In addition to the renovation, the Argentine club’s premier stadium has also been given a new name. Since the expansion, the Monumental de Núñez has been transformed into the Mâs Monumental. The host team’s first match was last Sunday at the new stadium. 84,567 fans enjoyed a 2-1 win over Argentinos Juniors.
The expansion was made possible mainly due to the removal of the classic ash path that surrounded the field. There is now an additional pavilion on the site of the athletics track, so that die-hard Argentine football fans will be closer to the stadium. This produces impressive images.
However, the new Mâs Monumental stadium is still not the largest stadium in the world. This honor is reserved for the May 1 Stadium in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The National Stadium can hold 114,000 fans, 14,000 more than FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou.
The largest stadiums in the world
- 1. May 1 Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea – 144,000 spectators
- 2. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – 99,354 spectators
- 3. FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa – 94,734 spectators
- 4. Wembley Stadium, London, England – 90,000 spectators
- 5. The famous Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – 88,548 spectators
- 6. Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 87,411 spectators
- 7. Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico – 87,523 spectators
- 8. Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt – 86 thousand spectators
- 9. Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India – capacity 85,000
- 10. Mas Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 84,567 spectators
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