The game of football is at its peak and its getting better and better with time. Football clubs around the globe especially in Europe are investing heavily in infrastructure in order to make it better and more beautiful. Fans of football are increasing day-by-day and to accommodate maximum number of spectators bigger stadiums are being built around the world. Below is the list of largest European stadiums according to their capacity.
1. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Club: FC Barcelona | Capacity: 99,354 seats
This stadium was built in 1957 and then was expanded in 1982. The capacity of the stadium is 99,786. The highest number of spectators was recorded in 1986 during a match between Juventus and Barcelona that was 120,000 spectators.
2. Wembley, London, UK
Club: England National Side | Capacity: 90,000 seats
Wembley Stadium, the self-proclaimed “Home of Football” and is at the second position after Camp Nou stadium. Wembley Stadium is located in London, and it is home to England National Team games as well as other European football competitions.The capacity of the stadium is 90,000.
3. Estadio Santiago Bernabue, Madrid, Spain
Club: Real Madrid | Capacity: 85,454 seats
Real Madrid play their home matches at this stadium and its also the second largest stadi in spain which had opened in 1947. This stadium is named after the Real Madrid’s President Santiago Bernabue. It holds the 3rd position on our list.
4. Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Club: Borussia Dortmund | Capacity: 80,720
It is one of the Germany’s largest stadium with a sitting capacity of 80,720. It has 4th position in the list of Europe largest stadiums. Signal Iduna Park was build in 1974 and before 2005 it was called Westfalenstadion.
5. San Siro, Milan, Italy – Capacity – 80,018
Clubs: AC Milan & Inter Milan | Capacity: 80,018 seats
Two major clubs including AC Milan & Inter Milan play their matches at this home ground. It was built in 1926 and holds the capacity of 80,018 spectators.
6. Stade de France, Paris, France – Capacity – 80,000
Club: French National Side | Capacity: 80,000 seats
This stadium was bulit for a speciall purpose which was to organize FIFA World Cup 1998. After that it is being used by the France National team for their matches.
7. Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – Capacity – 78,300
Club: Spartak Moscow | Capacity: 78,360 seats
This historical stadium is located in Moscow, Russia. Built in 1956 Luzhniki Stadium hosts the home matches of Spartak Moscow.
8. Old Trafford, Manchester, UK – Capacity – 75,811
Club: Manchester United | Capacity: 75,811 seats
Since its Opening in 1910 this club has been the place for home matches of the biggest club Manchester United. The stadium has the capacity of 75,811 seats.
9. Atatürk Olimpiyat, Istanbul, Turkey
Club: Istanbul BBSK | Capacity: 75,145 seats
This club opened in 2002 and it is named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. This is the biggest stadium in Turkey which is used by Istanbul BBSK.
10. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Club: Wales National Side | Capacity: 74,500 seats
Built in 1999 for the Rugby World Cup Millennium Stadium still holds the position of being the third biggest stadium in United Kingdom. It is now used by Wales National Football Team.
Its not over yet because the list of 11 to 20 number stadiums is given below. All the stadiums are been organized according to their sitting capacity. If we compare this list country wise than United Kingdom and Germany have 4 stadiums each in the top 20 Biggest Football Stadiums in Europe list while Spain has 2 stadiums.
Stadium Name City Capacity
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