Sporting Stadiums Trivia
Where does the word stadium come from? At the first recorded ancient Olympic Games, there was only one event - the stade. The stade was a unit of measurement (about 600 feet) that also became the name of the footrace because it was the distance run. Since the track for the stade (race) was a stade (length), the location of the race became the stadium.
The World's Largest Sport Stadium is the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang North Korea with a capacity of 150,000. See top 10 list of largest stadiums.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground light towers use 720,000 kW of electricity each year - enough to power 153 homes. The MCG also hosted the first ever Cricket Test Match, between England and Australia in 1877.
- The biggest attendance at a sporting event held in an enclosed stadium was unofficially 199,854 for the Brazil vs. Uruguay match in the World Cup Final of 1950, on the 16th June, at the Maracana stadium. See more of the world's largest sporting crowds.