China is building the largest football stadium in the world.
Chinese real estate investment group Evergreen has announced that it has built the world’s largest soccer stadium with a capacity of 100,000 spectators in the southern city of Guangzhou.
The Chinese group said construction work on the Guangzhou Evergrande football stadium, called Lotus Flower Stadium after its design, started on April 16 and would cost around $1.69 billion.
She added that this stadium will host the matches of Guangzhou Evergrande, which belongs to the Chinese League, and will pass the capacity of Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to become the largest stadium specifically built for football.
But the North Korean stadium of Rungradoon May 1, built for many purposes, will remain the largest in the world with a capacity of 114,000 spectators.
The group said they designed the lotus as a traditional Chinese flower and confirmed that the Shanghai-based designer Hassan Sid was behind the design and that the stadium would include entertainment, trade, and light food. They will complete the construction at the end of 2022.
The company said it had built the stadium because China did not have enough football stadiums and confirmed that it hoped that the facility would help boost Chinese football.
The group said it plans to build two more stadiums with a capacity of around 80,000 spectators in China, but has not yet completed the stadium design.