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Euro 2024 Stadiums: Every Ground Profiled (With Map)

Euro 2024 Stadiums: Every Ground Profiled (With Map)

The Men's UEFA European Championships are nearly upon us. The two favourites for the competition are France and England, with both nations possessing squads that are packed to the brim with talent. However, there are multiple other countries that you would expect to perform well at the competition, from the current holders Italy to the 2016 winners Portugal, who are blessed with technicians like Bernardo Silva, Rafael Leao, and Bruno Fernandes. And of course, it would be foolish to write off the hosts, Germany.

The German men's national team isn't in the strongest position right now, but their squad is still packed full of quality, and crucially, they have the home advantage. This summer, ten German cities will be used to stage high-quality international games, and in this article, we'll be taking you through those world-class grounds in depth. Before we get into that, though, we're going to provide you with a few more details about the upcoming tournament.

When Does Euro 2024 Kick Off?

Euro 2024 is set to kick off on Friday 14th June, when hosts Germany play against a tough, competitive Scotland side managed by Steve Clarke. It's likely to be a stern test for both sides, but given their European pedigree and home advantage, the Germans will be hotly tipped to start off their campaign with three points.

Once the tournament begins, there will be seemingly constant football for 12 days, with 36 group stage matches taking place before 26th June. After that, there will be a short break before we launch into the knockout stages, moving from the Round of 16 through the quarters and semi-finals, before the tournament closes with the final on Sunday 14th July.

Ten cities in Germany will be given the responsibility of welcoming in Europe's football fanatics during this time, with some venues only hosting a handful of earlier matches while other grounds are given the nod for the huge games in the latter stages of the tournament. Below, you'll find details of every single location chosen to help stage Euro 2024.

What Are The Euro 2024 Host Cities?

The west of Germany is a footballing hotbed with a number of historic clubs squeezed together in relatively close proximity, and there will be plenty of games happening in this portion of the country during Euro 2024. However, the tournament will also see games taking place in every other corner of the country, from Hamburg in the north to Bavaria in the south eastern corner of the nation. Here is a list of every single city that's been chosen to host the tournament, in alphabetical order.

  • Berlin

  • Cologne

  • Dortmund

  • Düsseldorf

  • Frankfurt

  • Gelsenkirchen

  • Hamburg

  • Leipzig

  • Munich

  • Stuttgart

There's plenty of variety here; while Berlin and Munich are historic old cities famed all across the world for much more than sport, other less well-known locations such as Gelsenkirchen reflect the country's wider footballing heritage, with the latter city the home of former UEFA Cup winners Schalke.

For anyone aiming to visit Germany during the Euros — whether it's to catch a game or simply absorb the atmosphere and travel the country — the next section of this article will flesh out each of the cities and stadiums being utilised at the tournament in more detail.

Euro 2024 Stadiums Map

Germany has hundreds of football grounds, and the sport is woven deeply into the fabric of the country. With this rich football landscape, there are plenty of options when it comes to hosting European football's biggest tournament, so you can guarantee that each of the Euro 2024 stadiums has been picked for a good reason. Below, we'll dive deep into every ground to show exactly what they have to offer.

Olympiastadion Berlin

Location: Berlin

Capacity: 71,000

Home Team: Hertha Berlin

The fact that this ground has been selected to stage the final of the 2024 tournament is an indication of its pedigree. First built in preparation for the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the stadium has hosted every single German Cup final since 1985, as well as the 2006 World Cup Final and the 2015 Champions League final. Situated in the German capital of Berlin, it will be a key location throughout the upcoming tournament.

Cologne Stadium

Location: Cologne

Capacity: 43,000

Home Team: FC Köln

Known as the RheinEnergieSTADION for sponsorship reasons, this is the ground of FC Köln, a club whose Bundesliga status is under real threat at the time of writing. Regardless, the quality of their home ground — which has been the regular venue of the German Women's Cup since 2010 — has made them a top pick for hosting rights at Euro 2024. Boasting a capacity of 43,000 for international matches, the Cologne Stadium has a history of hosting matches in prestigious competitions, having previously been renovated to help host the World Cup in 2006.


Location: Dortmund

Capacity: 62,000

Home Team: Borussia Dortmund

Also known as BVB Stadion Dortmund and referred to as Signal Iduna Park during club matches for sponsorship reasons, the Borussia Dortmund stadium is one of German football's most famous. The ground is renowned for its iconic 'Yellow Wall', a huge all-standing terrace situated behind one goal end (the South Stand); however, the Dortmund fans that make that area such a special sight won't be packed in during the tournament, and international regulations mean that the stadium capacity will be reduced from around 80,000 to 62,000 for the Euros. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Westfalenstadion's opening, and a number of upgrades have taken place in that time, including the addition of a second tier on the West and East sides, and the expansion of the South Stand.

Düsseldorf Arena

Location: Düsseldorf 

Capacity: 47,000

Home Team: Fortuna Düsseldorf 

Düsseldorf is one of the smaller Euro 2024 host cities, but its Old Town has more than 250 beer houses in it and has therefore earned the nickname 'the longest bar in the world'. Fans from the rest of Europe will likely be making the most of this hospitality when descending on the city for Euro 2024, with the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia region of west Germany set to have its population of 650,000 expanded significantly during the upcoming tournament. The Düsseldorf Arena itself is the home of Fortuna Düsseldorf, who are currently gunning for promotion from 2. Bundesliga to the top flight.


Location: Frankfurt

Capacity: 47,000

Home Team: Eintracht Frankfurt

Known for its bustling finance and tech sector, Frankfurt is one of Germany's largest cities, so it's only natural that it has an impressive football stadium. First built in 1925, the Frankfurt Arena (home of Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt) has undergone some serious renovation work over the last few decades and now boasts a capacity of 47,000. At club level it's known as Deutsche Bank Park for sponsorship reasons, and one of its defining features is a huge retractable roof (one of the world's largest) that was built in preparation for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Arena AufSchalke

Location: Gelsenkirchen

Capacity: 50,000

Home Team: FC Schalke 04

An old industrial city with roots in coal mining and steel, Gelsenkirchen is not known as the world's most glamorous place, but its reputation as a green and pleasant city is becoming more firmly cemented, and its professional football club FC Schalke 04 is one of Germany's most historic. Their ground Arena AufSchalke will play host to a total of four matches at Euro 2024, including Serbia vs England (16th June) and Spain vs Italy (20th June). Having opened in 2001, this is one of the more modern grounds being used at the tournament.

Volksparkstadion Hamburg

Location: Hamburger SV

Capacity: 49,000

Home Team: Hamburg

The northernmost of the Euro 2024 stadiums, Hamburg's Volksparkstadion is an iconic ground that has been used for an array of major events over the years, including the 2006 World Cup quarter-final, the 2010 Europa League Final, and numerous European Cup matches (last season, Shakhtar Donetsk played their Champions League fixtures at Volksparkstadion due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine). A capacity of 49,000 means that this is easily one of the biggest stadiums in the German second division, although Hamburg still have an outside chance of promotion to the top tier at the end of this campaign.

Leipzig Stadium

Location: Leipzig

Capacity: 40,000

Home Team: RB Leipzig

Due to their operation under the Red Bull multi-club ownership model, the Leipzig Stadium is labelled the Red Bull Arena during club competitions, but that title will be gone for this UEFA tournament, in which the ground will host four matches in the group stages and Round of 16. The largest stadium in East Germany, this is a ground that has played host to some top-level football in recent years, thanks to the rise of RB Leipzig from the lower divisions to the very top of German football (a rise that has been controversial due to the club's eschewing of the 50+1 ownership rule).

Football Arena Munich

Location: Munich

Capacity: 66,000

Home Team: Bayern Munich

Munich is arguably German's most famous footballing city, thanks in to the sustained success of Bayern Munchen, who have won a staggering 32 of the 61 league titles that have been secured since the formation of the Bundesliga in 1962. At Euro 2024, this stadium — known normally as the Allianz Arena — has semi-final hosting rights, and will also stage a number of group stage and Round of 16 matches. With a huge capacity of 66,000 and a notable history that includes hosting the 2012 Champions League final and numerous games at the last Euros, it's no wonder why.

Stuttgart Arena

Location: Stuttgart

Capacity: 51,000

Home Team: Vfb Stuttgart

First built in 1993, the Stuttgart Arena hosted the European Cup Winners' Cup final just five years later, and was also selected to stage games at the 2006 World Cup. This year, one of the tournament quarter-finals will take place in Stuttgart (a manufacturing hub in southwestern Germany, capital of the Baden-Württemberg state), as well as multiple group matches.

Have Germany Hosted The Euros Before?

This isn't the first time Germany has been selected as the host nation for the European Championships; back in 1988, the Euros were also staged here, with the hosts knocked out by the Netherlands in the semi-finals of that tournament (Holland went on to win the competition). At the time, the division of Germany into Soviet East Germany and Europe-leaning West Germany — a post-WWII measure that lasted until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 — meant that it was officially West Germany who hosted that tournament.

More recently, Germany was also chosen as the host nation for the 2006 edition of the FIFA World Cup. However, the hosts were knocked out in the semi-finals by Italy, who went on to win the competition after a dramatic final against Italy. If you'd like to find out more about that tournament and how it slots into the broader history of this prestigious soccer competition, check out our complete guide to the World Cup Trophy, the greatest prize in football.