Top 20 biggest stadiums in the world, with North Korea on top - in pictures

American football venues dominate the list of largest sports venues

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Some of the most iconic venues in the world have a bigger profile than the games they host, due to the history they have witnessed.

Legends are created on its turf, dreams realised and crushed under its roof. And just like that, the stadium becomes the amphitheatre of sporting dreams.

Big games need a big audience and here we have complied a list of the biggest sports stadiums in the world in terms of capacity.

We have not included motorsport facilities as they are open venues that can accommodate many more spectators.

Above is a picture gallery of the biggest sports stadiums. To view the image, click on the arrows or simply swipe. Gallery moves from 20th to first on the list.