10 Biggest Football stadiums in the world
We look at the 10 biggest football stadiums in the world (by capacity) and admire these engineering and architectural marvels. Football stadiums are theatres of entertainment, passion and celebration where thousands of supporters stand witness to the most beautiful game in the world.
To put out an authentic football-exclusive list, only the stadiums which are used for football matches regularly were included, which might explain the absence of the May Day Stadium in North Korea and other big football stadiums.
10) Estádio do Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The biggest stadium in South America, the Maracana Stadium was constructed in 1950 for the FIFA World Cup. It still holds the attendance record for a football match, 199,854 set during the 1950 World Cup.
The stadium has hosted matches in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa America, with the 2016 Summer Olympics set to be the next tournament.