Everywhere in Spain you can find the same discussions about football: who is the best footballer in the history of the beautiful game, Messi, Maradona, Pelé, is VAR good or bad for the show,what is the biggest football pitch in Spain? Unfortunately, we can't help you with the first two questions, but we can give you the solution to the third one. Because in this case the answer is objective. The lists of the biggest football grounds in Spain are governed by the number of spectators they can hold. And we are going to tell you what they are, but first let's make a short stop.

What are the official measurements of a football pitch?

La pista de fútbol de cada estadio cuenta con sus propias dimensiones. No obstante, todos los terrenos de juego profesional deben someterse a unas medidas reglamentarias determinadas por la FIFA. En concreto, el terreno debe medir de largo entre los 90 y los 120 metros. Una cifra acotada entre los 100 y los 110 metros en caso de partidos internacionales. Por otro lado, las dimensiones de ancho deben permanecer siempre entre los 45 y los 90 metros. Aquí también varía el baremo para todos los partidos internacionales: entre los 64 y los 75 metros. Un terreno que puede estar hecho de césped natural o césped artificial.
En nuestra liga, por ejemplo, las dimensiones más habituales son de 105 metros de largo por 68 metros de ancho. Esto miden los terrenos de juego de estadios como el Campo Nou, El Santiago Bernabéu, Mestalla o Balaídos. Pero no son los más grandes. Sí, has leído bien: los grandes equipos de la Liga Española no son quienes poseen los mayores terrenos de juego. Salvo en el caso de la Real Sociedad, cuyo estadio de Anoeta es con 105 metros de largo por 70 metros de ancho el tercero más grande del país, la mayoría de líderes de esta tabla son equipos bastante humildes como el Salamanca, el Mérida, el Córdoba, el Getafe o el Burgos.

What is the largest stadium in Spain?

As we have already seen, the top football teams in our country are not the ones with the biggest pitches. But they are, without a doubt, the ones with the biggest stadiums. Or at least those that allow the attendance of the largest number of spectators. Football grounds that could perfectly fit the population of almost all the cities and towns in Spain, with the exception of the two hundred most populated ones. And although the stadiums are, in general terms, very similar in size, this difference in the number of spectators gives a quite different sensation as to the grandeur of each one. The titans of Spanish football are very imposing.

Camp Nou - 99.354 spectators

And there, without a doubt, Camp Nou reigns supreme. The Barcelona Football Club stadium, built in 1957, has a capacity for no less than 99,354 spectators. This makes it not only the largest stadium in Spain, but also the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. The leader in this global ranking of the world's largest football stadiums is the May Day Rungrado Stadium, located in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, with a capacity of 114,000 spectators. Silver goes to the US stadium in Michigan with its 107,601 seats.

Santiago Bernabeu - 81.044 spectators

In the number two spot we have the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid's stadium, located in the heart of the Spanish capital.

Wanda Metropolitano - 68,000 spectators

Atletico Madrid's home ground, one of the most modern stadiums in Spain, will host the Champions League final on 1 June 2019.

Benito Villamarín - 60,720 spectators

The Benito Villamarín, which belongs to Real Betis Balompié of Seville, has a capacity of 60,720 spectators.

La Cartuja - 57,619 spectators

And also La Cartuja, a municipal stadium in the same city that does not belong to any team and has a capacity of 57,619 spectators.

Mestalla - 55,000 spectators

Mestalla, owned by Valencia Club de Fútbol and with 55,000 seats, closes the TOP 6 of the biggest football stadiums in our country.

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