Europe’s top 10 football stadiums with highest seating capacity

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The UEFA club competitions – the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League – will feature a total of 80 clubs playing at different venues across Europe. As many as 24 of the stadiums hosting the two major competitions have more than 50,000+ seats. The average seating capacity of all the stadiums booked for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League is 41, 278.

The FC Barcelona home ground Camp Nou is the biggest of all the stadiums to be used by UEFA for the 2019-20 season.

InsideSport brings to its readers Europe’s top 10 stadiums in terms of seating capaties.

  1. Camp Nou – 98,679

Camp Nou is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. It is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the third largest football stadium in the world in capacity. The Wikipedia reports Camp Nou capacity at 99,354.

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  1. Bernabeu – 78,346

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, has been the home of Real Madrid FC since its completion in 1947. The Santiago Bernabéu is one of the world’s most famous football venues. According to Wikipedia it a maximum seating capacity of 81,044. 

  1. San Siro – 78,375

The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, commonly known as San Siro, is a football stadium in the San Siro district of Milan, which is the home of AC Milan and Internazionale. According to Wikipedia it has a seating capacity of 80,018, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe, and the largest in Italy.

  1. Old Trafford – 73,538

INSOld Trafford football stadium in Greater Manchester, England, is the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 74,879 (says Wikipedia) it is the largest club football stadium (and second largest football stadium overall after Wembley Stadium) in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe.

  1. Arena Munchen – 70,000

Allianz Arena is a football stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany with a 75,000 (Wikipedia) seating capacity. UEFA, however, has reported the venue to have only 70,000 seats. Widely known for its exterior of inflated ETFE plastic panels, it is the first stadium in the world with a full colour changing exterior.

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  1. Stadio Olimpico – 68,530

The Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome, Italy. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex, north of the city. The structure is owned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and it is used primarily for association football.

  1. NSK Olimpiysjyi – 68,000

The Olympic National Sports Complex is a multi-use sports and recreation facility in Kiev, Ukraine, located on the slopes of the city’s central Cherepanova Hora, Pecherskyi District. The stadium is the premier sports venue in Ukraine and the second largest in Eastern Europe after Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

  1. Metropolitano – 67,872

Metropolitano Stadium has been the home stadium of Atlético Madrid since the 2017–18 season. It is located in Rosas neighbourhood in the San Blas-Canillejas district. The stadium hosted the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final this year.

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  1. Dortmund – 66,099

The Westfalenstadion is the home stadium of Borussia Dortmund, Germany’s largest stadium and the seventh-largest in Europe. The stadium is officially named “Signal Iduna Park” after insurance company Signal Iduna purchased the rights to name the stadium until 2021.

  1. SL Benfica – 64,1620

The Estádio da Luz, officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is used mostly for association football matches, hosting the home games of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica, its owners. A UEFA category four stadium and one of the biggest stadiums by capacity in Europe, is the largest football facility in Portugal.

The data is derived from The UEFA Club Competition Landscape report.

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