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The Biggest Sports Arenas in The World

There are very few activities in the world that bring together large groups of people together than in sport. Sports such as football/soccer, American football, Athletics, Cricket, Australian Rules football and rugby feature the largest arenas in the world.

Surprisingly (or maybe not) the largest stadium in the world is based in Pyongyang North Korea. The stadium is mostly used for soccer, but athletics events are also featured at the stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 150,000 attendants.

Apart from the sheer size of attendants, stadiums can be famous or call your attention for various reasons like the cost of building the stadium, the beauty of the roofs, the complex architectural design, holidays around sporting events near the stadiums or just because we follow a particular sport and are oblivious to any other sport.

Find below an attempt to list the best and biggest stadiums in the world.

1. The Melbourne cricket ground in Australia

Melbourne cricket ground in Australia

This is the biggest cricket arena in the world and it can hold up to one hundred and thirty thousand people. Safety regulations, however, restrict the capacity to 100,000.

This stadium is first on the list mainly due to the upcoming cricket world cup that starts on February 2015. If you are able to, be sure to get sporting event tickets for this world cup event. Whether you are a fan or not you will enjoy the atmosphere that will be created at this venue.

2. New Wembley Stadium in England


The stadium has a capacity of 90,000. It is famous for quite a number of reasons including:

  • It is the most costly stadium ever built, costing over one and a quarter billion US Dollars.
  • It can hold the largest capacity of seated people in a stadium in the world and all under a retractable roof.
  • The stadium also hosts the FA Cup, which is the oldest football tournament in the world.
  • The stadium is the home ground to England's national soccer team and was the main stadium of the 2012 Olympics.

3. Yankee stadium in the USA

Yankee stadium

This stadium is quite a spectacle. It is the home to a baseball team called the New York Yankees. The stadium is the 3rd most costly stadium in the world and is one of the most famous in the United States of America.

This stadium is also famous because the home team won the largest baseball tournament in the world on the stadiums opening year.

4. Estadio Azteca, in Mexico

Estadio Azteca

This is mainly a soccer stadium, but it also hosted the Olympics in 1986. The stadium was where the famous "Hand of God" and the "Goal of the Century"– both goals scored by Diego Maradona at the 1986 Olympics made both the player and the stadium famous.

The stadium has a capacity of about 114,000 people.

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