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Euro 2024 Stadium Guide: Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf

By James Amey

Published: 19:19, 10 May 2024

Euro 2024 is on the horizon and Germany is preparing to host it’s first major tournament since 2006. We’ve got all of the details for the Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf ahead of a summer full of international football. 

Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf
Location Düsseldorf, Germany
Capacity 47,000
Pitch Size 105 × 68 m
Surface Grass
Built 2004

Euro 2024

The Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf will host five games at Euro 2024, including one of the quarter-finals. The stadium is home to Fortuna Düsseldorf, who are currently in the 2. Bundesliga.

Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf
Date Fixture Round
17/06 Austria vs France (8pm) Group D
21/06 Slovakia vs Ukraine (2pm) Group E
24/06 Albania vs Spain (8pm) Group B
01/07 Runner-Up D vs Runner-up Group E) Last 16
06/07 TBC Quarter-final

Notable Events

The Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf is probably more famous for hosting the 2011 Eurovision Song contest than it is for hosting sporting events. It is officially known as the Merkur Spiel-Arena, but for sponsorship purposes throughout Euro 2024 it will be known as the Düsseldorf Arena.

It was built on the old the site of the Rheinstadion however, a ground that was part of the 1974 World Cup and the 1988 European Championships. Concerts, boxing matches and American Football matach have also been held at the Düsseldorf Arena, with the stadium being the former home of the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe.

The arena also set a world record for hosting the  handball game with the most spectators. 53,586 turned up to watch the game between Germany vs. Switzerland at the European Men’s Handball Championship back in January this year.