List of sporting venues with a highest attendance of 100,000 or more

The following is an incomplete list of sports venues that currently have or once had a highest attendance of 100,000 people or more. Included are also those venues which have closed, been refurbished, or have been proposed.

Current venues

This list is for those venues that are currently open for use and have a permanent structure (open venues such as for marathons are not considered). Their highest attendance may have occurred at a time when the configuration of venue was different, through the use of standing sections, or the use of infield areas. In the case of AT&T Stadium, the highest attendance was recorded for a basketball game, which used field-level seating not available for the venue's standard American football configuration. The largest sporting venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has a permanent seating capacity for more than 257,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000.

RankVenue nameHighest attendance[1]LocationCurrent seating capacityUse
2Ascot Racecourse280,000United Kingdom Ascot, United Kingdom200,000Horse Racing
3Circuit de la Sarthe263,500[2]France Le Mans, France100,000Motor racing
1Indianapolis Motor Speedway250,000[3]United States Speedway, Indiana, United States257,325Motor racing
4Strahov Stadium250,000Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic100,000Concerts, Exhibitions, Football, Futsal, Gymnastics and Motor racing
5Tokyo Racecourse223,000Japan Tokyo, Japan13,750Horse racing
6Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez221,011[4]Mexico Mexico City, Mexico100,000Motor racing
7Texas Motor Speedway212,585United States Fort Worth, Texas, United States138,122Motor racing
8Aintree Racecourse200,000-300,000England Aintree, England75,000Horse racing
Badminton Park200,000England Badminton, England200,000Eventing
Shanghai International Circuit200,000China Shanghai, China200,000Motor racing
11Estádio do Maracanã199,854Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil78,838Football
12Talladega Superspeedway175,000United States Talladega, Alabama, United States175,000Motor racing
13Daytona International Speedway167,785United States Daytona Beach, Florida, United States167,785Motor racing
14Charlotte Motor Speedway167,000United States Concord, North Carolina, United States167,000Motor racing
15Nakayama Racecourse165,676Japan Chiba, Japan165,676Horse racing
16Bristol Motor Speedway165,000United States Bristol, Tennessee, United States165,000Motor racing
17Churchill Downs164,858[5]United States Louisville, Kentucky, United States51,000Horse racing
18Las Vegas Motor Speedway156,000[6]United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States142,000Motor racing
19Battle at Bristol156,900United States Bristol, Tennessee, United States165,000College Football
19Suzuka Circuit155,000Japan Suzuka, Japan155,000Motor racing
Istanbul Park155,000Turkey Istanbul, Turkey155,000Motor racing
21Südschleife150,000Germany Nürburg, Germany150,000Motor racing
Belmont Park150,000United States Elmont, New York, United States33,000Horse racing
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium150,000North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea114,000Football
24Hampden Park149,547Scotland Glasgow, Scotland51,866Football
25Holmenkollbakken143,000[7]Norway Oslo, Norway50,000Ski jumping hill
26Circuit de Catalunya140,000Spain Montmeló, Spain140,000Motor racing
Fuji Speedway140,000Japan Oyama, Japan140,000Motor racing
28Hanshin Racecourse139,877Japan Hyogo, Japan12,603Horse racing
29Estádio do Morumbi138,032Brazil São Paulo, Brazil66,795Football
30Michigan International Speedway137,000United States Brooklyn, Michigan, United States137,243Motor racing
Autodromo Nazionale Monza137,000Italy Monza, Italy137,000Motor racing
31Estadio Azteca136,274[8]Mexico Mexico City, Mexico105,000Football and Boxing
31Pimlico Race Course135,256United States Baltimore, Maryland, United States43,000Horse racing
32Korea International Circuit135,000South Korea Yeongam, South Korea135,000Motor racing
Dover International Speedway135,000United States Dover, Delaware, United States95,500Motor racing and horse racing
34Mineirão132,834Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil62,547Football
35Salt Lake Stadium131,000[9]India Kolkata, India68,000Football
36Flemington Racecourse130,000Australia Melbourne, Australia130,000Horse racing
Melbourne Cricket Ground130,000Australia Melbourne, Australia100,024Cricket, Australian rules football
Sepang International Circuit130,000Malaysia Sepang, Malaysia130,000Motor racing
40Azadi Stadium128,000Iran Tehran, Iran90,000Football
Silverstone Circuit140,000England Silverstone, England140,000Motor racing
San Siro125,000Italy Milan, Italy82,955Football
Atlanta Motor Speedway125,000United States Hampton, Georgia, United States125,000Motor racing
45Cairo International Stadium120,480Egypt Cairo, Egypt74,100Football
46Crystal Palace National Sports Centre120,028England London, England24,000Football
46Soldier Field120,000[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]United States Chicago, Illinois, United States61,000American football
Buddh International Circuit120,000India Greater Noida, India120,000Motor racing
Eden Gardens120,000India Kolkata, India88,000Cricket
Kyoto Racecourse120,000Japan Kyoto, Japan28,000Horse racing
Camp Nou120,000Spain Barcelona, Spain98,722Football
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium120,000Spain Madrid, Spain80,400Football
Hockenheimring120,000Germany Hockenheim, Germany120,000Motor racing
EuroSpeedway Lausitz120,000Germany Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Germany120,000Motor racing
Circuit de Valencia120,000Spain Cheste, Spain120,000Motor racing
Mangueirão120,000Brazil Belém, Brazil45,007Football
Silesian Stadium120,000Poland Chorzów, Poland47,246Football, Motorcycle speedway
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours120,000France Magny-Cours, France120,000Motor racing
Hungaroring120,000Hungary Mogyoród, Hungary120,000Motor racing
Epsom Downs Racecourse120,000England Epsom, England10,875Horse racing
62Autódromo José Carlos Pace119,000Brazil São Paulo, Brazil119,000Motor racing
63Ibrox Stadium118,567Scotland Glasgow, Scotland50,947[26]Football
64Castelão118,496Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil64,846Football
65Circuit of the Americas117,429United States Austin, Texas, United States120,000Motor racing
66Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum115,300United States Los Angeles, California, United States92,000American football and Baseball
67Michigan Stadium 115,109 United States Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States 107,601 American football
68Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón115,000Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina51,389Football
69Stadium Australia114,714Australia Sydney, Australia84,000Rugby League, Football, Rugby Union, Australian Rules football and Cricket
70Salpausselkä 114,082 Finland Lahti, Finland 80,000 Ski jumping
71Richmond International Raceway112,029United States Richmond, Virginia, United States112,029Motor racing
72Beaver Stadium110,753United States State College, Pennsylvania, United States107,282American football
73 Kyle Field 110,633[27] United States College Station, Texas, United States 102,512 American football
74Berlin Olympic Stadium110,000Germany Berlin, Germany74,228Football
80Neyland Stadium109,061United States Knoxville, Tennessee, United States100,011American football
81AT&T Stadium101,763United States Arlington, Texas, United States80,000Pro Wrestling
82Ohio Stadium108,610United States Columbus, Ohio, United States104,944American football
83Kentucky Speedway107,000United States Sparta, Kentucky, United States107,000Motor racing
84Rose Bowl106,869United States Pasadena, California, United States92,542American football
85Estádio Beira-Rio106,554Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil51,300Football
86New Hampshire Motor Speedway105,491United States Loudon, New Hampshire, United States93,521Motor racing
87Stadium Puskás Ferenc104,000Hungary Budapest, Hungary68,976Football
Murrayfield Stadium104,000Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland67,144Rugby
89Luzhniki Stadium103,000Russia Moscow, Russia84,745Football
Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion103,000Germany Stuttgart, Germany58,000Football
91Odsal Stadium102,569England Bradford, England27,491Rugby league
92Sonoma Raceway102,000United States Sonoma, California, United States102,000Motor racing
Olimpiysky National Sports Complex102,000Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine83,450Football
Stade 5 Juillet 1962102,000Algeria Algiers, Algeria66,000Football
Tiger Stadium102,000United States Baton Rouge, USA102,000American Football
96Bryant–Denny Stadium101,821United States Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States101,821American football
97Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium102,315United States Austin, Texas, United States100,119American football
98Bung Karno Stadium100,800Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia88,083Football
99Seoul Olympic Stadium100,000South Korea Seoul, South Korea69,950Football
Estadio Centenario100,000Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay76,000Football
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium100,000India Delhi, India78,000Football
Ellis Park Stadium100,000South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa62,567Rugby and Football
Circuit Bugatti100,000France Le Mans, France100,000Motor racing
TT Circuit Assen100,000Netherlands Assen, Netherlands100,000Motor racing
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve100,000Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada100,000Motor racing
Hipódromo de San Isidro100,000Argentina San Isidro, Argentina100,000Horse racing
Hohe Warte Stadium100,000Austria Vienna, Austria4,600Football, Rugby, American Football
Stade des Martyrs100,000Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo80,000Football
Goodwood Circuit100,000England Chichester, England100,000Motor racing

Closed, proposed, and expanding venues

This list is for those venues that are currently closed, not in use, proposed, or are currently being expanded to 100,000 or more spectators.

RankVenue nameHighest capacity[1]LocationUse
1Deutsches Stadion400,000Germany Nuremberg, GermanyProposed, never opened
2Strahov Stadium240,000Czech Republic Prague, Czech RepublicFootball, never reached full capacity
3Buddh International Circuit200,000India Greater Noida, IndiaMotor racing (Current Capacity 120,000)
4Ontario Motor Speedway155,000United States Ontario, CaliforniaMotor racing
5Aintree Motor Racing Circuit150,000England Aintree, EnglandMotor racing
6Balatonring140,000Hungary Sávoly, HungaryMotor racing (opening in TBD)
7Estádio da Luz (1954)135,000Portugal Lisbon, PortugalFootball
8Wembley Stadium (1923)127,000England London, EnglandFootball
9Alabama Motorsports Park125,000United States Mobile, Alabama, United StatesMotor racing (opening in 2012)
10West Ham Stadium120,000England London, EnglandFootball, Greyhound racing, Speedway
11Brookside Stadium115,000United States ClevelandAmerican football, Baseball
12John F. Kennedy Stadium102,000United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesAmerican football
13Hippodrome of Constantinople100,000Turkey Istanbul, TurkeyChariot and Horse racing
Kirov Stadium100,000Russia Saint Petersburg, RussiaFootball
Tower Athletic Grounds100,000 England New Brighton, EnglandFootball
10th-Anniversary Stadium100,000Poland Warsaw, PolandFootball
Zentralstadion (1956)100,000Germany Leipzig, GermanyFootball
Estádio Olímpico Monumental100,000Brazil Porto Alegre, BrazilFootball

See also


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