Merahputih.com – Germany was chosen to host the upcoming European Cup aka Euro 2024. This is the first major football event held in Germany since the 2006 World Cup.
The appointment of Germany as the host of the biggest international soccer scene after the World Cup is very reasonable. In infrastructure, Germany is far ahead of their competitor, Turkey.
Germany has many modern stadiums which of course are of international standard. Other supporting facilities such as hotels, training fields, and others are already owned by Germany.
To hold the upcoming European Cup, Germany will use 10 stadiums that are currently in use and become a club cage. Not only that, the stadiums have also been used at the 2006 World Cup.
The following 10 stadiums in Germany will be used at the European Cup in 2024.
Capacity 74,475 people
The stadium, located in Berlin, is one of Europe’s icons and a witness of history. This is where the 1936 Olympics were held when Nazi leader Adolf Hitler came to power. In this place also Usain Bolt set a world record of running 100m and 200m in 2009.
After two renovations in 2000 and 2004, at the request of the user club, Hertha Berlin, Olympiastadion was identical in blue, including a running track. But the renovation was done carefully without erasing the historic identity, including the kalderon that became the hallmark.
In the world of football, in addition to being home to Hertha Berlin, Olympiastadion is the place where the world watched the action of Zinedine Zidane gore Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.
Capacity of 50,000 (Bundesliga), 46,195 (UEFA / FIFA)
RheinEnergie stadium (express.de)
Until the Olympia Berlin Stadium was built, which received the title of the biggest arena in Germany was Sportpark Mungersdorf or what is now called the RheinEnergie Stadium.
The FC Cologne Stadium underwent a major renovation for 30 months which was completed in 2004 to welcome the 2006 World Cup. The stadium has the characteristics of four pillars that rise in all four corners.
Since October 2006, the four pillars can be lit with various colors according to the club or country that appears.
Allianz Arena 75,000 (Bundesliga) / 70,000 (UEFA / FIFA) capacity
Since its establishment, the Bayern Munich headquarters has immediately become an icon of stadium architecture and design. Although many new stadiums have been established afterwards, the Allianz Arena continues to stand out.
Designed like a pillow that can change color thanks to 300,000 LED lights make this stadium can be seen from a distance of about 74 kilometers.
Commerzbank Arena Capacity of 51,500 (Bundesliga), 48,000 (UEFA / FIFA)
The stadium, which became the headquarters of the Eintracht Frankfurt, was first opened in May 1925 and at that time was named Waldstadion. This stadium was used at the 1974 World Cup and 1988 European Cup.
Meanwhile, when facing the 2006 World Cup, the stadium underwent renovations in 2002 and 2005. The most significant change from the old stadium was the absence of a running track, which made spectators closer to the field.
Volkspark Stadium Capacity 57,000 (Bundesliga), 51,500 (UEFA / FIFA)
The Hamburg SV cage has been transformed from a variety of sports arenas into a special football stadium which began in 1998. Changes have even made the stadium change direction.
The change was a fanatical supporter of Hamburg who used to exist in the Westkurve (west stand) to Nordtribune allias tribut north.
In 2000, this stadium became one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. Like other stadiums, Volkspark was also dressed again ahead of the 2006 World Cup.
Signal Iduna Park Capacity 81,365 (Bundesliga), 66,069 (UEFA / FIFA)
For football enthusiasts, there is something lacking if you don’t feel the atmosphere of the stadium which is the headquarters of Borussia Dortmund. For those who have already experienced it, they will never forget the so-called “Yellow Wall”.
It is called the southern stands of Signal Iduna stadium which has a width of about 91 meters and a height of 36 meters. This Yellow Wall has always been the scariest side of the opponent. This southern stands has a capacity of 24,454 stands, the largest standing stands in Europe.
The stadium was opened on 2 April 1974 marked by a friendly match against regional rivals, Schalke 04.
Red Bull Arena Capacity 43,000
The stadium, which is currently the stable of RB Leipzig, used to be called Zentralstadion. In history, this stadium still holds the record for the highest number of spectators for club and national team matches on German soil.
On September 9, 1956, the stadium held 100,000 spectators when the Rotation Leipzig fought in a derby against the Leipzig Lokomotive. Whereas in October 1957, the stadium was filled with 110,000 spectators when East Germany lost 1-4 to Czechoslovakia.
Veltins Arena Capacity 62,271 (Bundesliga), 54,740 (UEFA / FIFA)
The stadium, which is the headquarters of Schalke 04, has a unique jumbotron (giant tv) hanging right above the pitch. This Jumbotron has a screen which is the largest in Europe.
The stadium with a closed roof is equipped with technology that makes the grass shift in and out of the stadium. Grass is taken out to areas outside the stadium to get sunlight when not in competition.
Although very modern, this stadium also does not forget the old traditions. One of the tunnels where players enter the field is designed like a coal mine.
Mercedes-Benz Arena Capacity of 60,449 (Bundesliga), 54,812 (UEFA / FIFA)
After at least seven renovations, the stadium which is home to VfB Stuttgart has only a few remains from the old edition. The stadium itself was opened in 1933.
In 2006, the stadium held gymnastics matches at the World Cup, including the third race for the struggle between Germany and Portugal. In 2009 and 2011, this stadium became purely a football arena.
Capacity of 54,600 (Bundesliga), 51,500 (UEFA / FIFA)
The stadium which is home to Fortuna Dusselrof was built on the land that once stood the Rhein Stadium. The construction of the Merker Spiel Arena took two years from 2002 to 2004.
The Spiel-Arena Merker is not just a football stadium. With a retractable roof and room-heating technology, this arena often holds various exhibitions and concerts from world artists. (Bolaskor.com)