Top 10 European Football Stadiums

Camp Nou

If you’re a football fan, this one’s for you. While many people plan their vacation around a big game, to watch their favorite team in action, there are some fans so avid, that just reveling in the stadium’s glory is enough for them.

You can use this list to plan a long, systematic tour of all of Europe’s top football stadiums, or choose one from the list and have enough vacation ideas to last for years!

1. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Home to FC Barcelona and Europe’s largest football stadium with an astonishing 99,000 seats, Camp Nou is renowned for its electric atmosphere full of passion (and passionate fans).

2. Wembley Stadium, London, England

The UK’s iconic stadium, and home to the England National Football Team, the New Wembley is Europe’s largest covered stadium holding up to 90,000 fans. In addition to football it also hosts some pretty awesome concerts in between.

3. Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany

Home of BV Borussia Dortmund, this is considered Europe’s loudest stadium, probably in no small part thanks to the 24,000-plus standing terrace.

4. Old Trafford, Manchester, England

While it’s incredibly hard to get tickets to a Manchester United game, it’s well worth a tour of the stadium (especially of the players’ tunnel) if you’re in the area.

5. Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

With an exterior more like a spacecraft than a stadium this football gem has a distinct feature, a façade that can be lit in three different colors– red for Bayern Munich, blue for 1860 Munich, and white for the German National Team.

6. San Siro (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza), Milan, Italy

7. Santiago Bernebeu, Madrid, Spain

8. Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

9. Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

10. Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Upcoming Events Across Europe

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