Football is considered to be one, if not, the most popular sport in the whole world. As we can see, many countries are now involved in this exciting event. In fact, worldwide tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup are now organized in order to bring together participating teams from various nations in playing football. This means that in every game of football, it is expected that thousands of people will be coming over to watch the said spectacle. This is the reason why football stadiums are created in order to hold a number of people that is as big as this. And as we can notice, huge and massive football stadiums are located in many different countries. But the question is; what is the biggest football stadium in the world?
Since football is a very popular sport, large stadiums could already be seen almost everywhere. Some of them are located in Europe, others are built in Asia and the rest, scattered in different location across the globe. However, when it comes to the biggest stadium in term of its capacity, three countries have stood out from the rest. These countries are Mexico, India and North Korea. Below are some of the details with regards to the name of the stadiums as well as their size and capacity.
In third place is the Estadio Azteca, which is found in the city of Mexico, Mexico. This structure is considered as the home stadium of the Mexican National Team as well as the Mexican League Team Club America. This stadium was first used in the 60’s, specifically on the 26th of May, 1966. During that time, the Estadio Azteca holds a seat capacity of over 114,000. This however was reduced to 105,000 when it was reconstructed due to safety purposes. This stadium has been home to a lot of worldwide events including the 1986 Summer Olympics. It has also hosted two FIFA World Cups during the years 1970 and 1986.
Coming in second place is the stadium located in West Bengal, India called the Salt Lake Stadium. This stadium is considered a multi-functional arena, which can hold a whopping 120,000 people. This is likewise used for athletics purposes. This massive stadium was completed in the year 1984 and is consisted of a three tier configuration. Despite being used in different events, the Salt Lake Stadium is primarily made for football games. In fact, this stadium is used by three football clubs namely the Mohum Bagan AC, East Bengal FC and the Mohammedan SC. Sometimes, this stadium us also used by the Indian National Team and host international events such as the cup finals.
Although the first two are already very huge, these are still in no comparison to the stadium built in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Rungrado May Day Stadium is considered the biggest or the largest stadium in the world, which has a seating capacity of 150,000. Just like the Salt Lake Stadium in India, the Rungrado May Day Stadium is also a multi-purpose stadium, which likewise includes other sports such as athletics. Aside from being the largest football stadium, it is also recognized as the largest non-auto stadium in the world. This massive structure is the home stadium of the North Korean National Football Team.