Euro 2024 stadiums: Guide to the ten venues and host cities in Germany | Football

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Euro 2024 is taking place in Germany this summer, with some of the finest players and teams on the continent set to do battle in their quest to be crowned champions of Europe.

And the stars of the show, such as Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad, will certainly be given the stage to showcase their talent, with ten of the finest stadiums that Germany has to offer selected to host games between June 14 and July 14.

Germany is no stranger to hosting major international tournaments, having held the World Cup as recently as 2006, with several of the stadiums used almost 18 years ago set to feature once again.

The ten venues in use at the European Championship are set to make history, with Euro 2024 the first major tournament to feature gender-neutral toilets at every stadium.

The same-sex spaces, as part of UEFA’s Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy for Euro 2024, will extend to gender-neutral lanes at stadium entrances where body searches are conducted before fans enter the venue.

Here is your full guide to the stadiums which will host games at Euro 2024.

Olympiastadion – Berlin

Olympiastadion, Berlin

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Capacity: 71,000

Home team: Hertha Berlin

Fixtures:

  • Spain vs Croatia (June 15)
  • Play-off winner A vs Austria (June 21)
  • Netherlands vs Austria (June 25)
  • Round of 16 (June 29)
  • Quarter-final (July 6)
  • Final (July 14)

The Olympiastadion is the largest venue in use at Euro 2024, and will stage the final on July 14.

Originally built for the 1936 Olympics, the ground played host to the 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France and the 2015 Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus.

RheinEnergieStadion – Cologne

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Capacity: 43,000

Home team: Cologne

Fixtures:

  • Hungary vs Switzerland (June 15)
  • Scotland vs Switzerland (June 19)
  • Belgium vs Romania (June 22)
  • England vs Slovenia (June 25)
  • Round of 16 (June 30)

A stadium has existed on this spot since 1923, but the current iteration was constructed ahead of the 2006 World Cup.

The ground, which hosted England’s group stage draw with Sweden in that tournament, is the venue for several annual American football and ice hockey matches.

Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund

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Capacity: 62,000

Home team: Borussia Dortmund

Fixtures:

  • Italy vs Albania (June 15)
  • Turkey vs Play-off winner C (June 18)
  • Turkey vs Portugal (June 22)
  • France vs Play-off winner A (June 25)
  • Round of 16 (June 29)
  • Semi-final (July 10)

Dortmund’s home is famed for its incredible atmosphere, featuring the iconic ‘Yellow Wall’ which houses 25,000 spectators behind one of the goals.

Signal Iduna Park, which was built for the 1974 World Cup, was the backdrop for Italy’s semi-final extra-time win over Germany in the 2006 World Cup.

Merkur Spiel-arena – Dusseldorf

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Capacity: 47,000

Home team: Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fixtures:

  • Austria vs France (June 17)
  • Slovakia vs Play-off winner B (June 21)
  • Albania vs Spain (June 24)
  • Round of 16 (July 1)
  • Quarter-final (July 6)

Fortuna Dusseldorf, who currently reside in the second tier of German football, moved into the stadium situated on the river Rhine in 2004 – complete with a retractable roof.

Euro 2024 will mark the first time that the stadium is used at a major tournament, although it is no stranger to international events having hosted Eurovision in 2011 as well as the likes of the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Beyonce.

Deutsche Bank Park – Frankfurt

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Capacity: 47,000

Home team: Eintracht Frankfurt

Fixtures:

  • Belgium vs Slovakia (June 17)
  • Denmark vs England (June 20)
  • Switzerland vs Germany (June 23)
  • Slovakia vs Romania (June 26)
  • Round of 16 (July 1)

The stadium, which is approaching its 100th anniversary, is built on a former military shooting range.

It hosted its first NFL games in 2023, whilst Muhammad Ali claimed the World Heavyweight title against Karl Mildenberger there back in 1966.

Veltins-Arena – Gelsenkirchen

Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen

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Capacity: 50,000

Home team: Schalke

Fixtures:

  • Serbia vs England (June 16)
  • Spain vs Italy (June 20)
  • Play-off winner C vs Portugal (June 26)
  • Round of 16 (June 30)

Veltins-Arena opened in 2001, featuring a retractable pitch which allows for the grass to be grown in more natural conditions.

The stadium played host to England’s agonising World Cup 2006 quarter-final defeat to Portugal on penalties, which saw Wayne Rooney sent off for a stamp on Ricardo Carvalho – sparking one of the most famous winks in football history from a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.

Volksparkstadion – Hamburg

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Capacity: 49,000

Home team: Hamburg SV

Fixtures:

  • Play-off winner A vs Netherlands (June 16)
  • Croatia vs Albania (June 19)
  • Play-off winner C vs Czech Republic (June 22)
  • Czech Republic vs Turkey (June 26)
  • Quarter-final (July 5)

Hamburg’s stadium was opened at the turn of the millennium and was built from materials that were recovered from a region of the city which was bombed during the Second World War.

The stadium, which has hosted Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk’s Champions League fixtures this season, used to feature a clock in one corner to commemorate the fact Hamburg had never been relegated from the Bundesliga, although it had to come down when the club slipped into the second tier in 2018.

Red Bull Arena – Leipzig

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Capacity: 40,000

Home team: RB Leipzig

Fixtures:

  • Portugal vs Czech Republic (June 18)
  • Netherlands vs France (June 21)
  • Croatia vs Italy (June 24)
  • Round of 16 (July 2)

Having opened in 2004, the Red Bull Arena is the biggest stadium in former East Germany and has been home to RB Leipzig since 2010.

An angry Zinedine Zidane kicked a dressing room door after France’s 1-1 draw with South Korea at the 2006 World Cup, with the dent subsequently signposted with a golden frame by the club for everyone to see.

Allianz Arena – Munich

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Capacity: 66,000

Home team: Bayern Munich

Fixtures:

  • Germany vs Scotland (June 14)
  • Romania vs Play-off winner B (June 17)
  • Slovenia vs Serbia (June 20)
  • Denmark vs Serbia (June 25)
  • Round of 16 (July 2)
  • Semi-final (July 9)

Bayern’s home opened in 2005, becoming the first stadium in the world to have an outer shell which can completely change colour.

The Allianz Arena will be the venue for the opening game of the tournament between Germany and Scotland, making it the first ever stadium to host a match in back-to-back European Championships having staged fixtures at Euro 2020.

MHPArena – Stuttgart

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Capacity: 51,000

Home team: Stuttgart

Fixtures:

  • Slovenia vs Denmark (June 16)
  • Germany vs Hungary (June 19)
  • Scotland vs Hungary (June 23)
  • Play-off winner B vs Belgium (June 26)
  • Quarter-final (July 5)

Built in 1933, Stuttgart’s charming home has staged two European finals in its history, in 1959 and 1988, as well as the 1993 World Athletics Championships.

Redevelopment of the venue in 2009 saw 18 undetonated World War II bombs found beneath the stadium, three years after it was the scene of England’s World Cup Round of 16 win over Ecuador.

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