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College football stadiums among some of the biggest in the world

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PaintbyNumbers blog did an interesting study regarding stadiums across the world with a capacity of at least 60,000, and the site has a neat interactive map you can view.

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As it turns out, college football stadiums are some of the largest stadiums in the world, and several of those are SEC stadiums. College stadiums make NFL stadiums look tiny when viewing the interactive map.

Here are the top 25 largest stadiums in the world, and 13 of the top 25 are college football stadiums, not including the Cotton Bowl:

Related: Ranking the SEC’s football stadiums

1. Rungnado May Day Stadium, North Korea (150,000)
2. Salt Lake Stadium, India (120,000)
3. Michigan Stadium, Michigan Wolverines (109,901)
4. Beaver Stadium, Penn State Nittany Lions (106,572)
5. Estadio Azteca, Mexico (105,000)
6. Neyland Stadium, Tennessee Volunteers (102,455)
7. Ohio Stadium, Ohio State Buckeyes (102,329)
8. Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama Crimson Tide (101,821)
9. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Texas Longhorns (100,119)
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia (100,024)
11. Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia (100,000)
12. Camp Nou, Spain (98,787)
13. Soccer City, South Africa (94,713)
14. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, USC Trojans (93,607)
15. Sanford Stadium, Georgia Bulldogs (92,746)
16. Rose Bowl, UCLA Bruins (92,542)
17. Tiger Stadium, LSU Tigers (92,542)
18. Cotton Bowl, Dallas (92,100)
19. Memorial Stadium, Nebraska Cornhuskers (92,000)
20. Azadi Stadium, Iran (91,623)
21. Webley Stadium, United Kingdom (90,001)
22. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Florida Gators (88,548)
23. Gelora Bung Kamo Stadium, Indonesia (88,306)
24. Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn Tigers (87,451)
25. Borg El Arab Stadium, Egypt (86,000)

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Comments 4

  1. Hey Jon, you probably are aware but some readers may not be that Tennessee and Va Tech are playing a game early 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway. I know its not a typical stadium like this article is about but just for information purposes it seats 160,000 + and will probably be sold out.

  2. Corey
    Commented : 3 months ago

    16. Rose Bowl, UCLA Bruins (92,542)
    17. Tiger Stadium, LSU Tigers (92,542)

    If these numbers are correct, Tiger Stadium would also be 16. Not 17.

  3. RAB83
    Commented : 3 months ago

    Strahov Stadium in Praque, Czech Republic seats 250,000…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strahov_Stadium

  4. Why isn’t Jerry World on this list? Capacity is somewhere over 100k