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The 10 stadiums to host Euro 2024 games

By AFP

June 4, 2024 08:22 AM


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Ten stadiums across Germany have been chosen to host matches at Euro 2024. From past and future Champions League final venues to the homes of second division sides, here is a summary:

 

Berlin

 

Original name: Olympiastadion Berlin

Capacity during the Euros: 71,000

Resident club: Hertha Berlin

Usual capacity: 74,500

Inauguration: August 1936, main renovation 2000/2004

In the past: Berlin Olympics host venue 1936; World Cup 2006, including the final; World Athletics Championships 2009; Champions League final 2015

Euro 2024: Three group-stage matches, one last 16, one quarter-final and the final

 

Munich

 

Original name: Allianz Arena

Capacity during the Euros: 66,000

Resident club: Bayern Munich

Usual capacity: 75,000

Inauguration: May 2005

In the past: World Cup 2006, including the opening match; Champions League final 2012; Euro 2020; (to come) Champions League final 2025

During Euro 2024: four group-stage matches, including the opening match, one last 16 and a semi-final

 

Dortmund

 

Original name: Westfalenstadion

Capacity during the Euros: 62,000

Resident club: Borussia Dortmund

Usual capacity: 81,365

Inauguration: April 1974, main renovations 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2006

In the past: World Cup 1974; UEFA Cup (C3) final 2001; World Cup 2006

During Euro 2024: Four group-stage matches, one last 16 and a semi-final

 

Stuttgart

 

Original name: Neckarstadion

Capacity during the Euros: 51,000

Resident club: VfB Stuttgart

Usual capacity: 60,500

Inauguration: July 1933, main renovations 1951, 1993, 2004, 2011 and 2024

In the past: Champions League final 1959; World Cup 1974; Champions League final 1988; Euro 1988; World Athletics Championships 1993; World Cup 2006

During Euro 2024: four group-stage matches and one quarter-final

 

Hamburg

 

Original name: Volksparkstadion

Capacity during the Euros: 49,000

Resident club: Hamburger SV

Usual capacity: 55,000

Inauguration: July 1953, main renovations 1998-2000, 2006, 2010 and 2024

In the past: World Cup 1974; Euro 1988; World Cup 2006; Europa League final 2010; Vladimir Klitchko and David Haye for the reunification of the boxing heavyweight titles in 2011

During Euro 2024: four group-stage matches and a quarter-final

 

Duesseldorf

 

Original name: Duesseldorfer Arena

Capacity during the Euros: 47,000

Resident club: Fortuna Duesseldorf

Usual capacity: 50,000

Inauguration: January 2005

In the past: Final eight of the Europa League 2020; opening day of Euro 2024 men's handball

During Euro 2024: three group-stage matches, one last 16, one quarter-final

 

Cologne

 

Original name: Muengersdorfer Stadion

Capacity during the Euros: 43,000

Resident club: FC Cologne

Usual capacity: 50,000

Inauguration: September 1923, main renovations 1975 and 2004

In the past: Euro 1988; Confederations Cup 2005; World Cup 2006; Last eight and final of the Europa League 2020

During Euro 2024: Four group stage and one last-16 game

 

Frankfurt

 

Original name: Waldstadion

Capacity during the Euros: 47,000 spectators

Resident club: Eintracht Frankfurt

Usual capacity: 55,000 places

Inauguration: May 1925, extensions 1937 and 1953, renovations 1974 and 2005

In the past: World Cup 1974, including the opening match; Euro 1988; Confederations Cup 2005; World Cup 2006; 2011 Women's World Cup final; (to come) 2027 Europa League final

During Euro 2024: four group-stage games and one last-16 match

 

 

Leipzig

 

Original name: Zentralstadion

Capacity during the Euros: 40,000

Resident club: RB Leipzig

Usual capacity: 47,069

Inauguration: November 2004, extension in 2021

In the past: Confederations Cup 2005; World Cup 2006; (to come) Europa Conference League final 2026

During Euro 2024: three group-stage games and one last-16 match

 

Gelsenkirchen

 

Original name: Arena AufSchalke

Capacity during the Euros: 50,000

Resident club: Schalke 04

Usual capacity: 62,271

Inauguration: August 2001, main renovation in 2005

In the past: Champions League final 2004; World Cup 2006; opening match of the 2010 Ice Hockey World Cup; last eight of the Europa League 2020

During Euro-2024: three group-stage games and one last-16 match


AFP


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