With an estimated fan-base of 3.5 Billion people now, football has one billion additional fans more than Field Hockey or Tennis. The football stadiums are countless emotions and memories interwoven for a fan with their home stadium.
Here is the list of five stadiums which has the most average attendance in Europe this season.
Real Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
The fans of Real Madrid are as famous as their team and their home ground. he fans will flood the stadium for every El-Clasico against Barcelona and it will be full-capacity every year. With an average attendance of 63,489 fans per match, Santiago Bernabeu stands fifth in the list of stadiums with most attendance. The European giants will have to figure out a way to attract more viewers to the stadium.
Manchester United – The Old Trafford Stadium
Average Attendance – 74,474
With a capacity of 75,643, Old Trafford is the largest club football stadium in England and nicknamed as “The Theatre of Dreams” United are currently 8th in the league. Still, they have the same attendance like last previous glorious years.
Bayern Munich – Allianz Arena
Average Attendance: 75,000
Bayern Munich have been a dominant force in Bundesliga, however, they have not been at their best in Bundesliga this season. They are placed 2nd in the league with two uncharacteristic losses. However, Bayern fans have not deserted their club.
Barcelona – Camp Nou
Average Attendance: 76,716
It is the symbol of proud Catalonia and their Independence. They have had a record attendance of 120,000 during a Champions League game against Juventus in 1985-86. There were 93,365 fans present for the recently concluded El- Clasico match where Barcelona destroyed by 5-1 scoreline. If Real Madrid struggle there, imagine the state of other teams at Camp Nou.
Borussia Dortmund – The Westfalenstadion
Average Attendance – 79,886
The Westfalenstadion (often called as Signal Iduna Park for commercial reasons) is one of the most famous stadiums for its electrifying atmosphere. It has a seating capacity of 81,365 and is the seventh-largest stadium in Europe. This year, the number slightly increased to 79,886 as the club which is nick-named as die Schwarzgelben is leading the Bundesliga title race this season.