Europe is one of the seven continents in the world, it is known for hosting lots of sporting events like football matches frequently.
Stadiums are the places where these football matches take place and they have a tiered structure that allows spectators to stand or sit to view the event.
The Biggest football stadiums in Europe are:
10.Allianz Arena (Germany) –
The tenth biggest stadium in Europe is situated in Germany with a 75,000 seating capacity. It has inflated ETFE plastic panels at the exterior which it is known for.
It is the first stadium in the world with a full-color changing exterior. The roof of the Allianz Arena consists of 2,874 air cushions and has a total surface area of 64,000 square meters. It is the home grounds for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
9.Old Trafford (England) –
Old Trafford is the ninth biggest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 75,811 seats, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom and is the world-famous home of Manchester United. The Old Trafford’s pitch of play is a pure grass surface.
8.Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium (Turkey) –
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium located at İkitelli, a district in the western outskirts of Istanbul. It is the largest-capacity stadium in Turkey. The stadium is named after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. It is the home ground for Turkey National team and the Union of European Football Association has announced that the 2020 champions league final would be played in this stadium. It has a seating capacity of 76,092.
7.Stade de France (France) –
This stadium is the National Stadium of France located in northern Paris in the community of Saint-Denis. Stade de France has a seating capacity of 80,000 making it the seventh-largest stadium in Europe. The stadium is the home of France’s national team and also French rugby union team.
6.San Siro (Italy) –
The San Siro stadium originally opened in 1926 and has undergone a number of renovations over the years. It is the home of AC Milan and Inter Milan. It has a seating capacity of 80,018 making it the sixth-largest stadiums in Europe, and the largest in Italy.
San Siro is a UEFA category four stadium. The stadium will host the opening ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympics of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
5.Luzhniki Stadium (Russia) –
Luzhniki stadium which is located in Moscow is Russia’s national stadium. The stadium has a total seating capacity of 81,006 making it the fifth largest stadium in Europe and the largest in Russia.
4.Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Spain)
Ever since completion in 1947, Santiago Bernabeu has been the home grounds of Spanish giants Real Madrid. It has a seating capacity of 81,044 and it’s the second-largest stadium in Spain and the fourth in Europe.
The Real Madrid stadium is one of the world’s most famous football venues. It has hosted the final of the UEFA Champions League on four occasions in 1957, 1969, 1980, 2010. It has also hosted the finals of the 1964 European cup and 1982 FIFA World Cup making it the first stadium in Europe to host both a UEFA Euro final and a FIFA World Cup final.
3.Signal Iduna Park (Germany) –
Signal Iduna Park formerly named Westfalenstadion is a football stadium located at North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which is the home of Borussia Dortmund. It was officially called Signal Iduna Park for sponsorship reasons, the name was derived from the former Prussian province of Westphalia. It has a seating capacity of 81,359. It is Germany’s largest stadium and the third-largest European club home after Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu.
The stadium hosted matches in the 1974 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. It also hosted the 2001 UEFA Cup Final.
2.Wembley Stadium (England) –
The Stadium of the English National team is located in London, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium after demolished from 2002 to 2003. Its official opening came in time for the 2007 FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United. Every year, it hosts the FA Cup semi-finals and final, as well as the League Cup final and the FA Community Shield match. The stadium was temporarily the home of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur between August 2017 and March 2019 while White Hart Lane was being demolished and their new stadium was constructed.
It has a seating capacity of 90,000, With 90,000 seats, it is the largest football stadium in the UK. It is owned by the governing body of English football, the Football Association(FA).
1.Camp Nou (Spain) –
Camp Nou has been the home of FC Barcelona since the 24th of September 1957. Since then it has also hosted the home matches of the Spanish national team and in 1992 it was one of the stadiums used when Spain hosted the Summer Olympics.
The ground has hosted two Champions League finals and one of the semi-final matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. The current capacity is 99,354.