In 2016, FC Cincinnati drew an average home attendance of 17,000 in their first domestic league season. They played all 15 home games at the 33,000-capacity Nippert Stadium. FC Cincinnati became the first third level football club from the United States with a home attendance above 30,000. In 2018, it was announced that FC Cincinnati will become a Major League Soccer club. Within a few months, the construction of the new home of FC Cincinnati will begin. The stadium will have a capacity of 25,000 and it is planned to open in 2021. The estimated costs of the stadium are $212 million, with the majority of funding coming from FC Cincinnati and its ownership group.
Extra stadium info – Fiserv Forum
The construction costs of the arena were $524 million. The men’s basketball team of the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Milwaukee Bucks use the arena for home games. The Bucks won the prestigious NBA championship in 1971 for the first time in their history. They won their inaugural game at the Fiserv Forum against the Chicago Bulls 116-82.
* Capital: Dodoma
* GDP per capita: $1,000
* Population: 58 million
Sports clubs with at least 500,000 followers on their main social media page
|Azam||Dar es Salaam||500,000 – <1 million||Football|
* Capital: Addis Ababa
* GDP per capita: $900
* Population: 107 million
Sports clubs with an average home league attendance of at least 20,000
|St. George||Addis Ababa||20,000||Football|
* Address: 500 Avenue de Vanières, Montpellier
* Country: France
* Capacity: 15,000
* Opened: 1928
* Main use: Rugby union
* Tenants: MHR (rugby union)
Extra stadium info – GGL Stadium
The stadium is also known as a venue for football and rugby league. Tenants Montpellier Hérault Rugby, one of the first French rugby union clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page, were founded in 1986. They are among the first sports clubs from France with a value of $10 million.
The Italian football side Venezia FC have serious plans for a new stadium. Their current home is located in one of the least accessible parts of the city of Venice. If built, the new stadium would be located close to an airport, a highway and a railway station. The estimated costs of the venue would be €185 million and it would have a capacity of 18,000 when it opens. The detailed stadium design should be ready in 2019 and groundbreaking could be possible in 2021. Two years later, the stadium could be ready.
* Address: Lucknow
* Country: India
* Capacity: 50,000
* Opened: 2017
* Main use: Cricket
Extra stadium info – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium
The stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in India.
* Address: Semnan
* Country: Iran
* Capacity: 15,000
* Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Velayat Stadium
The Velayat Stadium is also sometimes used for athletics.
* Address: Bangkok
* Country: Thailand
* Capacity: 12,000
* Opened: 2015
* Main use: Futsal
Extra stadium info – Bangkok Arena
The arena is among the main sports venues in Bangkok. It is used for several events, like badminton, futsal and table tennis.
* Address: Washington
* Country: United States
* Capacity: 20,000
* Opened: 9 July 2018
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: DC United (football)
Extra stadium info – Audi Field
The construction of the venue started in 2017. Tenants DC United, one of the first football clubs from the United States with 100,000 followers on their main social media page, were founded in 1996. In 1998, they won the North American championship for football clubs for the first time in their history. In 2018, DC United signed the English football star Wayne Rooney, one of the first football players with 10 million followers on his main social media page. Rooney played numerous matches for Everton Football Club, Manchester United Football Club and the national football team of England before he joined DC United. He won the FIFA Club World Cup with Manchester United in 2008. In July 2018, the Audi Field hosted its first Major League Soccer match. DC United won the game against the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1. 20,000 people attended the match.