WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia – Rungrado 1st of May Stadium: The biggest stadium by capacity in the world

24-10-2019

(Worldkings.org) Rungrado May Day is recognized as the world's largest stadium by capacity.

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium or May Day Stadium, is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. The stadium is best known as the recent home of North Korea's Mass Games — a massive choreographed dance, gynmastics, and musical performance including tens of thoursands of participants.

With a seat capacity of approximately 150,000, it is the largest stadium in the world for seat capacity. The stadium site occupies an area of 20.7 hectares (51 acres).

The May Day Stadium was opened on 1 May 1989. Situated on Rungrado island on the Taedonggang River, this is how the May Day Stadium gets its ‘Rungrado 1st of May Stadium’ name. The 1st of May is significant for being the date that International Workers’ Day is celebrated annually.

The iconic design of the May Day Stadium which resembles a flower or parachute is made up of 16 arches arranged in a ring. The peak of the roof reaches more than 60 m (197 ft) from the ground.

It is made up of eight levels in total, and has a total floor space of over 207,000 m² (2.2 million ft²) across all levels. The structure is said to include over 1300 rooms, including locker rooms, training facilities, offices, storage, etc.

The stadium has approximately 80 entrances and it is possible fo 150,000 people to fill the stadium in 15 minutes. At least one entrance is used specifically for high-level dignitaries, including North Korea's highest leaders.

According to koryogroup


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