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Friday, September 30, 2011

Football Stadiums in Europe

Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona,Spain constructed in 1957 with a capacity of seats 99,354,making it the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley Park,London,England.The stadium was opened on May 19, 2007 with the staging of 2007 FA Cup Final  ( built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium  originally called the Empire Stadium and was one of the world's most famous football stadiums until its demolition in 2003)
The 90,000-capacity venue is 2nd largest stadium in Europe and serves as England's national stadium. The stadium is the home venue of the England National Football Team and  owned by English Football's governing body

Stade de France is the National Stadium of France  situated just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis.  It has an all-seater capacity of 81,338, making it the 5th largest stadium in Europe and is used by both the France National Football Team and French Rugby Union Team  for international competition. The stadium was officially inaugurated on January 28, 1998 as it hosted a football match between France and Spain

Signal Iduna Park stadium is officially named Signal Iduna Park under a sponsorship arrangement lasting from December 2005 until June 2016 giving naming rights to the Signal Iduna Group, an insurance company.It has a league capacity of 80,720 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 65,718 (officially seats only). It is Germany's biggest stadium and the 6th largest stadium in Europe.It is one of the most famous football stadiums in Europe and was elected best football stadium by The Times for its renowned atmosphere.
The Stadium was opened on April 2,1974 hosting matches of the 1974 World Cup with Zaire, Scotland, Sweden, Brazil and later finalists Netherlands. 

The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu,Madrid,Spain with a capacity of  85,454 spectators is a football stadium and  was inaugurated on December 14, 1947 with a match between Real Madrid and the Portuguese side Os Belenenses and owned by Real Madrid Club.

 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, originally and commonly referred to as the San Siro because of its location, is a football stadium  located in the San Siro District in Milan,Italy. It is the home of both AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano. The stadium is named in honour of Giuseppe Meazza, the two-time World Cup Winner (1934,1938) who played for Internazionale, and briefly for Milan, in the 1930s and 1940s.The stadium inaugurated on September 19, 1926, when 35,000 spectators saw Internazionale defeat Milan 6–3. Originally, the ground was home and property of AC Milan. In 1947 Internazionale became tenants and the two have shared the ground ever since.

The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow(briefly Luzhniki Stadium)
is the biggest sports stadium in Russia with total seating capacity of 78,360seats all covered and was inagurated on July31,1956. The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, previously called the Central Lenin Stadium

Old Trafford is a football stadium in the Trafford Borough of Greater Manchester,England and the home of Manchester United Club.  The stadium has a capacity of  75,957 spectators and 2nd largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley Stadium, the3rd largest of any stadium in the UK, and the 11th largest in Europe

 Atatürk Olympic Stadium located in İkitelli, a district in the western outskirts of Istanbul, is the largest-capacity stadium of Turkey with 76,092 (all-seater) capacity. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. It was built for Turkey's failed 2008 Olympic Games bid.

Amsterdam Arena is the largest stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands and it was built from 1993 to 1996 and was officially opened on August 14, 1996.The stadium has been used for football,concerts and other events. The stadium has a retractable roof with a capacity of 52,960 seats during football matches and 68,000 places during concerts.


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