The best football stadiums to visit in Europe
Football fans around the world know that Europe holds some of the best action that could ever be presented, so it makes complete sense that the best football stadiums would be in the region! Today’s article provides the most up-to-date info on which European stadiums are the best to visit.
Fans thinking of visiting any of these iconic arenas for a game who fancy getting a prediction on the outcome can take a look at a range of well researched predictions and statistics online (NetBet Sport is a good place to start).
Old Trafford – Manchester, UK
Good Old Trafford. This Manchester United stadium has seen countless passionate fans, with some of the most remarkable and unforgettable football memories. With a capacity of over 75,000, it is believed this stadium cost almost £30 million to construct. It hUncas been a playing ground for Manchester since as early as 1910, when they played their first match with Liverpool. Fans label this stadium as the “Theatre of Dreams” – and to many it is a second home as they witness their team’s matches throughout the season.
Thousands upon thousands of visitors also visit the stadium each and every year outside of match times, just to witness for themselves the huge building and the modern elements included since the renovation in 2007. Due to consistent management and upkeep, this stadium has stayed more than intact and presentable for it to be included among the many international and European football tournaments. It is a five-star UEFA rated stadium too.
Emirates Stadium – London, UK
Another great stadium option local to the UK and reasonably accessible from Old Trafford (a three-hour drive away) is the Emirates stadium. For those looking into making a roadtrip to hit all the best stadiums in the UK before venturing to mainland Europe, this one could easily be tackled after Manchester’s venue. Emirates is the stadium the Arsenal team currently play at. Having only recently been built within 2006, this is probably one of the most luxurious stadiums in England. It cost £390 million to build, and it can seat up to 60,260 people very comfortably.
Many famous football moments have taken place here, and it even has pushed its marketing agenda as a brand to secure sponsorship deals with none other than Emirates Airlines, which helps to envision the extravagance that this stadium tries to personify. Being the absolute Mecca for all Arsenal fans, it’s worth heading down there to be a tourist for the day.
Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany
The Allianz Arena brings the tour to another region of Europe: Germany. This has been categorised as one of the most beautiful stadiums on the continent because of its stunning architecture, which stands boldly to be appreciated by all 72,000 spectators at a game. Built with a huge budget, it set owners back a mighty £340 million, but with 38,000 square metres dedicated to the art and game of football, who is to complain?
Allianz Arena was the first iconic football stadium of the 21st century, and it managed to have a full exterior refresh in honour of the residency of Bayern FC. The team are very lucky to be playing here as it certainly very opulent by any standards – but that’s to be expected from a venue with so much coverage that is home to one of the best football teams in the world. They deserve nothing less than the best!
Wembley Stadium – London, UK
Wembley Stadium needs no introduction. Having historically been massively involved in football and especially in the 2012 Olympics, it most certainly has a world-famous reputation. Built in 2007, this stadium can hold up to 90,000 fans, which is far more than any of the stadiums listed above. In addition, the price it cost to build was more than the combined sum of the other stadiums in this list: today’s estimation is around £1.17 billion, which is one of the highest amounts spent ever, on any stadium to date.
Not only is this arena used for football, it is also used to house concerts and generate huge hype for some of the biggest singers around the world – like Beyoncé, for example. England’s national football team call Wembley their home. The biggest memories all football fans will agree took place here were the two Champions League finals in 2011 and 2013, in addition to the 2020 Euro Cup final.
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