11. Stade de France
Notable Fixtures: 1998 World Cup Final, 2024 Summer Olympic Games
Located just north of Paris, the Stade de France is the sixth-largest stadium in Europe in terms of capacity. It is also the home to the French national football team, widely known as Les Bleus.
Originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, in which France won its first world cup and became the sixth country to do so on home land, the stadium will also become the main stadium at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
12. Luzhniki Stadium
Notable Fixtures: 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Match, 2018 World Cup Final
The Luzhniki Stadium is located in Moscow, Russia. Thanks to its capacity, it is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. The name Luzhniki, translating as “The Meadows”, comes from the flood meadows in the bend of the Moskva River where it was constructed.
The Luzhniki was the main venue hosting the 1980 Olympic games, where the opening and closing ceremonies, and the Gold Medal Match for football were held. It also hosted the 1999 UEFA Cup Final and 2008 UEFA Champions League Final.
13. Rose Bowl Stadium
Notable Fixtures: 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Match, 1994 World Cup Final, 1999 Women’s World Cup Final
The latter was attended by more than 90,000 fans and remains the largest crowd ever to watch a women’s sporting event, which makes it become one of the most important events in the history of American athletics.