Asia is the world’s largest continent with 48 countries, each of which has a wide variety of sports being played. It can be said that almost all sports are played in Asia and naturally, there are many large stadiums in this continent where the matches take place. Here is a list of three largest stadiums in Asia.
1. Rungnado May Day Stadium
Situated at Pyongyang in North Korea, the Rungnado May Day Stadium was opened on 1st May 1989. Thanks to its seating capacity of 150,000, this stadium holds the top place in the list of the largest stadiums in Asia. The Rungnado May Day Stadium is also home to the Korea DPR national football team. The North Korean women’s national football team uses this ground, too.
With a floor space of more than 207,000 square meters, the stadium also hosted the shows and parades celebrating Kim Il-sung and North Korea.
2. Sheikh Kamal International Stadium
Located at Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh, the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium was opened for the public in 2014. With a seating capacity of 100,000, this stadium holds the second place of the top largest stadiums in Asia. Currently, this stadium is home to the Bangladesh Cricket Board and hosts national and international cricket games. It also earns its place in the list of the biggest cricket stadiums around the world.
3. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Situated in Jakarta in Indonesia, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium was opened for the public on 24th July 1962 and is home to the Indonesia national football team.
Designed by famous architect Friedrich Silaban, the stadium now belongs to the Football Association of Indonesia and is operated by the Gelora Bung Karno Foundation. The Indonesian Football Association has built the stadium with an estimated construction cost of $19.5 million. It now also uses artificial grass as the primary playing surface.