List of the World's Largest Sport Stadiums
Stadia capacities can vary depending on the configuration, sometimes seats are taken away for certain sports. Many of these stadiums once had a larger capacity - over time standing room is being replaced by more comfortable (and safer) seating for all spectators.
Other large sporting venues
The list of large stadiums below are for classic enclosed stadiums, and does not include horse and car racing venues. Worthy of note is Strahov Stadium in Prague, Czech Republic, a stadium which is no longer used for competitive sports events (just large concerts!). It has a capacity of 220,000 (56,000 seated).
A large sporting venue that is in use (but is not a stadium) is Circuit de la Sarthe, site of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race in France. It has a capacity of 263,500. Other large race tracks are also not included, such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which has a capacity of 257,325. Another large venue is the Tokyo Racecourse a capacity of 223,000 (with seating for 13,750).
Top 10 largest sports stadiums
These listed capacities were from figures published in early 2016 and may have changed since then. Also the capacity may vary depending on the configuration of seating, with some stadiums able to modify seat arrangements depending on the event. One such stadium is the Cowboys (AT&T) Stadium in Arlington Texas, which is listed as a seating capacity of 80,000, but apparently expandable to 105,000 with standing room.
|1.||Rungrado May Day Stadium||Pyongyang Nth Korea||150,000|
|2||Michigan Stadium||Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA||107,601|
|3||Beaver Stadium||State College, Pennsylvania, USA||106,572|
|4||Ohio Stadium||Columbus, Ohio, USA||104,944|
|5||Kyle Field||College Station, Texas, USA||102,733|
|6||Neyland Stadium||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA||102,455|
|7||Tiger Stadium||Baton Rouge, LA, USA||102,321|
|8||Bryant–Denny Stadium||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA||101,821|
|9||Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium||Austin, Texas, USA||100,119|
|10||Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||100,024|
Sometimes the attendance at the stadiums can be greater than the listed capacity. For example:
- The highest attendance at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium was recorded at 102,315 at Texas' season opener against Notre Dame in 2016