Beaver Stadium, USA

Beaver Stadium, located at University Park, Pennsylvania, is an American Football stadium that belongs to Pennsylvania State University. The stadium, named after a former governor of Pennsylvania James A. Beaver, has a history that dates back to 1909.

It has an official seating capacity of 106,572, second biggest in the United States behind Michigan Stadium, and third biggest in the world.

The stadium is primarily used for playing college football games. Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions host all their home games in this stadium. The highest attendance at the stadium was recorded on September 14, 2002, at 110,753, for a Penn State's game against Nebraska, in which the Lions thrashed the Huskers 40-7. There are several games played in the stadium that has far exceeded the 110,000 mark, and it is very common to see crowds that exceed the official capacity.

The "White Out", later renamed to "White House", is a successful tradition at the Beaver Stadium in which almost all fans wear a white shirt to the game creating a sea of white. It has happened twice, in 2004 against Ohio State and again in 2007 against Illinois.

The stadium also made headlines for being the first ever to have its interiors included in Google's Street View.

This stadium is on the list of the top 10 World's Largest Sporting Stadiums. It is one of the largest stadiums in North America.

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Look at our list of 100 of the great stadiums of the world, or just the the 10 largest stadiums. The biggest is Narendra Modi Stadium in India, with a capacity of 132,000. The largest crowd at a sporting event is much larger than that. We also have details of all the main Olympic Games stadiums.

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