Ranking the European stadiums with the Best Atmosphere

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Europe is a hot bed of football and home to some of the greatest teams in the world. It is also home to some of the most passionate football fans you will ever see or hear! The best way to experience these magic moments are under the floodlights during a night of European football.

With so many incredible teams to choose from however, it can be hard to know which stadium will give you that unforgettable big match experience, which is why we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s our pick of the European stadiums with the best match atmosphere ever.


San Siro/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Club: AC Milan and Inter Milan

Capacity: 80,000

The San Siro is the largest stadium in Italy and home to two of the biggest football clubs in Italy in AC Milan and Inter Milan. A typical match day features flag waving, flares, and passionate singing, but to truly experience the unique atmosphere of the San Siro, a Milan derby or European night is a must.


Johan Cruijff ArenA

Club: AFC Ajax

Capacity: 55,885

Famous not just for its fantastic atmosphere, but it’s embracing of sustainability, the Johan Cruijff ArenA is one of the most multi-functional stadiums in the world, and was the first European stadium with a retracting roof. The largest stadium in the Netherlands, it is home to both AFC Ajax and the Dutch national team.


Stade Vélodrome

Club: Olympique de Marseille

Capacity: 67,394

Home to Olympique de Marseille since 1937, the stadium underwent a huge renovation in 2014, turning it into an ultra-modern venue that is built for football and is now classed as an elite UEFA stadium. Marseille is the second largest city in France and located on the south coast, overlooking the Mediterranean – making it worth a visit all on its own. But the atmosphere inside the stadium is the best you’ll find anywhere in France, thanks to Marseille’s fanatical diehard fans who have been acknowledged as some of Europe’s most passionate supporters.


Allianz Arena

Club: Bayern Munich

Capacity: 75,024

The Allianz Arena, opened in 2005, is a modern arena that has an impressive customisable light-display on the exterior of the stadium on match days, reflecting the atmosphere that awaits inside. Home to six-time Champions League winners, Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena is one of the biggest stadiums in Europe, and like so many German venues, the noise once you’re inside is deafening.


Santiago Bernabau

Club: Real Madrid

Capacity: 81,044

Originally opened in 1947, the stadium is home to one of the most famous and successful teams in the world. On European football nights, Real Madrid fans create an incredible atmosphere as they cheer their team on in a competition, they have won more than any other team.

Los Blancos are the current Champions League holders after defeating Liverpool in the final in 2022, to claim a record-breaking 14th title, seven more than any other team. Those fans will be expecting to cheer their team on to yet another victory this season, and the latest Champions League betting has them among the favourites to do so.



Club: Liverpool FC

Capacity: 53,000 (Rising to 61,000)

In 2021, Anfield was voted as the Premier League stadium with the best atmosphere, which is a huge accolade when you consider some of the incredible football venues in England, including Newcastle United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

The famous Kop stand, home to Liverpool FC’s most vocal supporters, raise their red and white scarves and sing their iconic anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before every game.
And with Liverpool FC's new Anfield Road expansion soon adding another 7,000 supporters to an already electric atmosphere, the atmosphere will only get better.


Celtic Park

Club: Glasgow Celtic

Capacity: 60,832

Celtic Park, also known as Parkhead or Paradise, is the home stadium of Celtic Football Club, and is the largest football stadium in Scotland. The iconic venue has been home to the club since 1892 and is one of the most famous arenas in European football, renowned for its incredible atmosphere and rich history.

One of the most intimidating stadiums for opposing teams to play in, the Celtic fans passion and support, has seen some of the greatest teams in football crumble under the pressure. A European night under the lights with a capacity crowd in full song, is an experience not to be missed.


Signal Iduna Park/Westfalenstadion

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Capacity: 81,000

The Signal Iduna Park is Germany’s largest football stadium and is regularly voted as the venue with the best atmosphere in Europe. The South Stand, at 328ft long and 131ft high, is the single largest stand in Europe and is home to Dortmund’s most vocal fans who make up the famous ‘Yellow Wall’ of 24,454 yellow and black shirted supporters. One of the most incredible sights in football, the Yellow Wall celebrating a goal has to be seen to be believed.