The 10 largest sports stadiums in the world
The sports world has seen a lot of magnificent sports grounds from different countries. And, there have been debates on which country or sports harbors the largest sports stadiums in the world.
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To get the facts right and pass the right information to sports and history enthusiasts, we did a research on the biggest of the sports stadiums in the world, covering all sports and every continent, and below are the 10 biggest.
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Lying in the city of Melbourne, this is the city’s cricket ground, and it has a sitting capacity of 100,024. This is the home ground of the Melbourne Cricket Club. This place, which is also referred to as 'the G,' has a very glorious history. It was built in 1853 and has hosted huge events like the Summer Olympics of 1956, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 1992 and 2015 cricket world cups.
9. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, United States
The Austin, Texas stadium is so large that people get surprised that it is meant just for college football. The 100,119 capacity stadium is the home ground of the Texas Longhorns college football team. Launched in 1924 after spending $275,000 on the construction, this has undergone some huge renovations. One of them is the installation of the 7,370 square foot LED scoreboard named the Godzillatron in the stadium in 2006.
8. Bryant-Denny Stadium, United States
This Tuscaloosa, Alabama based stadium also belongs to a college football team. With the capacity to take in 101,821 spectators, this is one of the biggest in the world. The locker room of the home ground for the Alabama Crimson Tide college football team is named the ‘Fail Room’. History has it that it was James M.Fail, the University of Alabama alumnus, who donated his name to be used as part of the stadium, as he deemed it an appropriate opportunity.
7. Tiger Stadium, United States
This 102,321 capacity stadium also belongs to a college football team. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this is the home ground of the LSU Tigers. The stadium is renowned for the raucous atmosphere generated by the fans whenever its game day, and that means that this could be among the loudest venues and also the most intimidating for the opposing teams.
6. Neyland Stadium, United States
Still in the United States, the 102,455 capacity stadium is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the home ground of the Tennessee Volunteers, which is also a college football team in the state. They’ve been using this place as their home ground since 1921 after it was built at the initial cost of $42,000. This venue has also been used for many extracurricular activities, like religious gatherings, political rallies and concerts.
5. Kyle Field, United States
The 102, 733 capacity sports stadium is located in the College Station area of Texas. Established as far back as 1904, the place has always been used for athletics activities. At first, it had a set of 500 wooden bleachers for people to sit, but the years after have seen it renovated on several occasions. Currently, the Texas A&M Aggies college football team makes use of it as their home ground.
4. Ohio Stadium, United States
Located in the Columbus area of Ohio, this stadium has a spectator capacity of up to 104,944. Just like many other huge stadiums in the United States, it is currently the home ground of a college football team named the Ohio State Buckeyes, though it was the MLS team, Columbus Crew that used it as a home ground from 1996 to 1998. This is also described as ‘The Horseshoe’ because of its shape, and it has played host to bands like the Metallica and Rolling Stones.
3. Beaver Stadium, United States
The Beaver Stadium contains up to 106,572 people during match days. Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, it is the home ground of the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the third in the list of the largest sports stadiums in the world. However, a lot of things are currently wrong with the stadium, ranging from the outdated plumbing to the antiquated field, and that is why it is slated for renovation and modernization that will amount to a possible reduction of the capacity to 103,000.
2. Michigan Stadium, United States
The 107,601 capacity stadium is regarded as ‘The Big House’. Of course, why won’t it be, when it can contain almost 110,000 people at the same time? Situated in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan, this was originally constructed in 1927 at a construction cost of $950,000. At the initial time, it could only contain 72,000 people, but with renovations and expansions, it got to its current size, making it the largest stadium in the United States and the second largest in the world. It is the home ground of the Michigan Wolverines college football team.
1. May Day Stadium, North Korea
This stands as the largest stadium in the whole world according to sitting capacity. This stadium that is the major home ground of the National Football Team of North Korea can contain up to 114,000 sitting spectators. The May Day stadium is used as the celebration ground in commemoration of the former leader of North Korea, Kim II Sung, and the nation in general.
Located in Pyongyang, it also holds sporting events like long distance running and wrestling. At first, the stadium could contain up to 150,000 people, but it was later converted to an all-seater ground according to the Daily Telegraph, reducing the capacity to 114,000. Apart from this, the Kim II Sung stadium in Pyongyang is also used by the North Korean football team.