List of covered stadiums by capacity

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The following is a list of covered sports stadiums, ordered by capacity; that is the maximum number of spectators the stadium can accommodate for a sports event. This is intended to include only stadiums that are used for sports traditionally held outdoors. It is split into two sublists:

  • Stadiums designed for field sports, such as baseball and any of a wide variety of football codes.
  • Tennis stadiums (a traditional outdoor sport, but with a much smaller playing area)

Only domed and retractable roof stadiums are included, i.e. stadiums that cover both spectators and playing field. The stadiums are divided into current stadiums, closed stadiums, and future stadiums (those currently under-construction and those planned for construction).

Indoor arenas should not be included on this list as there is a separate list for them.

Current stadiums[edit]

Field sports[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Notes
1 AT&T Stadium 80,000 Arlington, Texas  United States RR Capacity expandable to 105,000.
2 Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff  Wales RR
3 Georgia Dome 74,288 Atlanta, Georgia  United States D Set to be demolished in 2017 after the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
4 Mercedes-Benz Superdome 73,208 New Orleans, Louisiana  United States D Capacity expandable to 76,468
5 NRG Stadium 71,795 Houston, Texas  United States RR
6 U.S. Bank Stadium 66,655 Minneapolis, Minnesota  United States D Capacity expandable to 73,000
7 Olympic Stadium 66,308 Montreal, Quebec  Canada D Originally opened without a roof. Roof was originally a retractable design, but due to operating issues the roof was later removed, briefly leaving the venue again roofless, before being replaced with a fixed-roof.
8 The Dome at America's Center 66,000 St. Louis, Missouri  United States D Capacity expandable to 70,000
9 Alamodome 65,000 San Antonio, Texas  United States D Capacity expandable to 72,000
10 Ford Field 65,000 Detroit, Michigan  United States D Capacity expandable to 70,000
11 University of Phoenix Stadium 63,400 Glendale, Arizona  United States RR; retractable playing surface Seating capacity expandable to 72,200 (over 78,600 with standing room).
12 Lucas Oil Stadium 62,421 Indianapolis, Indiana  United States RR Capacity expandable to 70,000.
13 Stadion Narodowy 58,145 Warsaw  Poland RR
14 Arena Națională 55,634 Bucharest  Romania RR
15 (tie) National Stadium 55,000 Singapore  Singapore RR
Tokyo Dome Tokyo  Japan D
17 Veltins-Arena 54,740 Gelsenkirchen  Germany RR; retractable playing surface Capacity 61,973 with standing rows
18 Esprit Arena 54,600 Düsseldorf  Germany RR
19 BC Place 54,320 Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada RR The stadium originally featured a fixed-roof, which was later replaced with a retractable-roof.
20 Rogers Centre 54,000 Toronto, Ontario  Canada RR
21 Amsterdam Arena 53,502 Amsterdam  Netherlands RR
22 Etihad Stadium 53,359 Melbourne  Australia RR
23 Commerzbank-Arena 51,500 Frankfurt  Germany RR The stadium originally was roofless, with a retractable roof later added to it.
24 Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186 Villeneuve d'Ascq  France RR
25 Friends Arena 50,000 Solna  Sweden RR
26 Carrier Dome 49,250 Syracuse, New York  United States D
27 Chase Field 48,519 Phoenix, Arizona  United States RR
28 Safeco Field 47,574 Seattle, Washington  United States RR
29 Toyota Stadium 45,000 Toyota  Japan RR
30 Arena da Baixada 43,000 Curitiba  Brazil RR The stadium originally was roofless, with a retractable roof later added to it.
31 Tropicana Field 42,735 St. Petersburg, Florida  United States D Sections of seating are closed and covered with tarps, functionally bringing the seating capacity down to 31,042.
32 Miller Park 41,900 Milwaukee, Wisconsin  United States RR
33 Minute Maid Park 41,574 Houston, Texas  United States RR
34 Sapporo Dome 41,484 Sapporo  Japan D; retractable playing surface Capacity expandable to 53,796
35 Nagoya Dome 40,500 Nagoya  Japan D
36 Ōita Bank Dome 40,000 Ōita  Japan RR
37 Fukuoka Dome 38,561 Fukuoka  Japan RR
38 Parken Stadium 38,065 Copenhagen  Denmark RR
39 Marlins Park 36,742 Miami, Florida  United States RR Capacity is 37,442 with standing room.
40 Saitama Super Arena 36,500 Saitama  Japan D Stadium-arena hybrid. A movable seating structure allows it to house field sports and be configured as an arena.
41 Kyocera Dome 36,477 Osaka  Japan D
42 Ordos Stadium 35,107 Ordos  China RR
43 Seibu Dome 33,921 Tokorozawa  Japan RR
44 Nantong Stadium 32,244 Nantong  China RR
45 Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza 30,748 Dunedin  New Zealand D Expandable seating capacity
46 Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium 30,132 Kobe  Japan RR The stadium originally was roofless, with a retractable roof later added to it.
47 (tie) Astana Arena 30,000 Astana  Kazakhstan RR
Tele2 Arena Stockholm  Sweden RR Capacity is 33,000 with standing room.
49 GelreDome 25,000 Arnhem  Netherlands RR; retractable playing surface
50 Fargodome 19,000 Fargo, North Dakota  United States D
51 Gocheok Sky Dome 17,000 Seoul  South Korea D
52 UNI-Dome 16,324 Cedar Falls, Iowa  United States D
53 Kibbie Dome 16,000 Moscow, Idaho  United States D
54 (tie) Odate Jukai Dome 15,000 Odate  Japan D
Telenor Arena 15,000 Bærum  Norway D
56 Alerus Center 13,500 Grand Forks, North Dakota  United States D
57 (tie) Holt Arena 12,000 Pocatello, Idaho  United States D
The Ford Center at The Star Frisco, Texas  United States D Used for high school football by the Frisco Independent School District and serves as the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility.[1][2][3]
59 Walkup Skydome 10,000 Flagstaff, Arizona  United States D Capacity expandable to 11,230.
60 (tie) DakotaDome 10,000 Vermillion, South Dakota  United States D
Tacoma Dome Tacoma, Washington  United States D
62 ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center 8,539 Johnson City, Tennessee  United States D
63 Superior Dome 8,000 Marquette, Michigan  United States D
64 Round Valley Ensphere 5,500 Eagar, Arizona  United States D
65 Ultimate Soccer Arenas 5,000 Pontiac, Michigan  United States D

Tennis/ other[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Notes
1 Arthur Ashe Stadium 23,771 New York City, New York  United States RR Retractable-roofed tennis arena. Originally open-air.
2 (tie) Centre Court 15,000 London  England RR Originally an open-air stadium
National Tennis Center Center Court Beijing  China RR
Plaza de Toros La Macarena Medellín  Colombia RR Retractable-roofed bullfighting arena. Originally open-air.
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena Shanghai  China RR
3 Rod Laver Arena 14,820 Melbourne  Australia RR Multi-purpose arena with retractable roof, part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park (part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct)
4 Perth Arena 13,910 Perth  Australia RR
5 Tennisstadion am Rothenbaum 13,200 Hamburg  Germany RR
6 Estadio Manolo Santana 12,442 Madrid  Spain RR
7 Gerry Weber Stadion 12,300 Halle (Westfalen)  Germany RR
8 Plaza de Toros de La Ribera 11,046 Logroño  Spain RR Retractable-roofed bullring.
9 Iradier Arena 10,714 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain RR Retractable-roofed arena
10 Hisense Arena 10,500 Melbourne  Australia RR Multi-purpose arena with retractable roof, part of the National Tennis Centre
11 Ariake Coliseum 10,000 Koto, Tokyo  Japan RR
12 Margaret Court Arena 7,500 Melbourne  Australia RR [4][5] Multi-purpose arena with retractable roof, part of the National Tennis Centre
13 Campo Pequeno bullring 6,869 Lisbon  Portugal RR Retractable-roofed bullfighting stadium. Originally was open-air.
14 Pat Rafter Arena 5,500 Tennyson, Queensland  Australia D Expandable to 7,000
15 Arènes de Metz 5,300 Metz  France D
16 Kungliga tennishallen 5,000 Stockholm  Sweden D
17 Caja Mágica Court 1 3,500 Madrid  Spain RR
18 Caja Mágica Court 2 2,500 Madrid  Spain RR
19 Aqua Wing Arena 2,000 Nagano  Japan RR Retractable-roofed aquatics stadium

Closed and demolished stadiums[edit]

Field Sports[edit]

(All of these were domed)

Defunct and Demolished Stadiums[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Closed Demolished Notes
1 Silverdome 82,000 Pontiac, Michigan  United States 2013 TBD Still standing (defunct and roofless)
2 Kingdome 66,000 Seattle, Washington  United States 2000 March 26, 2000
3 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,111 Minneapolis, Minnesota  United States 2013 January 18, 2014
4 NRG Astrodome 62,439 Houston, Texas  United States 2004 N/A Still standing (defunct)
5 RCA Dome 57,981 Indianapolis, Indiana  United States 2008 December 20, 2008

Formerly Covered Stadiums[edit]

# Stadium Capacity (previous to removal of roof) City Country Notes
1 Fisht Olympic Stadium 40,000 Sochi  Russia Roof was designed for the 2014 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies and the 2014 Winter Paralympics opening and closing ceremonies as a temporary structure, and it is being removed as part of a renovation in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.[6][7][8]

Tennis/ other[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Closed Demolished Notes
1 Civic Arena 17,537 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  United States RR 2010 2011-2012 Held tennis events, but primarily served as a NHL arena. Originally built for use by the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Was first RR sports venue in the world. Even though it was RR venue, cost led it to be only partially retracted after 1995, and permanently closed after 2001.[9][10][11][12]

Future Stadiums[edit]

Under-Construction[edit]

Field Sports[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Planned opening Notes
1 Lusail Iconic Stadium 86,250 Lusail  Qatar RR 2022 To be downsized to a 20,000-seat venue following the 2022 FIFA World Cup
2 City of Champions Stadium 80,000 Inglewood, California  United States RR 2019 expandable to 100,000
3 Mercedes-Benz Stadium 71,000 Atlanta, Georgia  United States RR 2017 Expandable to 75,000
4 Piter Arena 66,881 St. Petersburg  Russia RR, retractable playing surface 2016
5 Kai Tak Stadium 50,000 Kowloon  Hong Kong RR 2020
6 Taipei Dome 40,000 Taipei  Taiwan D
7 Arena 92 32,000 Nanterre  France D 2017 Stadium-arena hybrid. A movable seating structure allows it to house field sports and be configured as an arena.

Tennis/ other[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Scheduled opening Notes
1 All Net Resort and Arena 22,800 Las Vegas  United States RR 2019 Multi-purpose arena with a retractable roof
2 Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss 15,500 Buenos Aires  Argentina RR Existing stadiums with the addition of a retractable roof.
3 New Louis Armstrong Stadium 15,000 New York City, New York  United States RR 2018

Planned[edit]

Field Sports[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Notes
1 Proposed Las Vegas football stadium 65,000 Las Vegas  United States D Expandable to 72,000
2 (tie) CalgaryNEXT stadium 50,000 Calgary  Canada D Capacity to be between 30,000 and 50,000
The JSU Domed Venue Jackson, Mississippi  United States D [13]
3 AC Milan Emirates Stadium 48,000 Milan  Italy RR Planned opening in 2018[14]
4 New Rangers Ballpark 44,000 Arlington, Texas  United States RR Capacity between 42,000 and 44,000
5 NSU Domed Stadium 39,000 Norfolk, Virginia  United States D Planned opening in 2017 will used for Football, Basketball & Track and Field. It is to be built on the campus of Norfolk State University
6 Rays Ballpark 35,000 Tampa Bay Area, Florida  United States RR Plans currently on hold

Tennis[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City Country Domed or Retractable roof Notes
1 Court Philippe Chatrier 14,840 Paris  France RR Existing stadium with the addition of a retractable roof planned for completion by 2019
2 Stade Roland Garros 4th stadium 14,600 Paris  France RR Planned for completion by 2019
3 No. 1 Court 11,430 London  England RR Existing stadium with the addition of a retractable roof planned for completion by 2019
4 Canada Stadium 9,000 Ramat HaSharon  Israel RR
5 ASB Centre 3,200 Auckland  New Zealand RR Existing stadium with the planned addition of a retractable roof

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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