What was the maximum capacity of the Colosseum in Rome?

2,000 - 5,000 spectators
5,000 - 10,000 spectators
10,000 - 20,000 spectators
50,000 - 80,000 spectators
The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000. It was similar in capacity to the largest of modern football stadiums.
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2,000 - 5,000 spectators
5,000 - 10,000 spectators
10,000 - 20,000 spectators
50,000 - 80,000 spectators
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flagAustralia
2%
2%
13%
79%
43
flagNew Zealand
5%
16%
5%
72%
18
flagthe Netherlands
3%
10%
14%
71%
28
flagGreece
4%
9%
19%
66%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
10%
23%
60%
196
flagGermany
3%
15%
24%
56%
339
flagAustria
3%
12%
26%
55%
65
flagFrance
5%
5%
33%
55%
18
flagPoland
4%
15%
29%
50%
18126
flagItaly
3%
11%
31%
50%
51
flagthe United States
5%
16%
27%
48%
256
flagIndia
8%
11%
31%
47%
61
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
20%
28%
44%
25
flagUnknown
12%
12%
33%
41%
24
flagUkraine
10%
25%
24%
38%
229
flagKazakhstan
7%
15%
42%
34%
26
flagCanada
11%
17%
32%
32%
34
flagSwitzerland
2%
35%
29%
32%
34
flagRussia
11%
21%
32%
31%
271
flagBelarus
8%
25%
33%
27%
36