Big events are celebrated almost every day. These events require large venues to accommodate participants. Aside from the events, sporting games also require huge venues to cater to the demand for the people to watch the game live.
For these and many other reasons, large stadiums and arenas are built in different countries around the world. Here are 15 of the largest stadiums we have today. Some of them were intentionally built to host sporting games or to host the Olympics.
Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
The first stadium in the world to have a full color changing exterior is the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. Alliance Arena is a football stadium. It boasts a seating capacity of 71,137 which opened on May 30, 2005.
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA
Formerly known as the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium has the capacity of 80,000. The city-owned stadium opened on May 27, 2009 and serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. AT&T has a design retractable roof.
Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
The home of FC Barcelona since 1957, Camp Nou boasts a seating capacity of 99,354. It is the largest stadium in Spain.
Ericson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Ericson Globe Arena is the largest hemispherical building on Earth with a capacity of 16,000. The Arena opened on February 19, 1989 after two and a half years of work.
National Stadium, Beijing, China
China’s national stadium is also known as the Bird’s Nest. It has a capacity of 91,000 and was used during the Beijing Olympics.
Olympiastat thadion, Berlin, Germany
Olympiastadion was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics. During the event, it is believed that more than 100,000 were in attendance. The stadium has a capacity of 74,475.
Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
Another Olympiastadion was built in Germany. The second one is a little smaller at the capacity of 69, 250. It opened on May 26, 1972. It was built as a main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece
Kallimarmaro, or the Panathenaic Stadium is the only stadium in the world that was entirely built of marble. The stadium opened way back in 566 BC and was renovated only in 1896.
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
On June 3, 2001, the Sapporo Dome opened in Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Japan. It is primarily used for baseball and football associations. It has a capacity of 41,580 seats.
Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa
Opened in 1989, the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, or the Soccer City has a capacity of 94,736. It is the largest stadium in Africa.
The Float, Marina Bay, Singapore
The world’s largest platform is actually a stylish stadium in Marina Bay, Singapore. It has a 30,000 capacity and opened on May 20, 2007. It measures 120 by 83 meters and can bear up to 1,070 tons of weight.
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium that opened on March 17, 2007. It can accommodate up to 90,000 people. It’s a new building constructed on the actual site of the old Wembley Stadium which was demolished in 2002 – 2003.
National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwan’s largest stadium in terms of capacity is the National Stadium. It was formerly known as the World Games Stadium. The place opened in May 2009 and has a capacity of 55,000.
National Aquatic Center, China
The Water Cube, or the National Aquatic Center in Beijing, China has a capacity of 6,000. Its construction began in December 24, 2003. It captures the world because of its very unique design featuring the 3,065 bubble-like pneumatic cushions of all sizes.
Philippine Arena, Bulacan, Philippines
The Philippine Arena is the world’s largest indoor arena. It has a capacity of 55,000 and opened on July 21, 2014. It is a multipurpose indoor arena.