Biggest Football Stadiums in the world

Elche's Spanish defender Dani Calvo (L) and Barcelona's Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic vie for the ball during the 55th Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match between Barcelona and Elche at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Football stadiums are impressive pieces of architecture. Many of them have gone on to become iconic landmarks within certain cities, or even countries as many will be able to associate the venue with the area that they are situated in.

Of course, it is perhaps unsurprising at just how impressive some of the stadiums have become in the recent era, considering how popular the sport of football is around the world, however many of the structures to have been created are still pieces of art.

Indeed, some of them look as though they would not be out of place in a fantasy game or something similar that esport bettors can place a wager when using to find the best offers available to them.

Nonetheless, these stadiums are very much real and are all available for fans to attend (when allowed). So, which stadiums – that host a regular football match – are the biggest in the world?

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the largest in the world and, unfortunately, many football fans will never be able to visit it in reality. The stadium is located in highly-secure North Korea.

Situated in Pyongyang, the stadium is believed to have the ability to hold 150,000 fans in attendance, although 114,000 of those can be seated at any one time. The venue is not always used for footballing events, though, as celebrations for leader Kim Jong-un are also held here.

Camp Nou Stadium

FC Barcelona‘s famous Camp Nou Stadium is the second venue to appear on the list of the world’s biggest football stadiums that is in regular use. The Catalan’s regularly sell out their 99,354-seater ground when they take to the field, as fans from all around the world look to experience what the iconic stadium provides them, whilst also getting to see players like Lionel Messi in action.

First National Bank Stadium (FNB Soccer City)

Kaizer Chiefs – the South African football club and not the music band from Yorkshire – play their matches at the hugely impressive First National Bank Stadium. Situated in Johannesburg, the stadium originally held a capacity of 80,000 fans but the arrival of the 2010 FIFA World Cup saw the FNB Soccer City venue receive an expansion of nearly 15,000 seats; totaling a capacity of 94,736.

Wembley Stadium

England’s national stadium, Wembley Stadium is the largest in the country as it can hold 90,000 fans for fixtures that include domestic and continental Cup Finals and Three Lions matches. Sitting behind the Nou Camp, the venue is the second-largest to have been built in Europe following its upgrade from the “old Wembley”.