Nothing but the best will do for the world's top soccer players, including where they play. Check out the five biggest soccer stadiums in the world, built to accommodate star players and their hordes of crazed fans.
1. Rungrado May Day Stadium: 150,000 spectators crammed into one stadium might seem like pandemonium, but for Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, it's just another soccer match. Despite the fact that the largest soccer stadium in the world is rarely used for elite soccer matches due to its location in volatile North Korea, the country's national soccer team plays here, making it the biggest soccer stadium on earth.
2. Salt Lake Stadium: With a population as large as India's, it's no surprise that one of the world's biggest soccer stadiums is found there. Located in Kolkata, India, Salt Lake Stadium holds the title of the second biggest soccer stadium in the world. With a capacity of 120,000, the stadium is home to the Indian national soccer team, as well as several popular club teams, including East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
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3. Estadio Azteca: The world's third largest soccer stadium, located in Mexico City, Mexico, is also one of the most recognizable thanks to the historic moments that have taken place on its turf. Estadio Azteca can cram a whopping 105,000 people inside for a single soccer game, and it is the only soccer stadium in the world to have hosted two World Cup Finals, first in 1970 and again in 1986. The enormous stadium is the largest in the Americas and home to the Mexican national team as well as Club America.
4. Melbourne Cricket Ground: Although the Melbourne Cricket Ground is most often used as a venue for Australia's favorite pastime, cricket, it also pulls double duty as the world's fourth biggest soccer stadium. The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a capacity of 100,018 and is one of the world's most atmospheric and iconic arenas, having hosted numerous World Cup Qualifiers for Australia as well as several other iconic matches.
5. Bukit Jalil National Stadium: Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bukit Jalil National Stadium is the fifth largest soccer stadium and can hold 100,000 fans at any given time. The massive stadium was among those used for the 2007 Asian Cup and has played host to Manchester United, as well as several other major European teams. With these games on its turf, the arena is clearly working to increase its reputation as not only one of the world's biggest soccer stadiums, but also one of the best.