The 10 Largest Soccer Stadiums in the World, Listed

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So you're wondering what the largest soccer stadiums in the world are? Let's get in to it!

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, so it's no surprise that many soccer stadiums are some of the largest and most state-of-the-art venues. Several of them also rank on the list of the biggest stadiums of any kind in the world. Each stadium is unique and important to the culture of their home nation.

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Here are the ten largest soccer stadiums in the world, by capacity.

1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

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  • Location: Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Capacity: 114,000
  • Home Teams: North Korea Men’s and Women’s National Team

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the second largest stadium in the world, but the largest stadium to be primarily used for soccer. The stadium first opened in 1989 after mass resources were funneled into the project. 

The national men’s and women’s soccer teams of North Korea play at the stadium, though it hosts many other events throughout the year. The stadium is also the start and end point of the Pyongyang Marathon as well as the site of the North Korean Mass Games, which is a large synchronized performance that has a long history in North Korea.

2. Camp Nou

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Capacity: 99,354
  • Home Teams: FC Barcelona

Camp Nou (recently rebranded as Spotify Camp Nou) is a Barcelona landmark that is the home of FC Barcelona and FC Barcelona Femeni. The stadium began production in the mid 1950s and was officially opened in 1957. “Camp Nou”, which means “new ground” was voted as the name of the stadium in 2000. 

Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe. In the late 1980s, the capacity went up to exceed 100,000 spectators, but due to restrictions put in place regarding standing areas in large venues, capacity now stands just under 100,000.

3. FNB Stadium

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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Capacity: 94,736
  • Home Teams: Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa National Football Team

FNB Stadium, A.K.A. “Soccer City” was completed in 1989, but went through massive renovation in 2009 in preparation for hosting the 2010 World Cup. The stadium has also hosted the Africa Cup of Nations twice. 

The stadium is designed to resemble an African pot to pay homage to a piece of African culture. The unique design of the stadium makes it a meaningful landmark for the nation. The Kaizer Chiefs, a South African professional football club, plays at the stadium, as well as the national team of South Africa.

The Rose Bowl Stadium

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  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Capacity: 92, 542
  • Home Team: N/A

The Rose Bowl stadium is a multi-purpose venue on the west coast. The stadium was completed in 1923, and has been the host of many epic games and tournaments since it was first completed.

It is most well known for hosting the Rose Bowl game during college football championship season, but it is also a popular soccer venue in the United States. The stadium hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, and 1984 Soccer Gold Medal Match.

5. Wembley Stadium

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  • Location: London, England
  • Capacity: 90,000
  • Home Teams: England National Football Team

Wembley Stadium is a monumental piece of London’s landscape and a meaningful part of British culture. The stadium was opened in 2007, and replaced the old Wembley Stadium which was taken down in the early 2000s. 

England’s national soccer team plays at Wembley, and it is also the host of the Football Association Cup Final. It was also used as part of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Wembley is marked by its iconic arch that crowns the top of the stadium.

6. Estadio Azteca

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  • Location: Tlalpan, Mexico City
  • Capacity: 87,523
  • Home Teams: Club America, Cruz Azul, Mexico National Football Team

Estadio Azteca is a soccer hub in Mexico. Club America and Cruz Azul, as well as the Mexico National Team play at Estadio Azteca. 

It has hosted many exciting tournaments and games. Two FIFA World Cup (1970 and 1986) finals have been held at this stadium, and the 1971 Women's World Cup was also held there. Each year, the stadium hosts an NFL feature game. Additionally, the stadium is scheduled to host games during the 2026 World Cup.

7. Bukit Jalil National Stadium

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  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Capacity: 87,411
  • Home Team: Malaysia National Football Team

Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the largest in Southeast Asia. It is the main venue for the Southeast Asian games and the host site for many Malaysian international soccer games including the Malaysia FA Cup.

The stadium first opened in 1998 and it was designed to be a hub for hosting many events for the region. It is currently undergoing a renovation to add a retractable roof and updated facilities.

8. Borg El Arab Stadium

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  • Location: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Capacity: 86,000
  • Home Team: Egypt National Football Team

Borg El Arab Stadium was completed in 2009 as part of Egypt’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup, which they did not win that year. The Egypt national team plays at this stadium, as well as an Egyptian professional team known as Smouha SC.

9. Azadi Stadium

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  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Capacity: 78,116
  • Home Team: Esteghlal Football Club, Persepolis Football Club, Iran National Team

Azadi Stadium is a gigantic soccer stadium that is part of the larger Azadi Sport Complex in Iran. The stadium opened in 1971; it was originally built to host the 1974 Asian Games.

Azadi Stadium hosted a 1998 World Cup qualifier, during which it had an attendance of 128,000. Since then, regulations have limited the capacity to 78,000, making it the second largest football stadium in Western Asia. The Iran National Team also calls Azadi Stadium home.

10. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

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  • Location: Central Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Capacity: 77,193
  • Home Team: N/A

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that is part of the greater Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Indonesia. The stadium originally opened in 1962 and has gone through several renovations since then.

Gelora Bung has hosted many big tournaments including the 1962 and 2018 Asian Games. Serval MLS and European League teams have also played feature matches there.

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