EURO 2024 Stadiums: What stadiums are being used for EURO 2024?

EURO 2024 Stadiums: What stadiums are being used for EURO 2024?

2024,Germany,Football,Stadium.,Set,For,Football,Arenas.,Soccer,StadiumsGermany is the host nation for Euro 2024. The tournament is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Hundreds of thousands of fans will descend on Germany this summer, with matches held at 10 iconic stadiums. Some of the world’s best football players will attempt to guide their nation to glory in cities across the country. This guide will examine the stadiums used, including their capacity and history.

Euro 2024 Host Cities

Germany will host the 17th European Championship. It will be the country’s first major tournament as host since the 2006 World Cup. The 10 cities where matches will be played are:

  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Munich
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Dortmund
  • Leipzig
  • Gelsenkirchen
  • Stuttgart
  • Düsseldorf

Euro 2024 Stadiums

Munich,,Germany, ,August,20,,2022:,The,Allianz,Arena,FootballOf the 10 stadiums used, the Olympic Stadium in Berlin has the biggest capacity. Meanwhile, the Cologne Stadium hosted the 2020 UEFA Europa League Final. Want to learn more about the stadiums for Euro 2024? Keep reading below!

Olympic Stadium, Berlin

Home to Hertha Berlin, the Olympic Stadium opened in 1936. Renovated in 2004, the venue has a capacity of over 74,000. However, the maximum number of fans during Eur 2024 will be limited to 71,000. The Olympic Stadium hosted the 2006 World Cup Final and 2015 Champions League Final. It will also host the final this summer. The first Euro 2024 match in Berlin is Spain vs Croatia on June 15. This will also be the venue of one Round of 16 clash and one quarter-final tie.

Cologne Stadium, Cologne

Sitting on the River Rhine, Cologne is home to the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter. You will also find the Cologne Stadium, home of 1. FC Koln. With a capacity of 45,000, the venue opened in 1923, before being demolished in 2001-2003. Renovation work took place in 2004, ahead of the 2006 World Cup. The Cologne Stadium will host four group matches at Euro 2024 and one Round of 16 tie.

BVB Stadion, Dortmund

Home to the famous “Yellow Wall”, the BVB Stadion is one of the biggest stadiums at Euro 2024. With a capacity of 62,000, this will be the venue for a Euro 2024 semi-final on July 10. Known as “Westfalenstadion”, the venue opened in 1974 and was renovated most recently in 2006. The BVB Stadion hosted the 2001 UEFA Cup Final and matches at the 2006 World Cup.

Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf

Fortuna Düsseldorf play their home games at this stadium. Opened in 2004 and with a capacity of 47,000, the arena cost €240 million to construct. One of the smaller stadiums at Euro 2024, the Dusseldorf Arena will host three group fixtures, a Round of 16 tie and one quarter-final.

Frankfurt Arena, Frankfurt

Frankfurt is Germany’s fifth largest city and has been given the nickname “Mainhattan”. Home of Eintracht Frankfurt, the stadium was built in 1925 and hosted the 2002 UEFA Women’s World Cup Final. With a capacity of 47,000, the Frankfurt Arena was most recently renovated in 2005, ahead of the 2006 World Cup.

Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

Home of FC Schalke 04, Arena AufSchalke fits 50,000 fans. Opened in 2001, the arena features a retractable roof and a slide-out pitch. The stadium hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. At Euro 2024, three group fixtures and one Round of 16 game will be played here. Gelsenkirchen is known for its coal mining and steelmaking.

Volksparkstadion, Hamburg

Previously hosting the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final and 2006 World Cup quarter-final, Volksparkstadion in Hamburg was opened in 1953. The stadium was extensively renovated in 2000, with the capacity now being 49,000. A Euro 2024 quarter-final will be held in Hamburg, as well as four group fixtures.

Leipzig Stadium, Leipzig

The Leipzig Stadium was built on the ground of the old Zentralstadion, the biggest arena in the former East Germany. Opened in 20024, the stadium has a roof and a 40,000 capacity. The Leipzig Stadium hosted matches at the 2006 World Cup and will host four games during Euro 2024. The stadium is the home of RB Leipzig, a club founded in 2009. It was renovated in 2015 and has hosted German national team matches in the past too.

Munich Football Arena, Munich

Also known as the Allianz Arena, this stadium has a capacity of 66,000 for Euro 2024. Home to Bayern Munich, the biggest club in Germany, it opened in 2005. The stadium hosted the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final and a Euro 2024 quarter-final. Six Euro 2024 matches will be played here, including a semi-final on July 9.

Stuttgart Arena, Stuttgart

Built in 1933, the Stuttgart Arena has been renovated multiple times since. This was most recently in 2005, ahead of the World Cup the following year. The stadium has a capacity of over 60,000, which will be reduced to 51,000 for Euro 2024. The venue hosted the 1998 European Cup Final and will be used five times at Euro 2024.

Who Will Play at Euro 2024?

24 nations will compete at Euro 2024 in June and July. Following the draw in December 2023, we know that this is how the groups look ahead of the tournament:

  • Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
  • Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
  • Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England
  • Group D: Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France
  • Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine
  • Group F: Türkiye, Georgia, Portugal, Czechia
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