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The World’s 10 Largest Sports Venues
post updated 10 February 2024
An incredible sports venue is often the city’s pearl, housing thousands of excited sports spectators. Regardless of whether it’s a venue for football, cricket or American Football, any city want to be the home for the most incredible sports venue. The size is, of course, important, and it seems like stadiums get bigger and bigger each time. Let’s take a closer look at some of the largest venues in the world.
15 February 2022
1. Narendra Modi Stadium
Formerly known as Motera Stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium holds the noble title of being the largest in the world. Located in the city of Ahmedabad in India, the venue has a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators. Those experienced at playing at Indian betting sites will most likely be familiar with the venue, as the stadium is the home for the Gujarat cricket team.
The stadium was originally constructed in 1983 but demolished in 2015, making room for a bigger venue. The constructions were completed at the beginning of 2020 and were inaugurated by the former American president, Donald Trump, and the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.
2. Runggrado 1st of May Stadium
Pyongyang in North Korea is home to the world’s second-largest sports arena. The 1st May Stadium was completed on 1 May 1989, has a capacity of 114,000 spectators and is the home ground of the North Korean national football team. This gigantic arena also hosts athletics, wrestling and the spectacular Arirang Festival.
Although the stadium officially has a capacity of 114,000, it has been filled with 190,000 spectators several times. This has happened when “mass games” are held during the Arirang Festival.
3. Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium is located in the United States in the state of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor. It has a capacity of 107,601 spectators and is the home ground of the Michigan Wolverines college football team. The stadium was opened back in 1927 and has been packed on several occasions. On September 7, 2013, the largest crowd was when the Michigan Wolverines played their home game. The stadium was filled with 115,109 spectators, which is more than the official capacity.
4. Beaver stadium
Beaver Stadium is located in University Park, Pennsylvania, in the United States and has a capacity of 106,572 spectators. The Penn State Nittany Lions college team plays American football in this stadium. The attendance record is still higher than the stadium’s official capacity. On September 29, 2018, the attendance record was broken, 110,889 people were in attendance to see Penn State play against Ohio State.
5. Ohio Stadium
Ohio Stadium is located in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It has a capacity of 104,944 spectators and is the home field of the Ohio State Buckeye college football team. The attendance record is broken when Michigan State played the game on November 26, 2016.
6. Kyle Field
In the state of Texas in the United States is the enormous stadium Kyle Field. It has a capacity of 102,733 spectators and is home to the Texas A&M Aggies college football team. The attendance record at Kyle Field is 110,633 spectators and was set when Texas A&M played on 11 October 2014.
7. Neyland Stadium
Neyland Stadium is located in Knoxville in Tennessee in the United States and holds 102,455 people. The Tennessee Volunteers, a college football team, play here. This stadium currently has a record attendance of 109,061 people, set when Tennessee played against Florida on 18 September 2004.
8. Tiger Stadium
Tiger Stadium has a capacity of 102,321 and is home to the LSU Tigers college football team. It is located in the United States in the state of Louisiana and the city of Baton Rouge. The attendance record is 102 321 spectators and has been repeated several times when the LSU Tigers have played their home games.
9. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is located in the American city of Austin. The stadium has a capacity of 100,119 spectators and was opened back in 1924. This is the home ground of the Texas Longhorn college football team, and the attendance record is 103,507 people. It was set on 15 September 2018 when the Texas Longhorns played.
10. Bryant-Denny Stadium.
This stadium is the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. It has a capacity of 100,077 spectators and is located in the US state of Alabama in the city of Tuscaloosa. The stadium’s attendance record is 101,821 and has been repeated several times when the Alabama Crimson Tide have played.
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