The 17th edition of the UEFA Euro Cup is fast approaching, and Germany looks set to host this wonderful football event. With the delay to UEFA Euro 2020 due to COVID-19 and the Qatar World Cup 2022 pushed to winter, the international calendar is fully stacked. Well, this serves good for the fans, because they get to cheer for their favourite stars donning their country’s kit.
Germany is the host for UEFA Euro 2024, which is going to start on June 14, 2024. As this time of the year marks the end of the domestic season, it will not be detrimental to the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, or any other European League Teams, which was the case in the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The dates for the grand event have been announced, with the tournament starting with group stage action on June 14, 2024. Allianz Arena in Munich gets the honour of kicking off UEFA Euro 2024. A total of 51 games are to be played, with the Final to be played in front of a possible 70,000 crowd at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on July 14, 2024.
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Host nation Germany: UEFA EURO 2024
After winning the bid for UEFA Euro 2024, Germany, along with ten host cities, adopted the slogan of Euro Cup 2024, “United by Football. Vereint im Herzen Europas”, which gives the message of three golden concepts: unity, together, and inclusivity.
Host nation Germany did not leave any stone unturned for their preparation of UEFA Euro 2024, as they announced a total of 10 state of the art stadiums for the event. These stadiums, as the Germans call it Arenas, are the ones which feature home games for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 teams. Many of you will be aware of these stadiums already, but let’s delve into them a bit more.
1. Allianz Arena – Munich
The famous Allianz Arena, home of the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, is set to host the opening game of UEFA Euro 2024. With a capacity of 75,000 people, there could not have been a better option to kick-start the tournament. Allianz Arena will not only feature the opening game but will also play host to the semi-final of the tournament, along with four other games.
2. Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund
The scenes of the famous “Yellow Wall” immediately come to mind as soon as someone talks about Signal Iduna Park. The home stadium for Borussia Dortmund will provide a spectacular atmosphere for the UEFA Euro 2024 games. It is set to host a total of six games, which will include the semi final of the event as well. On average, Borussia Dortmund boasts the highest fan attendance in the footballing world. If the stats are to be believed and the fans turn up for international games too, an 80,000-plus capacity stadium filled with football craze will be a sight to behold.
3. Olympiastadion – Berlin
Hertha Berlin’s home ground is one of the most decorated stadiums in world football, it has attained the status of being Europe’s most iconic stadium. Olympiastadion will be hosting a total of six games, and one of them will be the final of UEFA Euro 2024. The question should start making rounds as to which two teams will lock horns on July 14, 2024 in front of a 74,000 capacity crowd. Is anyone ready to witness another iconic moment, such as Zidane’s headbutt in the World Cup 2006 final? It all happened here!
4. RheinEnergieStadion – Cologne
The stadium was, at times, the largest sporting facility in Germany before being overtaken by the construction of Olympiastadion. Formerly known as Sportpark Müngersdorf, the stadium currently hosts Cologne and has undergone several reconstructions, notably in the 1970s and 2006 World Cup. The five games will be played at this venue with an expected crowd attendance of 50,000.
5. Deutsche Bank Park – Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt’s home ground has provided an opportunity to host at least one game to other clubs such as FSV Frankfurt, Mainz, SV Wehen, Wiesbaden, and even the rivals Kickers Offenbach. The stadium had the honour to host the final of Women’s World Cup 2011 between Japan and USA. Deutsche Bank Part will host five games of the tournament and currently has the capacity of 51,000 people.
6. Volksparkstadion – Hamburg
Volksparkstadion was previously an arena for football with a running track, and it became a pure football-only stadium in 2000. Interestingly, as the transformation was taking place, the games continued to be played in the stadium. At the time of completion of transformation, the stadium was one of Germany’s most modern stadiums. The stadium plays host to Hamburg and boasts of hosting games of previous World Cups that Germany hosted. It also featured in Euro 1988 and the final of 2010 UEFA Europa league between Atletico Madrid and Fulham. Volksparkstadion will host five games this time and holds the capacity of 57,000 fans.
7. Veltins Arena – Gelsenkirchen
One of the best features of Veltins Arena is the impressively large video cube in the centre of the stadium. It is considered to be the largest one in Europe. Its screen spans over 305 square metres. Veltins Arena features Schalke FC’s home games and will be hosting four games of this Euro Cup. The capacity of 62,000 witnessing the action live will be quite a scene.
8. Red Bull Arena – Leipzig
Originally the stadium was known as Zentralstadion, which hosted some famous games of the 2006 World Cup. The dent from Zidane’s kick to the changing room door is still on display. The stadium got its current name “Red Bull Arena” in 2010 after RB Leipzig took over as the home team. 2016/17 season is a season to remember for RB Leipzig fans, especially the ones who watched Red Bull Arena turn into a fortress after having lost only two home games. Red Bull Arena has been constantly increasing its stadium capacity and it stands currently at roughly 47,000. It will host four games of UEFA Euro 2024.
9. Mercedes-Benz Arena – Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart’s fans consider Mercedes-Benz Arena as their pride. It has received almost seven renovations since the original ground in 1933, and now it is nothing like the original one. It is understood that work is still in progress for UEFA Euro 2024, and it will be interesting to see the newest changes. Currently, it holds the capacity to hold 60,000 fans in the arena, which will be enjoying five Euro 2024’s games.
10. Merkur Spiel-Arena – Düsseldorf
Merkur Spiel-Arena is another one of those stadiums which was built in order to host the 2006 World Cup. Unfortunately, Merkur Spiel-Arena could not get to host World Cup games. The disappointment from 2006 is set to be overcome with UEFA Euro 2024, as Düsseldorf fans are slated to host five games of the tournament. It is one of Germany’s multi-use stadiums, having hosted many concerts and some motor racing events, too. It has a maximum capacity of 54,600 people.
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