The 10 biggest stadiums in the world

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With Guangzhou Evergrande announcing plans to build the biggest stadium world football, we take a look at the current 10 biggest arenas in the world, which includes a South African stadium.

The Chinese Super League outfit announced last their intentions for the Evergrande Stadium which is believed to hold 100 000 seats, making it the biggest in the world.

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For now, that tag sits with Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyonyang, North Korea which has a capacity of 114000 seats. The multi-purpose stadium was officially opened on 1 May 1989.

Second on the list is the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia and while it is mainly used for cricket, the 100,028 seater also plays hosts to the Socceroos, the nation's senior mens side.

Rounding up the top three is the Camp Nou, which has been the home of Spanish giants FC Barcelona since 1957. The stadium is the biggest among football arenas in Europe with 99,354 seats.

Click through the gallery to see the 10 biggest stadiums in the world, according to Business Insider.

South Africa does make it on the list as the FNB Stadium comes in at fourth spot with a capacity of 94,736 seats. Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs play their domestic home games at Soccer City.

For a stadium to be included in Business Insider's list, the arena has to play hosts to a football club or national side. So click through the gallery to see the rest of the top 10.