Winning over rivals Turkey in the final vote, Germany has been chosen to host the 2024 European Championship. Ten different cities across the country will host the matches of the event.
Berlin, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium in Berlin is something of a German Wembley. Originally built for the 1936 Olympic Games, it has been home to current Bundesliga’s Hertha Berlin since 1963 and has hosted the German Cup and the DFB Pokal final since 1985. Olympic Stadium was also used for the final of the 2006 World Cup and 2015 Champions League.
Leipzig, Red Bull Arena
Leipzig is home to the first German champions, VfB Leipzig, in 1903. An arena was newly constructed prior to the 2006 World Cup inside the bowl of the historic Zentralstadion. It was renamed the Red Bull Arena in 2010 and became home to the newly-created RB Leipzig.
Dortmund, Signal Iduna Park
With a total capacity of 81,360, Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, also widely known as the Westfalenstadion, is the biggest football stadium in Germany. Germany were beaten in the 2006 World Cup semifinal here by Italy – the eventual winners.
Cologne, Rheinenergie Stadion
Situated on the foundations of the old Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne’s new stadium Rheinenergie was constructed for the 2006 World Cup. Being home to FC Köln, the stadium lights up the night sky. The four corner pillars building is red with steep seats. It has a seating capacity of 46,195 spectators. The stadium is not far from the DFB’s coaching academy, in Cologne’s greenbelt.
Munich, Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena looks like a UFO has landed next to the motorway in Munich. This arena has been home to German giants Bayern Munich since 2005. Its outer scales turn red when Bayern are playing and white when the German national team are here. Originally built for the 2006 World Cup, Allianz Arena also hosted the 2012 Champions League final when its home team was beaten by Chelsea.