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Rungrado 1st of May Stadium unrivalled as largest football stadium in the world

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The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea is the largest football stadium in the world.

Opened in 1989, the multi-purpose venue has a seating capacity of 114,000 and is the second-largest stadium in the world by capacity after India’s Narendra Modi Stadium, a cricket venue.

The Michigan Stadium in the United States is second on the list of the largest football stadium in the world. The venue - with a seating capacity of 107,601 - is best known for hosting the 2014 International Champions Cup fixture between Real Madrid and Manchester United. The match saw a whopping attendance of 109,318, a record for a football game in the US.

The multi-purpose Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia comes in third. Predominantly known for its use for cricket matches, the MCG is the third-largest football stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 100,024 and is the home ground for Australian football league sides Collingwood, Richmond, Hawthorn and Melbourne Football Club.

Perhaps the most famous name on the list, Camp Nou is the fourth largest football stadium in the world. The home of Spanish football giants FC Barcelona, Camp Nou is the biggest venue in comparison to the homeground of major European football clubs with a seating capacity of 99,354.

The First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa completes the top-five list for the largest football stadium in the world. The multi-purpose venue - with a seating capacity of 94,736 - is home to the South African national football team and Kaizer Chiefs FC in the South African Premier Soccer League.

The Salt Lake Stadium, officially called the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, in Kolkata is the largest football stadium in India and 12th in the world. The venue has a capacity of 85,000 and is one of the most notable football stadiums in Indian and Asian football history.

Largest football stadium in the world

Stadium Name Country Capacity
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium North Korea 114,000
Michigan Stadium United States 107,601
Melbourne Cricket Ground Australia 100,024
Camp Nou Spain 99,354
First National Bank Stadium South Africa 94,736

Featured photo: AFP / Pau Barrena

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