You can watch all the games on TV, but nothing beats being part of a sell-out crowd watching your teams battle it out on the field in one of the biggest stadiums in the world. Many of the World's largest stadiums can be found in the USA, though the US's largest, Michigan Stadium, is only the third largest in the world.
We have listed only the classic enclosed stadiums, not including horse and car racing venues such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway which can be expanded to cater to up to 400,000 spectators. All the stadiums in the top 10 are used primarily for American Football games.
The Top-10 Largest Sports Stadiums
These listed capacities are from figures published from August 2022 and are subject to change.
|1||Michigan Stadium||Ann Arbor, Michigan||107,601|
|2||Beaver Stadium||State College, Pennsylvania||106,572|
|3||Ohio Stadium||Columbus, Ohio||102,780|
|4||Kyle Field||College Station, Texas||102,733|
|5||Tiger Stadium||Baton Rouge, LA||102,321|
|6||Neyland Stadium||Knoxville, Tennessee||101,915|
|7||Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium||Austin, Texas||100,119|
|8||Bryant–Denny Stadium||Tuscaloosa, Alabama||100,077|
|9||Sanford Stadium||Athens, Georgia||92,746|
|10||Cotton Bowl Stadium||Dallas, Texas||92,100|
Notes on Capacity
Stadium capacity is listed as actual seats where a spectator can buy a ticket for a sporting event. This does not include press box seats, standing room, and added chair capacity. Some stadiums can modify the seat arrangements depending on the event. One such stadium is the Cowboys (AT&T) Stadium in Arlington Texas, which is listed as having a seating capacity of 80,000, but apparently it is expandable to 105,000 with standing room.
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, despite the listed capacity of 100,119. See the list of the largest sporting crowds.
Large sporting venues but not stadiums
Large motorsport race tracks are also not included, such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which has a capacity of 257,325.
- World's Largest Stadiums List
- List of Stadium Wonders of the World
- World's Largest Sporting Crowds
- All Sporting Stadiums
- Stadiums for the 2026 World Cup
- List of stadiums in the USA
- Sport in the USA