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

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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[edit]

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 Cowboys 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.

Rank Venue name Highest attendance[1] Location Current seating capacity Use
1 Circuit de la Sarthe 235,000[2] France Le Mans, France 100,000 Motor racing
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 235,000[3] United States Speedway, Indiana, United States 257,325 Motor racing
2 Tokyo Racecourse 223,000 Japan Tokyo, Japan 13,750 Horse racing
3 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 221,011[4] Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 100,000 Motor racing
4 Nürburgring-Nordschleife 220,000 Germany Nürburg, Germany 220,000 Motor racing
5 Texas Motor Speedway 212,585 United States Fort Worth, Texas, United States 138,122 Motor racing
6 Aintree Racecourse 200,000-300,000 England Aintree, England 75,000 Horse racing
Badminton Park 200,000 England Badminton, England 200,000 Eventing
Shanghai International Circuit 200,000 China Shanghai, China 200,000 Motor racing
09 Estádio do Maracanã 199,854 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 78,838 Football
10 Talladega Superspeedway 175,000 United States Talladega, Alabama, United States 175,000 Motor racing
11 Daytona International Speedway 167,785 United States Daytona Beach, Florida, United States 167,785 Motor racing
12 Charlotte Motor Speedway 167,000 United States Concord, North Carolina, United States 167,000 Motor racing
13 Nakayama Racecourse 165,676 Japan Chiba, Japan 15,944 Horse racing
14 Bristol Motor Speedway 165,000 United States Bristol, Tennessee, United States 165,000 Motor racing
15 Churchill Downs 164,858[5] United States Louisville, Kentucky, United States 51,000 Horse racing
16 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 156,000[6] United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 142,000 Motor racing
17 Suzuka Circuit 155,000 Japan Suzuka, Japan 155,000 Motor racing
Istanbul Park 155,000 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 155,000 Motor racing
19 Rungnado May Day Stadium 150,000 North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea 150,000 Football
Südschleife 150,000 Germany Nürburg, Germany 150,000 Motor racing
Belmont Park 150,000 United States Elmont, New York, United States 33,000 Horse racing
22 Hampden Park 149,547 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 52,025 Football
23 Holmenkollbakken 143,000[7] Norway Oslo, Norway 50,000 Ski jumping hill
24 Circuit de Catalunya 140,000 Spain Montmeló, Spain 140,000 Motor racing
Fuji Speedway 140,000 Japan Oyama, Japan 140,000 Motor racing
27 Hanshin Racecourse 139,877 Japan Hyogo, Japan 12,603 Horse racing
28 Estádio do Morumbi 138,032 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil 66,795 Football
29 Michigan International Speedway 137,243 United States Brooklyn, Michigan, United States 137,243 Motor racing
30 Autodromo Nazionale Monza 137,000 Italy Monza, Italy 137,000 Motor racing
31 Estadio Azteca 136,274[8] Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 105,000 Football and Boxing
32 Korea International Circuit 135,000 South Korea Yeongam, South Korea 135,000 Motor racing
Dover International Speedway 135,000 United States Dover, Delaware, United States 113,000 Motor racing and horse racing
34 Mineirão 132,834 Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil 62,547 Football
35 Flemington Racecourse 130,000 Australia Melbourne, Australia 130,000 Horse racing
Sepang International Circuit 130,000 Malaysia Sepang, Malaysia 130,000 Motor racing
37 Azadi Stadium 128,000 Iran Tehran, Iran 90,000 Football
38 Strahov Stadium 150,000 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 250,000 Concerts, Exhibitions, Football, Futsal, Gymnastics and Motor racing
39 Silverstone Circuit 125,000 England Silverstone, England 125,000 Motor racing
San Siro 125,000 Italy Milan, Italy 82,955 Football
Atlanta Motor Speedway 125,000 United States Hampton, Georgia, United States 125,000 Motor racing
42 Melbourne Cricket Ground 121,696 Australia Melbourne, Australia 100,000 Cricket, Australian rules football
43 Cairo International Stadium 120,480 Egypt Cairo, Egypt 74,100 Football
44 Crystal Palace National Sports Centre 120,028 England London, England 24,000 Football
45 Salt Lake Stadium 120,000 India Kolkata, India 120,000 Football
Buddh International Circuit 120,000 India Greater Noida, India 120,000 Motor racing
Eden Gardens 120,000 India Kolkata, India 88,000 Cricket
Kyoto Racecourse 120,000 Japan Kyoto, Japan 28,000 Horse racing
Camp Nou 120,000 Spain Barcelona, Spain 98,722 Football
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium 120,000 Spain Madrid, Spain 80,400 Football
Hockenheimring 120,000 Germany Hockenheim, Germany 120,000 Motor racing
EuroSpeedway Lausitz 120,000 Germany Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Germany 120,000 Motor racing
Circuit de Valencia 120,000 Spain Cheste, Spain 120,000 Motor racing
Pimlico Race Course 120,000 United States Baltimore, Maryland, United States 43,000 Horse racing
Mangueirão 120,000 Brazil Belém, Brazil 45,007 Football
Silesian Stadium 120,000 Poland Chorzów, Poland 47,246 Football, Motorcycle speedway
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 120,000 France Magny-Cours, France 120,000 Motor racing
Hungaroring 120,000 Hungary Mogyoród, Hungary 120,000 Motor racing
Epsom Downs Racecourse 120,000 England Epsom, England 10,875 Horse racing
60 Autódromo José Carlos Pace 119,000 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil 119,000 Motor racing
61 Ibrox Stadium 118,567 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 50,987[9] Football
62 Castelão 118,496 Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil 64,846 Football
63 Circuit of the Americas 117,429 United States Austin, Texas, United States 120,000 Motor racing
64 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 115,300 United States Los Angeles, California, United States 92,000 American football and Baseball
65 Michigan Stadium 115,109 United States Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States 109,901 American football
66 Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón 115,000 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 51,389 Football
67 Stadium Australia 114,714 Australia Sydney, Australia 83,500 Rugby League, Football and Rugby
68 Salpausselkä 114,082 Finland Lahti, Finland 80,000 Ski jumping
69 Soldier Field 112,912 United States Chicago, Illinois, United States 61,000 American football
70 Richmond International Raceway 112,029 United States Richmond, Virginia, United States 112,029 Motor racing
71 Beaver Stadium 110,753 United States State College, Pennsylvania, United States 107,282 American football
72 Berlin Olympic Stadium 110,000 Germany Berlin, Germany 74,228 Football
Stadion Crvena Zvezda 110,000 Serbia Belgrade, Serbia 55,000 Football
Estádio Fonte Nova 110,000 Brazil Salvador, Brazil 50,000 Football
National Stadium, Bukit Jalil 110,000 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 100,000 Football
Boris Paichadze Stadium 110,000 Georgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia 55,000 Football
Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium 110,000 Iran Tabriz, Iran 70,000 Football
78 Neyland Stadium 109,061 United States Knoxville, Tennessee, United States 100,011 American football
79 Cowboys Stadium 108,713 United States Arlington, Texas, United States 80,000 American football
80 Kentucky Speedway 107,000 United States Sparta, Kentucky, United States 107,000 Motor racing
81 Rose Bowl 106,869 United States Pasadena, California, United States 92,542 American football
82 Estádio Beira-Rio 106,554 Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil 51,300 Football
83 Ohio Stadium 106,033 United States Columbus, Ohio, United States 102,329 American football
84 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 105,491 United States Loudon, New Hampshire, United States 93,521 Motor racing
85 Stadium Puskás Ferenc 104,000 Hungary Budapest, Hungary 68,976 Football
Murrayfield Stadium 104,000 Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland 67,144 Rugby
87 Luzhniki Stadium 103,000 Russia Moscow, Russia 84,745 Football
Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 103,000 Germany Stuttgart, Germany 58,000 Football
89 Odsal Stadium 102,569 England Bradford, England 27,491 Rugby league
90 Sonoma Raceway 102,000 United States Sonoma, California, United States 102,000 Motor racing
Olimpiysky National Sports Complex 102,000 Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine 83,450 Football
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 102,000 Algeria Algiers, Algeria 66,000 Football
93 Bryant–Denny Stadium 101,821 United States Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 101,821 American football
94 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium 101,437 United States Austin, Texas, United States 100,119 American football
95 Bung Karno Stadium 100,800 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia 88,083 Football
96 Seoul Olympic Stadium 100,000 South Korea Seoul, South Korea 69,950 Football
Estadio Centenario 100,000 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay 76,000 Football
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 100,000 India Delhi, India 78,000 Football
Ellis Park Stadium 100,000 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa 62,567 Rugby and Football
Circuit Bugatti 100,000 France Le Mans, France 100,000 Motor racing
TT Circuit Assen 100,000 Netherlands Assen, Netherlands 100,000 Motor racing
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 100,000 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 100,000 Motor racing
Hipódromo de San Isidro 100,000 Argentina San Isidro, Argentina 100,000 Horse racing
Hohe Warte Stadium 100,000 Austria Vienna, Austria 4,600 Football, Rugby, American Football
Stade des Martyrs 100,000 Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo 80,000 Football
Goodwood Circuit 100,000 England Chichester, England 100,000 Motor racing

Closed, proposed, and expanding venues[edit]

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.

Rank Venue name Highest capacity[1] Location Use
1 Deutsches Stadion 400,000 Germany Nuremberg, Germany Proposed, never opened
2 Strahov Stadium 240,000 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic Football, never reached full capacity
3 Buddh International Circuit 200,000 India Greater Noida, India Motor racing (Current Capacity 120,000)
4 Ontario Motor Speedway 155,000 United States Ontario, California Motor racing
5 Aintree Motor Racing Circuit 150,000 England Aintree, England Motor racing
6 Balatonring 140,000 Hungary Sávoly, Hungary Motor racing (opening in TBD)
7 Estádio da Luz (1954) 135,000 Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Football
8 Wembley Stadium (1923) 127,000 England London, England Football
9 Alabama Motorsports Park 125,000 United States Mobile, Alabama, United States Motor racing (opening in 2012)
10 West Ham Stadium 120,000 England London, England Football, Greyhound racing, Speedway
11 Brookside Stadium 115,000 United States Cleveland American football, Baseball
12 John F. Kennedy Stadium 102,000 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States American football
13 Hippodrome of Constantinople 100,000 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Chariot and Horse racing
Kirov Stadium 100,000 Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia Football
Tower Athletic Grounds 100,000 England New Brighton, England Football
10th-Anniversary Stadium 100,000 Poland Warsaw, Poland Football
Zentralstadion (1956) 100,000 Germany Leipzig, Germany Football

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Some capacities include standing places
  2. ^ "250 952 spectators : biggest crowd ever". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 17 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  3. ^ "U.s. Grand Prix Takes The Lead As World's Biggest Race". Chicago Tribune. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Mexico City crowd tops 400,000.". Crash NET. 17 October 2003. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/05/07/animal-kingdom-wins-kentucky-derby.aspx
  6. ^ http://racing-reference.info/race/2005_UAW-Daimler_Chrysler_400/W
  7. ^ Organising Committee for the VI Winter Olympic Games (1952). Olympic Winter Games Oslo 1952 (pdf). Oslo, Norway. p. 54. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chavez-Haugen attendance record shattered?". Fight News. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  9. ^ http://spfl.co.uk/clubs/rangers/

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