Aside from placing their bets on portal apostas esportivas, most Europeans love to visit the actual sports matches and witness them in real life as well. You’re not European if you have never step foot into an actual stadium, whether it is for football or rugby, though football matches are Europe’s most popular sport. Olympic events are regularly held at these stadiums as well, which is a major sport event in the world. If you are a tourist visiting Europe, you have to pay a visit to any of these stadiums. The experience will be surreal and one of a kind, unlike other sports stadiums in other parts of the world since Europe is known for hosting various notable sports matches. There are many large sports stadiums that are able to hold a huge capacity. Here are some of the most popular large sports stadiums found in Europe:
Located in the heart of London, England, the Wembley Stadium consists of a maximum capacity of 90,000. Initially, there was a previous stadium built with the same name but was demolished back in 2003. The new Wembley Stadium was built in 2007, with the signature highlight ‘Wembley Archway’ which is a roof that is a unique feature of the stadium. The English’s national football team regularly hold their football matches at Wembley Stadium as well as the UEFA Champions League finals and the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal football match. The stadium was also the venue for Adele’s concert back in 2017 with over 90,000 attendees alongside other music concerts.
Deemed as Europe’s largest sports stadium based on their large capacity of 99,354 people, Camp Nou, located in Barcelona, is home to the football club Barcelona FC. To date, they have undergone several renovations in which the stadium now houses up to a capacity of 121,401 attendees. The match for Barcelona’s European Cup with Juventus attracted 120,000 people to the stadium. The notable events held at Camp Nou are the Summer Olympics held in 1992, FIFA World Cup held in 1982, the UEFA Champions League Finals as well as the UEFA Super Cup finals.
Though the Twickenham Stadium underwent several renovations, it still becomes the primary stadium for the English Rugby Union. First built in 1907, the stadium consists of the 4 stands; West, North, East and South, enabling up to 82,000 capacity. Each renovation is made to increase the total seating capacity of the stadium to house more people. The World Rugby Museum regularly holds their events in the Twickenham Stadium. Compared to other stadiums, the Twickenham Stadium was initially built for rugby matches instead of football. Hence, it is owned by the Rugby Football Union.
The Croke Park is known to be the third in the list of Europe’s largest stadiums. Located in Dublin, Croke Park has been hosting various sports events since the year 1880. The overall seating capacity is around 82,300 with a rough estimate of four renovation phases since its establishment. The events held at this stadium include the home matches of the Irish national rugby and football teams. The notable event that consists of the most audiences would be the All-Ireland football final where over 90,000 people flocked over the venue to watch the match.
If you’re around Russia, most people would probably recommend visiting the Luzhniki Stadium, known to be the largest stadium in Moscow, Russia. Built during the Soviet era back in 1956, the stadium houses around 81,000 people. The stadium hosted several famous events such as the Summer Olympics that were held in 1980 as well as the UEFA Champions in 2008 and the UEFA Cup Final in 1999. The FIFA World Cup was also held in the Luzhniki Stadium in the year 2018. A fun fact about the Luzhniki Stadium is that it was initially named as the Central Lenin Stadium but had a change in name after the Soviet Union unfortunately collapsed. At the moment, the stadium is home to CSKA Moscow for the UEFA Champions League matches as well as the Russian national football team matches.