The 25 Most Visited Stadiums in Europe's Top Flight Leagues This Season by Average Attendence

Thanks to the boffins at transfermarkt, the figures are in for the most visited stadiums in Europe so far this season. Based on the average attendances of each club from across the various leagues on the continent, we can now see which stadiums have the most amount of fans passing through them each week. Counting down from 25 all the way to the number one... Average attendance: 78,813 Stadium capacity: 81,360 Occupancy rate: 97% The Signal Iduna Park, or Westfalenstadion, has the honour of...

Stamford Bridge - Chelsea

Average attendance: 41,558

Stadium capacity: 41,631

Occupancy rate: 99.8%


Despite filling out their West London stadium to almost maximum capacity every single week, the runaway Premier League leaders are aware that they are some way off their rivals in terms of how many fans come are able to see them in action. 

Estadio Jose Alvalade - Sporting Lisbon

Average attendance: 42,837

Stadium capacity: 50,080

Occupancy rate: 85.5%


The first of two Portuguese teams in the top 25, Sporting Lisbon's participation in the Champions League this season, where they were pipped by Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to a place in the knockout stages, probably helped their massive local following. 

Vicente Calderon Stadium - Atletico Madrid

Average attendance: 43,790

Stadium capacity: 54,907

Occupancy rate: 79.8%


This is the final season that the La Liga giants will play their home games in this historic ground, with the move to the Wanda Metropolitano scheduled for the 2017/18 campaign. 

San Siro - Inter Milan

Average attendance: 44,602

Stadium capacity: 80,018

Occupancy rate: 55.7%


Possessing a better average attendance than city rivals AC, with whom they share the famous Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, or San Siro as it is better known, Inter Milan will be hoping to attract more supporters with the option of Champions League football in the near future.

Parc des Princes - Paris Saint-Germain

Average attendance: 44,837

Stadium capacity: 49,691

Occupancy rate: 90.2%


The dominant side of Ligue 1 can now attract supporters from all over the world after becoming one of the best teams in Europe. However, they still don't quite fill out the Parc des Princes to capacity each week. 

De Kuip - Feyenoord

Average attendance: 47,464

Stadium capacity: 51,177

Occupancy rate: 92.7%


A sleeping giant when it comes to European football, Feyenoord's De Kuip stadium is an exciting place on matchdays.  The Eredivisie side remain one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands.  

Commerzbank-Arena - Eintracht Frankfurt

Average attendance: 48,345

Stadium capacity: 51,500

Occupancy rate: 94.2%


Upgraded for the 2006 World Cup, the Waldstadion, as it is commonly known, is the first of eight Bundesliga stadiums in the top 19 most visited this season, confirming Germany as Europe's most dedicated collection of fans.

Ibrox Stadium - Glasgow Rangers

Average attendance: 48,848

Stadium capacity: 50,987

Occupancy rate: 95.8%


The Gers successfully retained their loyal following despite relegation to the lowest tier of Scottish football following the club's insolvency. Now back in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers are aiming to topple bitter rivals Celtic's standing as the unrivalled top dogs of the land.

Amsterdam Arena - Ajax

Average attendance: 49,050

Stadium capacity: 53,502

Occupancy rate: 91.7%


By far the biggest Dutch club, Ajax have consistently attracted both world class players and Champions League football for decades and their Amsterdam Arena home is almost always full as a result.

RheinEnergieStadion - FC Koln

Average attendance: 49,482

Stadium capacity: 50,000

Occupancy rate: 99%


One of the most fiercely supported clubs in Germany, FC Koln's home was renovated for the World Cup in 2006 and was reportedly based on traditional English stadiums where the fans are as close to the pitch as possible.

Olympiastadion - Hertha Berlin

Average attendance: 50,687

Stadium capacity: 74,649

Occupancy: 67.9%


Despite being one of the only major capital cities in Europe that has barely seen success or even Champions League football, the Olympiastadion still attracts over 50,000 people each week to see Hertha BSC play in the Bundesliga. 

Volksparkstadion - Hamburger SV

Average attendance: 51,016

Stadium capacity: 57,000

Occupancy rate: 89.4%


Yet another world class Bundesliga stadium that was upgraded for the World Cup, the old Volkspartstadion was completely demolished and replaced with the current ground and is packed to the rafters when Hamburg host top flight opposition. 

Borussia-Park - Borussia Monchengladbach

Average attendance: 51,387

Stadium capacity: 54,014

Occupancy rate: 95.1%


Now considered one of the premier teams in Germany, Borussia Monchengladbach have a stadium and a following to match their performances on the pitch. Ironically though, Borussia-Park was the largest stadium to miss out on hosting games in the World Cup.

Anfield - Liverpool

Average attendance: 52,976

Stadium capacity: 54,074

Occupancy rate: 98%


The construction work on Liverpool's historic home last summer increased Anfield's capacity, but the increased number of seats has not stopped the Reds filling out the Kop week in, week out.

Etihad Stadium - Manchester City

Average attendance: 53,938

Stadium capacity: 55,097

Occupancy rate: 97.9%


Some may be surprised to see the Etihad Stadium so high up, as a result of the "empty seat" reputation that Manchester City's ground has been associated with in recent years. However, the stats don't lie.

Estadio da Luz - Benfica

Average attendance: 54,372

Stadium capacity: 65,647

Occupancy rate: 82.8%


Benfica's Stadium of Light is one of the best stadiums in Europe and has hosted significant fixtures such as the Euro 2004 final and the 2014 Champions League final. Yet, it is also in frequent use for home games of the Eagles too. 

Celtic Park - Celtic

Average attendance: 55,465

Stadium capacity: 60,832

Occupancy rate: 91.2%


The sixth largest stadium in the United Kingdom has seen unprecedented success in recent years as Celtic dominate the top tier of Scottish football. It is also widely accepted that the atmosphere at Parkhead on a Champions League night is almost unbeatable.

London Stadium - West Ham United

Average attendance: 56,969

Stadium capacity: 60,000

Occupancy rate: 94.9%


This is the Hammers' first ever season in the converted Olympic Stadium, having left Upton Park last summer. The London Stadium's capacity is taken advantage of by the East London club's fans, although they are hoping for better displays on the pitch. 

Emirates Stadium - Arsenal

Average attendance: 59,988

Stadium capacity: 60,260

Occupancy rate: 99.5%


Soon to be replaced as the biggest club stadium in London once Spurs' new ground is completed, in the meantime the Emirates Stadium boasts the highest Premier League attendances in the capital. 

Veltins-Arena - Schalke 04

Average attendance: 60,477

Stadium capacity: 62,271

Occupancy rate: 97.1% 


A phenomenal stadium, Schalke's state-of-the-art home is one of the grandest in the Bundesliga and has already hosted a Champions League final and a World Cup quarter final, as well as being full when the Royal Blues host opposition. 

Santiago Bernabeu - Real Madrid

Average attendance: 68,446

Stadium capacity: 85,454

Occupancy rate: 80.1%


Into the top five now and one of the undisputed homes of football, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is a popular destination for football tourists from all over the world. Although it never quite reaches its capacity on a regular basis, it remains one of the most visited stadiums in Europe.

Allianz Arena - Bayern Munich

Average attendance: 75,000

Stadium capacity: 75,000

Occupancy rate: 100%


The only stadium in this list that is a sell out for every single game, Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena is a sight to see on match day. A replacement for the Bavarian side's former home, the Olympiastadion, it is now the fully fledged home of Germany's most successful side. 

Old Trafford - Manchester United

Average attendance: 75,288

Stadium capacity: 75,643

Occupancy rate: 99.5%


The largest ground in the Premier League is none other than Manchester United's Old Trafford. Due to the magnitude of the club, the Theatre of Dreams is just a few seats away from being full every single week.

Camp Nou - FC Barcelona

Average attendance: 77,970

Stadium capacity: 99,354

Occupancy rate: 78.5%


With players like Lionel Messi and Neymar on show each week, it is no wonder that over 75,000 ascend onto the Nou Camp each week. However, the continent's biggest stadium is almost never filled out to the brim. 

Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund

Average attendance: 78,813

Stadium capacity: 81,360

Occupancy rate: 97%


The Signal Iduna Park, or Westfalenstadion, has the honour of having the highest average attendance across the whole of Europe. Borussia Dortmund's loyal group of fans regularly create the "Yellow Wall" as the Bundesliga side almost scare off opponents before a ball has been kicked.

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