50 largest sports stadiums in the world

The bigger the better (stadium)

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Stadiums can come in many different shapes and sizes, but let’s be realistic: The larger, the better.

Smaller venues deserve love; it makes for an up-close-and-personal experience. But let’s be honest, what ones are known worldwide? Wembley, “The Big House,” and Camp Nou.

History helps, but the massive stage (literally) is what players and fans alike come for.

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With that, here are the 50 biggest sporting homes in the world:

50. Luzhniki Stadium

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Country: Russia (Moscow).

Capacity: 78,069.

49. Azadi Stadium

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Country: Iran (Tehran).

Capacity: 78,116.

48. Estádio do Maracanã

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Country: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Capacity: 78,838.

47. Doak Campbell Stadium

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Country: United States (Florida).

Capacity: 79,560.

46. Hangzhou Sports Park

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Country: Japan (Hangzhou).

Capacity: 80,000.

45. National Stadium

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Country: Japan (Tokyo).

Capacity: 80,000.

44. Stade des Martyrs

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Country: Congo (Kinshasa).

Capacity: 80,000.

43. Stade du 5 Juillet 1962

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Country: Algeria (Algiers).

Capacity: 80,000.

42. Beijing National Stadium

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Country: China (Beijing).

Capacity: 80,000.

41. AT&T Stadium

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Country: United States (Texas).

Capacity: 80,000.

40. Eden Gardens

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Country: India (Kolkata).

Capacity: 80,000.

39. Guangdong Olympic Stadium

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Country: China (Guangzhou).

Capacity: 80,012.

38. Estadio Monumental

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Country: Peru (Lima).

Capacity: 80,093.

37. Camp Randall Stadium

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Country: United States (Wisconsin).

Capacity: 80,321.

36. Shah Alam Stadium

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Country: Malaysia (Shah Alam).

Capacity: 80,372.

35. Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

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Country: Spain (Madrid).

Capacity: 81,044.

34. Stade de France

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Country: France (Saint-Denis).

Capacity: 81,338.

33. Lambeau Field

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Country: United States (Wisconsin).

Capacity: 81,441.

32. Memorial Stadium

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Country: United States (South Carolina).

Capacity: 81,500.

31. Twickenham Stadium

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Country: England (London).

Capacity: 82,000.

30. Jakarta International Stadium

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Country: Indonesia (Jakarta).

Capacity: 82,000.

29. FedEx Field

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Country: United States (Maryland).

Capacity: 82,000.

28. Croke Park

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Country: Ireland (Dublin).

Capacity: 82,300.

27. MetLife Stadium

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Country: United States (New Jersey).

Capacity: 82,500.

26. Stadium Australia

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Country: Australia (Sydney).

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Capacity: 83,500.

25. Salt Lake Stadium

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Country: India (Kolkata).

Capacity: 85,000.

24. Borg El Arab Stadium

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Country: Egypt (Alexandria).

Capacity: 86,000.

23. Memorial Stadium

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Country: United States (Nebraska).

Capacity: 86,047.

22. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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Country: United States (Oklahoma).

Capacity: 86,112.

21. Estadio Azteca

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Country: Mexico (Mexico City).

Capacity: 87,000.

20. Bukit Jalil National Stadium

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Country: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

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Capacity: 87,411.

19. Jordan–Hare Stadium

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Country: United States (Alabama).

Capacity: 87,451.

18. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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Country: United States (Florida).

Capacity: 88,548.

17. Wembley Stadium

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Country: England (London).

Capacity: 90,000.

16. Rose Bowl

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Country: United States (California).

Capacity: 90,888.

15. Cotton Bowl Stadium

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Country: United States (Texas).

Capacity: 92,100.

14. Sanford Stadium

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Country: United States (Georgia).

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Capacity: 92,746.

13. FNB Stadium

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Country: South Africa (Johannesburg).

Capacity: 94,736.

12. Camp Nou

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Country: Spain (Barcelona).

Capacity: 99,354.

11. Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Country: Australia (Melbourne).

Capacity: 100,024.

10. Bryant–Denny Stadium

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Country: United States (Alabama).

Capacity: 100,077.

9. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

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Country: United States (Texas).

Capacity: 100,119.

8. Neyland Stadium

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Country: United States (Tennessee).

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Capacity: 101,915.

7. Tiger Stadium

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Country: United States (Louisiana).

Capacity: 102,321.

6. Kyle Field

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Country: United States (Texas).

Capacity: 102,733.

5. Ohio Stadium

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Country: United States (Ohio).

Capacity: 102,780.

4. Beaver Stadium

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Country: United States (Pennsylvania).

Capacity: 106,572.

3. Michigan Stadium

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Country: United States (Michigan).

Capacity: 107,601.

2. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

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Country: North Korea (Pyongyang).

Capacity: 114,000.

1. Narendra Modi Stadium

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Country: India (Gujarat).

Capacity: 132,000.

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