The Biggest Football Stadiums In The World

Panorama of Wembley Stadium.

Where are the biggest football stadiums in the world?

The answers might just surprise you.

As the biggest sport globally, it’s no surprise that most of the world’s largest stadiums play host to football clubs – but you’ll be hard-pressed to locate some of them off the top of your head.

While history and design are important, we think size really does matter when it comes to a club’s ground.  

Here are just some of the biggest football stadiums in the world right now….

The Estadio Azteca Stadium – Mexico

FIFA World Cup – Mexico 1986
29.6.1986, Estadio Azteca, Mexico, D.F.
Final Argentina v West Germany.
Estadio Azteca after the final whistle with fans invading the pitch.

Opened: 1966 (renovated 2016)

Capacity: 87,523

Home to: Club América; Cruz Azul; Mexico national football team

Wembley Stadium – England

Panorama of Wembley Stadium.

Opened: 2007

Capacity: 90,000

Home to: England national football team

Rose Bowl Stadium – USA

Teams enter the Rose Bowl Stadium. Credit Image: © Mariel Calloway via ZUMA Wire)

Opened: 1922

Capacity: 90,888

Home to: UCLA Bruins; United States national football team

First National Bank Stadium (Soccer City) – South Africa

Final preparations before the opening game of the World Cup at Soccer City Stadium.

Opened: 1989

Capacity: 94,736

Home to: Kaizer Chiefs; South Africa national football team

Camp Nou Stadium – Spain

Fc Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou.

Opened: 1957

Capacity: 99,354

Home to: Barcelona

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium – Indonesia

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 16, 2018 shows the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium ahead of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Opened: 1962 (renovated 2018)

Capacity: 77,193

Home to: Persija Jakarta; Indonesia national football team

Salt Lake Stadium – India

(Credit Image: © Saikat Paul/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Opened: January 1984

Capacity: 85,000

Home to: ATK Mohun Bagan; East Bengal FC; Mohun Bagan

Borg El Arab Stadium – Egypt

Essam El Hadary of Egypt celebrates during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Egypt and Congo Brazzaville at the Borg Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt on 08 October 2017 BackpagePix

Opened: 2009

Capacity: 86,000

Home to: Smouha; Egyptian National team

Bukit Jalil National Stadium – Malaysia

The Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur

Opened: July 1998 (renovated 2017)

Capacity: 87,411

Home to: Malaysian national football team

And, Finally… The Biggest Football Stadium In The World

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium – North Korea

The largest football stadium in the world is in North Korea.

Opened: 1989

Capacity: 150,000

Home to: North Korea national football team

We’ve rounded off the biggest football stadiums worldwide, but which is your favourite?

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Author: Paula Allen