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TOP 04 BIGGEST SPORTS EVENTS OF THE WORLD

  1. Olympic Games 

Olympic Games takes place once in 4 years. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the organization department which take full Olympics responsibility and has the right to entitle different nations to host each Olympics season. Olympic Games is such an extravagant sports which appeals the participation from almost all over the world nations. Therefore, the attraction of this sports event has always been huge. This is the biggest sports event in the world. Olympic Games has a long story of more than 100 years organizing and its spirit origins from ancient Greek sports competition.

2. FIFA FIFA World Cup

FIFA FIFA World Cup is another well-known sports event taking place once in 4 years. Being the champion of FIFA World Cup is the shared goal of any national football teams, therefore it has always been a harsh competition for every player. FIFA World Cup was firstly held in 1930 and since then, the worldwide football fans have the chance to witness the most interesting and competitive championship 32 times.

3. UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League is a football championship taking place in Europe. Taking part in the championship are 32 Europe clubs and they have to compete throughout the long period of several months to earn the most prestigious title. 

4. The Formula One Race Tournament

The Formula One Race is a professional car racing tournament which takes place all year round on different revenues of various nations around the world. The popularity of this sports was so enormous that all Grand Prix tournaments being held attract million spectators. At the very first stage, Formula One Race only took place on several races of a few nations. However, nowadays, you can come up with F1 taking place on almost any nations of the world.

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CHINA BUILT THE MOST EXPENSIVE STADIUM IN THE WORLD, NURTURE THE WORLD CUP DREAM

Guangzhou Evergrande (Guangzhou) football team, which is one of the strongest football clubs in China, has started the construction of their brand new stadium. This stadium is reported to cost the most enormous sum of investment throughout the worldwide football’s history.

Even though it has yet got an official name, the Guangzhou Evergrande organization department has revealed that this stadium’s capacity will be 10.000 seats with the total cost of up to 1,7 billion USD. The construction of the stadium is predicted to be finished in 2020. Just some unfolded numbers above are enough to express how extravagant this stadium will be.

One of the most expensive stadium of the world

This new stadium of Guangzhou Evergrande Club will not the top 1 worldwide stadium regarding of the size and capacity. On the top of the present list is Rungrado 1st of May Stadium belonging to North Korea with the capacity of 150.000 seats.

After being finished, this stadium of Guangzhou club will be as large-scale as the Melbourne Cricket stadium, which ranked 2th on the list of the worldwide largest stadiums – surpass the legend Nou Camp of Barca (99.354 seats).

An important step for China on the race to be World Cup host

“This will be a construction with the viewing to upgrading China’s architecture to another level, which can be considered as superior as the Opera House in Sydney or Burj Khalifa in Dubai.” – The President of Evergrande Xia Haijun made statement.

The stadium will be designed with a lotus shape, which is expected to be super gorgeous and more extravagant than the Beijing National Stadium being published in 2008.

This stadium will play an important part on the race to make China become the host of World Cup 2034.

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BEING OVERWHELMED WITH TOP 10 BIGGEST FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD (PART 03)

4. Azadi Stadium –  Iran, the capacity: 95.225 seats

Being taken into practice sin 1973 by Iran, Azadi Stadium was really close to be chosen as the official revenue of hosting the 1984 Olympic. However, because of some complex political reasons so this Islamic nation lost its right of hosting this prestigious sports event.  

3. Estadio Azteca – Mexico, the capacity: 95.500 seats

Being the home pitch of the Mexico National Football team and America Club, therefore, it is a easy-to-understand thing that Estadio Azteca stadium located in crowded Mexico City.

Apart from having an enormous capacity, this stadium also makes great impression on others as it was where the “Hand of god” event took place. This was the quarter-final of World Cup 1986, when Diego Maradona, an Argentinian footballer scored an illegal goal into the England goal. 

This is the first stadium on the world has the honor to host 2 finals of World Cup throughout the history.

2. Camp Nou – Spanish, the capacity: 99.354 seats

Apart from the famous tiqui-taqua football, Cules must also be proud as they own one of the biggest stadiums on the world. Throughout the history, Camp Nou stadium used to have the capacity of up to 121.749 seats, however after 3 times of repairing and upgrading, its capacity has been down to 99.354 seats as nowadays.

1. Rungrado May Day Stadium – North Korea, the capacity: 150.000 seats

Being the home pitch of North Korea National Team, however, it is strange that there have been a few football matches being held on this stadium. Instead, it has often been used for army aims such as parades. Rungrado May Day Stadium is considered as the biggest and most modern construction of North Korea.

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BEING OVERWHELMED WITH TOP 10 BIGGEST FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD

7. Wembley Stadium – England, the capacity: 90.000 seats

The Wembley stadium may not be a strange name to many worldwide football fans as this is the hosting pitch of England National Football Team and also the revenue where many legendary matches take place such as Champions League Final or FA Cup. 

Wembley Stadium – especially with the view from high above. 

Wembley Stadium was reconstructed throughout the period from 2002 to 2007 with the enormous total cost of up to 757 million pounds (1,1 billion USD). Thus, being the most modern and impressive stadium in the world at that time is not a hard-to-understand thing for the Wembley Stadium of England.

Located in the West of London capital so apart from holding the greatest football matches, the Wembley Stadium is also where melodious concerts of top 1st worldwide singers, musicians have taken place.

6. The Rose Bowl – America, the capacity: 92.542 seats 

Located in Pasadena, The Rose Bowl is the stadium that has the largest capacity in America, however, it is the public pitch but not the home pitch of the American National Football Team or any specific Club. 

The most impressive and outstanding match being taken place in Rose Bowl Stadium is the final of World Cup 1994. Apart from this remarkable match, The Rose Bowl is often chosen to hold friendly matches or an American football match.

5. FNB Stadium – Nam Phi, the capacity: 94.736 seats

Located in Johannesburg city, FNB Stadium is the largest stadium in South Africa and also Africa on the whole. Being established in 1989, with the other name as ”Soccer City”, FNB Stadium has been upgraded in 2008 to host World Cup 2010.

After World Cup 2010 came to a halt, this has been South Africa National Football League chose to be the home pitch of Kaizer Chiefs Club.

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BEING OVERWHELMED WITH TOP 10 BIGGEST FOOTBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD

Top 10 stadiums below are those biggest stadiums in the world nowadays which can surprise anyone who once starred at them or heard about their extravagance. 

10. Borg El Arab Stadium – Egypt, the capacity: 86.000 seats

Being located in Alexandria city, this is the largest stadium of Egypt and is the second largest stadium in Africa. This is established in 2007 with the view to helping Egypt National Football League have more privileges in the competition of hosting World Cup 2010. However, this intention finally did not come true when South Africa was the one where World Cup 2010 was decided to take place in.

Apart from the mission of holding football matches, Borg EI Arab Stadium is also the favorite venue where Olympic competitions have taken place. Even it is the largest stadium in Egypt, however, not chosen to be the home stadium of Egypt National football team as Borg EI Arab Stadium is 226 km far away from Cairo capital.

9. Bukit Jalil National Stadium – Malaysia, the capacity: 87.411 seats

Being located right in the centre of Kuala Lumpur capital, this is the largest stadium of gorgeous Malaysia. At the very first stage, Bukit Jalil National Stadium was built for the purpose of organizing the “1998 Malaysia national sports tournament”. However, lately, it was chosen to hold both Asian Cup and Sea Games.

Apart from organizing football and sport matches, Bukit Jalil National Stadium was where Disney On Ice takes place yearly.

8. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium – Indonesia, the capacity: 88.083 seats

Being located in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is also the home station of Indonesia National Football team. Having been published since 1962 with most of money investment originating from Soviet Union, this was the largest stadium at that time.

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Strange Stadium with A Railway Crossing

The home of the amateur club TJ Tatran Cierny Balog (Slovakia) surprised fans with the train tracks.

The home turf of amateur TJ Tatran Cierny in Slovakia will surprise many fans when there is a rails between the stands and the field. The audience can even witness a train passing by during the game.

Imagine how thrilling your experience will be when you arrive at TJ Tantran Cierny’s stadium, witness a train running along the piste road. This is the only stadium in the world with a railway crossing.

This railway was built in the early 1900s to transport timber from Cierny Balog to Hronec. Later, this railway network expanded and had a length of up to 132,000 km. At the time people built the rail, there was no football field like it is today.

Only later, when the village developed, did they create a local soccer field. Specifically, in 1982, the railway stopped working, but 10 years later, it started running again limited to this railway line, to serve tourists. Čierny Hron railway is currently 17 km long.

When the rail line was started, the movement in Cierny did not appear. Later, the area developed, along with the railway that stopped operating in 1982, a stadium began to be built. However, 10 years later, the railway began to run again as a heritage route for tourists, 17 km long.

This stadium belongs to the local team TJ Tatran Cierny. This is a small game with only 2 stands on the same side. The uniqueness of this locomotive makes it famous and attracts tourists.

However, the Mirror is afraid that whenever a train passes, it will make a loud noise, affecting the players playing, as well as restricting the visibility of the fans in the stands. Meanwhile, the football field belongs to the local TJ Tatran Čierny Balog club. This is just a small stadium, with two stands on one side and open “freedom” on the other.

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Top 8 World Biggest Sports Events (part 1)

Olympics

The Olympic Games are one of the largest international sporting events including summer and winter competitions, and every year thousands of different athletes from around the world register to participate in the competition. The logo of the tournament consists of 5 circles with 5 different colors representing 5 continents: the yellow of Asia, blue of Europe, black of Africa, blue of Oceania, red of America. Moreover, the image of 5 interlocking circles shows the spirit of equality as well as solidarity between people all around the world.

There are more than 200 countries joining the Olympics, which makes it become the world’s biggest sports event. The Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics will be held every two years (on even years). There are 33 sports with competitions from over 13000 athletes. Gold, silver and bronze medals are the awards for winners. During the past 50 years, the Olympics have the three most costly events: the Summer Summer Olympics. 1976, held in Montreal, Canada, the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, ​​Spain and the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England.

Through a survey by an international broadcasting company, about 19.2 to 35.8 million viewers from the first days of the Olympics were held. The Olympics have had a worldwide influence, from which host countries have the opportunity to promote their countries more widely.

FIFA World Cup

The second biggest sporting event is the World Cup, a national team competition organized by the FIFA world football federation. World Cup is taken place every 4 years since 1930. It was not held in 1942 and in 1946 due to World War II. The current competition rules allow 32 teams to compete in the final round, and qualifiers are held over the previous 3 years to determine the participating teams in the final round. The World Cup is a sporting event that attracts the attention of many people around the world, including men and women.

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10 Largest Football Stadiums In The World (part 3)

Wembley Stadium (England): Top largest football field in the world

Wembley is a very familiar name to any football fan. Especially the fans who regularly follow the English Premier League, European Cup, etc.Wembley Stadium is also the place where many of the top matches in history.

The England National Football Team’s home ground can accommodate up to 90,000 spectators. And it is on the list of the largest football stadiums in the world. Many fans also nominate Wembley as one of the largest football fields in the world.

At the present time, Wembley is considered one of the most modern football fields in the world. Not surprisingly, Wembley invested $ 1.1 billion in remodeling from 2002 to 2007.

In addition to the time of the football matches, Wembley is also used to serve other entertainment needs. For example, organize concerts of top singers in the world.

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Indonesia): Huge capacity

Located in the capital of Jakata, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. It has a capacity of up to 88,083 spectators and is currently home to the Indonesian team.

Gelora Bung Karno was built and put into use in 1962, capital raised from the Soviet Union. At the time, it was one of the largest football fields in the world.

Due to being located in the heart of Indonesia, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a frequent visit to big clubs. Typically, Chelsea or MU when they organize an Asian tour.

Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt): Modern and luxurious

Borg El Arab of Egypt is also one of the most modern football fields in the world. At the same time it is also the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa. The capacity of Borg El Arab amounted to 86,000 spectators.

Borg El Arab Stadium was put into use in 2007 with the hope of helping Egypt win the right to host the 2010 World Cup. However, this plan failed when South Africa was the country to win.

Besides the function of organizing matches, Borg El Arab is also the venue for Olympic sports. However, the geographical reason, even though it is the world’s largest football field, Borg El Arab is not the home of Egypt.

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New Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Is Made of Wood

The New National Stadium of Japan is where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place and some competitions such as athletics, football of the Summer Olympics 2020. Nearly 2,000 cubic meters of wood from 47 provinces and cities were used to build this stadium.

Tokyo’s new national stadium was inaugurated in December 2019 after three years of construction, with a total construction cost of about $ 1.4 billion. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, it will also be used for football matches and other athletics competitions.

Built on the base of the old national stadium, which was once used for the Omlympic Tokyo 1964, the new stadium has 5 floors and 2 underground floors with a lot of greenery around. This is a project designed by architect Kengo Kuma, who is famous for combining natural materials in his works.

Sharing with CNN, architect Kengo Kuma said the stadium was inspired by the architecture of Japanese Edo-era temples and nature. The Olympic Games have always been a symbol of the times, so with the 2020 Olympics, they want to create a work that expresses people’s thoughts about the environment and the earth. So they thought that the best material in this era would be wood.

The outdoor columns of the stadium are inspired by Gojunoto temple at Horyuji temple, the oldest wooden building that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

On the 5th floor of the building, there is an outdoor walkway named Grove of the Sky with benches, flowers and trees on a height of about 30 m, stretching 850 m around the yard. This area will be open to the public on non-contest days or events. From here, people can zoom in to see the city, even Mount Fuji if the weather is nice.

With a capacity of 68,000 people, the stadium is designed in an oval shape with a roof made of steel and laminated wood that allows air to circulate easily, because the summer in Tokyo is very hot.

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Stadium Roof Collapses in St. Petersburg, Russia

A large roof of the SKK Peterburgsky yard in St. Petersburg in Russia, undergoing repair, suddenly collapsed on the evening of Friday (January 31, Russia time), killing one worker and another lost in ruins.

The worker was half-finished on the roof when the building began to collapse in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Peterburgsky SKK is a sports and concert complex, in the demolition phase to rebuild. However, the accident happened between about 2 workers at work, and recorded by security cameras when the roof was able to collapse a worker trying to escape by escaping into a ladder. machine, while the other person has fallen. Therefore, when the roof collapsed, one worker was killed, the other escaped into an elevator currently rescued by the rescue team in the crumbling building.

Emergency Ministry officials in St. Petersburg later confirmed that the dead worker, Matvei Kucherov, was caught in a cable while escaping and in an accident. He is just 29 years old.

The official added that the cause of the accident, when the two workers were working, was to carry out the dismantling of the iron bars to complete the demolition of the roof of the stadium before the reconstruction work began. However, unfortunately an incident occurred that feared that the fixed cables were broken causing the structure of the roof to weaken and collapse causing an unfortunate accident.

Peterburgsky SKK was built in 1980 to serve the Moscow Olympic Games. This field was completely closed last August for demolition, and rebuilt for the hockey world championships held in 2023.

A similar incident occurred at Grolsch Veste Stadium in the Netherlands nine years ago. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon, while engineers and workers are working on renovating the yard. Two bars supporting the roof behind the goal were bent and caused the roof to collapse.

Due to serious injuries, a 31-year-old male victim died shortly after the incident. Shortly after, according to Tubantia, another 24-year-old male victim died at the hospital. In addition, there were 15 others injured.