Stadia in general require a lot of hard work, planning, and finances to build. There are a lot of challenges in making a stadium to take the shape as visualized and indoor stadia in particular need a lot of skill and precision to complete. Here, we shall look at the top indoor stadia in the world.
The Philippine Arena
The Philippine Arena is the largest multipurpose indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 55,000. Having an area of a massive 400 acres in the Bocaue Philippines, the arena is owned by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) institution. The construction began in August 2011 by the Hanwha Engineering. This was completed in May 2014 at the cost of 213 million dollars.
The arena has 4 floors, standing 65 meters tall. The arena has been featured in Discovery Channel and is one of very few that have done so. It is one of the safe structures against typhoons and earthquakes in the Philippines, as the country is prone to such. The Arena was also awarded the title of the best sports project in Asia in 2013 by the World Finance and in 2014 Guinness World Records recognized the arena as the largest multipurpose indoor theater.
AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium in Texas. The facility, owned by the city of Arlington, can also be used for a variety of activities such as concerts, basketball games, soccer, college and high school football contests. The stadium is widely referred to as Jerry World. The stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 people, but can be reconfigured to hold around 100,000 seats.
Paris La Défense Arena
Paris La Défense Arena (originally known as the U Arena) is a multi-use domed stadium in the western suburb of Paris. Opened in October 2017, it was developed by Racing 92, a rugby club, and replaced Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir as their home field.
The venue has three configurations. In the rugby configuration, it has a nominal seating of 30,681. For programs, it is able to seat 40,000. Finally, a movable stand allows it to also be used for a variety of indoor sports, at various capacities, with a capacity of as low as 5,000 being possible. It also has a club shop, a brewery and a restaurant.