Top Ten Biggest Football Stadiums in the World
Following are world’s top ten biggest stadiums on the basis of the capacity of the number of spectators at a time:
1. Maracana Stadium: The stadium is actually called Jornalista Mario Filho, after the founder of the famous Brazilian newspaper journalist “Journal Two Sports”, but everyone knows it as Maracana which is the name of a bird that lived in neighborhood bars where the stadium is built. This stadium has come to house about 200,000 people inside, in the famous Maracana where Uruguay beat Brazil in the final of the world against all odds, even to promise the stadium owners before the game that would paint the stadium facade color of the winning team, so are painted blue. The many reforms that have to be done at this stage both reduced capacity, which will be depleted in about 5000 people over the World Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil.
2. Rungrado May Day: Located in the North Korean city of Pyongyang and besides being played their matches where the selection of this country, has moped for various tests, in addition to the usual venue for exhibitions of the Communist Party North Korea. Among the facilities that comprise the stadium that includes an indoor pool, various training halls, an ultrasonic bat and a sauna. It also has several dining rooms and telephone booths. The indoor running track this Rubberized hundred meters long and is on the sixth floor.
3. Salt Lake Stadium: It is located in Kolkata and is officially called “Stage of Youth India”. Salt Lake Stadium was opened in 1985, and several games being played which includes athletics and even some Volleyball matches. This is one of the biggest football stadiums of the world on the basis of its capacity of spectators.
4. Azteca Stadium: Located in Mexico City, Azteca Stadium is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. It has the honor of being the only stadium in the world where there have been two late World, besides being the scene in which Maradona scored his famous “Hand of God “, and one of the best goals in history against England in 1986.
5. Melbourne Cricket Ground: Although regarded Cricket world’s largest stadium, also alberta matches of the Australian national football team, and several of Australian football being played here. It is located in the Melbourne, and was the scene of the most important events of the 1956 Olympics, in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies.
6. Camp Nou: Also called the stadium of FC Barcelona, is a football stadium in Spain with more capacity. In September 2007, due to its 50th anniversary, a number of reforms that will be completed as planned in 2012 were approved. It has been the spot of several European finals, that historic comeback as Manchester United Bayern Munich in 2 minutes, or the first UEFA Cup won by Real Zaragoza in 1964 against Valencia CF.
7. Soccer City: Also Called FNB Stadium (First National Bank), which is located in Johannesburg,. It was built in 1974 with a capacity for 75,000 spectators, but ahead of the World Cup starting next month has undergone major renovations. It was the site of the first major speech of the former South African president Nelson Mandel in 1990. It is one of the biggest football stadiums of the world.
8. New Wembley: Located on the former site of the stadium with the same name, which was the most famous stadium in England and one of the most famous in the world. This soccer field is home matches of the national team of England, also the finals of the FA Cup, the Community Shield and League Cup, in addition to the final of the Champions League in 2011, also part of the draft of the London 2012 Olympics. As a curiosity, we note that is the sports building with more bathrooms worldwide. This is one of the biggest football stadiums of the world.
9. Azadi Stadium: This stadium was built in Iran in 1971 for the 1974 Asian Games. Since then it has become the cradle of Iranian football, being the field where their parties dispute the absouta selection and where the end of each year of the Premier League in this country are held. It was renovated in 2003 and since then it has become the best football stadium in the Middle East.
10. Bukit Jalil National Stadium: It is located in the National Sports Complex in the capital of Malaysia, Kualalumpur. It was built for the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and is the stage where plays its home matches selection of Malaysia. It was recently remodeled to be one of the venues for the 2007 Asian Cup hosted by this country fought along with Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.