Largest Stadiums in Asia – Size? Atmosphere? Facilities? History?

Posted on November 06, 2018, 3:59 pm
10 mins

Enjoying the different types of sports in the stadium is a charming leisure in Asia as well as all over the World. However, Asia is the largest continent in the World where several stadiums with varying levels of capacity. If we consider the number of stadiums in Asia, there are almost 220 stadiums spread across the Asian countries where Asia consists of 48 countries and each country has a different range of sports being played there. Today we would like to talk about the top 10 largest stadiums in Asia.

Largest Stadiums in Asia

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea

List of Biggest Asian Stadiums by Capacity

Stadium Name Seat Capacity Town Nation
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium 150,000 Pyongyang North Korea
National Stadium, Bukit Jalil 110,000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Sheikh Kamal International Stadium 100,000 Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh
Shah Alam Stadium 81,440 Shah Alam Malaysia
Guangdong Olympic Stadium 80,012 Guangzhou China
Beijing National Stadium 80,000 Beijing China
Azadi Stadium 78,116 Tehran Iran
Aleppo International Stadium 75,000 Aleppo Syria
King Fahd International Stadium 75,000 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium 75,000 Isfahan Iran
Nissan Stadium 72,327 Yokohama Japan
Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium 72,000 Bandung Indonesia
Kim Il-sung Stadium 70,000 Pyongyang North Korea
Seoul Olympic Stadium 69,950 Seoul South Korea
Salt Lake Stadium 68,000 Kolkata India
Sahand Stadium 66,833 Tabriz Iran
Seoul World Cup Stadium 66,806 Seoul South Korea
Daegu Stadium 66,422 Daegu South Korea
Eden Gardens 66,349 Kolkata India
Basra Sports City 65,000 Basra Iraq

Most of the popular sports are cricket, football, hockey, kabaddi and so on. Considering Indian subcontinent badminton, table tennis and a couple of other sports are quite popular. So, it seems that almost all types of sports are played in different countries in Asia. Besides, there are also best quality stadiums are located in Asia where the matches used to take place.

Some of them are quite large. Today we would like to talk about the largest stadiums in Asia. However, most of the largest stadiums used to host major sporting events in Asia like football, cricket and so on. Let’s see the details of the top 10 largest stadiums in Asia.

1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (1,50,000)

Rimgradp 1st of May Stadium

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang North Korea

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a North Korean stadium which is also known as May Day Stadium. It is a multi-purpose arena which is located at Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea.

May Day Stadium is the largest stadium in Asia as well as in the current World considering the seating capacity. According to the report, the current seat capacity of the stadium is 1,50,000. The ground surface is Artificial turf and the ground May Day was first opened on 1st May 1989.

2. National Stadium, Bukit Jalil (1,10,000)

National Stadium Bukit Jalil

Bukit Jalil National Stadium , Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Jalil National Stadium is located at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the largest stadium in Asia. It is also all-seater multi-purpose arena in Malaysia and using as the home venue of the Malaysian national football team.

Malaysian Government is the owner of the ground and it has currently spectators capacity are 1,10,000 reportedly. The ground surface is Grass pitch Track. The stadium of Bukit Jalil was founded in 11th September 1996 and it was expanded in 1st January 1998.

3. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium (1,00,000)

Sheikh Kamal International Stadium Coxs Bazar Chittagong Division Bangladesh

Sheikh Kamal International Stadium Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

Sheikh Kamal International Stadium is located in Bangladesh and it is the 3rd largest stadium in Asia. The ground is still under construction. It was established in 2014 and when the work will be completed, the seating capacity will be 1,00,000 reportedly.

The ground Sheikh Kamal International Stadium will be a cricket stadium which is situated in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh.

4. Shah Alam Stadium (81,440)

Shah Alam Stadium

Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia

Shah Alam Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium which is located at Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. She ground is used for football matches mostly. It is one of the largest stadium in Asia considering the seating capacity.

The seating capacity of the ground is 81,440 reportedly.

5. Guangdong Olympic Stadium (80,012)

Guangdong Olympic Stadium

Guangdong Olympic Stadium, Guangzhou, China

Guangdong Olympic Stadium which is also known as Aoti Main Stadium. It is a multi-purpose arena which is located at Guanghe ground was opened in 22nd September 2001 and since then it is using for football matches mostly.

The ground has 80,012 seating capacity and it is one of the largest stadium in Asia.

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6. Beijing National Stadium (80,000)

Beijing National Stadium

National Stadium South Road, Beijing, China

Beijing National Stadium which is also known as the National Stadium located in China. It is also known as the Bird’s Nest. Considering the seating capacity, it is one of the largest stadium in Asia which consists of 80,000 seat capacity.

The National Stadium is located in 1 National Stadium South Road, Beijing, China. The ground was founded in 28th June 2008 and the ground surface is grass.

7. Azadi Stadium (78,116)

Azadi Stadium

Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran

Azadi Stadium which is an all-seater stadium located in Tehran, Iran. he ground is formerly known as Aryamehr Stadium. From 971 to 1979, the ground was familiar by that name. In, 1979, the name was changed to the current form. However, in the seasons between 1973 to 2003, it had almost 1,00,000 spectators seating capacity but later it is reduced.

Now, it has reportedly 78,116 seat capacity but still, it is one of the largest ground in Asia. The ground surface is Desso GrassMaster. The ground was first opened on 18th October 1973.

8. Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (76,127)

Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno stadium, Jakarta

Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium which is literally known as Bung Karno Sports Arena Main Stadium is a multi-purpose arena which is located at Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central he ground is named after Sukarno which was the country’s first President.

The ground is mostly used for football competitions. In 1962, the ground was first open and then it has 1,10,000 seating capacity. But, it had been reduced twice. Now, the current seats capacity are 76,12 which makes it as the 8th largest stadium in Asia. The ground surface is Zeon Zoysia.

9. Aleppo International Stadium (75,000)

Aleppo International Stadium, Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo International Stadium is a stadium of multi-use which is also all covered and all-seater stadium located at Aleppo, Syria. The ground is currently using for the football matches. The ground surface is grass.

The ground was first opened in 3rd April 2007 and the current spectators capacity is 75,000. It is one of the largest stadium in Asia so far.

10. King Fahd International Stadium (75,000)

King Fahd International Stadium

King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King Fahd International Stadium is very reputed and popular ground which is also known as “Pearl of Stadiums”. It is a multi-purpose arena which is located at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The ground was founded in 1987 which was almost 31 years ago and since then it is using for football matches mostly. It has 75,000 seating capacity which makes it one of the largest stadium in Asia.

There are pretty more largest stadiums in Asia but here today we would like to talk about the top 10 largest stadiums in Asia so far. There is another stadium in Iran named Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium which consists of 75,000 seat capacity. Besides, a large stadium is located in Japan as well named International Stadium Yokohama so far. But considering the above-listed statistics, we can see that Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is the current largest stadium in Asia. There is a stadium located in Kolkata named Eden Gardens which is also a largest stadium so far.