5 Biggest stadiums in the world
1. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
The most grandiose stadium in the world, which will be discussed first of all, is the Wales Stadium or the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. In 1999 the stadium was opened at a cost of £121 million. The capacity that can be accommodated is 74,500 people.
The Wales Stadium has the best facilities, the roof can close and open automatically. This stadium is used by the Wales national rugby team and is also occasionally used by the Wales national football team.
2. Parc des Princes, Paris, France
In 2012, Qatar Sports Investments acquired Paris Saint-Germain to start showing its strength in the game of football.
PSG have managed to attract famous players such as Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and in 2017 PSG hired Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
In addition to famous players, PSG also have the magnificent Parc des Princes, built in 1972 and capable of holding 47,929 spectators.
To add splendor to the Parc des Princes stadium, the stadium has been renovated several times, namely in 1998, 2014 and finally in 2016.
3. Stadium Velodrome, Marseille, France.
Just because you’re not in the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A doesn’t mean you don’t have a quality stadium. One of the clubs that have competed in the Ligue 1 competition, namely Marseille, has the largest stadium in France, namely the Velodrome.
The Veledrome stadium was built in 1937 and has been renovated several times in 1984, 1998 and 2004.
The Velodrome Stadium has a capacity of 67,394 thousand spectators. In 2017, this stadium was filled with spectators when Marseille hosted Paris Saint-Germain.
The number of spectators present at that time reached 65,252 people, almost filling the stadium. Until now, this stadium remains one of the greatest stadiums in the world.
4. Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
One of the grandest stadiums in Germany, and one of the grandest stadiums in the world, is Signal Iduna Park, the headquarters of Borussia Dortmund. The first one was built in 1971 and completed in 1974.
The capacity of this stadium is quite large and reaches 81,365 people. So that this stadium does not seem old, Signal Iduna Park has undergone several renovations, namely in 1992, 1995, 1999, 2002-2003 and the last one was in 2006.
5. Veltis Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
In addition to the home stadium of Dortmund, Bundesliga Schalke 04 also has the largest stadium in the world.
The stadium is called Veltins Arena, it was built in 1998 and three years later Veltins Arena was officially opened in 2001 to be exact.
The stadium, which is located in the city of Gelsenkirchen, was originally called Arena Aufschalke before its name Veltins Arena.
The Feltin Arena is often used for Schalke’s home games, but in addition to home matches, it was also used for 5 matches of the 2006 World Cup, including the quarter-final match.
The Veltins Arena is also often referred to as one of the largest stadiums, with a capacity of 62,482 people (if there are people standing watching) and a capacity of up to 53,951 if everyone is seated.