People get fascinated only when the stadium is surrounded a catchy scenery or built with a beautiful infrastructure. There are plenty of stadiums which are gigantic and can hold more than One Lakh people. That does not mean that the stadium is quirky or attractive to the visitors.
Only a few European stadiums are very unique compared to others. In this piece, we shall look at the 5 most beautiful stadiums in Europe.
# 1 Hasteinsvollur, Iceland – IBV Vestmannaeyjar
Hasteinsvollur Stadium is situated in an inhabited island called Haimaey which is present in Iceland. The local team IBV Vestmannaeyjar, who compete in the Icelandic top division utilize this stadium. They have won three League titles, and even former England goalkeeper David James featured for this Icelandic club between 2013 and 2014.
— C. Papachlimintzos (@CostasPap) June 27, 2016
Besides, the women’s team also use this stadium. Since the inception of their team in 2011, they have gone on to win the title twice. It is surrounded by volcanoes making it difficult to play times. Out of the total population of 4000 people in the town, the stadium can hold up to 2834.
#2 Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium, Switzerland – FC Gspon
Ottmar Hitzfield Stadium culminates at 2008 meters altitude which is the highest football pitch in Europe. FC Gspon is a non-league football team use this pitch to play football week in week out.
It is situated in the Canton of Foreign currency and is part of the municipality of Staldenried. More than 100 people have joined this club and use this ground for multi-purpose games. It is surrounded by plenty of mountains which makes it tougher for the players to take up the field during winters.
This stadium has been named after the German legend Ottmar Hitzfield who revolved with Switzerland football during his playing and managerial career.
#3 Veltins arena, Germany – Schalke
Veltins Arena is the home of the famous German club FC Schalke. It is situated in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-WestPhalia, the place where another traditional stadium Signal Iduna Park is located.
There is no introduction need for Schalke who are one of the most successful clubs in the German top tier. Currently, Domenico Tedesco has got a huge job in his hands to overturn the club as they sit 13th this term.
— VELTINS-Arena (@VELTINSarena) November 5, 2018
Formerly called as Arena AufSchalke, Veltins Arena was properly renovated in 2001, and hosted 2004 Champions League final and 2006 World Cup as well. It can hold up to 62,271 people. It is good looking and has four screens at the top which makes it easier for the fans to watch the replays(in case they need to).
# 4 Kantrida Stadium, Croatia – HNK Rijeka
Kantrida Stadium is located in the city Rijeka. The Stadium is situated in the western part of the city and near the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. The stadium has a seating capacity of almost 10,600. The stadium renovation is well underway which will see the seats getting increased to 14,300 in the near future.
HNK Rijeka competes in the Croatian top division and are one of the powerhouses in their country. This club played in the Europa League during 2013 and 2014. They sit second only to Dinamo Zagreb in the League table.
# 5 Wanda Metropolitano – Atletico Madrid
Metropolitano Stadium has been renamed to Wanda Metropolitano for sponsorship reasons. Inaugurated in 1992, it has never been used properly when it was owned by the community of Madrid.
– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 8, 2018
In 2013, Atletico Madrid’s bid to take over this stadium was successful. They played their first game on September 16, 2017. With a seating capacity of over 67,700 Wanda Metropolitano is one of the best stadiums in Spain currently. It is also said to host the 2019 Champions League finals.
Atletico Madrid are the reigning Europa League and Super Cup winners. They are 3rd in the La Liga table this term.