A sports arena or a stadiums are a venue where different events are held and people come with great interest and passion to become a major part of the game and support their team and to help them lift the trophy. Such type of venue is called a stadium. Fans come to live every intense moment of the game and to see their team players in action. The level of excitement is very high, and the supporters are there to remind the players that they are supporting them till the very last minute of the game. Nothing thrills them more than watching their team tearing apart the opponents. A few commonly seen aspects at every stadium, Hundereds of supporters in team uniforms showing their passion, love, and dedication towards their teams, fans raising slogans to pump the players, people of every age with colorful faces and unique hairbands, lots of noise with fans roaring, singing and blowing trumpets.
People don’t come to a stadium just to see results. They come to see a reaction, they feel dis-hearted when the opponents succeed, they make noise at every goal scored or any shot on the target. Matches lose their interest without fans in the stadium. Excitement level directly depends upon the strength and passion of crowd. Greater the strength of crowd at the stadium, the greater is the level of excitement and better is the performance of team.
10 Largest Stadiums in the whole World by seating Capacity
Let’s have a look from number 10 to number 1.
10. Tiger stadium
The construction of this stadium was started in 1924, and it was officially approved for public entrance on 25th November, 1924.This stadium was originally designed by architect Wogan and Bernard and recently it was renovated under the guidance of Trahan Architects.
Currently the home ground of Louisiana State University Tigers football team, Tiger Stadium is an outdoor stadium located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, around the campus of Louisiana State University. Some people also call it by the nickname of ‘Death Valley’. It is the 6th largest stadium in the NCAA and 7th largest stadium in the whole world. This stadium is considered as most difficult ground for any opponent team. According to official reports, Tiger stadium has atotal Capacity of around 102,321 due to several expansion projects in the recent years. In 2013 Tiger stadium ranked as the loudest stadium of college football.Inducted in 10th place of our list Tiger Stadium is now the ninth largest active sports stadium in the whole world.
9. Neyland stadium
Initial development of Neyland stadium started on 21st March, 1921, and it was inaugurated for fans and locals on September 24, 1921. The official capacity of this stadium is 102,455, making it the one of the largest stadiums in the United States. This stadium has gone through 16 renovations projects till now. The total cost of construction was nearly $42,000 at that time. This sports venue is used for various purposes. Situated in Knoxville, Tennessee, this sports venue is afamous venue for conducting many National Football League exhibition games. Volunteer football team of Tennessee uses this stadium as their home-ground. Neyland stadium is also famous for hosting several large concerts. It is thesixth largest stadium of the world. Being the 8th largest active stadium in the whole world Neyland Stadium holds 9th position in the list of 10 Largest Stadiums by Seating Capacity. According to official reports,average attendance at Neyland Stadium has been around 68,926 fans per game. On September 18, 2004 almost 109,061 fans were reported at the stadium which is the largest crowd ever recorded at this venue.
8. Ohio Stadium
The Ohio Stadium is an American football venue. Initial development of The Ohio stadium started in early days of August in 1921. It was approved for entrance of fans and tourists on October 7, 1922. The total cost of construction at that time was nearly $1.34 million. This stadium is located on the Ohio State University campus. This stadium is famous by the nickname “The Horseshoe” due to its unique shape. Marching band of The Ohio State university and Buckeyes football team use this stadium as their home ground. This stadium is famous for its large capacity. Currently the total seating capacity of this stadium is 104,944. Ohio Stadium is present at number eight of our list of ten largest areans in the whole world by seating capacity. Ohio Stadium is also the fourth largest non-racing stadium in the world.
7. Estadio Azteca
Currently the fourth largest stadium in the American continent, this famous football stadium is located in Mexico. Estadio Azteca was approved for construction in 1961. It was inaugurated for locals and tourists on 29th May 1966. The total cost of construction at that time was nearly $260 million Mexican dollars. The official seating capacity ofEstadio Azteca is 105,064. Estadio Azteca is located on the Edge of Ursula in City of Mexico. It is officially announced as the national stadium of the Mexican football team. Club Américaalso uses this stadium as their home ground. Estadio Azteca is placed on seventh number in our list because of its huge seating capacity, Estadio Azteca is currently the one of the most active stadiums of the world. One of the striking features of Estadio Azteca is the presence of additional 856 Executive suites. This stadium was also used in Olympics of 1968.
6. Kyle Field Stadium
Famous by the nickname “Home of the 12th Man”, this stadium is the home ground of Texas A&M Aggie football team since 1904. Campus of Texas A&M University in Texas is the site of this beautiful stadium. The construction of this stadium was started in May 1927, and it was officially opened for public on September 24, 1927. Before 1927 this stadium was in rudimentary form. Kyle field covers a lot of area and is currently the third largest stadium in the United States. It is placed on sixth number in our list based on its seating capacity. With an enormous seating capacity of 106,511, Kyle Field is currently the fifth largest non-racing stadium in the whole world. The largest crowd recorded at this stadium isnearly 110,633 during a match on October 11th, 2014.
5. Beaver Stadium
Located in University Park, Beaver Stadium is an outdoor college football ground stadium.Beaver stadium was approved for construction in 1959. It was inaugurated for locals and tourists on September 17, 1960. Total cost of the construction was nearly $1.6 million at that time. In the Western Hemisphere, Beaver stadium is the second largest sports arena. The total audience capacity of this venue is 106,572. It was once named as the number-one football stadium in a survey carried out in 2016. Beaver Stadium at the moment is at the 5th position in our list of based upon its seating Capacity. One of the striking feature of this sports venue is that its interior is inducted inofficial Google Street View. This architect of this masterpiece is Michael Baker. Beaver stadium is currently controlled by University of Pennsylvania State.
4. Michigan Stadium
Famous by the name, “The Big House”,football stadium of University of Michigan is situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan Stadium covers a lot of area andis the largest stadium in the United States.Its construction started in the early days of September of 1926 and it was approved for opening for locals and tourists on 1st October, 1927. Total construction costed almost $950,000. The chief designer of this masterpiece was Bernard. L Green. James and Leck Company took the job as chief contractor of the Michigan stadium. The Big House‘s current capacity is 109’901 making it the 36th largest venue in world capacity wise. It currently holds 4th position in our list of 10 largest stadiums of the World by seating capacity. Michigan Stadium also known as “The Big House” is owned and managed by University of Michigan.
3. Salt Lake Stadium
This famous Stadium is a multi-purpose sporting venuelocated in Kolkata, West Bengal. This famous stadium is also known by the name‘YuvaBharatiKrirangan’.Salt Lake Stadium was officially opened for fans in January of 1984, and is under the authority of the Indian Football Association Salt Lake Stadium is famous for hosting various kinds of historical events, dance festivals and musical events besides being an active sports ground. Salt Lake Stadium hosted the final of Fifa under 17 world cup 2017. Total seating capacity of this venue is around 120,000. This stadium was first renovated in 2011. This arena is 3rd largest stadium in the world and it holds third place in our list depending upon its seating Capacity. Salt lake stadium was again renovated to improve the seating arrangements during matches. The record for largest crowd at this stadium is 131,000 that happened in 1997.
2. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
Located in Pyongyang, North Korea, this famous stadium is used for various purposes.Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is now under the control of the Korean government. Whole stadium occupies an area of 51 acres. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is mainly utilized for hosting Arirang performances, Gymnastics and artistic performances. This stadium is the largest stadium in Asia having a huge seating capacity of nearly 150,000. Rungrado 1st of May is the 2ndlargest stadium in the whole world, and is at 2nd place in our list because of its seating Capacity. This Stadium is located upon Taedong River and name of this stadium also comes from the international Labor Day “May Day”. This venuehas a unique shape which resembles a magnolia blossom. Inaugurated for public for the very first time on 1st May, 1989, this stadium is famous for hosting massive sporting events and largest entertainment shows.
1. Strahov Stadium
On top of our list is The Great Strahov Stadium. This stadium is famous for hosting greatest events in the past. Site of this stadium is in the Strahov district of Prague. For past few years this stadium is used for training purpose by Sparta Prague. This stadium covers an area of approximately 63,500 square meters. The huge seating capacity of 250,000 make this stadium the largest in the world and it holds the top position in our list because of its enormous seating Capacity. This stadium has a total of 8 football pitches and all of them are now used only for training purposes as it is no longer used as a sports venue. Initially in 1926, Strahov stadium has woodwork structure. AloisDryák was the main man who created that structure. After few years, alterations were made and the woodwork was replaced by concrete stands in 1932.Strahov Stadium is also famous for hosting Motor car racing during the mid-season of 1960’s. Since 1990, Strahov Stadium is also used for arranging concerts.
To be present at the stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a sports fan.Fans generate the most impressive atmosphere and they serve the role of 12th man for their teams. Their presence at stadium gives them an opportunity to see the efforts of their players.They also enjoy the ups and downs of the game. You cannot gainthe true experience and intensity of game without going to the stadium.