On any given game day, some stadiums in the world can become larger that the cities they are built in. The size of some stadiums and the capacity to hold thousands of people is simply amazing, and for any sports fan, it would be a dream to watch some of the best athletes in the world in these buildings, especially becoming one of the thousands of fans cheering them on. It’s hard to imagine putting 100,000 people into one building for a sport, but there are 10 stadiums in the world today that hold over that amount, and many more have had attendance records beyond that.

Interesting enough, it’s the United States who has the most in the top 25, as 15 of the largest stadiums in the world are in the USA. In the top 10, eight of them belong to United States sports teams, or rather, college teams, as NCAA football teams have massive crowds and even bigger stadiums. Take a look at this list and see 25 of the largest stadiums in the world that are well worth the money to spend and go see a game here. Become one of the 100,000 fans at a game at least once in a lifetime, and have a truly unique sports experience by traveling to these stadiums on this list.

25 Rungrado 1st of May Stadium - the largest stadium by capacity

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the largest stadium in the world by capacity, with over 150,000 seats, according to Business Insider.

That was after a remodel in 2014, making it by far the largest stadium in the world.

It hosts some soccer games and general athletics, but it’s a tribute through gymnastics and dance for the annual Mass Games that brings the most people out. It definitely gives a new meaning to the nosebleed section. When not being used for the Mass Games, it still seats 114,000, which is still the most of any stadium in the world.


Metlife Stadium is the largest stadium in the NFL, and currently, until Los Angeles finishes their stadium, the only one to host two teams, as the New York Jets and New York Giants call the stadium home.

At 82,500 capacity, it is the 26th largest stadium in the world.

That’s an interesting statistic when you consider that non-professional college programs have larger stadiums. In fact, there are 15 college football stadiums larger than MetLife, which was opened in 2010. It does require transition time to change from Jets to Giants colors for game day.

23 FNB Stadium - Soccer City

FNB Stadium has had a few names over time, including Soccer City, as it was the home to the 2010 World Cup Final between Spain and the Netherlands, and is not currently the home of the Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League.

It is the largest stadium in Africa, with a capacity of over 94,000, but it’s perhaps away from sports where it got its reputation, as the stadium was the sight of Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990 and was also the venue for his memorial service in 2013.

22 Camp Nou - Home of Barca

Camp Nou, which means ‘New Field’ In English, is the home of FC Barcelona, one of the top soccer clubs in the world. With a seating capacity of 99,354, it’s the largest stadium in Europe and can bring crowds of over 100,000 for critical FC Barcelona soccer games, such as when they packed the place with over 120,000 fans for a game against Juventus for the European Cup quarter-final in 1986.

If you’re going to enjoy a soccer game in Europe, Spain is definitely the place to do it as one of the 100,000 people in attendance.

21 Stadium Australia - The rugby games from down under

The 25th largest stadium in the world is Stadium Australia, which was home to the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and was originally built to hold 110,000 people, making it the largest Olympic Stadium ever built.

But it’s only the second largest stadium in Australia, as the capacity was reduced to 83,000 when the field was made rectangular for rugby and soccer, reducing it to the number two spot.

But if you’re a fan of rugby, this is where you will want to be, as it is the home to the Rugby League finals, as well as the home for many of Australia’s best rugby teams.

20 Lambeau Field - Home of the Packers

Lambeau Field is the third largest football stadium in the NFL, with a capacity of 81,441 and serves as the home for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

It’s perhaps the most famous stadium in the NFL, and it is the oldest continually operated stadium in the league, according to the New York Times.

Only Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago have been used longer. The bowl shape of Lambeau means fans are packed in tight, making it one of the toughest stadiums to play in, especially in those cold games on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

19 Guangdong Olympic Centre Stadium - largest stadium in china

Guangdong Olympic Centre Stadium is the largest stadium in China, with a capacity of 80,012, and was originally going to host the 2008 Summer Olympics until China decided to build another stadium for it.

It’s still an amazing look stadium which is supposed to look like a flower, as the roof is supposed to be the petals.

It’s now being used to host soccer matches, as it wasn’t used for the Olympics, but it’s still an impressive stadium worth watching a game in.

18 AT&T Stadium - the video board has won guinness records

AT&T Stadium is the third largest stadium in the NFL, coming in at 80,000 capacity, which seems pretty small to some of the college stadiums coming up in this list. But that isn’t why it’s worth the money to go see.

It’s the large high definition video screen that spans from 20-yard line to 20-yard line, which hangs from the roof, that is so awe-inspiring.

The video board is actually larger than a basketball court when basketball games are played there. It’s the home to the Dallas Cowboys and has won Guinness World Records for the video board.

17 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

Located on the campus of the University of Texas, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is the ninth largest stadium in the world with a capacity of over 100,000.

Their scoreboard, upon competition, was the largest high-definition video screen in the world but has since been passed.

It does get some flak for displaying plenty of advertisements during games, even over top of the band. The home to the Texas Longhorns football team is also one of the loudest and ranks 15th by ESPN in toughest stadiums to play in.

16 Sanford Stadium - college football at its loudest

The University of Georgia is the proud owner of the 13th largest stadium in the world, as Sanford Stadium is home to the Georgia Bulldogs football team. The 92,746-seat stadium offers an interesting view to the outside world with the Georgia rolling hills in the background.

According to Fox Sports, it is one of the "best, loudest, and most intimidating atmospheres" in college football.

Games there are said to be played ‘Between the hedges’ because hedges were planted around the outside of the field since the stadium opened in 1929.

15 Salt Lake Stadium - salt lake stadium, in india?

Nope, we’re not talking about Salt Lake in Utah, we’re talking Salt Lake Stadium in India. The largest stadium in India holds 85,000 people, although the record attendance was over 131,000 that watched the Federation Cup Semifinal between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

It did hold the record for the largest football stadium in the world and is currently the home for the India national football team and four other soccer tenants.

Its named Salt Lake Stadium because it is located in the township of Salt Lake, so sorry Utah, no large stadium for you.

14 Cotton Bowl Stadium - ncaa history

The Cotton Bowl isn’t one of the four largest Bowl games in the NCAA Football season, but the stadium is one of the largest in the world, as it comes in at the 15th spot in the list of largest stadiums in the world.

It’s been the home to numerous football teams, the Texas State Fair, which it was originally used for, and soccer teams, including the World Cup.

With a capacity of 92,000, the stadium is perfect every year for one of the biggest games in college football, the Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma each September.

13 Croke Park - Croker for the locals

Croke Park in Ireland is the third largest stadium in Europe and the home to the Gaelic Athletic Association. Following some redevelopment in the 1990s, Croke Park reached a capacity of 82,300, which also the largest for a stadium that generally isn’t used for soccer matches in Europe.

In fact, it’s more used for rugby, or Gaelic football, making it the second largest rugby stadium in the world behind the Stadium Australia. It’s also a huge concert venue, and of course, the Irish band U2 is very popular.

12 Rose Bowl - a national historic landmark

The Rose Bowl is one of the most famous stadiums in the world because it hosts one of college football’s most important games, the annual Rose Bowl. It’s the 14th largest stadium in the world and 11th largest in the United States at 90,888 seats, and it is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, a rarity for stadiums.

The Rose Bowl parade generally leads up to the stadium before the game, and the national championship has been decided there four times in the BCS era. It’s also the home for the UCLA Bruins college football team.

11 Borg El Arab Stadium - largest stadium in Egypt

Borg El Arab Stadium is the second largest stadium in Africa and the largest stadium in Egypt, with a capacity of 86,000. It’s located at the Mediterranean Sea resort Borg El Arab and opened in 2007.

Only one part of the stadium is covered, so be mindful if you check out a soccer match here.

But it is Egypt and the stadium does have plenty of air conditioning, so even in the hottest weather, it should still be an enjoyable experience. Considering it’s part of a resort, which is near the capital city of Alexandria.

10 Estadio Azteca - Largest stadium in mexico

Estadio Azteca is the largest stadium in Mexico, and according to Bleacher Report, is “the only stadium to have ever had the privilege of being asked to host two World Cup finals (1970 and 1986)”, making it the most iconic soccer stadium in the world.

It has the largest soccer pitch on the planet, is home to the Mexican national team, and since 1994, has held seven NFL games. It has an official capacity of 87,523, but they packed it to 119,853 in July 1968 for Mexico vs Brazil soccer match.

9 Tiger Stadium - it fits a large city

Tiger Stadium is the seventh largest stadium in the world and sixth largest in the NCAA at 102,000 seating capacity. Home to the LSU Tigers from Louisiana State University, The Sporting News reported multiple times over the decades that it is the most difficult stadium to play in, and ESPN said in 2007 it was the scariest stadium to play in, saying “Tiger Stadium is, by far, the loudest stadium in the country”.

USA Today constantly has the stadium ranked number one in the Southeastern Conference, which isn’t hard to imagine with a large city in one stadium.

8 Bukit Jalil National Stadium - awards for design

Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the ninth largest football stadium in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 87,411. It’s the home to the Malaysian national football team and was used to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the stadium has gone through a few renovations over the years and is more than just a sports venue, but also an amazing light show.

This year, the stadium won two awards according to The Star, winning Exterior Lighting Design Award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards, and the Stadium of the Year award at the World Stadium Congress Awards.

7 Neyland Stadium - the only ten I see

The fifth largest stadium in the world, of course, belongs to another college program in the United States, as the stadium is home to the Tennessee Volunteers and has a capacity of 102,455.

To put that into perspective, that would make the stadium on game day the seventh largest city in the state of Tennessee according to census data.

The stadium has seen 16 different expansions over the years, costing over $136 million, against the original cost of just $42,000 in 1921, which today would be $576,000.

6 Wembley Stadium - famous london stadium

The famous stadium in London, England is perhaps, Wembley Stadium, which has hosted some of London’s most important events, such as World Cup and Olympic Soccer matches, the Concert for Diana, and today, it is the home of Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League.

In fact, this Wembley Stadium isn’t the first one, as the original was built 1923 and was demolished in 2003, only for this new, 90,000 seat stadiums to be built in its place, exactly where the old one was, so it’s pretty much a continuation.