Monday, April 2, 2012

Biggest Soccer Stadium In The World

Maracana Stadium, Brazil
This is the stadium that is often called “Estadio de Maracana” and is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium was used to host the 1950 World Cup and it has a capacity of 103,045. Maracana is owned by the government and it is regularly used to host international soccer matches and it is also used by the top professional teams in Brazil.

Estadio Azteca, Mexico
The largest soccer stadium in North America, Estadio Azteca seats 114,465 fans and is located in the heart of Mexico City. It is the only stadium that has been used to host two World Cup championships, which it did in 1970 and 1986. It is the home of the Mexican national team and it is used regularly for key international matches. The stadium, built prior to the 1968 Olympics, was also used to host an NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.

Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, Imdia
This professional soccer stadium seats 120,000 fans in Calcutta, India. The stadium was built in 1984 and it consists of three tiers. While some of the seats in the back sections of the first and second decks have obstructed views and there are many poles in the third deck that  keeps fans from seeing all of the field, many of the seats are close to the action and give fans a surprisingly sharp view.

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