Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport, but a stadium large not only allows you to enjoy a good game but also all the excitement of a concert, an event of magnitude in the city or any other meeting large – scale you can imagine.
For many years the Maracana located Rio de Janeiro, was the world’s largest stadium and although it remains the largest in size in Brazil, after several reforms went from having a capacity from 200,000 to 140,000, then to 103,000 and then to 80,000 spectators, its current capacity. So what it is the world’s largest stadium now?
Reungrado Stadium Mayday, the largest
After an accident in 1992 occurred in an area of the stands collapsed Maracanã, the Brazilian stadium was renovated and went from house 200,000 130,000 spectators. Successive reforms took him to 80,000 in order to adapt to the World Cup rules imposed by FIFA, which not only descoronó Maracana as the larger complex, but took him far behind in the list.
Currently the world’s largest stadium is the Reungrado Primero de Mayo, located in the city of Pyongyang, in North Korea, having a capacity of 150,000 people and capacity not only for conducting football matches but also for athletics.
With 207,000 square meters, 8 floors and 80 door, it is a macro open to the public from May 1, 1989. Additionally, it has training space for players, indoor pool and sauna complex, becoming a huge facility the service of sport, so it is not surprising that it is the house in which the national team of North Korea dispute their matches.
Other stages of large dimension
No doubt the capacity of the Reungrado Mayday is impressive, but this is not the only state large, behind him are other equally impressive infrastructure for its size and importance:
Nou Camp Stadium, Barcelona, Spain
The home of FC Barcelona is the world’s second largest, with a current capacity of 99,354 spectators, after the reforms currently patterned, 105,000 spectators will pass in 2021 stadium.
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
One of the sports emblems of the city, this huge facility has a capacity of 98,500 spectators, so besides being home of the national football team, hosts various concerts and important events in the Mexican capital.
Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran
95,225 is the number of people who fit into this complex, a huge open to the public since 1973 and is now home of the national football team of this country structure. It opened under the name Aryamehr in honor of the Iranian Shah, deposed but once the name was changed to Azadi, which means freedom.
Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa
Also known as First National Bank Stadium or FNB Stadium, has a capacity of 94,736 spectators, inaugurated in 1987 it hosted the World Cup in 2010, catapulting to fame.
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