A great footballing squad is incomplete without their supporters filling the stadium with beautiful chants and colors. In fact, such elements describe how strong a club or a country has a fan base. Here is a list of top 10 biggest Soccer stadiums in the world.
Top 10 Biggest Soccer Stadiums in the World
10. Allianz Arena
On the spot of our countdown of top 10 biggest and the largest soccer stadiums in the world is Allianz Arena. Allianz Arena is the home ground of Football Club Bayern Munich. It is named after the multinational corporation “Allianz SE”. Allianz SE is the official sponsor of the stadium and has it’s naming rights. Allianz Arena has space for 75000 spectators to watch a game together. The exterior of this stadium is made up of EFTE. This is the unique feature of this stadium. Moreover, the environment by fans of FC Bayern makes it almost impossible for the visiting team to get the better of them. Allianz Arena has a net worth of 340 million Euros.
9. Old Trafford
The place where the great story of Manchester United and Sir Alex came to reality was Old Trafford. Since 1910, Old Trafford is Manchester United’s home ground. During World War II, an airstrike damaged the stadium. They shared the stadium with Manchester City for 8 years until the reconstruction of their own. Currently, the theater of dreams has a capacity of 75643 fans to watch the game.
8. Ataturk Olympic Stadium
With a capacity of 76092 spectators, Ataturk Olympic Stadium is one the 8th spot of the list of top 10 biggest soccer stadiums in the world. Ataturk stadium is the largest stadium in Turkey. Although Galatasaray played it’s home games in the stadium for a year. But it is a free stadium. Turkey bid for the 2008 Olympics and built the stadium in 2003. But the tournament took place in Beijing.
7. Luzhniki Stadium
Luzhniki Stadium is situated in Moscow, Rusia. It is the biggest soccer stadium in Russia with a capacity of 78360 spectators. Over the past, Luzhniki stadium has been used as the home ground by several heavyweights. But currently, the stadium is used for the fixtures and training of Russian national team.
6. San Siro
The San Siro stadium is present in the heart of Italian city Milan. It is shared by the 2 city rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan. In the past, there was no existence of Inter Milan. But some disputes within the board caused a split and Inter Milan came to being. Despite being arch rivals, Inter and AC Milan use the same stadium as their home. San Siro is the 5th largest stadium in the world and has the capacity to accommodate 80018 fans.
5. Stade De France
On the 5th spot of our list of top 10 biggest soccer stadiums in the world is Stade De France. Stade De France is the largest stadium in France. It has a capacity of 81338 humans to watch the game at a time. Stade De France was built for 1998 FIFA World Cup as France hosted the tournament. Moreover, the French government utilizes the stadiums by renting it for concerts.
4. Signal Iduna Park
The German heavyweight Borussia Dortmund plays their home games at Signal Iduna Park. Iduna Park is the largest stadium in the entire Germany. During the home games, the fans of Dortmund establish an environment which is an absolute treat for any football fan to be a part of. Moreover, fireworks are a routine sight inside the Signal Iduna Park. It has a capacity of 81360 viewers to enjoy the game.
3. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Santiago Bernabeu is the second largest soccer stadium in Spain and 3rd largest in the world. It belongs to Real Madrid CF and accommodates a total of 85000 spectators. The stadium was inaugurated in 1947 and has been renovated a number of time in order to increase the capacity. “Santiago Bernabeu” is the name of a former president of the club. The stadium has been named after him to honor his contributions.
2. Wembley Stadium
Wembley stadium is another free stadium in the list. UK government own the place and utilize it for big games like FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals. But on the regular basis, Wembley stadium is the home ground of English national team. It has a capacity of 90000 spectators to settle in at a time and is in the 2nd spot of the list of top 10 biggest soccer stadiums.
1. Camp Nou
Situated in Catalunya, Camp Nou is the biggest football stadium in the world. It has the capacity to accommodate 99354 football fans at a time. Camp Nou is the home ground of FC Barcelona but sometimes used for concerts, Champions League final, and Spanish national team’s fixtures. Currently, it is under renovation and by 2018, it’s capacity will exceed to 105000.