INFOGRAPHIC: The biggest stadiums in the world


The biggest football stadium in the world is found in North Korea with a massive 150,000 capacity. Europe’s biggest stadium is the Nou Camp which is the 5th largest in the world.

The biggest football stadium in England is Wembley, which is the 8th largest in the world, whilst the biggest club stadium in England, Manchester United’s Old Trafford, just misses out on the top 20.

With the World Cup just a few weeks away, it is interesting to note that none of the venues for those games feature in the top 20. Whilst England might not be favourites, according to World Cup betting odds, they might fancy their chances in the larger grounds with a better atmosphere to spur them on. The biggest stadium they will play in is the brand new Arena Corinthians, which seats 68,000, for their game against Uruguay.

The biggest stadium in Brazil is the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio which seats close to 80,000 fans and was used for matches during the 1950 World Cup.

The smallest stadium is the Arena da Baixada in Paraná which hasn’t finished being renovated yet!

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