Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
The Arirang Festival of gymnastic and artistic performance was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest gymnastic show with 100,090 participants at the Rungrado May Day Stadium in 2007.
North Korea’s Rungrado May Day Stadium claims the stadium encompasses a capacity of 150,000 people, but the actual capacity is beneath 114,000, ranks first on the list of biggest stadiums by capacity in the world, a total floor range of over 2.2 million square feet over eight storeys, and the flaps of its rooftop at more than 60 m from the ground. The multi-purpose facility in Pyongyang was inaugurated in May 1989. Even though it has held several soccer and athletics competitions, it is possibly best known as the place of the Arirang Festival, a colossal gymnastics and artistic performance that can include more than 100,000 participants. It hosts events on the main pitch lying across over 22,500 sq. Mt.
The famous design of the May Day Stadium which resembles a blossom is made up of 16 arches arranged in a ring. The top of the roof comes to more than 197 ft from the ground.
In 1995, Collision in Korea event was held in the Stadium over a period of two days on April 28 and 29 with an attendance of 150,000 and 190,000 according to local specialists. That was together produced by World Championship Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
After the 1988 Summer Olympics had been granted to Seoul, North Korea multiplied its efforts to display itself as the legitimate Korean state. As part of these efforts, in 1989, Korea successfully offered to organize the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students in Pyongyang. Enormous development ventures were started in the arrangement for the celebration, one of which was the Rungrado May Day Stadium. After completion, it was the biggest stadium ever constructed in Asia.
The Stadium hosted six group stage matches of 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification in July 2017.
In September 2018, South-Korea's President Moon Jae-in gave a speech about unification, peace, and cooperation with Chairman Kim Jong-un to 150,000 North Korean onlookers in the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.
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