Ten Largest Multi-Purpose Stadiums
This particular article will cover the ten largest stadiums in the world. Note that they are not ranked based on their covered area rather they have been ranked according to the seating capacity. I was actually thinking of covering the most amazing architecture when it comes to these stadiums, but I figured that most of you will be interested in these. Most of these stadiums are used for Football, speaking of which, what did you guys think of the Euro 2012? Honestly, who were you guys rooting for? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy the read!
10. MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the first one on this list and it is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne. It is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. This is the largest stadium in Australia. It also holds the world record for the highest light towers in the world; at a sporting venue that is. It was the main stadium for the Summer Olympics of 1956 and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The stadium is often referred to as ‘The G’. It opened in the year 1854 and has a capacity of 100,018 people. The record attendance at this stadium is 121,696 people. As the name suggests, it is primarily used for Cricket.
9. DARRELL K. ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM
It was formerly known as War memorial Stadium, memorial stadium and Texas Memorial Stadium. It is located in Austin, Texas. The construction started in early 1924 and ended in November the same year. It can hold a capacity of 100,119 people. The maximum attendance recorded was 101,624 people. The Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is primarily used for American Football. This stadium was designed by Herbert M. Greene. It is owned by University of Texas at Austin.
8. BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM
This stadium is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is home to the University of Alabama football team. The Bryant-Denny Stadium opened up in 1929. The seating capacity of this stadium is around 101,821. If you consider the seating, it is the eighth largest non-racing stadium in the world. It is the fifth largest stadium in the United States. The construction started in October of 1928 and ended in September of 1929. The maximum attendance ever recorded was of 102,437 people.
7. OHIO STADIUM
The stadium is located on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team. This is the fourth largest football stadium in the states with the official capacity of 102,329 people. The record attendance is 106,033 people. The construction started on the 3rd August in 1921 and completed on the 7th October 1922. This stadium does not have field lights so you can forget about nighttime matches. Although, if the event absolutely has to be held at night, special lights are installed.
6. NEYLAND STADIUM
This stadium is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The stadium is primarily used for football. The stadium was constructed in 1921 and since then it underwent 16 expansions. The seating capacity of this stadium as of now is 102,455 and the highest recorded attendance was 109,061. It happens to be the third largest non-racing stadium in the United States. It is named after the University of Tennessee football coast, Robert Neyland. By the way, when is say football, I mean American football.
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