10 Largest Stadiums In Europe

I previously posted the list of the 10 largest stadiums in the world. Surprisingly, not a single European stadium made the list, and I only mentioned Camp Nou in Barcelona as the 11th largest in the world. So I think it’s now time for a list of the largest European stadiums, some of which were already mentioned as the best locations to watch a football match in the continent.

1. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – 99,354 spectators. The Camp Nou is the largest stadium in the continent. It’s a football stadium, home to F.C Barcelona. Despite its name, Camp Nou (Catalan for New Field) is not that new: it opened in 1957, expanded in 1982, and most recently renovated in 2008. The stadium is definitely one of the most famous stadiums in the world, and If you’re in Barcelona, one of the best attractions in the city is watching a football match of F.C Barcelona in their home stadium

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Camp Nou, Barcelona

2. Wembley Stadium, London, England – 90,000 spectators. Not that far behind Camp Nou, the beautiful Wembley stadium in London is the second largest in Europe and the largest in the United Kingdom, with a capacity of 90,000 spectators. The stadium was opened in 2007 and holds football games, rugby games and even concerts

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Largest Stadiums In Europe: Wembley Stadium, London

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Wembley Stadium, London (source: Jbmg40)

3. Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland – 82,300 spectators. Built in 1884 and renovated in 2004, the Croke Park stadium in Dublin is owned by the Gaelic Athletic Association and holds primarily Gaelic games, the most important events being the annual finals of Gaelic football and hurling. Croke Park is the largest stadium in Europe not used for football

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Croke Park, Dublin

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Croke Park, Dublin

4. Twickenham Stadium, London – 82,000 spectators. We’re back in London, this time for Twickenham Stadium – only the 4th largest stadium in Europe but the world’s largest stadium devoted to Rugby

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Twickenham Stadium, London

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Twickenham Stadium, London (source: Pete Baugh (flickr via wiki))

5. Stade de France, Paris, France – 81,338 spectators. Construction for the stadium began in 1995 and was completed in 1998, in time to host the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. The stadium is used for football, rugby, concerts, and various other sports fields. As of today (2015), the Stade de France is the only stadium in the world that have hosted both a Football World Cup final and a Rugby World Cup final. The only regular tenants of the stadium are the France national football team and the France national rugby union team

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Stade de France, Paris

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Stade de France, Paris (source: Liondartois)

 

6. Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain – 81,044 spectators. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium in the Spanish capital was built in the years 1944-1947, but was expanded and renovated many times over the years. From the beginning, the tenants of this epic stadium were Real Madrid C.F and the Spain national football team. Watching a football game in the Santiago Bernabéu is one of the best attractions in Madrid, and the stadium along with its home team are one of the best choices for watching a football game

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (source: uggboy)

7. Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – 81,000 spectators. The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow opened in 1956, and was known as the Central Lenin Stadium till 1992. The stadium is home to the Russia national football team. The record attendance to the stadium is 102,538 spectators, at the USSR–Italy football game on October 13, 1963

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

 

8. Westfalenstadion (Signal Iduna Park), Dortmund, Germany – 80,667 spectators. The Westfalenstadion opened in 1974 and since been home to Borussia Dortmund football team. The home team is known for its wonderful supporters which always fill the stadium and push the team forward throughout the game. If you get the chance, don’t  miss a visit to the stadium to watch Borussia Dortmund in action

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Westfalenstadion (Signal Iduna Park), Dortmund

Largest Stadiums In Europe: Westfalenstadion (Signal Iduna Park), Dortmund (source: Markus Unger)

9. San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza Stadium), Milan – 80,018 spectators. The San Siro was built from 1925 till 1926. It has been the home stadium for A.C Milan since 1926, and the home stadium for Inter Milan since 1947. The stadium is known as one of the best in Europe because of the proximity of the stands to the field. Watching a game at the San Siro is always a great experience (and one of the best attractions in Milan), but it’s even better if you happen to catch the Milan Derby between A.C Milan and Inter, or as it’s called in Italy: Derby della Madonnina

Largest Stadiums In Europe: San Siro, Milan

Largest Stadiums In Europe: San Siro, Milan (source: oscar federico bodini)

Largest Stadiums In Europe: San Siro, Milan

Largest Stadiums In Europe: San Siro, Milan

 

Next on the list should be the London Olympic Stadium, with 80,000 spectators, built between 2008 and 2011 for the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, the stadium is currently undergoing renovations at the end of which it will only have the capacity of 54,000 and be the home stadium for West Ham United Football Club

10. Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey – 76,092 spectators. Built in the years 1997–2002, Atatürk stadium is a football stadium, home to the Turkey national football team, as well as the teams İstanbul BB, Galatasaray S.K and Beşiktaş J.K

Largest Stadiums In Europe

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