The Largest Football Stadiums In The World

What are the largest football stadiums in the world? We’ve taken a trip around the globe to bring you some of the planet’s biggest footballing stadiums....

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What are the largest football stadiums in the world?

We’ve taken a trip around the globe to bring you some of the planet’s biggest footballing stadiums. With football by far the most popular sport on the planet, it’s hardly surprisingly that arenas continue to grow bigger and better year after year.

Ready to join us for a tour of the world’s biggest football grounds?

Biggest Football Stadiums in USA & South America

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


Rose Bowl Stadium – USA

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

Opened: 1922

Capacity: 90,888

Home to: UCLA Bruins; United States national football team


Biggest Football Stadiums in Europe

Wembley Stadium – England

Wembley Stadium – the spiritual home of English football.

Opened: 2007

Capacity: 90,000

Home to: England national football team


Camp Nou Stadium – Spain

FC Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou.

Opened: 1957

Capacity: 99,354

Home to: Barcelona


Biggest Football Stadiums in Africa

Borg El Arab Stadium – Egypt

Essam El Hadary of Egypt celebrates. BackpagePix.

Opened: 2009

Capacity: 86,000

Home to: Smouha; Egyptian National team



First National Bank Stadium (Soccer City) – South Africa

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

Opened: 1989

Capacity: 94,736

Home to: Kaizer Chiefs; South Africa national football team


Biggest Football Stadiums – Asia

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium – Indonesia

Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium . (Xinhua/Du Yu)

Opened: 1962 (renovated 2018)

Capacity: 77,193

Home to: Persija Jakarta; Indonesia national football team


Salt Lake Stadium – India

Salt Lake stadium (© Saikat Paul/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Opened: January 1984

Capacity: 85,000

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


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


The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium – North Korea

The biggest stadium in the world.

Opened: 1989

Capacity: 150,000

Home to: North Korea national football team


Tell us your favourite football stadiums from around the world.

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