Sunday, 16 March 2014

Top 10 Largest Football Stadiums in the World

#10 Borg al Arab Stadium

The list starts in North Africa. Our first stop is in Cairo Egypt. In number 10 we have the Egyptian Army National Team or also known as the Borg al Arab Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 86,000. The stadium was open in 2007. The main reason the stadium was build because Egypt was in the running for a bit of the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
Source: ArienXWorld

#9 Bukit Jalil Stadium

We are going to Malaysia in our next stop and the prime destination is Kuala Lumpur. In number nine sit the National Stadium Bukit Jalil. A very beautiful 100,000 spectators venue. Its main purpose is to host football matches for the Malaysia's National teams. The stadium was first open in 1998.
Source: Gelora Karno Stadium

#8 Gelora Karno Stadium

Next stop in number 8 is Gelora Karno Stadium in Indonesia. The stadium seats 88,500 spectators. It was build in 1962 and it was named after the first president of the country.

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
Source: Wembley Stadium

#7 Wembley Stadium

Here we come London, and the beautiful Wembley Stadium sitting in number 7 in the list of the largest football stadiums. Wembley stadium is a host to all England National Team games, as well as other European football competitions. The capacity of the stadium is 90,000. and it has already been a host of two Champions League Final matches. The newly renovated stadium broke ground in 2002 and its first match was in 2007.
Rose Bowl Soccer
Rose Bowl Soccer
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#6 Rose Bowl

California here we come! In number six it is the famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The capacity of the stadium is 94,000 spectators. The largest ever attendance was recorded to be 106,869 during the 1973 Rose Bowl. The stadium was opened in 1922 and it was one of the venues in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. Currently however its been used mostly for American Football games, and international football friendlies. Without a doubt the Rose Bowl is one of the most legendary stadiums in the United States.
Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium
Source: Stadium Guide

#5 Soccer City Stadium (FNB Stadium)

In number five we are going down South to Johannesburg, South Africa. The home of the FIFA World Cup 2010 Final Soccer City Stadium(FNB Stadium). The stadium was first open in 1989 and renovated for the 2010 World Cup in 2009. The capacity of the stadium is 94,736. The stadium has been home of the 2010 World Cup as well as the African Nations Cup. Also it is the home of the local football team Kaizer Chiefs Football Club in South Africa.
Camp Nou
Camp Nou
Source: Wall Soccer
The Amazing Camp Nou
The Amazing Camp Nou
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#4 Camp Nou

Barcelona here we are. In number four we are coming to only the second stadium from our list that is based in Europe, and this stadium is the Camp Nou, the home of Barcelona Football Club. The beautiful venue is also the home of some of the Spanish National football team matches. The stadium was build in 1957, but it was expanded in 1982. The capacity of the stadium is 99,786. the highest attendance recorded was in 1986 during the match between Juventus and Barcelona and the attendance was120,000 spectators.
Source: SPhotos

#3 Azadi Stadium

Here we come in the top three largest venues in the world. A surprising stop in the Middle East, we are stopping in Tehran, Iran. The Azadi Stadium is the number three venue. This stadium doesn't have the largest capacity, but it does have a very large ground. The stadium is considered a potential home for an Olympic event. The capacity of the stadium is 100,000 spectators. It was build in 1971, and it was recently renovated in 2003. The stadium is a home of the Iranian National football team as well as a home of two local football teams, Persepolis, and Esteghlal.
Azteca Stadium
Azteca Stadium
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#2 Estadio Azteca

In the number two spot we are going to Mexico, and we are stopping at the capital of Mexico City. Estadio Azteca has a capacity of 105,000 people. The largest attendance recorded was 120,000 in 1968 when Mexico faced Brazil. The stadium was build in 1966 and it was renovated in 1985. It is a home of the Mexican national football team as well as the local football club America.

#1 Salt Lake Stadium

In first place we are going to South Asia, and most precisely India. Kolkata India is the home of Salt Lake Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 120,000 people. The Stadium was build in 1984. It is the home of four local football teams: Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Pailan Arrows, and Prayag United.

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