Are you a fan of football? Well, if you are, then you must know about the largest stadiums in the world! No? Maybe the largest stadiums in Europe, at least? It’s okay if you don’t know about the stadiums. It’s all about the game anyways. But if you are interested to know the names of some of the largest stadiums in Europe, stick with me.
However, there are many stadiums in Europe, but we will talk about some of them and see why those are the largest stadiums!
1. Camp Nou Barcelona, Spain Largest Stadiums
First, we have this stadium, named Camp Nou, located in Barcelona, Spain. The meaning of the name is “New field”. It was first opened in 1957 and has been a club for FC Barcelona since then. It has a capacity of 99,345 seats. This is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe!
Camp Nou has hosted two European Cup Winners’ Cup Finals.
2. Wembley Stadium London, England
This stadium comes after Camp Nou due to its seating capacity. It has 90,000 seating capacity, and Wembley is located in the city of London. It inaugurated in 2007.
It hosts the annual league Cup finals, FA cup final, and community shield. It is also a standard playing venue for the English national team and the second-largest stadium in Europe after Camp Nou.
3. Signal Iduna Park Dortmund, Germany
It was called Westfalenstadion before 2005, located in Dortmund, Germany. However, it is officially called Signal Iduna Park now. It is Germany’s largest stadium in Europe right now. It has a capacity of 81,359 seats, and it was opened in 1974. The stadium hosted matches in 1974, the UEFA cup final in 2001, and FIFA world cups in 2006. It is home to Borussia Dortmund.
4. Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
This stadium started in 1947 in Madrid, Spain, and has a capacity of 81,044. Estadio Santiago has been home to Real Madrid CF since 1947. It hosted the 1964 European Nations’ Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup. This stadium’s name is after a footballer and a former Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabeu. It is one of the most famous football venues.
5. Luzhniki Largest Stadiums Moscow, Russia
It’s located in Moscow, Russia’s capital. Luzhniki is the national stadium of Russia. With a capacity of 81,006. Initially, it was called Central Lenin Stadium. Luzhniki is the largest stadium in Russia. Its name came from flood meadows in the Moskva River where the stadium is present.
6. San Siro Milan, Italy Largest Stadiums
Another largest stadium in Europe is San Siro, officially known as Stadio Giuseppe Piazza. Because it is located in Milan’s district San Siro that’s why it’s called San Siro. It is the home of AC Milan and FC Internazionale. San Siro has a capacity of 80,081.
7. Stade De France Paris, France
Here comes the national stadium of France located in the north of Paris. It is the seventh-largest stadium in Europe due to its seating capacity of 80,698. This stadium started in 1998 and built to serve as a centerpiece of the 1998 World Cup.
8. Ataturk Olympic Stadium İstanbul, Turkey 76,092
Located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest stadium in the country, with a capacity of 76,092. It opened in 2000. UEFA in 2004 granted the title of “5-star sports complex”, and its name is after the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. Moreover, it was enabling to host UEFA final events.
These are some of the largest stadiums in Europe and the list doesn’t end here. There are many other stadiums that I did not mention here. So if you are a true football fan you may want to attend a FIFA final in one of them!
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