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Top 10 biggest football stadium

10. Body el Arab stadium:

Borg El Arab Stadium is the largest stadium in Egypt with an impressive capacity of 86,000. Constructed in 2007, it is located within Alexandria


Initially commissioned in 2006 as part of Egypt’s bid to the host the 2010 World Cup, it is now used in rotation with other stadiums as the home venue of the Egyptian National Football Team. With a 86,000 capacity it is the largest stadium in the country, and second largest in Africa behind FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Designed and built by Egyptian Armed Forces Corps of Engineers (EAFCE) in what is surely a unique set of circumstances, the ground features an athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch so that it can be used as a multi-purpose sports arena. Like Camp Nou and other outdoor stadiums, only the main stand features protection from the Sun.

Whilst South Africa was eventually chosen as the hosts of the 2010 tournament, Egypt were elected as hosts of the 2009 Under 20s World Cup, and the competition was used to inaugurate the facilities.

Whilst Sepp Blatter and Jack Warner were reportedly impressed with the stadiums design, other Fifa delegates suggested that it bore more than a passing remembrance to Stade de France.

Sadly the Borg El Arab Stadium missed out on hosting matches of the 2006 African Cup of Nations as it was before its time, however should Egypt ever be elected as hosts in the future the country will be more than ready. This wouldn’t be until 2025 at the earliest however as the next four hosts have already been chosen.

9. Bukit jalil national stadium:

The Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the city centre of Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, all-seater multi-purpose stadium and the home ground of the Malaysian national football team.

8. Gelora bung karno stadium:

Construction began on 8 February 1960 and finished on 21 July 1962, [8] in time to host the following month's Asian Games . Its construction was partially funded through a special loan from the

Soviet Union. The stadium's original capacity of 110,000 people was reduced to 88,306 as a result of renovations for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. The stadium is well-known for its ring-shaped facade , the temu gelang , which was designed to shade spectators from the sun, and increase the grandeur of the stadium. [9]

The massive roof ring structure popularly dubbed as Temu Gelang by Sukarno .

The stadium with new seats, January 2018.

Although the stadium is popularly known as Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Stadion Gelora Bung Karno ) or GBK Stadium, its official name is Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium ( Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno ), as there are other stadiums in the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, such as the

Sports Palace and the secondary stadium . It was known as Senajan (EYD: Senayan) Main Stadium from its opening through the 1962 Asiad until the complex's name was changed to Gelora Bung Karno by a Presidential Decree issued on 24 September 1962, twenty days after the games ended. During the New Order era, the complex was renamed "Gelora Senayan Complex" and the stadium was renamed "Gelora Senayan Main Stadium" in 1969 under the "de-Sukarnoization " policy by then-President Suharto. After the fall of the dictatorship, the complex name was reverted by President Abdurrahman Wahid in a decree effective since 17 January 2001.

A multi-color LED lighting system was installed on the stadium's facade.

The stadium served as the main venue of the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games , hosting the ceremonies and athletics. It underwent renovations in preparation for the events; to comply with FIFA standards, all of the stadium's existing seating was replaced, including its remaining bleachers, making it an all-seater with a capacity of 77,193. The new seats are coloured in red, white, and grey—resembling a waving flag of Indonesia. A new, brighter LED lighting system was also installed, with 620 fixtures, and an RGB lighting system was installed on the stadium's facade. Improvements were also made to the stadium's accessibility

7. Wembley stadium:

Wembley Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Wembley, London. It opened in 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002 to 2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final.

6. Soccer city:

First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a football and Rugby union stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa.

5. Camp nou:

Camp Nou has been the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957.

With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the fourth largest football stadium in the world in capacity.

4. Azadi stadium:

The Azadi Indoor Stadium, officially named Azadi 12,000 Capacity Hall, is an indoor sports arena in Tehran, Iran. The stadium has a seating capacity of 6,583, and the stadium capacity with standing room is 12,000. This indoor stadium is located... Wikipedia

Opened: 1 September 1974

Owner: Ministry of Sport and Youth

Architect: Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian

3. Estadio azteca:

The Estadio Azteca (American Spanish: [esˈtaðjo asˈteka] ) is a multi-purpose stadium located in Mexico City . It is the official home of football club Club América, Cruz Azul, and the

Mexico national football team . The stadium sits at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 feet) above sea level. [5] With an official capacity of 87,523, [1] it is the largest stadium in Mexico. As of 2018, the stadium also serves as the home of Cruz Azul. [6] The National Football League (NFL) features one game at Estadio Azteca per season as a part of their International Series.

2. Salt lake stadium

The Salt Lake Stadium, is a multipurpose stadium in Bidhannagar,

Kolkata, with a current capacity of 85,000. [7] The Salt Lake Stadium is the main home of ATK Mohun Bagan ,

ATK , East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan . It is the second largest stadium in India by seating capacity. [8] Before its renovation in 2011, it was the second largest football stadium in the world, having a seating capacity of 150,000. [9] Prior to the construction and opening of Rungrado May Day Stadium in 1989, it was the largest football stadium in the world. The stadium hosted the final match of the

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup , alongside hosting other matches of the tournament. [10][11] As part of security measures for the 2017 U-17 World Cup, the stadium was only open for 66,687 viewers instead of the stadium’s capacity of 85,000. [12] It will be used again for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. ATK Mohun Bagan , ATK , East Bengal and Mohun Bagan currently use the Salt Lake Stadium for most of their home games.

1. Rungrado may day stadium:

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium on Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea. It opened on 1 May 1989, with its first major event being the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. It is the largest stadium in the world by seating capacity. The site occupies an area of 20.7 hectares

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