The Most Famous Stadiums in Europe.
A stadium is an iconic feature which represents a football team in modern sport. Most European teams put significant investment into their football stadiums. Check out some of the major European stadiums currently.
This is the home of La Liga giants Barcelona. Camp Nou is Europe’s largest football stadium as regards seating capacity (99354). It has been Barca’s official home since it was opened on 24 September 1957. The stadium was officially named ‘Camp Nou’ meaning ‘new ground’. In the 1998/99 season, UEFA awarded Camp Nou a five-star status due to its services and facilities. Barca has won 15 matches here this season helping them clinch La Liga title.
The Bernabeu is home to the Spanish powerhouse club Real Madrid. It was opened in 1947 and has a capacity of 81044. The stadium has hosted world-famous competitions such as the UEFA European Championship, FIFA World Cup final and a Copa Libertadores final. The Los Blancos have so far won 13 matches at the Bernabeu this season.
Old Trafford is a stadium hosting Premier League side Manchester United. The stadium is England’s largest club venue with a capacity of about 76000 and is also known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, a nickname given by Bobby Charlton. It was first opened in 1910 and later renovated in 2006. The stadium hosted the 1966 World Cup and the 2003 Champions League Final. The Premier League side has won 10 at home matches this season.
The Allianz Arena is home to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. It was opened in 2005 and is also home to 1860 Munich. It has a seating capacity of 75000. It is the first stadium with a colour changing exterior. The stadium hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Champions League final. It is nicknamed ‘Schlauchboot’ and is the second largest in Germany. This season Bayern have won 12 matches at home so far.