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Which Country Will Host Euro 2024?

Which Country Will Host Euro 2024?

The 2024 edition of the European Championships is right around the corner. However, the draw for the latest version of the biggest pan-European footballing spectacle will be the first to occur earlier this year in Hamburg. The Euro matches is set to take place in Germany on June 14 and it is set to be the first international football competition that will be hosted by the country since the 2006 FIFA World Cup. 

In this piece, we listed down the top cities that are set to be the location of this season’s significant Euro matches.

Berlin

Of course, the number one venue for the 2024 Euro matches resides in Germany’s capital city which is the Olympiastadion. This football ground has a seating capacity of 74,475 spectators and it is a witness to a myriad of key moments in the history of European football. When you plan to visit Berlin, make sure that you try their doner kebab. The Olympiastadion is also the venue for the finals of the 2024 edition. 

Munich

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The Allianz Arena in Munich is home to one of the most prolific football squads in Europe, the Bayern Munich. Located in the northern part of the city, the Allianz Arena has a reputation similar to the Wembley Stadium in England for being a haven for football talents. Aside from being home to the most popular German side, the picturesque view will be appreciated by both soccer and non-soccer fans. 

Hamburg

Hamburg was the largest city in the northern region of Germany, and it was slowly built at the height of the industrial revolution. Known for its skylines and modern feel, spectators of the Volksparkstadion can go on a shopping spree after the Euro matches. As a home ground for the Hamburg SV, it was also set to host four of the group game matches and one quarter-final match. 

Dortmund

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Dortmund is home to the Signal Iduna Park stadium which was deemed the largest sporting stadium in Germany. It is also the home ground of Borussia Dortmund, which is the most popular German soccer team on the planet. Nothing is quite exquisite in the Signal Iduna Park except its size and seating capacity. 

Dusseldorf

One of the popular landmarks in the city of Dusseldorf is the Merkur-Spiel Arena, which is home to the Fortuna soccer team. The stadium can hold 54,600, however, the usual number of visitors to the venue does not exceed 28,000. The ground was known for its lush football pitch with an open area surrounded by sturdy structures. 

Cologne

The RheinEnergie Stadion was the stadium that was built specifically for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where Germany was granted hosting privileges. Additionally, the arena was the official home ground of the German football squad, FC Koln. After you watch the Euro matches at the stadium, you can enjoy the city of Cologne which is highly recommended for tourists in Germany for its unique cuisine and culture. 

Gelsenkirchen

Serving as a ground for the soccer squad of Schalke, the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen is a stadium with an enclosed area which are sometimes deemed too loud for some of the spectators. 

The city itself has a rich history and is popular in the photo-sharing app Instagram. In the upcoming 2024 Euro, the venue will host a few group Euro matches and the round-of-16 tiebreaker. 

Leipzig

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Leipzig is notorious for a variety of reasons such as the city’s football club, the RP Leipzig was the least-liked soccer team in the world. Additionally, the Red Bull Stadium was sometimes boycotted by some fans because of the sponsoring reasons. Either way, you will enjoy the baroque architecture of the soccer ground.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt was the financial hub of Germany and it is also home to the Deutsche Bank Park. This particular stadium is known for its wide oval space and pendulum scoreboard. The city itself is the center of commerce and despite not being a popular tourist spot, it has a distinct music and art scene. 

The stage is set for the highly anticipated Euro 2024 and Germany is the chosen host for this year’s footballing spectacle. Now that you know the venues for the Euro 2024 games, you are now set to watch the Euro matches.