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Grandiose dreams: Designed to resemble the unfurling petals of a magnolia flower, or a parachute that has just settled on the ground, the Rungrado May Day Stadium is said to be the largest in the world, with a capacity of 114,000. Built in 1989 - after the 1988 Seoul Olympics - it was used for Arirang Mass Games performances for years, and reopened in 2015 after a two-year renovation which saw a new football pitch and running track installed, along with ancillary rooms for training and press conferences – together with the optimistic addition of the FIFA and Olympic logos. Photo: Oliver Wainwright

July 11, 2018 4:42 PM (UTC+8)