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Euros Stadium Guides: Allianz Arena, Olympiastadion, Signal Iduna Park & more

Euro 2024 will take place across 10 world-class stadiums in Germany from the Olympiastadion in Berlin to the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg.

With the summer spectacle fast approaching, we have delved a little deeper into the venues that will be used and given travelling supporters some more information of what they can expect.

Olympiastadion

Olympiastadion

Location 

The Olympiastadion is located in the German capital of Berlin and has been open since August 1936.

Capacity

Formerly known as Deutsches Stadion, the Olympiastadion has a capacity of 74,667.

Events

The Olympiastadion is the home of Hertha Berlin but it was originally built by Werner March for the 1936 Summer Olympics.

It is the largest stadium in Germany for international football matches and it was renovated for the 2006 World Cup, when it hosted six matches including the final.

The DFB-Pokal final is held at this venue each season and the Olympiastadion also staged the 2015 Champions League Final.

As well as this, the Olympiastadion will host the Euro 2024 final and five other matches at the tournament.

The stadium also played host to the 2009 World Championships in athletics, where Usain Bolt broke the 100 metre and 200 metre world records.

Seating Plan

The upper tier of the Olympiastadion has 31 seating rows and houses 36,455 seats, of which 36,032 are regular seats, 290 are on the press stand and 133 are in skyboxes.

The lower tier has 42 seating rows and houses 38,020 seats, of which 32,310 are regular seats, 560 are box seats, 563 are lounge seats, 4,413 are business seats and 174 provide wheelchair spaces.

Access/Travel

The underground train, which is known as U-Bahn, takes visitors directly to Olympiastadion. It's only a short walk from there to the stadium, around 500 metres to the East Gate entrance. 

The suburban rail is also an option which takes visitors directly to the stadium.

The bus is another option for tourists, with the M49 and 218 lines taking visitors to Flatowallee which is a short walk to the stadium.
 

Volksparkstadion 

Volksparkstadion

Location

Volksparkstadion is situated in Hamburg, which is the second largest city in Germany after the capital, Berlin.

Capacity

The Volksparkstadion stadium holds 57,000 on league matches but can only hold 51,500 on internationals as the standing sections in the north stand are converted into seated areas.

Events

It is the home of Hamburg but the 1974 World Cup was held in West Germany and the Volksparkstadion was one of the stadiums used in the tournament.

It was also one of the host stadiums for Euro 1988 and the 2006 World Cup.

Interestingly, the Volksparkstadion also played host to the 2010 Europa League final in which Spanish giants Atletico Madrid beat Premier League side Fulham 2–1.

The stadium also hosted the heavyweight unification boxing fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye in 2011, with Klitschko winning by unanimous decision.

Seating Plan

The Volksparkstadion is built into a bowl with a continuous fit, which means that the corners are full. Across the ground, there are two tiers which are separated by a number of executive units.

Access/Travel

The Volksparkstadion's nearest railway station is Stellingen. The station is on the S3 & S21 lines of the Hamburg S-Bahn.

A free bus shuttle service is provided during football matches or other major events from that station and there are several large car parks around the stadium.
 

Allianz Arena

Football

Location 

The Allianz Arena is a stadium located in Munich, Bavaria, Germany,

Capacity

The Allianz Arena has a 70,000 seating capacity for international matches and 75,000 for domestic matches.

Events

The Allianz Arena is the home of German giants Bayern Munich, who are the most decorated team in Bundesliga history with 32 of 60 titles.

It has already been a host venue for the 2006 World Cup and the last Euros, while last year it also staged an NFL match between Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Buccaneers, who were the designated home team, defeated the Seahawks 21-16 in front of 69,811 fans in what was the first NFL match to ever be held in Germany.

Seating Plan

The Allianz Arena is a three-tier stadium and is open to both supporters wanting to stand or sit. 

Access/Travel

The Allianz Arena is located next to the Frottmaning U-Bahn station. This is on the U6 line of the Munich U-Bahn.

For those driving, this ground features Europe's largest parking structure, consisting of four four-story parking lots with 9,800 spaces.
 

Signal Iduna Park

Signal Iduna Park

Location

Signal Iduna Park is located in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Capacity

Signal Iduna Park has a league capacity of 81,365 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 65,829 for seated spectators only.

Events

Signal Iduna Park is the home of Borussia Dortmund, who are one of the biggest clubs in Germany.

The stadium hosted matches in the 1974 and 2006 World Cups. It also hosted the 2001 UEFA Cup final, in which Liverpool edged out Alaves 5-4 in a thriller.

Seating Plan

Situated next to Stadion Rote Erde, Signal Iduna Park is composed of four roofed grandstands and on the southern terrace is Dortmund'’s Yellow Wall, which is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe with a capacity of 25,000.

Access/Travel

Signal Iduna Park can be reached with the Dortmund Stadtbahn (light rail) lines U42, U45 and U46.

The stadium can be reached from Dortmund Airport by taking the shuttle bus while spectators travelling by car should travel via B 1 Ruhrschnellweg and B 54.

Parking is available at the Technical University of Dortmund but a shuttle bus will be required to travel to the ground.
 

Cologne Stadium

Cologne Stadium

Location

The RheinEnergieStadion - which will be called the Cologne Stadium during Euro 2024 due to sponsorship contracts - was originally opened in Cologne in 1923 and was renovated in 2004, costing in the region of €117million to re-build.

Capacity

The RheinEnergieStadion has a capacity of 47,000 having been reconstructed to host matches for the 2006 World Cup.

Events

Having failed to be selected to host matches in 1974, five World Cup games were played at the RheinEnergieStadion in 2006, including the 2-2 draw between Sweden and England.

Cologne’s stadium was also the venue for the 2020 Europa League Final, in which Sevilla beat Inter Milan 3-2.

Five Euros matches will be held at the Cologne Stadium over the summer, including a last-16 clash between the Winner of Group B and one of the top third-place teams.

In 2004, the RheinEnergieStadion was given a bronze award, by the International Olympic Committee, for distinguished sports and leisure facilities.

Seating Plan

For Bundesliga matches, the capacity of the RheinEnergieStadion is around 50,000 fans but is 45,965 for international matches as terracing is not allowed.

All four stands have two levels of seating and has hosted American Football matches and high-profile music concerts.

Access/Travel

The venue is part of Sportpark Müngersdorf, which has a tram stop situated just 250 metres from the Cologne Stadium.

Access via car or bus comes from the Cologne Beltway, which runs off one of the biggest motorways in Germany - Bundesautobahn 1.
 

Frankfurt Arena

Frankfurt Stadium

Location

Located in Germany’s fifth-biggest city, the Frankfurt Arena is the home of Eintracht Frankfurt, which was originally built in 1925.

Capacity

The Frankfurt Arena is able to hold 58,000 for domestic matches but, with no standing allowed for international matches, 48,500 will be the capacity for Euro 2024 games.

Events

As well as hosting Eintracht home matches, the Frankfurt Stadium has previously been the home of former American Football team Frankfurt Galaxy, as well as Ice Hockey fixtures.

The arena has also held several high-profile music concerts since 1985, including gigs for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen.

Seating Plan

The Frankfurt Stadium is the same level all the way round, having undergone a fourth major renovation in 2005.

The 48,500 all-seater stadium also has 81 executive suites.

Access/Travel

The venue is within walking distance of the German Football Association and has its own junction railway station - one kilometre from the stadium.
 

Leipzig Stadium

Leipzig Stadium

Location

The Leipzig Stadium is the largest stadium in eastern Germany - based in the Saxony region - and is the current home of RB Leipzig.

Capacity

The arena was built in 2004 and was originally called the Zentralstadion - which had held 100,000 spectators in the 1950s.

The new stadium has a capacity of 42,600 fans for international matches and has been designed to provide outstanding acoustics.

Events

The Leipzig Stadium was used as the only venue in eastern Germany to host matches at the 2006 World Cup.

Five matches took place - four in the group stages - as well as Argentina’s dramatic Last-16 victory over Mexico.

Seating Plan

The arena, which cost in the region of €116 million to build, has two levels on all four sides and there are bridges built over the old ground to connect the new stadium.

Access/Travel

The Leipzig Stadium - which will host four Euro 2024 matches - is close to the B87 road, which also has two train stations in the vicinity.
 

Stuttgart Arena

Stuttgart Arena

Location

The Stuttgart Arena is located to the north-west of the industrial city, on the other side of the Neckar River.

Known currently as the MHPArena, was originally built in 1933 after being designed by the German architect Paul Bonatz.

Capacity

Like many of the Bundesliga stadiums, the Stuttgart arena has a standing section which will not be used for the Euros.

The stadium, which went through its third renovation in 2005, will have a capacity of 54,906 for the five games it will host during the 2024 tournament.

Events

As well as being the home ground for VfB Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Stadium was the venue for the 1988 Euro Championships as well the 1974 and 2006 World Cups.

The stadium also hosted the 1959 and 1988 European Cup finals and is now a dedicated football stadium, despite having held music concerts in the past.

Seating Plan

The dome-shaped stadium is divided into four sections, which sit underneath a unique fabric roof construction.

The arena was expanded back in 2011, which cost in the region €63million, and it now has two high resolution video walls at both ends of the stadium.

Access/Travel

The Stuttgart Stadium is located close to the B14 road, while the nearest train station - Stuttgart Neckarpark - is around a mile from the ground.
 

Dusseldorf Arena

Dusseldorf Arena

Location

The Merkur Spiel-Arena was built on the site of the former Rheinstadion, completed in 2004, and sits next to the river Rhine.

Capacity

The all-seater stadium can hold up to 54,600 fans, but that is with 9,900 spectators standing, so it’s Euro 2024 capacity will be around 44,700.

Events

The home ground of Fortuna Dusseldorf, the Dusseldorf Arena missed out on hosting matches at the 2006 World Cup but it has held several Germany internationals since then.

As well as soccer, American Football matches have taken place at the stadium, while it will also be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2025 Summer World University Games.

A number of high-profile boxing fights have taken place at the arena, including the heavyweight showdown between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury in 2015.

It also hosted the 56th Eurovision Song Contest back in 2011.

Seating Plan

The box-shaped venue cost €240 million to build and has two-levels of seats across all four sections.

The stadium also has a retractable roof and a heating system, which means the arena can be the perfect temperature at any time of the year.

Access/Travel

The closest railway station is Merkur Spiel-Arena/Messe Nord, which is a terminus on the Dusseldorf rail line 78.

The stadium is also situated close to the A44 road.
 

Arena AufSchalke

Schalke stadium

Location

The Arena AufSchalke is sat to the north of the city of Gelsenkirchen - in the industrial Ruhr district – and is home of Schalke 04.

Capacity

The stadium, which opened in August 2001, can hold 62,000 for domestic matches but will have a 50,000 capacity for the four matches it will host for Euro 2024.

Events

As well as being one of the venues for the 2006 World Cup, the arena also played host for the 2004 Champions League Final - when FC Porto beat Monaco 3-0.

With a retractable pitch, the Arena AufSchalke has also hosted the Speedway Grand Prix of Germany twice, as well as Darts and Ice Hockey events.

Seating Plan

The multi-functional arena has two tiers that completely surround the playing field.

The 72 VIP lounges form a ring around the entire stadium and separate the first tier from the second tier of seats.

Access/Travel

The Bochum/ Gelsenkirchen tram system runs right to the stadium, while the A2 road is around a kilometre north of the arena.
 

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