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Old January 13th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #521
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New York, Tokyo or Rio.

Rio has many stages and three large: Maracana> 85,000
Engenhão> 65,000
São Januário> 37,000
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #522
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Guys, NYC just isnt in the same league as London

(results just for the contiguous city, not even the metro):


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To recap for LONDON



Wembley Football 90,000 (in terms of footprint or building mass, one of the world's largest, but due to the
large, spaced seats capacity reduced - its more than twice the size of the 60,000 seater it replaced)

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Twickenham Rugby 82,000

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Ascot Horseracing, 80,000





Olympic Stadium 80,000

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Emirates Football Stadium 60,000








New Stamford Bridge Football 42,000 (formerly 100,000)





White Hart Lane Football, 36,000 (formerly 75,000)





Boleyn Ground Football 35,000 (maximum 42,000)





Lords Cricket Ground 32,000







All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon 30,500





The Valley Football, 27,000





Selhurst Park Football, 26,500





O2 central Arena (and world's largest dome, the Eiffel Tower would fit horizontally inside) Mixed Use, 26,000.
Also winner of world's best performance venue for the last few years in a row.







Craven Cottage 25,500, due to be increased to 30,000
(and yes, there really is a cottage on the grounds)





Brit Oval Cricket Ground 23,000






The New Den, 20,146





Earls Court Arena Mixed Use 20,000



Ex-Cel Stage Two Mixed Use 20,000





Stadiums under 20,000

Loftus Road 19,148
Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium 15,500
Matchroom Stadium 13,842
Griffin Park 12,763
Wembley Arena 12,500
Stoop Memorial Ground 12,500
Croydon Gateway Arena 12,500
Brisbane Road, 9,270
Borough Sports Ground 7,032
Church Road 6,500
Kingsmeadow 6,299
Underhill 6,200
Victoria Road 6,028
Glyn Hopkin Stadium 6,000
Bayliss Avenue 6,000
Old Deer Park 5,850
War Memorial Sports Ground 5,000
Courage Stadium 5,000
Kingsmeadow 4,720
Honeycroft 3,770
Cricklefield 3,500
C.P. National Sports Centre 3,500
Park View Road 3,500
Hornchurch Stadium 3,500
Wadham Lodge 3,500
Northwood Park 3,075
Elmsmead Stadium 3,070
Oakside 3,000
Vale Farm 3,000
Beveree Stadium 3,000
Keith Tuckey Stadium 3,000
Champion Hill 3,000
King George's Field 2,700
St George's 2,387
QEII Stadium 2,500
The Orchard 2,100
Berkeley Fields 2,000
New River Stadium 2 000
Farm Park 1,500
Alexandra Palace 1 250



Under construction:


White Hart Lane Stadium planned 60,000




Olympic Aquatic Centre 20,000







Olympic Basketball Arena 12,000



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Eton Manor 10,500

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Olympic Handball Arena 6,000




Velodrome 6,000

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Total of built stadia, plus Olympic venues: 1,002,500 ish.

There are also plans for new grounds for West Ham FC in a 50-60,000 stadium, and a Chelsea one to replace Stamford Bridge that will be 60,000.


Consider the list doubled if you were to count those in the London metro.

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Old January 15th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #523
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Great pictures! a great argument for London being the stadium capital of the world. Lord's and the Oval still my favourites
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #524
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it surely has to be london?
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Old January 15th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #525
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china is the real capital of the world in stadium...
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Old January 15th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #526
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Have a go at the following:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/jonesjeffum/stadiumcity
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Old January 16th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #527
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:38 AM   #528
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East Rutherford Stadium : 102,000 Actual Seating Capacity

New York, New York - Stadium Capital of the World

World's Most Expensive Stadium at $1.6 Billion[/B]

no cost was spared

20,000 seats were compromised to install ultra expensive HIGH DEFINITION Massive LED WIDESCREENS (5000 seats for 1 HD LED TV SCREEN x 4)

East Rutherford Stadium - 82,000+ seating capacity

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Comparing this marvel to new webley is a huge insult & a joke.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #529
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I don't think it was ever a competition of most expensive stadia, though. That said, the sheer number of stadiums in London, together, probably cost more than New York anyway.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #530
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Comparing this marvel to new webley is a huge insult & a joke.
Yeah, webley is rubbish! But Wembley is great! Oh, and you should really sort out that issue you have with London stadiums.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #531
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Non-Professional Amateur NCAA Big East Football Stadium - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

New York, New York: Sports, Stadium capital of the world

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I don't think it was ever a competition of most expensive stadia, though. That said, the sheer number of stadiums in London, together, probably cost more than New York anyway.
# of stadia aint gotta do nothing with London. Its the lack of LED HD Widescreens to watch replays & entertain the crowd. New Meadowlands stadium got 4 massive gigantic HD LED widescreens.

Its not just Quantity alone. Its gotta be Quantity + Quality. London is an epic fail at that.

I start adding NYC metropolitan area pro stadium, collage b'ball, college football & high school basketball, baseball stadiums.

NYC will destroy London easily.

NYC is a sports fanatic town. Baseball stadiums alone will beat London easily.

BTW, here is another NYC metropolitan Rutgers Scarlet Knights stadium, Piscataway, NJ.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #532
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I don't think it was ever a competition of most expensive stadia, though. That said, the sheer number of stadiums in London, together, probably cost more than New York anyway.
sweetheart

did you even bother seeing 4 images images I posted of the New Rutherford giants/jets stadium.

dont you notice the quality difference between this state-of-the-art rutherford stadium & that overrated new Wembley tembly zambly whatever it is called.

4 x massive gigantic full HD screens for audience enjoyment.

NYC not just gives you massive size, it also gives you unbeatable Quality of enjoyment at watching sports.

LONDON dont.

Hence NYC the stadium capital of the world.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #533
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Might as well watch it at home on TV, eh?

Quick, come up with another argument!

What's next, padded seats for the big fat American bottoms? Is it that which makes New York the stadium capital of the world? Please...
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Old January 18th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #534
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Stadium capital of the world? LONDON for me, without a doubt. Thanks for the great comprehensive post of "the spliff fairy" in p.27 of this thread.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #535
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New York State V English Midlands

New York State Population - 19,378,102
English Midlands Population - 8,462,293

Major City

Major City - New York
Major City - Birmingham

Population

Population - 8,960,120
Population - 1,010,400

Biggest Stadium

Biggest Stadium - Belmont Park, 90,000
Biggest Stadium - Silverstone, 90,000

Stadiums over 20k in Region.

New York State = 9
English Midlands = 15

Total Capacity of Stadiums in Region over 10k

New York State = 717,749
English Midlands = 757,631

Major Clubs

New York

New York Knicks, New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Red Bull, New York Yankees, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Nets, New York Jets, New York Rangers.

English Midlands

Aston Villa FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Leicester City, Derby City, Leicester Tigers, Notts County, Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire Royals, Nottinghamshire Outlaws, Derbyshire Scorpions, Scunthorpe United, Grimbsy Town, Peterborough United, Northampton Saints, Leciestershire Foxes, Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Northampton Town, Stoke City, Port Vale, Warwickshire Bears, Worcester Wolves, Walsall.

Major Stadiums Per State/County


New York State

Ralph Wilson Stadium 73,967
Yankee Stadium 52,325
Carrier Dome 49,550
Citi Field 41,880
Michie Stadium 39,929
UB Stadium 32,000
Schoellkopf Field 25,597
Arthur Ashe Stadium 22,547

English Midlands

Villa Park 43,275
Pride Park 33,597
Walkers Stadium 32,500
Ricoh Arena 32,000
Molineux 31,700 (U/C - 38,000/50,000)
City Ground 30,602
St Andrews 30,016
Britannia 28,000
Hawthorns 27,200
Edgbaston 25,000
Welford Road 24,000
Vale Park 22,546

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If England had as few sporting teams and franchises as the US teams would be receiving 150,000 fans per game.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #536
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Pyongyang (just thought it was worth mentioning, but in reality it is LONDON, without a doubt)

Rungrado May Day Stadium, biggest stadium in the world, capacity: 150.000


Kim Il-Sung Stadium, capacity: 70.000



Yanggakdo Stadium
, capacity: 30.000


Seosan Stadium, capacity: 25.000


Pyöngyang indoor Arena, capacity: 12.309

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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #537
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How can you claim New York City is the capital when the biggest football stadium in the City is Wien up at Columbia U? The only stadiums I can think of in NYC are:
Yankee (Bronx) [52,325] Baseball; also hosts some Football.
Shea/"Citi" (Queens) [41,800] Baseball
Arthur Ashe (Queens) [22,547] Tennis
Madison Sq. Garden (Manhattan) [19,763] Basketball, Hockey, indoor events.
Wien (Manhattan) [17,000] Football, Athletics
Armstrong (Queens) [10,000] Tennis (part of the same complex as Arthur Ashe)

That's not really a "Capital" of stadiums to me. I'm sure there are cities in the US that have better stadiums, such as Chicago, or even Atlanta.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #538
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New York, New York: Sports / Stadium capital of the world

Arthur Ashe Stadium

-home of US open, most important grand slam of tennis
-worlds largest tennis stadium

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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #539
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3 hrs duration ofextremely competitive american sports is a thing of beauty

Football is played in the heavy rain

Football is played in the heavy snow

Football is played in extremely chilly weather of -10 degrees
By football you mean American football i guess...
Anyway...there are many sports, which are played in rain, snow, etc., but i was talking about the comfort of the spectators.... Actually you were talking about how state-of-the-art the rutherford stadium is, and about the quality it offers for it's spectators. It may be a tough sport, but i don't think spectators appreciate going home wet as dogs (and even paying money for it).
But let's be honest...The rutherford stadium was originally planned with a roof, but the proposals to include that roof failed due to a dispute over funding. So basically we are talking about an unfinished stadium, kind of like a compromise the constructors made in order not to abandon the project. So knowing these facts, how can we call this stadium a state-of-the-art venue? State-of-the-art is the Cowboys Stadium for example, but definitely NOT this one. Roofless stadiums were built in the 20's, not in the 21st Century. Especially not in a place, where it rains more than in London! And this makes that price-tag look even more ridiculous. You don't have to spend 1,2 billions to get 80.000 people wet. You can do it for free in a park or something...
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #540
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Outdated!
2011 US OPEN... Countless matches canceled due to rain.
It would never happen in Melbourne, thanks to the state-of-the-art arenas, with retractable roofs. Even Wembley has a roof now.
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