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Introduction to the stadiums of the 2024 European Championship

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Here, we will introduce these stadiums to you. During the 2024 European Championship, all fan zones will be open daily and free of charge

Introduction to the stadiums of the 2024 European Championship

These venues were selected based on various criteria, especially for their convenient transportation for traveling football fans in these cities and stadiums. The aim is to reduce fans’ travel time as much as possible and make a significant contribution to environmental protection during the 2024 European Championship.

Here, we will introduce these stadiums to you. During the 2024 European Championship, all fan zones will be open daily and free of charge. They will broadcast all matches live on-site, sometimes in dedicated public viewing areas. On non-match days, they will offer various activities such as sports, e-sports, and concerts. Almost every town in Germany has so-called private viewing activities in beer gardens, bars, or clubs

  • Berlin – Berlin Olympic Stadium
  • Cologne – Cologne Stadium
  • Dortmund – Dortmund Stadium
  • Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Arena
  • Frankfurt – Frankfurt Stadium
  • Gelsenkirchen – Schalke Stadium
  • Hamburg – Hamburg Volkspark Stadium
  • Leipzig – Leipzig Stadium
  • Munich – Munich Football Stadium
  • Stuttgart – Stuttgart Arena

Olympiastadion – Berlin, Germany

Here, we will introduce these stadiums to you. During the 2024 European Championship, all fan zones will be open daily and free of charge

Capacity: 71,000
Completion Date: 1936
Schedule:

⚽ June 15: Spain vs Croatia (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 21: Poland vs Austria (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 25: Netherlands vs Austria (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 29: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ July 6: Quarter-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 14: Final (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

The Olympiastadion is the venue with the longest usage time for the 2024 European Championship and is also one of the most famous stadiums in history.

This stadium was built for the 1936 Olympics, coinciding with the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

In more recent times, the Olympiastadion was used as a venue for the 2006 World Cup and serves as the home ground for the Bundesliga club Hertha BSC Berlin.

RheinEnergieStadion – Cologne, Germany

Capacity: 43,000
Completion Date: 2004
Schedule:

⚽ June 15: Hungary vs Switzerland (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 19: Scotland vs Switzerland (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 22: Belgium vs Romania (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 25: England vs Slovenia (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 30: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

The RheinEnergieStadion, originally named Müngersdorfer Stadion, underwent its third reconstruction on the site since 1923.

Its most recent reconstruction was completed in 2004, just in time for Germany to host the 2006 World Cup.

The stadium serves as the home ground for the local Bundesliga club, FC Cologne.

Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund, Germany

Capacity: 62,000
Completion Date: 1974
Schedule:

⚽ June 15: Italy vs Albania (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 18: Turkey vs Georgia (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 22: Turkey vs Portugal (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 25: France vs Poland (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 29: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 10: Semi-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

Signal Iduna Park, formerly known as Westfalenstadion, is the home ground of the German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund, which just participated in the UEFA Champions League final on June 1, 2024.

The stadium was originally built for Germany’s hosting of the 1974 World Cup. During the 2006 World Cup, it hosted six matches.

Any Borussia Dortmund fan will tell you that the highlight of this stadium is the Yellow Wall, which is one end of the stadium where Dortmund fans gather, waving their famous yellow and black flags.

Düsseldorf: Merkur Spiel-Arena

Capacity: 47,000
Completion Date: 2004
Schedule:

⚽ June 17: Austria vs France (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 21: Slovakia vs Ukraine (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 24: Albania vs Spain (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 1: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ July 6: Quarter-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)

The Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf opened in 2004 and is one of the few stadiums for the 2024 European Championship that was not used during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium, often referred to as the Merkur Spiel-Arena, will host five Euro matches, culminating in the quarter-finals on July 6.

Home to the German second division club Fortuna Düsseldorf, the stadium is situated near the Rhine River. It is one of Europe’s most impressive sporting venues, featuring a beautiful retractable roof, heating system suitable for cold winter games, and an aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical design.

Frankfurt: Commerzbank-Arena

Capacity: 47,000
Completion Date: 1925
Schedule:

⚽ June 17: Belgium vs Slovakia (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 20: Denmark vs England (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 23: Switzerland vs Germany (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 26: Slovakia vs Romania (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ July 1: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

Despite its nearly 100-year history, the Commerzbank-Arena—also known as Waldstadion—remains a prime example of continually evolving stadiums, blending modern concepts with the latest renovations. It features a futuristic retractable roof and updated seating arrangements to meet the demands of contemporary football.

The stadium serves as the home ground for Eintracht Frankfurt, a club that finished sixth in the 2023/24 Bundesliga season.

A standout feature of visiting the Commerzbank-Arena is its retractable roof, which can fold into a massive scoreboard.

The Commerzbank-Arena will host five matches of the 2024 European Championship, including the crucial Germany vs Switzerland match on June 23.

Gelsenkirchen: Veltins-Arena

Here, we will introduce these stadiums to you. During the 2024 European Championship, all fan zones will be open daily and free of charge

Capacity: 50,000
Completion Date: 2001
Schedule:

⚽ June 16: Serbia vs England (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 20: Spain vs Italy (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 26: Georgia vs Portugal (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 30: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)

Gelsenkirchen, with a population of 225,000, is the least populous among the 10 host cities of the 2024 European Championship, yet it boasts the country’s most passionate football supporters. They often pack the 50,000-seat Veltins-Arena, also known as the FEldtins-Arena.

Despite being relegated to the German second division in 2021, the home club FC Schalke 04 continues to attract capacity crowds. The stadium is one of Europe’s most modern and finest multi-purpose facilities, featuring a retractable roof and pitch.

The Veltins-Arena hosted the UEFA Champions League final in 2004 and staged five matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

It will host four matches of the 2024 European Championship, including the heavyweight Group B clash between Spain and Italy on June 20.

Hamburg: Volksparkstadion

Capacity: 49,000
Completion Date: 2000
Schedule:

⚽ June 16: Poland vs Netherlands (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 19: Croatia vs Albania (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 22: Georgia vs Czech Republic (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 26: Czech Republic vs Turkey (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 5: Quarter-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

The Volksparkstadion in Hamburg opened in 2000 and, like several other venues for the 2024 European Championship, hosted multiple matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium serves as the home ground of Hamburger SV, one of the founding clubs of the Bundesliga, which was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga in 2018.

In the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League season, the Volksparkstadion also served as the home ground for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, preventing them from playing at their regular home stadium.

The Volksparkstadion will host five matches of the 2024 European Championship, including four group stage matches and one quarter-final.

Leipzig: Red Bull Arena

Capacity: 42,000
Completion Date: 2004
Schedule:

⚽ June 18: Portugal vs Czech Republic (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 21: Netherlands vs France (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 24: Croatia vs Italy (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 2: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

The Leipzig Stadium, also known as the Central Stadium, was the largest football stadium in former East Germany, capable of accommodating over 40,000 people during international matches.

The venue is renowned under its corporate ownership name “Red Bull Arena” and serves as the home ground for the Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. In 2010, Red Bull acquired the former Leipzig team Markranstädt (SSV Markranstädt), and RB Leipzig took over the club’s naming rights.

Many fans still refer to this stadium as the Central Stadium.

The first Leipzig Central Stadium opened in 1956 and was one of the largest sports venues in Europe at the time, with a capacity of over 100,000 spectators.

The renovated Leipzig Central Stadium was completed in 2004 and hosted five matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

For the 2024 European Championship, the stadium will host four matches, including the highly anticipated Netherlands vs France match on June 21 and a Round of 16 match.

Munich: Allianz Arena

Here, we will introduce these stadiums to you. During the 2024 European Championship, all fan zones will be open daily and free of charge

Capacity: 66,000
Completion Date: 2005
Schedule:

⚽ June 14: Germany vs Scotland (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 17: Romania vs Ukraine (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 20: Slovenia vs Serbia (Greenwich Mean Time 13:00)
⚽ June 25: Denmark vs Serbia (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ July 2: Round of 16 (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ July 9: Semi-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)

The Munich Football Stadium is Germany’s most famous modern sports venue, distinguished by its exterior made of plastic panels that change colors during night matches.

Known as the Allianz Arena, it is the home ground of Bayern Munich, Germany’s wealthiest and most successful club.

This stadium was the only German venue selected for the delayed 2020 European Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is being jointly hosted by 11 European countries.

For the 2024 European Championship, the Munich Football Stadium will host a total of 6 matches, including the opening match on June 14 between the host Germany and Scotland, as well as the semi-finals on July 9.

Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Arena

Capacity: 51,000
Completion Date: 1933
Schedule:

⚽ June 16: Slovenia vs Denmark (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 19: Germany vs Hungary (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ June 23: Scotland vs Hungary (Greenwich Mean Time 19:00)
⚽ June 26: Ukraine vs Belgium (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)
⚽ July 5: Quarter-finals (Greenwich Mean Time 16:00)

The original stadium opened here in 1933 and has undergone multiple reconstructions.

The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart has a rich international football history, having hosted the 1974 World Cup, the 1988 European Championship, and the 2006 World Cup.

The Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart calls this venue home — they make full use of the stadium, showing strong performances throughout the season and finishing second in the 2023/24 season, just behind Bayer Leverkusen.

Germany will play one of their group stage matches against Hungary here on June 19. The Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, also known as the MHP Arena, will host one of the quarter-finals of the 2024 European Championship.