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Five of the world's biggest football stadiums


Ever wondered what the world's biggest football stadiums are? We've got a list of the five biggest, including a couple of surprise inclusions.

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

A lot of football fans won't have heard of the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, and it's no surprise. The world's largest stadium is tucked away in the secretive dictatorship of North Korea.

The stadium is used for football, as well as a variety of other athletic events, in particular the Arirang Festival. The Arirang Festival is a huge athletic event that also serves as a celebration of North Korea, as well as the country's leader.

Opened in 1989 the stadium boasts 114,000 seats and is situated in the capital of Pyongyang.

Nou Camp

Europe's biggest football stadium is the iconic Nou Camp, the home of FC Barcelona.

Nestled on the edge of Barcelona, the 99,354-seater stadium has hosted countless European matches, Olympic events and World Cup fixtures.

Built in 1954, the stadium was renovated in 1998 and 2008 to increase it to the capacity we see today. The stadium tour brings in millions of people per year, and is one of the city's most popular tourist destinations.

FNB Stadium

On the border of the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa stands the FNB Stadium, Africa's largest.

With a capacity of 94,736 it was the venue of the 2010 World Cup final, where Spain beat Holland 1-0, sealing their place in history as one of the most successful footballing nations.

The stadium was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990, and was also the location of memorial services for both Mandela and Chris Hani.

Rose Bowl

Opened in 1922, the Rose Bowl is the largest soccer stadium in the United States, and the 11th largest stadium in the country.

The Rose Bowl has hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final and the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.

The stadium is one of the most iconic venues in American Football, and is now a National Historic Landmark.

By today's price the Rose Bowl construction would have cost approximately £3 million, meaning with Lottoland's exclusive £50 million EuroMillions jackpot you could build 16 of them!

Wembley Stadium

Built on the site of the former Wembley Stadium, the new arena is now the UK's largest, with a seating capacity of 90,000.

Since its grand opening in 2007 the stadium has hosted the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals, and a series of yearly domestic cup finals.

The stadium cost £798 million to build, making it one of the most expensive stadiums in history.

Written by Rob. First published on December 16th, 2016.