What is the one of the world’s most popular sporting activity without massive stadiums? With football, the rules of the game are reasonably simple to follow, and the essential equipment to play the game are few as compared to other sports like ice hockey. Some might even deem it to be immediately playable when you just wear a good pair of shoes.
Back in 2000, there were approximately 250 million soccer players around the world, and it’s about five times that much when you’re looking at the number of fans around the globe, according to the FIFA, which is the World Football’s governing body. Some might even say that this is the only sport in existence that can unify humanity. However, to make sure that the governing bodies can properly achieve such an objective, there should be the requirement of having large stadiums to fit all those people. Today, we take a look at some of the world’s largest football stadiums.
The Rungrado May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea
Even North Korea is off limits to most of the world’s populace, it does have one of the largest football stadium in the entire planet. With the capacity to hold 150,000 viewers, it’s mainly used for football matches and some athletic events. It’s also sometimes used for mass games, and it even has a roof that contains 16 curves. The construction of this massive stadium was completed back in 1989 and has already served a number of football matches since then.
The Estadio Azteca in Mexico City
While the Astedio Azteca is smaller than Pyongyang’s Rugrado May Stadium, it’s still considered to be one of the world’s largest, and with good reason. It’ll have next to no problem seating 95,500 individuals to watch football matches. The construction of this sports complex started in the 1960s and was officially opened to the public in 1966. It was first intended to accommodate the support of the Club America. Also, this stadium was the venue for the World Cup back in 1970.
The FNB Soccer City Stadium in Africa
Africa has a lush sports culture, and many of the continent’s populace are avid fans of football. It is with this reason, among many others, that the FNB Soccer City Stadium was erected. It’s also the fifth largest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 94,736. Also, you can’t deny its significance since it’s right next to the headquarters of the South African Football Association. It’s also the designation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup wherein Spain and Netherlands tried to see which team would take the coveted trophy.
These aren’t just the only largest football stadiums in the world as there’s also Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran, and The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, USA. Many individuals would like to get in on the action by wetten or betting on which team will win the World Soccer trophy.