The King Baudouin Stadium is a sports ground in north-west Brussels, Belgium. It was inaugurated on 23 August 1930 (days after Belgium's 100th anniversary) as the Stade du Jubilé or Jubelstadion (Jubilee Stadium) in the presence of Prince Leopold. It was built to embellish the Heysel plateau in view of the Brussels International Exposition (1935). The stadium hosted 70,000 at the time. A wooden track for cycling races was later added around the pitch. In 1946, it was renamed Heysel Stadium.
The original Wembley Stadium, known as the Empire Stadium, was a football stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the new Wembley Stadium that opened in 2007.
Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday football club, Sheffield, England. Football has been played at the ground since it was opened on 2 September 1899, when Wednesday moved from their original ground at Olive Grove. Today it is a 39,812 capacity all-seater stadium, making it the largest stadium in the city. The vast majority of the seats are covered. It is located in the Sheffield suburb of Owlerton, but takes its name from the parliamentary constituency in which it lies.
Anfield is an association football stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England. Built in 1884, the stadium has been home to Liverpool F.C. since they were formed in 1892 as a result of the original tenants Everton F.C. leaving the ground. The stadium currently comprises four stands: Spion Kop, Main Stand, Centenary Stand and Anfield Road, giving a total capacity of 45,276.
Ullevi, Ullevi Stadium or Nya Ullevi as it is referred to by the locals, meaning New Ullevi, to distinguish it from Gamla Ullevi (Old Ullevi), is a stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. The stadium is also the biggest in Scandinavia. It was opened in 1958, its original use was as a venue for the 1958 World Cup. Since then, it has hosted numerous concerts and sports events, notably football, athletics, speedway and speed skating.
The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, originally and commonly referred to as simply San Siro because of its location, is a football stadium located in the San Siro district in Milan, Italy. It is the home of Associazione Calcio Milan and Football Club Internazionale Milano. The stadium is named in honour of Giuseppe Meazza, the two-time World Cup winner who played for Internazionale, and briefly for Milan, in the 1930s and 1940s.
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in the Chamartín district of Madrid, Spain. It was inaugurated on 14 December 1947 and is owned by Real Madrid C.F. With a current capacity of 80,354 spectators, it was named as a UEFA Elite stadium in 2007. El Bernabéu, named after chairman Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, is one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues.
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, also Råsundastadion, Råsunda Stadium or just Råsunda, is a Swedish national football stadium. It is located in Solna Municipality in Metropolitan Stockholm. It was opened in 1937 although there had already existed stadiums at the site; the earliest opened in 1910. Råsunda has a capacity of 35,000–36,608 depending on usage. The stadium is the home stadium for AIK, and is used for many derbies between Stockholm clubs.
The Estádio do Dragão is a football stadium in Porto, Portugal, that has an all-seated capacity of 50,399. The stadium was built as a replacement for FC Porto's old ground, Estádio das Antas, and as a venue for Euro 2004.
Estádio Municipal de Braga is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,154, built in 2003 as the new home for local club Sporting Clube de Braga, and as a UEFA Euro 2004 venue. Its architect was Portuguese Eduardo Souto de Moura. Sporting Clube de Braga pays a monthly rent of €500 for the use of the stadium.
Villa Park is a football stadium in the district of Aston, in Birmingham, England. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. It is a UEFA Elite stadium and it has hosted 16 England internationals at senior level. The first international was in 1899 with the most recent being in 2005. It was the first English ground to stage international football in three different centuries. Villa previously played at Aston Park from 1874 to 1876 and Perry Barr from 1876 to 1897.
Letzigrund is a stadium in Zürich, Switzerland, and the home of the football club FC Zürich. It is also temporarily home to the football club Grasshopper-Club Zürich while their stadium is under construction. The annual athletics meet Weltklasse Zürich—part of the IAAF Golden League—takes place at the Letzigrund, as well as frequent open air concerts.
Old Trafford is an all-seater football stadium in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, England, and is the home of Premier League club Manchester United. With space for 75,957 spectators, Old Trafford has the second-largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley Stadium, the third-largest of any stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe. With Wembley, it is one of two stadia in the country to have been given a five-star rating by UEFA.
The Estádio da Luz, officially named the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and commonly translated as Stadium of Light, is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, the home of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. It is also called A Catedral ("The Cathedral") by Benfica's supporters. The ground is named after "Our Lady of the Light" (Nossa Senhora da Luz) which is a religious festival held in Lisbon annually.
Elland Road is an all-seater football stadium situated in the Beeston area of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Elland Road is a 5 star rated UEFA Stadium. Elland Road has been the permanent residence of Leeds United A.F.C. since the club's foundation in 1919 and it was previously occupied by their predecessors, Leeds City. The stadium is the 12th largest football stadium in England, and the third largest ground outside the Premier League.
The Parc des Princes is a stadium located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France, currently the home of football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), with a seating capacity of 48,712. Originally a velodrome, it was the finish of the Tour de France from the first event in 1903 until the track's demolition in the late 1960s. It was also previously the national stadium until the Stade de France was built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Estádio José Alvalade is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, home of Sporting Clube de Portugal, one of the country's biggest clubs. It is the center of a complex called Alvalade XXI (which includes a mall called Alvaláxia with a 12-screen movie theater, a health club, the club's museum, a sports pavilion, a clinic, and an office building), designed by Portuguese architect Tomás Taveira. It was classified by UEFA as a 5-star stadium, enabling it to host finals of major UEFA events.
The Olympiastadion is a stadium located in Munich, Germany. Situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, the stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. With an original capacity of 80,000, the stadium also hosted many major football matches including the 1974 World Cup Final and the Euro '88 Final. In 2001, it hosted England's famous 5-1 win over Germany in a qualifying match for the 2002 World Cup.
Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa is a football stadium in Leiria, Portugal built as a venue for the Euro 2004 finals held in Portugal. It is the home for Leiria's main football club União Leiria. It was designed by Tomás Taveira in 2003. The stadium contains different coloured seats as well as an athletics track and has a capacity of 30,000. Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa has hosted many important matches in Euro 2004 and the Portuguese SuperCup.
The Estádio Cidade de Coimbra (City of Coimbra Stadium) is a stadium in Coimbra, Portugal. This stadium belongs to the Coimbra's municipality and is mainly used by the Académica de Coimbra O.A.F. 's football team. Until 2003 it used to be called Estádio Municipal de Coimbra (Coimbra's Municipality Stadium) or Estádio do Calhabé (Stadium of Calhabé), after the name of its location in Coimbra. It had a capacity of 15,000 seats, all seated, but just one small covered area.
The Estádio do Bessa (now Estádio do Bessa XXI) is a football stadium located in the Boavista area of Porto, Portugal, used by Boavista FC. Like other stadiums used in Euro 2004, the Bessa is a new ground, but built on top of the old stands, and each one of them was built at a time, which allowed Boavista to continue playing there. It cost €45,164,726 to build, from which €7,785,735 were supported from the Portuguese state, and has an all-seater capacity of 28,263.
The Feijenoord Stadion, better known by its nickname De Kuip (the Tub), is a stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands that was completed in 1937. The name is derived from the area "Feijenoord" in Rotterdam, and from the club with the same name (although the club's name was internationalised to Feyenoord in 1973). Capacity at completion: 64,000. Maximum capacity: 69,000 (1949). Present day capacity: 51,177.
Philips Stadion is the 35,119 seater stadium of football club, PSV Eindhoven. It was first inaugurated on 31 August 1913. The stadium is located in the Philipsdorp ('Philips village') part of the Eindhoven borough of Strijp, close to Eindhoven's city centre. As late as 1933, its capacity was only 300, and remained that size until its expansion in 1941 to 18,000 spectators. The final days of World War II witnessed great destruction in the city of Eindhoven and also to the stadium itself.