Rungnado May Day Stadium

Pyongyang, North Korea

May Day Stadium
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The Rŭngnado May First Stadium, or May Day Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium, completed on May 1, 1989. Its name comes from Rungnado Islet in the Taedong River, upon which it is situated, and May Day, the international labor day.

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Rungnado May Day Stadium

Rungnado May Day Stadium Categories

  • Entertainment Venues

    While May Day Stadium is used for sporting events, it is most famous as the site of massive performances and shows celebrating Kim Il-sung and the North Korean nation.
  • Man-Made

    The May Day Stadium was built for sporting events and other celebrations and opened on May 1, 1989. The scalloped roof of the stadium features 16 arches arranged in a ring, and it is said to resemble a magnolia blossom.
  • Sports Venues

    It is currently used for football (soccer) matches, a few athletics matches, but most often for Arirang performances (also known as the Mass Games).
  • Superlatives

    The May Day Stadium can seat 150,000 people, which is the largest stadium capacity in the world and the world's 12th largest sporting venue. It's field is over 22,500 m² (242,200 ft²).


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