Top 20 Biggest Football Stadiums in Europe

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 | 0

World of football is in to its brightest era and its getting better and bigger with every passing year and every passing tournament, clubs around the world and in Europe are getting more money invested in the infrastructure in and around the club stadiums making them bigger and beautiful and here is the top 10 biggest/Largest Football stadiums in the world.

#1. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Club: FC Barcelona | Opening: 1957 | Capacity: 99,354 seats
Camp Nou was built around 1957 and first official match was played in the same year between players from Poland and Catalunya. The stadium is located on the east of Barcelona.

Nou Camp biggest Stadium


#2. Wembley, London, UK – Capacity – 90,000

Club: England National Side | Opening: 2007 | Capacity: 90,000 seats
Wembley Stadium is located in heart of London, and it is home to England National side matches as well as the FA Cup finals and League Cup final. It is the 2nd Largets stadium in Europe, was rebuilt and opened back in 2007.

Europe Largest Stadium Wembley


#3. Santiago Bernabue, Madrid, Spain
Club: Real Madrid | Opened: 1947 | Capacity: 85,454 seats
Real Madrid play there home matches in historical Santiago Bernabue, and this is the 2nd biggest stadium in Spain was opened back in 1947 and it is named after the great Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabue.


#4. Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany – Capacity – 80,720
Club: Borussia Dortmund | Opened: 1974 | Capacity: 80,720

One of the Germany’s biggest stadium and 4th in the list of Europe largets stadium Signal Iduna Park was build in 1974 and Borussia Dortmund play their matches here, before 2005 it was called Westfalenstadion


#5. San Siro, Milan, Italy – Capacity – 80,018
Clubs: AC Milan & Inter Milan | Opened: 1926 | Capacity: 80,018 seats

Two Milan clubs play their home matches here with Inter Milan and AC milan calling it home, it was build back in 1926 with efforts of than AC Milan president Piero Pirelli.


#6. Stade de France, Paris, France – Capacity – 80,000
Club: French National Side | Opened: 1998 | Capacity: 80,000 seats

The stadium was build for the purpose of FIFA World Cup 1998 and since than it is used by France National side for the home matches.


#7. Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – Capacity – 78,300
Club: Spartak Moscow | Opened: 1956 | Capacity: 78,360 seats

Another iconic stadium and it is locaed in Moscow, Russia and was build back in 1956 and now Spartak Moscow play their home matches in this stadium. It also hosted the opening and Closing ceremonies of 1980 Olympics.


#8. Old Trafford, Manchester, UK – Capacity – 75,811
Club: Manchester United | Opened: 1910 | Capacity: 75,811 seats

Manchester United the biggest club in the world plays their home matches at Old Trafford, a stadium which was build back in 1910 and since than it has been home to Manchester United.
Old Trafford, Manchester Stadium capacity


#9. Atatürk Olimpiyat, Istanbul, Turkey – Capacity – 75,145
Club: Istanbul BBSK | Opened: 2002 | Capacity: 75,145 seats

Named after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and was opened for the matches in 2002 and the home team is Istanbul BBSK, this stadium is the biggest in Turkey.


#10. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales – Capacity – 74,500
Club: Wales National Side | Opened: 1999 | Capacity: 74,500 seats.

This is third biggest stadium in United Kingdom and it was build for 1999 Rugby World Cup, but now Wales National football team and the rugby sides play in this stadium.


Thats not it yet, here is the list of Top 20 largets Stadiums in the world, these are statistics taken from official sources of the stadium authorities, from either their website or trusted sources online. According to the seating capacity camp nou is the biggest stadium around Europe, while Wembley in London comes in close 2nd with 90K seating capacity.

Four stadium in United Kingdom makes the list of top 20 while 2 from Spain and 4 from Germany makes the list of Top 20 largest football stadium around Europe. Germany historicaly had the highest percentage of attendance during Bundesliga season if we compare it to other countries we will taking a look at the highest attended football stadiums later.

  City  Attendance
1 Camp Nou Barcelona, Spain 98,772
2 Wembley Stadium London, England 90,000
3 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain 85,500
4 Signal Iduna Park Dortmund, Germany 80,700
5 San Siro Milan, Italy 80,000
6 Stade de France Paris, France 80,000
7 Luzhniki Stadium Moscow, Russia 78,300 
8 Old Trafford
Manchester, England  75,811 
9 Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadi
Istanbul, Turkey  75,145 
10 Millennium Stadium
Cardiff, Wales 74,500
11 Olympiastadion
Berlin, Germany  74,064
12 Stadio Olimpico
Rome, Italy 72,698 
13 Allianz Arena
Munich, Germany 71,000 
14 NSC Olimpiyskiy
Kiev, Ukraine  70,050 
15 Athens Olympic Stadium
Athens, Greece  69,618 
16 Estádio da Luz
Lisbon, Portugal 64,400 
17 Veltins Arena
Gelsenkirchen, Germany 61,637
18 Celtic Park
Glasgow, Scotland  60,500
19 Mercedez-Benz Arena
Stuttgart, Germany  60,441 
20 Emirates Stadium
London, England 60,361 


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