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         Rungrado 1st of May Stadium

FULL name ---The  Rungrado  1st  of May Stadium Pyongyang

Loaction----Rungra  Island, Pyongyang, Korea North

Coordinates---39°2′58″N 125°46′31″E

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, also known as the May Day Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Rungra Island, Pyongyang, North Korea which was opened on 1 May 1989 . Its first major event was the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. It is the largest stadium in the world, with a total capacity of approximately 114,000. The site occupies an area of 20.7 hectares (51 acres)

Feid Size      114,000 Main  pitch  22,500  m2 (242,000  sq  ft) Total  floor  space  over  207,000  m2 (2,230,000  sq  f

Surface   Artificial  turf [1]

Opened   1 may 1989

Tenants North  Korea  national  football  team North  Korea  women's  national  football  team April  25  Sports  Club

          It is currently used for few football  matches, a athletics  events, but most often for the mass games  of the Arirang Festival. Officially by North Korean claims the stadium supposedly has a capacity of 150,000 people, but the real capacity is under 114,000. Even with the lower actual capacity ranks, the stadium still ranks first on the list of largest stadiums by capacity in the world.

                    Its scalloped roof features 16 arches arranged in a ring, and resembles a magnolia  blossom. It hosts events on a main pitch covering 22,500 m2 (242,000 sq ft). Its total floor space is over 207,000 m2  (2,230,000 sq ft) across eight storeys, and the lobes of its roof peak at more than 60 m (200 ft) from the ground.


After the 1988 Summer Olympics  had been awarded to Seoul, North Korea doubled down its efforts to present itself as the legitimate Korean state. As part of these efforts, it successfully bid to organize the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students  in Pyongyang in 1989. Massive construction projects were initiated in preparation for the festival, one of which was the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium. At the time of completion it was largest stadium ever built in (Asia)

 It took place over a period of two days on April 28 and 29, 1995 at the stadium and had an attendance of 150,000 and 190,000 according to local authorities. It did not air in North America until August 4, 1995. American wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer has claimed that the actual combined attendance for the two-day-event was somewhere around 160,000 total.

Notable events/__
Opening and closing ceremonies of the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students  in 1989 Collision in Korea  professional wrestling event in 1995 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeong

Annual  events /___
Arirang Festival Pyongyang Marathon

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