The Malta Independent 21 October 2021, Thursday

What German Stadiums Will Host EURO 2024?

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A full overview of the top German stadiums that will play host to the upcoming EURO 2024 which is set to be played in Germany.

Euro 2024: These Are the Official German Stadiums

Germany will be hosting the seventeenth edition of the biggest European football tournament the EUFA Euro 2024. The tournament will start on the 14th of June and last until the 14th of July and this will be the third time Euro matches are played in the country. Back in 1988, the Euro matches were played in West Germany and four matches in 2021 of the Euro 2020 unfolded in Munich. Back in 2017, it was announced that Turkey and Germany want to host the Euro 2024, and Germany was selected in 2018.

As with every other Euro tournament, the host country qualifies automatically so the national team of Germany will join the remaining twenty-three teams. The twenty-three teams to participate will be determined in 2023. The very first qualification matches for the Euro 2024 will start on March 2023 and the group stage will be completed in November.

The playoffs are scheduled to start in March of 2024. Needless to say, all of the Euro 2024 matches will be covered by online sports betting sites and it is never too early to start preparing. If you will be betting on your favorite national football teams, make sure you have a winning strategy by your side to follow. One that can also boost your winning odds are soccer picks and parlays, so consider familiarizing yourself with it before the next Euro starts.

Euro 2024 – Host Cities

The host country has an excellent selection of stadiums with the minimum qualifying capacity of 30,000 spectators. Ten German cities will host the tournament including Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Munich, Dortmund, and Berlin. These nine cities also hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The tenth city to host the Euro 2024 is Düsseldorf that previously hosted the EURO 1988 and the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Kaiserslautern, Nuremberg, and Hanover hosted the Euro 2006 but will not host any of the Euro 2024 matches.

Berlin – Olympiastadion

The Olympiastadion located in Berlin is one of the official German stadiums that will host the Euro 2024 match. The stadium was built in 1936 for the Summer Olympics and it has a capacity of 74,475 even though it is believed that over 100,000 spectators were in the stadium during the Summer Olympics. The stadium was completely renovated in 2004, and it is one of the most prestigious facilities of this kind not only in Germany but in the world.

Munich – Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena located in Munich is another spectacular German stadium. The construction of the Allianz Arena started in October 2002 and the venue was completed in May of 2005. Its seating capacity is 75,000 for domestic and 70,000 for international matches. Since 2005, Bayern Munich uses the stadium for its home games.

Dortmund - Westfalenstadion

Located at Strobelallee 50 Dortmund, the Westfalenstadion stadium will be hosting some of the Euro 2024 matches. It has a seated and standing capacity of over 80,000 for domestic matches and 65,829 (seated) for international matches. The stadium is used by Borussia Dortmund for its home matches.

Gelsenkirchen - Arena AufSchalke

The Arena AufSchalke stadium is located in Gelsenkirchen and it opened its doors to the public in August of 2001. The stadium hosted the 2004 Euro and it is the home ground for Schalke 04. It has a total capacity of 62,271 (seated and standing) for domestic league matches and 54,740 for international matches.

Stuttgart - Mercedes-Benz Arena

The Mercedes-Benz Arena stadium is located in Stuttgart. It is owned by Stadion NeckarPark GmbH & Co.KG and operated by              VfB Stuttgart Arena Betriebs GmbH. This is one of the oldest venues of this kind in Germany as its constriction completed in 1897. It has a capacity of 60,411 for domestic league matches and 54,906 for international matches.

Hamburg – Volksparkstadion

The Volksparkstadion venue located at Sylvesterallee 7 Hamburg hosted matches of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, 1988 Euro, 2006 FIFA World Cup, and 2010 Euro Finals. Its construction started in 1951 and the stadium opened its doors in 1953. Today, it has a capacity of 57,000 for domestic league matches and 51,500 for international matches.

Düsseldorf - Merkur Spiel-Arena

Merkur Spiel-Arena previously known as the LTU Arena and the Esprit Arena is an unusual, multi-functional venue located in Düsseldorf. Various kinds of sports and other events are held here during hot summer and cold winter days since it has a unique retractable roof alongside a powerful heating system. It has a capacity of 51,031 for football matches.

Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion

Located at Aachener Straße 999 Cologne, the RheinEnergieStadion venue will also host some Euro 2024 matches. It opened its doors in 1923 so alongside Mercedes-Benz Arena, this is one of the oldest stadiums in the country. It hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 2020 Europa League Finals, and the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. It has a capacity of 45,965 for international matches.

Frankfurt – Waldstadion

The Waldstadion venue also called the Deutsche Bank Park is located at  Mörfelder Landstraße 362 Frankfurt. Formerly known as the Commerzbank-Arena, the venue opened its doors in 1925 and since then, it has been renovated and upgraded many times. It hosted several 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup matches. It has a capacity of 48,500 for international matches.

Leipzig – Red Bull Arena

The tenth German stadium that will host some of the 2024 Euro matches is Red Bull Arena located at Am Sportforum 3 Leipzig. Formerly known as Zentralstadion, the stadium was built in 2004 and renovated in 2015. In addition to hosting major football matches, Red Bull Arena also hosts numerous music concerts. It has a capacity of 42,959 for football matches.


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