There are many gigantic football stadiums in the world, but that list would not incorporate many stadiums that are home for elite European Football clubs. European clubs have huge fan following and most of their games have massive attendance of passionate supporters playing the role of the 12th player through their chants. So, here we have compiled a list of 10 largest Football Stadiums in Europe to value the European fans in particular. Here’re these massive stadiums!
1. Camp Nou
One of the largest football stadium in the world, the largest in Europe and the home of leading football club Barcelona has the capacity of 99,354 individuals. Originally named ‘Estadi del FC Barcelona’, this football stadium took 3 years to get completed and host the big events. There are many historical events that took place in this historical football stadium including 1982 World Cup semifinal, two UEFA Champions League finals 1989 and 1999, and all football matches of 1992 Summer Olympics.
2. Wembley Stadium
The new Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in the whole Europe and it is the largest football stadium in the United Kingdom. Wembley Stadium, the home of England national football team is located in London, England and it has the capacity of 90,000 football spectators. It hosts the FA Cup Final and all the matches of England national football team at their home. In addition, the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Final and the Gold medal matches at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament were also hosted in Wembley Stadium. Plus, both of the semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020 are scheduled to be played in this stadium.
3. Signal Iduna Park
The home of Borussia Dortmund ‘Signal Iduna Park’ aka ‘Westfalenstadion’ is located in Dortmund, Germany. It has the league capacity of 81,359 individuals which makes it the largest football stadium in Germany. It is one of the most famous stadiums in Europe and it has also been elected as the best football stadium by The Times just because if its amazing atmosphere. This massive stadium has hosted many matched of the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup, along with the 2001 UEFA Cup Final. In addition, it also hosts several matches of elite European clubs in different tournaments.
4. Stade de France
Stade de France is the national stadium of France and the home of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Football Club. It has the seating capacity of 81,338 spectators and was originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but there are several other major events that have taken place in this stadium. Apart from hosting matches for 1998 FIFA World Cup, this category four stadium, according to UEFA, has also hosted the UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006.
5. Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is one of the most prestigious football stadiums and it is the home of Real Madrid. It is all-seater stadium with the capacity of 81,044 spectators. This historical football stadium has hosted the European Cup final on four occasions. It includes European Cup final in 1957, 1969, 1980 and the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010. Plus, the 1964 European Nations' Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup were also hosted in Bernabéu.
6. San Siro
San Siro is the largest football stadium in Italy and one of the largest in Europe with the capacity of 80,018 spectators. It is the home of two famous Italian football clubs, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. It is a category four stadium according to UEFA. It has hosted six games at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and three European Cup finals in 1965, 1970 and 2001. Plus the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final will also held in San Siro.
7. Luzhniki Stadium
Luzhniki Stadium is the home of Russian national football team and it has the seating capacity of 78,360 spectators. It is one of the few European stadiums that have the FIFA-approved FieldTurf pitch. In 1982 during a match of UEFA Cup, there was a huge mishap occurred in this stadium in which 66 people died. However, this stadium also has the privilege to host 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, along with other football events.
8. Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadi
Atatürk Olympic Stadium is the largest football stadium in Turkey and it has the capacity of 76,092 spectators. It is the home of Turkey national football team and it is granted ‘5-star sports complex’ by UEFA in 2004. Apart from hosting several UEFA champions leagues matches, this stadium has also hosted the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final between Milan and Liverpool.
9. Old Trafford
The home of Manchester United, Old Trafford, is the second largest football stadium and the largest club stadium of any football team in United Kingdom. It has the capacity of 75,635 spectators and it is titled ‘The Theatre of Dreams’. This football stadium has hosted England fixtures, FA Cup semi-finals, matches at the 1966 World Cup and Euro 96 and the 2003 Champions League Final.
10. Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena is widely known as the first stadium with the color changing exterior and it really is beautiful, especially in the night. It is located in Munich, Bavaria, Germany and has the capacity of 75,024 spectators. It is also the home of two elite German football clubs which are Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 München. In addition, it is also the home of Germany national football team. The arena has hosted matches for 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final.
So, these are the 10 largest Football stadiums in Europe and homes for several remarkable football teams in the world. Do let us know about your favorite football stadium in Europe in the comments section below!