Bundesliga Stadiums: Which have the loudest atmosphere?
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Did you know that the Bundesliga has the highest average attendance for games in football? With so many fans packing the stadiums each week, atmospheres can get pretty deafening! Then again, that’s what you want when viewing a great game of football. Without the fans and the atmosphere, it just wouldn’t be the same. And speaking of atmospheres, we’ve done some digging and explored which Bundesliga stadiums are the loudest.
Some of the results may surprise you, so let’s get started.
The top five loudest Bundesliga stadiums
In terms of being the loudest, there are a few that stand above the rest. As you’d expect, the loudest usually spring from stadiums with the highest capacity. Therefore, these are typically the largest stadiums in the Bundesliga too. Here they are:
Westfalenstadion – Borussia Dortmund
This one is the largest stadium in the entire league. At capacity, Westfalenstadion can squeeze in 81,365 fans. This is a whopping 6,000+ more than the next largest. So as you can imagine, this is the loudest stadium in terms of atmosphere on a packed match day. Especially with Dortmund being such a prestigious team too, it can be a hairy place for opponents to come and try to get a result. With that said, the stadium has quite an open design. So it won’t feel as claustrophobic for visitors compared with others.
But with the same sized structure all over the ground, the volume will be consistent from all angles. Needless to say, this adds up to the awesome atmosphere usually seen with Dortmund home games.
Allianz Arena – Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich is the most successful team in the Bundesliga right now. They have won 9 out of the last 10 Bundesliga titles. So the fans have plenty to get excited about come match day. On that note, regarding the volume, the Allianz Arena can have 75,000 fans cheering at capacity. And to be perfectly honest, the volume coming from this stadium may seem even louder compared with Dortmund’s stadium. That’s mainly because of the design of the Allianz Arena. It is all boxed in through an oval exterior, and the roof comes halfway over the pitch.
So when fans are all screaming together, that noise will radiate around the ground to create a truly deafening place.
Olympiastadion Berlin – Hertha Berlin
You might not have thought it given the lack of results from Hertha Berlin. But these guys have the third biggest stadium in the Bundesliga. At capacity, this one can pack in 74,475 fans. Of course, that is just a few hundred less than the Allianz Arena. This stadium is so epic that it has been used for huge international games in the past too. Specifically, the 2006 World Cup was played here, and that game alone shows you the kind of atmosphere this stadium creates.
The actual design makes the stadium louder than others too. The stands are far less inclined than other grounds, and the roof extends over the pitch. So when fans are singing and chanting, the volume flows from the back right the way through to the pitch. Just imagine almost 75,000 fans chanting all at once!
Veltins-Arena – FC Schalke
Coming in at number 4 on this list, we have FC Schalke. The capacity for this one is actually significantly less than the stadium at number 3. At just over 62,000 when full, this is almost 13,000 less than Hertha Berlin’s stadium. But given the passion of Schalke fans, on game day, it sounds just as loud as any of the top three. This one has a hidden trick up its sleeve too, making it one of the most atmospheric Bundesliga stadiums of all. The Veltins-Arena has a fully retractable roof, and when closed, things get pretty intense in there.
Of course, the songs and chants then radiate around the ground in a fully enclosed setting.
Mercedes-Benz Arena – VfB Stuttgart
Finally, we come to VfB Stuttgart and the Mercedes-Benz Arena. At capacity, this one is approaching the 60,500 mark, which is substantially less than Dortmund’s stadium at number one. However, this arena is incredibly spacious and quite sizable, making it feel more significant in terms of scale. VfB Stuttgart has quite a following among fans too, and they tend to get extremely passionate during high-profile games.
Needless to say, the atmosphere for these games can be epic. With 60,000+ fans all screaming for their team, we can’t imagine that it’s a pleasant place for away teams!