Europe is home to some of the biggest and most iconic stadiums in the world. From Camp Nou in Barcelona to Wembley Stadium in London, these venues have witnessed countless historic moments and hosted some of the greatest matches ever played.
But which stadium is the biggest in each European country? We will find out in this article!
The biggest football stadium in every European country
The Arena Kombëtare, also referred to as the Air Albania Stadium is located in Tirana. It was built in 2019 and has a capacity of 22,500 people. It is the home of the Albanian national football team and in May 2022 it hosted the first-ever Europa Conference League final.
The biggest stadium in Andorra is the Estadi Nacional with a capacity of 3,306. The stadium is the home of the Andorra national football team and the FC Andorra which competes in the 3rd tier of the Spanish football league system.
The Hrazdan Stadium is located in Yerevan, Armenia, and opened in 1970. The stadium can hold 54,208 spectators and used to host the Armenian national team and several local clubs. The stadium was able to hold up to 70,000 spectators and it was among the top four venues of the Soviet Union by its capacity.
The Ernst-Happel-Stadion, known as Praterstadion until 1992, is the largest stadium in Austria with 50,865 seats. It opened in 1929 and is the home of the Austrian national football team. The stadium hosted the Euro 2008 final, the 1995 Champions League final, 3 European Cup finals, 1 UEFA Cup final, and 1 Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1970.
The Baku Olympic Stadium is the largest stadium in Azerbaijan with 69,870 seats. It is the home of the country’s national team. The stadium hosted the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final and 4 games for the UEFA Euro 2020.
The largest stadium in Belarus is the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium in Minsk. It opened in 1934 and now the capacity is 22,246. The stadium was one of the venues of the football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics. It is now the home of the Belarusian national team and Dinamo Minsk.
The King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels is the largest stadium in Belgium with a capacity of 50,093. Its original name in 1930 was Jubilee Stadium and was renamed Heysel Stadium in 1946. The Heysel hosted 4 European Cup finals and 3 Cup Winners’ Cup finals. In 1995 took its current name and hosted one of the semifinals in the UEFA Euro 2000. It is now the home of the Belgian national football team.
The Asim Ferhatović stadium is located in Sarajevo and is the largest stadium in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a capacity of 34,500. It opened in 1946 and is the home of FK Sarajevo.
The biggest football stadium in Bulgaria is the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia with a capacity of 43,230 seats. It opened in 1953 and since then it is the home of the Bulgarian National football teams.
The Stadion Poljud is a multi-use stadium in Split, Croatia, and has been the home ground of Hajduk Split football club since its opening in 1979. It can hold 34,000 people.
The GSP Stadium in Nicosia is the largest stadium in Cyprus, with a capacity of 22,859, and was opened in 1999. It serves as the home stadium for APOEL and Omonia. It is also the home stadium of the Cyprus national football team.
The Fortuna Arena is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The stadium has a capacity of 19,370 people and it is the home venue of SK Slavia Prague and occasionally the Czech Republic national football team. The stadium was used for the 2013 UEFA Super Cup and for 2023 Conference Final.
The biggest stadium in Denmark is the Parken in Copenhagen. The stadium, boasting a retractable roof, can accommodate up to 38,065 people and serves as the home ground for FC Copenhagen and Denmark’s national football team. Parken hosted 4 games of the UEFA Euro 2020.
With 90,000 seats, the Wembley Stadium is the largest in the United Kingdom and the 2nd largest in Europe. It opened in 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished in 2003. Wembley hosted the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals and the final of the UEFA Euro 2020. The stadium currently serves as the home to England’s national football team. It also hosts the finals of the FA Cup and the English League cup.
The Lilleküla Stadium is a football ground in Tallinn that serves as the home of clubs Flora and Levadia, as well as the national team of Estonia. It opened in 2001 with a seating capacity of 14,336. The stadium was the venue for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.
The Tórsvøllur is located in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. The stadium holds 6,500 people and was built in 1999 to become the country’s national stadium.
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium is the largest stadium in Finland with a capacity of 36,251. Opened in 1938 it was the main stadium of the 1952 Olympic Games. It now serves as the home ground of the Finland national football team.
The largest stadium in France and the 6th in Europe with a capacity of 81,338 is the Stade de France in Paris. The stadium’s most notable games are the 1998 FIFA World Cup final, the UEFA Champions League finals in 2000, 2006 and 2022, and the final of the UEFA Euro 2016. Since its opening in 1998, it is the home ground of the France national football team.
The Westfalenstadion is the largest stadium in Germany with a seating capacity of 81,365 and the home of Borussia Dortmund. It holds the European record for average fan attendance in 2012 with an average of 80,588 fans per game. The stadium hosted the 2001 UEFA Cup Final and matches in the 1974 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
The Boris Paitchadze Dinamo Arena, which can hold up to 54,139 people, is located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Opened in 1976, it serves as the home ground for Dinamo Tbilisi and the Georgia national football team. The record attendance is 110,000 people in a game of Dinamo against Liverpool and in the Soviet Union, the stadium had the record for the highest average attendance with around 65,000 per game. The stadium hosted the 2015 UEFA Super Cup.
The Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar was first opened in 1926 and has a capacity of 5,000 seats. It is the home of the Gibraltar national team and several local clubs.
The Olympic Stadium of Athens is the largest stadium in Greece with a seating capacity of 75,000. The stadium hosted one European Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup final and two Champions League Finals. It was also the main venue of the 2004 Olympics. The stadium used to host the games of AEK, Panathinaikos, Olympiakos, and the Greek National team.
Opened in 2019 in Budapest, the Puskas Arena is the biggest Hungarian stadium with a capacity of 67,215. The stadium is built in the place of the former Ferenc Puskás Stadium. It hosted games for the UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2023 Europa League Final. It is used as the home ground of the Hungarian National team.
The Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavik is Iceland’s biggest stadium with a capacity of 9,500. Opened in 1949, it is the home of Iceland’s national football team.
The Croke Park in Dublin is the third-largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 82,300. Opened in 1880, it is rarely used for football as it is mostly a Gaelic games stadium.
The Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem is the largest stadium in Israel with 31,733 seats. It opened in 1991 and it is used by Hapoel Jerusalem as their home stadium. It is also the home of the Israel national football team for selected home matches.
The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, commonly known as San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy and is the home of A.C. Milan and Inter. Opened in 1925 it has a capacity of 80,000. The stadium has hosted 2 FIFA World Cups, 1 UEFA Euro Cup, and four European Cup finals.
The Astana Arena is a football stadium in Astana, Kazakhstan opened in 2009. The stadium holds 30,000 and has a retractable roof. It serves as the national stadium for the Kazakhstan national football team and FC Astana.
The Adem Jashari Olympic Stadium in Mitrovica is the largest stadium in Kosovo with a capacity of 18,500. Opened in 1938 it serves as the home to the Kosovo national football team.
The Daugava National Stadium in Riga, Latvia was first opened in 1927. It has a capacity of 10,461 and is the home of the Latvian national football team.
The Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz is the national stadium of Liechtenstein. It hosts the national football team and is also the home of FC Vaduz in the Swiss Challenge League. It opened in 1997 and has a capacity of 7,584.
The Darius and Girėnas stadium in Kaunas is the largest stadium in Lithuania with a capacity of 15,315. It first opened in 1925 and it serves as the home to the national football team and the club Kauno Žalgiris.
The Stade de Luxembourg is the national stadium of Luxembourg and was opened in 2021 with 9,386 seat capacity. It is the home of the Luxembourg national football team.
The National Stadium in Valletta is the biggest venue in Malta with a capacity of 17,000. Opened in 1981, it is the home of the National football team and several Maltese football clubs.
The Sheriff Stadium is home to Sheriff Tiraspol in Tiraspol, Moldova. Opened in 2002 it is the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 12,746.
The only stadium in Monaco is the Stade Louis-II. Opened in 1939 with a capacity of 16,360 it is the stadium of the national football team and AS Monaco of the French Ligue 1. From 1998 to 2012 the stadium hosted the UEFA Super Cup matches.
The Podgorica City Stadium is the largest football stadium in Montenegro with a capacity of 11,050. Opened in 1945, it is the home ground of the Montenegrin national football team and FK Budućnost.
The Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, is the largest stadium in the Netherlands with a 55,865 seat capacity. It is the home stadium of the AFC Ajax since its opening in 1996. It was one of the stadiums used during UEFA Euro 2000 and 2020. It also held the 1998 UEFA Champions League Final and the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final.
The National Arena Toše Proeski is located in Skopje, North Macedonia, and is the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 33,000. Opened in 1947 it is the home of the National football team and the clubs Vardar and Rabotnicki. The stadium hosted the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.
The Windsor Park in Belfast is the largest stadium in Northern Ireland with 18,000 seats. It is the home of Linfield FC and the National Team since its opening in 1905. The stadium hosted the 2021 UEFA Super Cup.
The Ulleval in Oslo opened in 1925 and is the largest stadium in Norway with a capacity of 28,000. It is the home ground of the Norway national football team.
The Stadion Narodowy is a retractable roof football stadium located in Warsaw. Opened in 2012 with a capacity of 58,580 it serves as the home of Poland’s national football team. The stadium hosted the semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2015 UEFA Europa League final.
The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon is the largest in Portugal with a capacity of 65,000. Opened in 2003, it is the home of Benfica. The stadium hosted the UEFA Euro 2004 final as well as the 2014 and 2020 finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Arena Națională is a retractable roof football stadium in Bucharest, Romania. It was opened in 2011 with a capacity of 55,634. It is the home of the Romanian national football team and the FCSB of the Romanian Liga 1. The stadium hosted the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final and four games at UEFA Euro 2020.
The Luzhniki Stadium is located in Moscow with a capacity of 81,000 and is the home of the Russian national team. It opened in 1955 and in its history it has hosted the 1980 Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, 2008 Champions League final and the 1999 UEFA Cup final.
The Stadio Olimpico di San Marino was opened in 1969 and has a capacity of 6,664. It is the home of the San Marino national football team and several clubs in the country.
The Celtic Park in Glasgow is the home stadium of the Celtic Football Club since 1892. With a capacity of 60,832, it is the largest football stadium in Scotland.
The Rajko Mitić Stadium, also known as Marakana, is located in Belgrade. It has been the home ground of Red Star Belgrade since its opening in 1963 and the Serbian national team since 2006. It has a seating capacity of 53,000 and has hosted the European Cup final in 1973 and the UEFA European Championship finals in 1976.
The National football stadium of Slovakia in Bratislava was opened in 2019 with a capacity of 22,500. It hosts the home matches of Slovan Bratislava and the Slovakia national football team.
The Stožice Stadium is located in Ljubljana and has a capacity of 16,038. Since its opening in 2010, it is the home of Olimpija Ljubljana and the Slovenia national football team.
The largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354 seats is the Camp Nou the home of FC Barcelona. Since its opening in 1957, it has hosted two Champions League finals, two European Cup Winners’ Cup finals, the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the football tournament’s final at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
The Nationalarenan is located in Stockholm and opened in 2012 with a capacity of 50,000 which makes it the biggest in Scandinavia. It hosts the Swedish national football team and the Allsvenskan football club AIK. The stadium hosted the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final.
The St. Jakob-Park in Basel is the largest football venue in Switzerland with 38,512 seats and is home to FC Basel and the Switzerland national football team. It hosted one semi-final of the UEFA Euro 2008 and the UEFA Europa League Final in 2016.
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul is the largest Turkish stadium with a capacity of 75,000. It is the home of the Turkish national team since its opening in 2002. The stadium hosted the 2005 and 2023 Champions League Finals.
The Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex is located in Kyiv and opened in 1923. With a capacity of 70,050, it is the largest stadium in Ukraine. The stadium hosted the final of the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.
The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales. Located in Cardiff, it is the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 73,931. It hosted the 2017 UEFA Champions League final.