The 10 Largest Sports Stadiums In Europe

Camp Nou - 99,354

Camp Nou is Europe’s largest sports stadium by capacity. It is located in Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. The venue can seat up to 99,354 people. It was first built in 1954, and opened three years later. Renovations to the stadium took place in 1995 and 2008.

Wembley Stadium - 90,000

With a capacity of 90,000, Wembley Stadium is located in London, England. The current venue is actually a successor to the original stadium of the same name, which was completely demolished in 2003. The new stadium was opened in 2007.

Croke Park - 82,300

Croke Park, Europe’s third largest sports stadium, is located in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and has a capacity of 82,300. The venue has hosted sporting events since 1880. The Irish national football and rugby teams play their home matches in Croke Park. 

Twickenham Stadium - 82,000

Twickenham Stadium is located in southwest London, and is considered the fourth largest sports stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 82,000. The venue was first opened in 1907. Between 1990 and 2008, the stadium underwent renovations to add additional seating capacity.

Signal Iduna Park - 81,359

Signal Iduna Park is located in Dortmund City, Germany. It is the biggest stadium in the country and the fifth largest in Europe, with a capacity of 81,365. Like other stadiums on this list, the Signal Iduna Park has hosted several important football matches, including games during the 1974 and 2006 FIFA World Cup, and the 2001 UEFA Cup Final.

Santiago Barnabeu Stadium - 81,044

Located in Madrid, the capital of Spain, Santiago Barnabeu Stadium has a capacity of 81,044, making it the second largest stadium in Spain and the sixth largest in Europe. The venue is the home of one of Europe’s premier football clubs, Real Madrid.

Luzhniki Stadium - 81,000

Welcome to the largest stadium in Russia, located in the country’s capital, Moscow. The Luzhniki Stadium, which has a capacity of 81,000, was built during the Soviet era in 1956. It was originally named the Central Lenin Stadium, but adopted its current name in 1992, following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Stade De France - 80,698

The Stade de France has a capacity of 80,698, making it the largest stadium in France and the eighth largest stadium in Europe. It was built in 1995, but not opened until 1998. The venue is the home of France’s national football and rugby teams.

San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza Stadium) - 80,000

Italy’s largest stadium and Europe’s ninth largest is officially known as Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, and is located in the city of Milan in the north of the country. The name San Siro denotes the district of Milan in which it is based. The venue is home to two premier Italian football clubs, AC Milan and Inter Milan. Built in 1926, the stadium has a capacity of 80,018.

Ataturk Olympic Stadium - 76,761

Named for the founder of modern Turkey, Europe’s tenth largest sports stadium is located in Istanbul. It has a capacity of 76,092. Construction on the venue began in 1999 and ended in 2002. The stadium was originally built as part of Turkey’s bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, but the bid was rejected in favor of China.