Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande building the world’s biggest stadium for $1.7Bn
The world’s biggest football stadium is being built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou at an estimated cost of $1.7 billion, with work having started since April 2020.
Guangzhou Evergrande’s projected eye-catching arena designed in a lotus flower shape, will boast 100,000 seats and is expected to be completed in 2022, making it bigger than Barcelona’s Camp Nou.
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The stadium will temporarily surpass the Camp Nou as the second-biggest football stadium in the world.
However, the Camp Nou will likely move back to second place after it’s projected completion in August 2023, with an upgraded capacity of 105,000 people.
The renovated Camp Nou will be covered by a new roof that will use rain to water the pitch and convert sunlight into solar energy so as to power the lights and help grow the grass.
The world’s largest by capacity, Pyongyang, North Korea’s Rungrado 1st of May Stadium takes top spot as it sizes and accommodates 150,000 people. The venue is typically not the largest football arena to some people as it doesn’t host mainly football events.