We usually come up with ideas for our articles based on internal questions and trivia or from inquisitive readers. This topic came up while discussing the biggest stadiums around the world, a passionate football supporter commented that England had the biggest stadiums, to which we disagreed!
The cost of these super stadiums is just enormous, take the Los Angeles Rams stadium in Hollywood Park, Los Angeles. The stadium as a part of a 298-acre sports and entertainment district being built by it’s owner Stan Kroenke, who also owns Arsenal Football Club. The project is expected to cost just under $5 billion!
10. Etihad Stadium
The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, is currently known as the Etihad Stadium and home to Manchester City Football Club. The stadium was built in 2002 to host the CommonWealth Games of that year and converted to a Football stadium in 2003 with a capacity of 55,097
9. Emirates Stadium – London
One of 5 stadiums in London on the list, the Emirates is home to Arsenal Football club and was built between 2004 – 06 with a capacity of 60,260.
8. Celtic park – Glasgow
Celtic Football Club’s home ground, know as Parkhead holds 60,411 making it the largest football stadium in Scotland. It was completed in 1892 and renovated in 1998.
7. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Home ground of Tottenham Hotspur, the stadium was built over 3 years and completed in April 2019 at a cost of £1 billion! It holds 62,214.
6. London Stadium – London
The London stadium in London is the home ground of West Ham United Football Club and British Athletics, it’s also used for rugby league, rugby union, baseball, and hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics. The stadium was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and opened in May with a capacity of 66,000.
5. Murrayfield – Edinburgh
Next it’s on to Edinburgh in Scotland where the Scottish national rugby stadium slots in ant number 5. Murrayfield Stadium was built in 1925 and renovated in 1995 to hold 67,144 people.
4. Millennium Stadium – Cardiff
The dominating Cardiff city centre Millennium Stadium (known as the Principality Stadium since 2016 ) holds 74,500 and is the national rugby stadium of Wales. Completed in 1999 the Millennium hosted host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other major sporting and entertainment events in Wales.
3. Old Trafford – Manchester
The legendary Old Trafford, home of Manchester United at number 3. The Manchester United home stadium since 1910, holds 74,879 bums and is the largest club football stadium in England.
2. Twickenham – london
It’s the national rugby stadium that comes in number 2. Twickenham has a capacity of 82,000 and is used for Rugby union, American football. Built in 1907 and finished in 1909, it’s the largest stadium in the world dedicated to rugby union, second largest stadium in the U.K. and the fourth largest stadium in Europe.
1. Wembley Stadium – London
The number one by a long shot is Wembley Stadium in London, it has a capacity on 90,000. Wembley is the national football stadium of England and also used for Association football, rugby league, rugby union, American football, boxing. The original stadium was demolished in 2002 and the much bigger mark 2 version was completed in 2007 making it the second biggest stadium in Europe.
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