Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

July 5, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

Asia, the largest continent in the world, has 48 countries, and each country has a wide range and variety of sports being played. While soccer, cricket, hockey, kabaddi, etc. are commonly popular sports in the Indian subcontinent, badminton, table tennis, and others are common in Southeast Asia. Asia excels in tennis, swimming, and many other games. All in all, it is safe to say that almost all sports are played in various countries in Asia. Naturally, there are best stadiums in Asia where the matches take place. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia.

Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia

1. Rungnado May Day Stadium

Rungnado May Day Stadium
Rungnado May Day Stadium

Located at Pyongyang in North Korea, the authorities have opened the Rungnado May Day Stadium on 1st May 1989. The ground now has a seating capacity of 150,000. Besides, it also holds the top place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Korea DPR national football team now uses this ground as their home venue. Moreover, the North Korean women's national football team also uses this ground.

The stadium has a floor space of more than 207,000 square meters. The DPR Korea now owns the Rungnado May Day Stadium. The stadium hosted the shows and parades celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea and also hosts the shows celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea.

2. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium

Sheikh Kamal International Stadium
Sheikh Kamal International Stadium

Situated at Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh, the authorities have opened the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium for the public in 2014. The ground now has a seating capacity of 100,000 and also holds the second place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. Currently, the Bangladesh Cricket Board uses this stadium as their home ground.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board presently owns and also operates the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium. The ground now hosts national and international cricket matches. It has also earned its place among the biggest cricket stadiums around the globe.

3. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Located in Jakarta in Indonesia, the stadium authorities have opened the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium for the public on 24th July 1962. It now has a seating capacity of 88,306. Without any doubt, it now holds the third place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Indonesia national football team uses this stadium as their home ground.

The Football Association of Indonesia currently owns the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Besides, the Gelora Bung Karno Foundation now operates the stadium. Famous architect Friedrich Silaban has originally designed the ground. The Football Association of Indonesia has built the stadium with an estimated construction cost of $19.5 million. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium now also uses artificial grass as the primary playing surface.

4. National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

National Stadium Bukit Jalil
National Stadium Bukit Jalil

Situated at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the authorities have opened the National Stadium Bukit Jalil for the public on 11th September 1996. It now has a seating capacity of 87,411 and also holds the fourth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Malaysia national football team uses this stadium as their home ground.

The Malaysian Government currently owns the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil. Besides, the National Sports Complex now operates the ground. The authorities have originally built the stadium with an estimated construction cost of RM800 million. This stadium also uses grass pitch as the main playing surface.

5. Azadi Stadium

Top 10 Largest Stadiums in Asia
Azadi Stadium

Situated at Tehran in Iran, the Azadi Stadium authorities have opened the ground for the public on 18th October 1973.  It now has a seating capacity of 84,412 and also currently holds the fifth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Iranian national football team and Esteghlal currently use this stadium as their home ground.

The ASC currently owns the ground and Tehran Municipality operates the Azadi Stadium. Architect Abdol-Aziz Farmanfarmaian originally designed the ground. Besides, the owner has constructed the ground with an estimated construction cost of 2,578,183,966 tomans. Azadi Stadium currently uses Desso GrassMaster as the main playing surface.

6. Guangdong Olympic Stadium

Guangdong Olympic Stadium
Guangdong Olympic Stadium

Located at Guangzhou in China, the authorities have started the construction of the Guangdong Olympic Stadium in 1998. And, they have opened the stadium for the public in 2001. Guangdong Olympic Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,012 for its visitors. Without any doubt, it also deserves the sixth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia.

The Guangdong Olympic Stadium has already hosted the 2010 Asian Games and the 2010 Asian Para Games. Chinese Government currently owns and operates this state-of-the-art stadium. Besides, architect Ellerbe Becket has originally designed the Guangdong Olympic Stadium. The gound currently uses natural grass as the primary playing surface.

7. Shah Alam Stadium

Shah Alam Stadium
Shah Alam Stadium

Situated at Shah Alam in Malaysia, the authorities have opened the Shah Alam Stadium for the public on 16th July 1994. It now has a seating capacity of 80,000 and also holds the seventh place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. Selangor FA football club currently uses this stadium as their home ground.

Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam owns the ground and Selangor FA currently operates the stadium. Besides, the famous architect Hijjaz Kasturi originally designed the stadium. The owner has built the ground with an estimated construction cost of RM460 million. Shah Alam Stadium now uses grass pitch as the main playing surface.

8. Beijing National Stadium

Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium

Located in Beijing in China, the Beijing National Stadium authorities opened the ground for the public on 28th June 2008. It now has a seating capacity of 80,000 for its visitors and also holds the eighth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The stadium hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and Supercoppa Italiana since 2009.

Architect firms Herzog & de Meuron, ArupSport, and China Architectural Design & Research Group originally designed the Beijing National Stadium. Besides, the authorities have built the stadium with an estimated construction cost of USD $423 million with the artistic consultation from Ai Weiwei. Moreover, Beijing National Stadium also currently use grass as the playing surface. Interestingly, the stadiums hosted the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.

9. Shanghai Stadium

Shanghai Stadium
Shanghai Stadium

Situated at Shanghai in China, the authorities opened the Shanghai Stadium for the public in 1997. It currently has a seating capacity of 80,000 and also holds the ninth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Shanghai East Asia and Shanghai SIPG F.C. use this stadium as their home ground.

Shanghai East Asia Sports & Culture Center currently owns and also operates the world-class Shanghai Stadium. Besides, the ground currently organizes national and international association football matches.

10. King Fahd International Stadium

King Fahd International Stadium
King Fahd International Stadium

Situated at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, the authorities opened the King Fahd International Stadium for public 28 years ago in 1987. It now has a seating capacity of 75,000 and also holds the tenth place in our list of top 10 largest stadiums in Asia. The Al-Hilal and Al Shabab clubs currently use this stadium as their home venue.

AKA Mohamed Almadrahi currently owns and also operates the King Fahd International Stadium. Besides, the famous architect Michael KC Cheah designed this stadium. Moreover, the owner had spent 650 million Saudi Riyals (equivalent to $510 million) for the construction of the King Fahd International Stadium.

So, these were the largest stadiums in Asia. These stadiums also never see a lack of audience members, as the Asians who love sports, make sure that they are at the stadiums to witness their favorite players live in action and to cheer for them. Don't forget to share and comment down below.

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  1. Izzat
    Izzat November 23, 2019 21:35

    To be honest, there’s a mistake in terms of the capacity of the Gelora Bung Karno stadium is around 77,000 not 88,000

  2. Weldon
    Weldon March 17, 2020 14:09

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    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das March 17, 2020 23:40

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