The Euros this summer will be like no other as we go Pan-European for a football tournament that spans three timezones! Rather than staging the Euros in one or two countries, the 2024 competition takes place across 10 stadiums all over the continent. That means teams could play as far east as Baku and as far west as Seville.

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Olympiastadion Berlin

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Cologne Stadium

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WestfalenStadion Dortmund

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Düsseldorf Arena

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Frankfurt Arena

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Volksparkstadion Hamburg

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Leipzig Stadium

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2024 European Football Championship

Venues & Cities

With the European Football Tournament 2024 quickly approaching, excitement is building for the 17th edition of the high-profile championships. The Euro football stadiums in Germany will generate the atmosphere for the 24 nations involved. 

The venues and Euro host cities play a big part in major championships, and there are several spectacular Euro stadiums spread around Germany. In this in-depth ground guide, we look at all ten venues and the impact the European football tournament will have on the host cities.


Germany – The Host Nation of the
European Football Championships in 2024

Germany has been picked to host the 17th European Championship finals. They are one of the top footballing nations and will no doubt be worthy hosts of Europe’s elite international football tournament. 

Germany is no stranger to hosting major competitions. This will be the third time that Euro football tournament fixtures will be played on German soil. The 2024 edition will be the second to be played in Germany after the reunification. 

In 1988, West Germany hosted the Euros for the first time. There were eight teams in the tournament, with Netherlands getting the better of Soviet Union in the final in Munich. 

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the European Championship in 2020, which was later postponed to 2021, Germany was selected as one of the host nations. All three of Germany’s Group F matches were held at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. The stadium also hosted the quarter-final between Belgium and Italy. 

The Allianz Arena will play a big part in the Euro football tournament in 2024. Munich, which is one of the most visited cities in Germany, will host the opening match and one of the two semi-finals.

The famous Olympiastadion, located in Germany’s capital, is the biggest of the 2024 Euro stadiums. The Berlin ground holds a whopping 74,000 spectators and is one of the most recognised venues in world football. 

Dortmund is another great city, and Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion will also host European Championship matches. The stadium capacity is just over 65,000, and the second semi-final will be held in the stunning North Rhine-Westphalia arena. 

Along with Berlin, Munich, and Dortmund, seven other cities will welcome fans from around Europe. Games will be played in Stuttgart, Gelsenkirchen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Leipzig.

Germany has also hosted two World Cups. The first was in West Germany in 1974, which the Germans went on to win. As a unified nation, Germany held the World Cup in 2006. They finished third in that one, with Italy coming out on top. 

Germany have the best record in European Championships. They have lifted the trophy on three occasions (1972, 1980 & 1996) and have been losing finalists three times. The Germans are naturally one of the favourites for the 2024 tournament. 

Location of the Opening Match of the Championship

The first match of the tournament will see hosts face Scotland on June 14th. The German players will run out in front of 70,000 expectant spectators at the sensational Allianz Arena. 

Although the national team uses various stadiums around Germany for their home matches, they enjoy playing in front of the energetic Munich crowd. The first game of the competition is arguably the most anticipated, and Nationalelf will be looking to put on a show for their adoring public. 

Scotland will be formidable opponents for the Germans, however. Even though the hosts will be the strong favourites to get maximum points, the Scots had a terrific qualifying campaign and will be no pushovers in Munich. 

A win in game one can shape the tournament in Germany’s favour. The host nation will be off and running with three points, but a Scotland victory would blow Group A wide open. After facing the Scots, Germany play Hungary in Stuttgart and Switzerland in Frankfurt. The hosts will be eyeing up nine points from a possible nine. 

German Cities Hosting the Championship Matches

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and has a population of over 3.85 million. It is the largest city in the country and one of the most populous in Europe. The stunning stadium will host the 2024 European Championship final. 

Both Berlin and Munich are popular places to visit, and the two powerhouse cities will greatly benefit from the European football tournament in 2024. The competition will draw in extra tourism, which will only enhance the economy. 

Borussia Dortmund has fans from all over Europe, with a healthy British following to boot. Dortmund is a fantastic city, and the fans will be welcomed with open arms. The Westfalenstadion has one of the best atmospheres in football, and the great stadium will host the semi-final on July 10th.

In total, ten major cities in Germany will be European Championship venues, with the likes of Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Hamburg also hosting Euro 2024 fixtures. 

Number of Stadiums Used for the European Football Championship

The tournament organisers want the biggest and best stadiums, and all ten have capacities of at least 40,000. There are venues in all the main regions of Germany, with the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region having the most with four. 

The Olympiastadion is the largest, with a capacity of 74,000, while the Allianz Arena holds 70,000, and the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund houses just over 65,000 fans. Stuttgart Arena, Arena AufSchalke, Frankfurt Arena, Volksparkstadion, and Dusseldorf Arena all hold over 50,000. 

The Red Bull Arena in Leipzig has the lowest capacity at 42,000, with the Cologne Stadium next on the list with a 49,000 capacity. Still, they are all modernised to an exceptional standard, and every city will benefit from large crowds at the football tournament. 

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