Every club is required to have a stadium where they can host matches in the various competitions they engage themselves in.
These Stadiums are expected to meet some certain structural requirements as stated by the World football governing council.
One of the requirements is for them to have a structure where it can accommodate football fans, officials and other dignitaries during matches.
While some Stadiums have average capacities to accommodate fans at a time, others were built to house a larger audience.
Here are five stadiums owned by football clubs with the largest capacity in their various leagues.
1. Old Trafford
Photo Credit: Sportsmatik
It is the stadium with the highest capacity belonging to a club in the English Premier League, with a seat capacity of 74,140.
2. Camp Nou
Photo Credit: FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou which is the stadium of La Liga giants FC Barcelona, occupies the number one spot on the list of club stadiums in Spain.
The ground has a seat capacity of 99.8 thousand seats beating Real Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernebeau which has 85.5 thousand seats.
3. San Siro
Photo Credit: SF Events Italy
The San Siro is the home ground of two Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan and has more capacity than other stadiums belonging to any other Italian club.
It has a seat capacity of 80,018, making it one of the largest in Europe.
The name San Siro, is actually a nickname for the Stadium whose real name is Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
4. Stade Vélodrome
Photo Credit: Alvin Almazov
The Stade Vélodrome belongs to Olympique de Marseille in the French Ligue 1, with a capacity of 67,394 and was opened in 1937.
It is the stadium with the highest capacity belonging to a Ligue 1 club.
Photo Credit: Dreamstime.com
Borussia Dortmund can boast of the stadium with the highest capacity belonging to a Bundesliga side.
The Westfalenstadion has a capacity of 81,365 and was opened in 1974.
Content created and supplied by: AaronBuzo (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More