Football is a wonderful game with billions of fans worldwide because of various factors. It’s no surprise that, like most popular sports, the game needs large stadiums to create unforgettable memories. However, some stadiums manage to outshine others in size and scope.
Listed below are the top 5 largest and most popular football stadiums in the world
Signal Iduna Park
Signal Iduna Park was one of the stadiums that were built back in 1974 to host the 1974 World Cup, and since then, it has gone on to establish a name for itself. Due to their proximity to the playing field and the supporters in attendance, the stands create an intimidating environment for opposing teams and fans. Additionally, the stadium features what is believed to be Europe’s largest free-standing stand, which can accommodate 25,000 spectators all by itself. The ‘Yellow Wall’ is another name for this particular support structure.
Wembley Stadium is a famous football stadium in England. When the English Football Association planned to demolish Wembley Stadium, which is considered the home of football, favoring a new stadium, there was a lot of skepticism. This stadium is located in London, a city that is known for a variety of attractions like nightlife, hotels, and exciting casinos such as casino, pubs, etc. This new stadium, which cost about £800 million to build, opened in 2007. Despite the high price tag, Wembley has proven to be one of the best football venues in the world.
Borg El-Arab Stadium
In terms of its overall capacity, this stadium is only surpassed in size by the FNB Stadium in South Africa, making it the second-largest stadium on the African continent. The Borg El-Arab Stadium, on the other hand, has a capacity of 86,000 people, making it the largest stadium in Egypt by a significant margin. It is distinct from many other stadiums of its kind in that a significant portion of it has been equipped with air conditioning. As a result, the challenging climatic conditions that prevail in this world region may be met with remarkable success. The architects have exerted a significant amount of work to ensure that the stadium is equipped with every conceivable amenity, which includes not one but two smaller stadiums, each of which can accommodate a maximum of 2,000 people.
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Even though the Malaysian national football team somehow does not currently have a high position in the FIFA rankings that has not stopped the team from constructing one of the biggest football stadiums in the world. The Bukit Jalil National Stadium is a monstrous structure that can accommodate more than 87,000 people. Its construction cost RM800 million, and it is a national stadium. It is the arena that holds the record for the most people of its kind in Southeast Asia. As a result, it should not come as a surprise that it has played host to many other events in addition to the matches played by the Malaysian national football team.
In 1970, the Azteca Stadium hosted an international football game between Italy and West Germany. Italy prevailed by a 4-3 after extra time in this match, which is sometimes referred to as the “Game of the Century.” In this match, the winner was determined. Given that Estadio Azteca is in the running to host games during the World Cup in 2026, the venue will have the opportunity to add even more achievements to its already impressive resume. The Estadio Azteca has hosted several international competitions in the past, including the Summer Olympics and the Women’s World Cup and the World Cup.