aggies Football Team, which is the American football team of the university, competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

This stadium has a capacity of 102,733 and that is as a result of some renovations which were made in 2013. That renovation work was quite expensive; it cost about $485 million to carry out.

Kyle Field stadium actually has a record attendance of 110,633; which happened on October 11, 2014; in a game between Texas A&M University and Ole Miss (University of Mississippi).

7. Tiger Stadium

Tiger Stadium is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. It is actually on the campus of Louisiana State University. This stadium was built in 1924, and at that time it had a capacity of 12,000.

The stadium has seen several renovations since then; it now has a capacity of about 102,321; making it one of the largest in America and the world. Since its inception; this stadium has been used to host the games of Louisiana State University (LSU) college football team; most notably, most of the games are held at night.

The stadium is often used for musical concerts; many notable performers like Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Garth Brooks have held performances at this stadium, with attendance reaching 127,000 people.

8. Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium is a sports stadium located in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. This stadium was built in 1921, with a different name; but has been improved severally, and now, its current form, it is almost unrecognizable from what it looked like when it was first built.

Neyland stadium is an open air stadium; one of the most impressive in the world. It has a seating capacity of 101,900; and the record attendance at this stadium is 109,061, in a game between the University of Tennessee and Florida, which took place on September 18, 2004.

The stadium is primarily the home ground of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, which is the Football Team of the University of Tennessee, and which plays in the American football section of collegiate athletics.

The stadium has also been used as a neutral ground to host many exhibition matches between professional teams.

9. Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium

Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium, which is also known as War Memorial Stadium or Texas Memorial Stadium, is a sports ground located in Austin, Texas. This stadium was built in 1924, and is part of the University of Texas.

The stadium has an official seating capacity of 100,119, which is two times the size of some of the most popular stadiums in England and Spain. Its record attendance is 105,213 which happened on September 10, 2022, in a game between Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns.

The stadium currently has Fieldturf as its playing surface; which is almost as good as natural grass.

10. Bryant–Denny Stadium

Bryant–Denny Stadium is an open sports-ground located in Alabama, United States of America. This stadium is located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and is the home ground of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

The stadium was opened in 1929, and at that time it named Denny Stadium in honor of George H. Denny, the school’s president from 1912 to 1932.

This stadium is quite an imposing structure; the architecture is quite modern. From a distance it could be mistaken for a mall, or a similar commercial building. However, it is when one gets inside that one is able to fully appreciate the scale of this structure.

The official capacity of this stadium is 100,077, while the highest attendance is 101,821. This stadium has natural grass; it is one of the biggest stadiums in the world to have a natural surface. It is the home ground of Alabama Crimson Tide football team of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

The following is a more complete list of the 50 biggest stadiums in the world.

Rank Stadium Capacity Country Uses/ Sports
1 Narendra Modi Stadium 132,000 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Cricket
2 Rungrado 1st of May Stadium 114,000 Pyongyang,      North Korea Football, athletics, mass games
3 Michigan Stadium 107,601 Ann Arbor, Michigan          United States American football
4 Beaver Stadium 106,572 Pennsylvania,  United States American football
5 Ohio Stadium 102,780 Columbus, Ohio,   United States American football
6 Kyle Field 102,733 Texas,  United States American football
7 Tiger Stadium 102,321 Baton Rouge, Louisiana          United States American football
8 Neyland Stadium 101,915 Knoxville, Tennessee,        United States American Football
9 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium 100,119 Austin, Texas  United States American Football
10 Bryant–Denny Stadium 100,077 Tuscaloosa, Alabama,          United States American football
11 Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,024 Melbourne, Victoria,           Australia Cricket, Football
12 Camp Nou 99,354 Barcelona,        Spain Association football
13 FNB Stadium 94,736 Johannesburg,  South Africa Football, Rugby
14 New Administrative Capital Stadium 93,940 Egypt Football, Athletics
15 Sanford Stadium 92,746 Athens, Georgia,  United States American football
16 Lusail Stadium 92,349 Lusail,  Qatar Association football
17 Cotton Bowl 92,100 Dallas, Texas    United States American Football
18 Rose Bowl 90,888 Pasadena, California         United States American Football
19 Wembley Stadium 90,000 London,           United Kingdom Association football, rugby league, American football
20 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 Gainesville, Florida, United States American Football
21 Jordan–Hare Stadium 88,043 Auburn, Alabama,          United States American football
22 Bukit Jalil National Stadium 87,411 Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia Association Football, Athletics
23 Estadio Azteca 87,523 Mexico City, Mexico Association Football
24 Memorial Stadium 86,047 Lincoln, Nebraska,         United States American football
25 Borg El Arab Stadium 86,000 Alexandria,      Egypt Association football
26 Stadium Australia 83,500 Sydney,            Australia Rugby union, Rugby league, Australian Rules Football, Soccer
27 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti 83,198 Buenos Aires,  Argentina Association football
28 MetLife Stadium 82,500 East Rutherford, New Jersey       United States American football
29 Croke Park 82,300 Dublin, Ireland Gaelic football, hurling, camogie
30 Jakarta International Stadium 82,000 Jakarta,             Indonesia Association football
31 Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London,           United Kingdom Rugby union
32 Memorial Stadium 81,500 Clemson, South Carolina,  United States American football
33 Lambeau Field 81,441 Green Bay, Wisconsin         United States American football
34 Signal Iduna Park 81,365 Dortmund,       Germany Association football
35 Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis,     France Association football, rugby union
36 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu 81,044 Madrid,            Spain Association football
37 Luzhniki Stadium 81,000 Moscow,          Russia Association football
38 Shah Alam Stadium 80,372 Shah Alam,      Malaysia Association football
39 Camp Randall Stadium 80,321 Madison, Wisconsin,        United States American football
40 Memorial Stadium 80,126 Norman, Oklahoma,        United States Association Football
41 Oklahoma Sooners football 80,093 Lima,    Peru American Football
42 San Siro 80,018 Milan,  Italy Association football
43 Guangdong Olympic Stadium 80,012 Guangzhou, Guangdong,     China   East Association football, Athletics
44 Eden Gardens 80,000 Kolkata,           India Cricket
45 AT&T Stadium 80,000 Arlington, Texas,   United States American football
46 Beijing National Stadium 80,000 Beijing,             China Association football, Athletics
47 Stade 5 Juillet 1962 80,000 Algiers,  Algeria Association football
48 Stade des Martyrs 80,000 Kinshasa,          Democratic Republic of the Congo Association football
49 National Stadium 80,000 Tokyo,  Japan Association football, Athletics, Rugby union
50 Hangzhou Sports Park 80,000 Hangzhou, China Association football


The biggest stadiums in the world continue to get bigger; across the world there are four major stadiums in different stages of completion, which when they are opened, will drastically change the look of this list. As stadiums continue to be profitable; more money will be invested into building even bigger ones.

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