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5 Of The Biggest Stadiums In The World: Opinion

Various football stadiums around the world, particularly those in Europe are the ones which are mostly known by most people. But some stadiums don't always have teams playing in them and are only for national occasions.

Here are 5 of the biggest stadiums in the world:

1. Rungrado 1st May Stadium- North Korea. ( 150,000)

Of course, this isn't accurate, and the claim of a 150,000-person capacity is entirely true. Details on the arena are tough to come by because it is located in notoriously secretive North Korea, but we do know that it is ostensibly used for football matches involving the North Korean national team. The Arirang Festival, a gymnastics and artistic performance event, is held there most of the time. Some members of the North Korean army who were suspected of attempting to assassinate Kim Jong-il were executed in a mass burning inside the earth in the 1990s, which was a happy event.

The stadium's capacity has been consistent since its inception, but between 2013 and 2015, it received some renovations. The stadium is the start and finishes place of the Pyongyang Marathon, as well as the male and female North Korean football teams and the annual Arirang Festival.

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2. Camp Nou- Spain. ( 99,354)

Since September 24, 1957, Camp Nou has been the home of FC Barcelona. It has also hosted the Catalan national team's home matches since then, and it was one of the venues used when Spain held the Summer Olympics in 1992. At the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the stadium hosted two Champions League finals and one semi-final match.

The capacity was a little over 93,000 until 1980 when it expanded to 121,749 at the start of the decade. This was lowered to 115,000 in 1993, then to 98,772 in 2005. Its current capacity of 99,354 was boosted slightly in 2016, but plans are in the works to increase it even more to 105,000 by 2021.

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3.Esatdio Azteca- Mexico. ( 95,000)

The Estadio Azteca, located in the Santa Ursula neighbourhood of Mexico City, is the home of the Mexican national team. It is also the home site of Club America, a Mexican football team that competes in the top tier. Other clubs have utilized it over the years including Necaxa, Atlante, Universidad Nacional, Atletico Espanyol, and Cruz Azul.

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4. FNB Stadium- South Africa. ( 94,736)

The First National Bank Stadium, popularly known as Soccer City or The Calabash, is the stadium where South Africa's football and rugby teams play their home games. Kaiser Chiefs FC, a South African football team, plays their home games there. In 1996 and 2013, it hosted the African Cup of Nations, as well as part of the games including the final, during South Africa's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

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5. Rose Bowl Stadium- USA. ( 92,542)

The Rose Bowl is perhaps the most important soccer ground in the United States. It is best known as an American Football stadium. The 1994 FIFA World Cup final, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final, the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Match, and other CONCACAF and US Soccer Federation matches were also held there.

The capacity was 104,091 from 1972 to 1997. For the 1998 Rose Bowl, the attendance was reduced to somewhere between 91,136 and 92,542. In 2011, 94,118 people attended. The BSC National Championship and College Football Playoffs are held there yearly, and the Super Bowl has been held there several times since 1977.

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