The 7 Most Architecturally Striking Soccer Stadiums in Europe
Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, packs passionate supporters into stadiums around the globe. And while it’s debatable which continent has the best fans, it’s in Europe—where storied teams such as Manchester United, F.C. Barcelona, and Bayern Munich play—that we see the most architecturally stunning stadiums. And with soccer being a lifeline for many Europeans, all of these structures are sure to be packed to capacity on a weekly basis with devoted fans. From the craggy rocks in the south of France that surround Stade Louis II in Monaco to the colorfully lit Amsterdam Arena in the Netherlands, ADsurvey’s all fifty-one countries in Europe to whittle down the top twenty soccer stadiums in throughout the continent.
Team: AEK Athens F.C.
Built: 1982 (renovated in 2004)
Architect: Santiago Calatrava