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).

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium located in Pyongyang, North Korea, View of Rungrado 1st of May Stadium located in Pyongyang, North Korea, the world's largest stadium

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.

Stadium location capacity
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

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