These are the largest stadiums in the world for cricket, football, baseball and rugby
- Sardar Patel Stadium is the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera in Gujarat.
- The National Hockey Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan is the largest hockey stadium in the world.
Here are the largest stadiums in the world, across games like— cricket, rugby, baseball and hockey.
Sardar Patel Stadium
Known for: Cricket
The world’s largest cricket stadium is in Motera where it hosted the ‘Namaste Trump’ event for the US President Donald Trump. The stadium which is yet to be inaugurated will overtake Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is spread over 63 acres with a seating capacity of 110,000, whereas Melbourne has a seating capacity of 100,024.
The Sardar Patel stadium will host one of the five test matches between India and England next year.
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
Country: North Korea
Known for: Football and athletics
The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the largest-known football stadium. It is also known as the May Day Stadium. The multi-purpose stadium in Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea was inaugurated on May 1, 1989, reportedly in response to South Korea’s Seoul’s Olympic Stadium.
AdvertisementCountry: United Kingdom
Known for: Football and Rugby Leagues
The Wembley Stadium was inaugurated in 2007 and has a seating capacity of 90,000 people. The stadium is well known for hosting rugby league’s Challenge Cup finals, NFL London Games and music concerts.
AdvertisementKnown for: Hurling and Camogie
Croke Park is the largest stadium for Irish games Gaelic and Camogie and is located in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. The stadium got its name after Australian Catholic Bishop Thomas Croke.
The capacity of accommodating 82,300 people at once is what makes it the third-largest stadium in Europe, and world’s largest for Hurling and Camogie.
Here is a fact you should know about Croke Park: It was the site of a massacre by the Royal Irish Constabulary, during the Irish War of Independence in 1920.
Known for: Baseball
Foro Sol is a baseball venue built-in 1993 in Mexico City. It has a seating capacity of 65,000 people.
It was originally built for large concerts, but since 2000, it has been used as a baseball stadium. Madonna was the first world-class singer to perform here on 12 November 1993. The stadium is home to the Diablos Rojos del México, a Mexican Baseball League team, and hosted Pool B of the 2009 World Baseball Classic in March 2009.
National Hockey Stadium
Known for: Hockey
The National Hockey Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Islamabad, Pakistan. But it’s mostly used for hockey matches. The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 people. It is the second-largest stadium in Pakistan and the world’s largest for hockey.
The stadium hosted the 1990 Hockey World Cup Final. It also hosted the Champions trophy in Jan 2018. Furthermore, World XI and Hall of Fame were also hosted Haier Hockey Series Open in Dec 2018.
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