Europe is home to some spectacular football stadiums, from the largest of their kind to those with incredible facilities and a great atmosphere from the working class stands in German stadiums, to having a classic pie at a British game while having someone shout out betting tips at halftime. But with so many to choose from, which one takes the crown for the best stadium in Europe for fans?
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Many consider Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, which opened in April 2019, to be the greatest stadium in Europe. It has 65 food and drink outlets, including an in-house bakery and the world’s first microbrewery in a stadium. It is also the UK’s first cashless stadium, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth access points for stadium-wide connectivity. Two Sky Lounges provide premium membership holders with additional hospitality features and there’s even a glass-walled tunnel that allows fans to watch players walk from the dressing room to the pitch. If you can’t make it to the stadium, find a local Tottenham Hotspur game watch party or fan club on FanWide.com.
Allianz Stadium (Juventus FC, Italy)
In 2009, the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin was given a major overhaul and demolished to make way for the Allianz Stadium that fans know and love today. This new ground is a much more intimate affair compared to its previous iteration, seating just 41,475 fans, but it is a much-improved stadium as a result. Home to Juventus as well as the 2014 Europa League final, it’s been a successful stadium ever since and continues to be a much-admired location for spectacular football. If that stadium is too far for you, you can find a local Juventus game watch party or fan club on FanWide.com.
Camp Nou (FC Barcelona, Spain)
The largest stadium in Europe is also a contender for the greatest, with a capacity for 99,354 fans and a five-star designation. The stadium underwent renovations back in 2008 which increased its capacity and also saw the addition of small training pitches, a chapel, a museum and stores. Alongside football matches, Camp Nou has also hosted music concerts, rugby matches and even a mass service by Pope John Paul II back in 1982. If you are a Barca fan, but cannot make it to Camp Nou, you can still find a local FC Barcelona game watch party or fan club on FanWide.com.
Wembley Stadium (England National Team, England)
Wembley Stadium is the second-largest in Europe and has a capacity of 90,000 people. It’s dome-shaped roof spans the entire seating area and it host to more than just football, putting on rugby games, weddings and boxing matches over the years. Wembley is relatively new compared to many stadiums, opening in 2007, but since then it’s hosted several England home games and tournaments including the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament, and will be hosting the 2020 UEFA Euro. If you want to support the Three Lions from afar, you can find a local England National Team game watch party or fan club on FanWide.com.
San Siro (AC Milan & Inter Milan, Italy)
Any football fan who thinks of Italian football will immediately think of San Siro. Home to both AC Milan and Inter Milan, it’s been the backdrop to many Serie A games over the years. It has a distinctive layout that is recognisable the world over and has the capacity to seat more than 80,000 people. You can also find an AC Milan game watch party or an Inter Milan fan club on FanWide.com.
Stade de France (France National Team, France)
Best known for hosting the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France regularly hosts matches and other events, and is the only stadium in the world to have hosts the final for both a football world cup and rugby world cup. This impressive stadium hosts 81,338 spectators and is a popular stadium that is well-known throughout Europe. Do not worry if the stadium is too far away since you can always find a local place to watch the France National Team at FanWide.com.