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Gallery: FNB Stadium Among World's Biggest Stadiums

After Guangzhou Evergrande announced their intention to build the largest football stadium in the world, we had a look at the arenas with the biggest capacities, and Kaizer Chiefs' home ground, FNB Stadium, is in the top 10!

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

The new Evergrande Stadium will cost about $1.7 billion (R31.9 billion) to build, making it one of the most expensive stadium projects in history.

With a projected capacity of 100 000 seats, it will be the world's biggest football-only stadium, at least until the revamp of the iconic Camp Nou takes its current capacity to 105 000.

Worldwide, though, the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in North Korea is currently regarded as the biggest stadium out there. However, it is a multi-purpose arena and does not only host football matches. It was opened in 1989 and has a capacity of 114 000, making it the largest stadium in the world.

The arena is mainly used for football matches and athletic events, with North Korea claiming it has a capacity of 150 000, but the official figure is 114 000.

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Second is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which hosts the Australia national team's games alongside other sports and has a capacity of 100 024. That ground is just slightly bigger than FC Barcelona's iconic Camp Nou, which takes third place with its capacity of 99 354.

Chiefs' FNB Stadium is the biggest arena in Africa with its capacity of 94 736. It was the flagship project of Mzansi's 2010 FIFA World Cup bid and hosted the tournament final between Spain and the Netherlands.

The stadium was first built in 1989 but underwent a major upgrade ahead of the first World Cup on African soil, and regularly hosts the Soweto derby, usually to a sellout crowd. There is another African stadium among the largest football stadiums in the world – you can see the complete top 10 in the gallery above!

Gallery: Stunning Images Of World's New Biggest Stadium Revealed

Note: Stadiums included in this list, which was published by Business Insider, had to be the home ground of either a club or a national team to qualify.

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