Fans in Germany and Spain have thronged the stadiums in support of their teams.
Highest Average Attendance: It is a widely accepted fact in the world of football that the fans of the game, in the stadiums, are often the difference between a team winning and them losing. The almost religious fans gather at the grounds in their thousands to support their side, a tradition that has had its roots set deep in the cultures of several communities, the world over.
Over the course of history, the atmosphere created by the fans have given certain stadiums a legendary status. We at Khel Now take you through the list of the stadiums with the highest average attendance so far, this season.
10. Atletico Madrid – 57,293
The Wanda Metropolitano stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid, is truly a sight to behold. The newly constructed ground has 68,456 seats, most of which are filled when Los Rojiblancos are in town.
Home to some of Spain’s most vociferous fans, the atmosphere at the Metropolitano is electric, more often than not, which is not surprising, considering the numbers that the fans turn up in.
9. Celtic – 57,821
Celtic Park is truly one of football’s prime destinations as the largest football ground in Scotland and the eighth largest in the whole of England. The ground is also the home of one of the oldest clubs in the game, Celtic.
Fans of the club are notoriously boisterous, especially when their age-old rivals, Rangers are in town. All this has contributed to the club’s cult status amongst fans all over the world.
8. Tottenham Hotspur – 59,485
Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur grew from strength to strength. The team was built around the likes of Harry Kane who has been with Spurs through and through, right from his days in the academy.
It is no wonder that fans of the club have been flocking to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in North London to support their club. With Jose Mourinho now at the helm, the club is looking to take the next step to grow itself to a club that is challenging on a European level.
7. Schalke 04 – 61,293
Another one of Europe’s old clubs, Schalke has a history of some of Germany’s most passionate fans. The VELTINS-Arena has a capacity of 62,293 and tickets are sold out almost every game week. The club has been the birthplace of a number of German and global superstars who are given a taste of the passion that the sport inspires, every time they step out onto the pitch.
Highest Average Attendance: The presence of Celtic may come as a surprise to many
6. Inter Milan – 65,800
Inter Milan are in the process of re-entering the big leagues, with Antonio Conte bringing in the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Lautaro Martinez to see them into the next era. The club exists in a unique stadium sharing deal with AC Milan at the San Siro, one of Europe’s most famous stadiums.
The hallowed grounds have seen legends of the game ply their trade in some of the most famous games of all time. Fans of the Nerazzurri have often been praised by Inter and opposition players alike, for the atmosphere that they create in the grand old stadium.
5. Real Madrid – 66,242
The Cascading stands of the Santiago Bernabau are famed for the daunting setting that it creates for players of the opposing team. These stands are usually filled with a sea of white, a sea of fans that know that more often than not, their side is better than their rivals, that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
With an average attendance of 66,242, Los Blancos have taken their place as one of the world’s best-supported clubs.
4. Barcelona – 72,438
The Camp Nou stadium is a mecca for Barcelona fans all over the world. Supporters of the club pack themselves into what is the largest stadium in Europe to support their club and their signature brand of football. With an average attendance of 72,438, this season, Barcelona’s relative struggles on the pitch do not seem to have deterred fans from showing up to the stadium for every game that the famous old club plays.
3. Manchester United – 72,569
Manchester United have had a tough go of it, ever since the great Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of the club. However, such is the club’s global presence that results on the pitch have not slowed down the number of fans that travel from all over the world to watch the Reds play. With an average attendance of 72,565, Old Trafford is packed to the brim nearly every gameweek.
2. Bayern Munich – 75,000
Germany’s famously boisterous fans show up in their numbers every time the reigning German Champions set foot on the pitch, to see the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and so many more ply their trade. The Bundesliga club is one with a rich history that is reflected through the 75,000 fans that make the trip to the Allianz arena, making it one of the best stadiums in world football.
1. Borussia Dortmund – 81,132
There are few sights in football that are more awe inspiring than Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow wall. A cascading wall of Dortmund fans, clad in yellow, singing to their hearts content. The Signal Iduna Park has grown in reputation over the years as the club made a name for itself as a place for some of the best young talents in Europe to develop themselves amidst the deafening support of some of Europe’s most passionate fans.