Located in the southern part of the central area of Beijing Olympic Park, it is the main stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It covers a total area of 21 hectares and has a seating capacity of 91,000. Many people who have seen the design of the Bird’s Nest describe it as a cozy bird’s nest made of twig-like steel nets that weave together a stadium with a capacity of 100,000 people, a cradle for nurturing and caring for life.
May Day Stadium
Located on Ayala Island on the Datong River in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, the stadium is the ‘official designated venue’ for major celebrations and is considered to be one of the ‘world’s best’ buildings of the country’s economic heyday. The stadium was extensively renovated in 2013 and has a total floor area of over 207,000 square metres and a field area of 25,000 square metres, with a total capacity of 150,000 people.
The largest campus stadium in the world, it belongs to the University of Michigan in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The stadium, built in 1927, has undergone successive expansions to become the largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth largest in the world. Michigan Stadium is also the site of the University of Michigan’s annual commencement ceremony.
A large outdoor stadium located northeast of Penn State’s main campus, it is home to the Penn State Nittany Lions. With a general capacity of 106,572 and a maximum capacity of 110,753, this stadium is the second largest outdoor stadium in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, and the fourth largest in the world.
Officially known as the Mario Ferrau Stadium, it is a professional football stadium in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
One of the largest and most played sporting venues in Australia, it was the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and is an icon of Australian sporting history. It hosts over 90 days of cricket and Australian rugby matches each year, attracting over 3.5 million spectators.
British Columbia Stadium
A multi-purpose stadium located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, operated by PavCo, a public corporation of the British Columbia government. The roof, then a flexible membrane supported by air pressure, was once the largest stadium of its type in the world and was nicknamed the “pineapple bun” by the Chinese in Vancouver because of its appearance.
Camp Nou Stadium
The stadium, also known as Campano in Chinese and Lu Ying in Cantonese, is the home of La Liga giants Barcelona and was only able to accommodate 93,053 spectators when it was completed in 1957 (it was originally planned to hold 150,000 but was later cancelled).
Luzhniki Stadium is the largest stadium in Russia, with a total of 84,745 seats, located in the city of Moscow. The stadium is a constituent part of the Luzhniki Olympic Sports Centre and at one time the stadium was known as Lenin Stadium.
A football stadium in London, England, home to England’s representative teams and also hosts the finals of England’s domestic competitions. It was first built in 1923 and rebuilt in 2007 at a cost of £780 million and is widely regarded as the greatest stadium in the world, having seen England win the 1966 World Cup.
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