Stadiums are to sportspersons what theaters are to actors. The sheer scales at which today’s sports events are carried out make stadia all the more grand and their magnificence is only out staged by the usage itself. Today’s stadiums have a lot to offer not just to the sport and the sports fans but also to anyone who wants to have a good time and watch things live. Most of these grand theaters are a masterpiece of architecture and engineering in ways more than one and if not anything else the atmosphere is enough to blow your mind away.
10. The MCG:
The Melbourne Cricket Ground holds many records and is one of the most recognized grand venues of sport around the world. A little exclusively inclined to cricket, the MCG has a seating capacity of approximately 100000 people and though there are many stadiums with a higher capacity this one stands out in many ways. History is also a large part of the MCG as it has been home to major events like the Olympics and the commonwealth games other than cricket’s premier events.
9. Bukit Jalil National Stadium:
The stadium that was home to the 1998 commonwealth games in Kuala Lampur Malaysia is a home for many sports events today. With a seating capacity in excess of a hundred thousand, the stadium also holds a lot of non sporting events. It is also home to the national football squad of Malaysia.
8. Neyland Stadium:
The Neyland Stadium is a NFL stadium that belongs to the Tennessee Volunteers. It has a seating capacity of around 102 thousand people and is mostly home to NFL matches and some very large conventions too. The design of the stadium has also received much acclaim from all over the world and has been constantly upgraded since it was built around 80 years ago.
7. The Ohio Stadium:
The Ohio Stadium is also a football stadium that is mostly home to NFL matches. It has also gained a name for itself as some of the biggest concerts are also held inside this very venue. This stadium is home to the Buckeyes Football team from the Ohio state University and also supports the other sports activities in the university.
6. Jornalista Mario Filho:
Jornalista Mario Filho is a football stadium in Rio de Janiero and has been home to very important football matches in the past. The stadium was built to host the 1950 football world cup and it will host the finals of the 2014 football world cup. It is owned by the state of Rio de Janiero and is a stadium used by many large football clubs in the area.
5. Beavaer Stadium:
The Beaver stadium is owned by the Pennsylvania State University and is the largest stadium in the western hemisphere. It has a seating capacity of around 107 thousand people and is home to the Penn State Lions football team too. It also hosts a number of other events related to the university every year.
4. Michigan Stadium:
This stadium was built in 1927 and has since then constantly been a home to major international and national sports events. It belongs to the University of Michigan and is home to the football team for the university. It is known by many different nicknames most famous of all is the Big House. Post the last renovation here that was done in around 2008 the capacity stood at around a hundred and seven and a half thousand people.
3. Estadio Azteca:
The Estadio Azteca is the only stadium in the world that has been home to more than one World Cup Football final. It has hosted the finals of the world event in 1970 and 1986. It is the home of the Mexican national football squad and also supports major clubs in the city. Historically there have been some amazing football matches at this stadium; its total seating exceeds 114000 people.
2. Salt Lake Stadium:
The second largest stadium in the world outside of the race event stadia, this stadium in Kolkata has a capacity in excess of 120000. It is home to many major track and field events other than football events. Its three level constructions have also received a lot of worldwide acclaim as a unique design among stadiums. It was flagged off in 1984 and has added a lot of new features to make it a world class sporting facility.
1. Rungrado May Stadium:
Also known as the May Day stadium, it is the largest stadium in the world with a capacity in excess of 150000 people. The stadium in Pyongyang in North Korea was completed in 1989 and regularly hosts many different sports events including youth events. It’s size and scale need to be seen to be properly grasped as the largest non racing football stadium in the world.