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The Five Most Iconic Football Stands in Europe

Football is nothing without the fans. They’re the heart and soul of every football club all around the world. Plenty of European stadiums are renowned for their passionate home support. Their loyal fans create an atmosphere like no other and it’s not uncommon for fans from all over the globe to fly in to sit among the “ultras”.

Europe boasts some of the most iconic football stands in the world. Football is much more than just a hobby to these season ticket holders. Let’s take a look at five of the best stands in the game.

5. Stretford End, Manchester United

The west stand, known as the Stretford End, has witnessed many magical moments, especially during Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure. Who can forget Michael Owen’s last-gasp winner in front of the Stretford End, in the Manchester derby of the 2009/10 season?

Over the last decade, however, the loyal Manchester United supporters have witnessed more disappointing than celebratory moments. 

Admittedly, the atmosphere at Old Trafford can sometimes be flat. Yet, the supporters in the Stretford End always do their best to create an intense and passionate atmosphere inside the stadium. Secure Manchester United tickets with ease on SeatPick. 

4. Virage Nord, Marseille

The Marseille ultras are renowned for creating a terrifying atmosphere inside the Stade Vélodrome. Their various fan groups sit, or typically stand, behind the goals in the Virage Nord and Virage Sud.

Before matches begin, Marseille ultras often display amazing choreography. They’re considered by many as the best set of supporters in France. The stadium was renovated to add a roof ahead of Euro 2016, and that served to amplify the noise. Be part of the incredible atmosphere when you buy Marseille tickets through SeatPick.

A Marseille Tifo in the Champions League game vs Spurs, November 2022.

3. Curva Sud, AC Milan

The San Siro’s Curva Sud is the southernmost stand located behind one of the goals. It is dedicated to AC Milan’s most passionate and vocal supporters. It’s hard to imagine the San Siro without the incessant chanting, flares, smoke and spectacular choreographies.

Established around 50 years ago, the ultras in the Curva Sud are considered to be the first organised ultra group in Italy. Buy AC Milan tickets to see them up close in Italy’s biggest stadium.

2. The Kop, Liverpool FC

The Kop is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stands in world football. Built more than a century ago, the famous stand behind the goal seats 12,390 supporters.

Before every Liverpool FC home match kicks off, the hopme supporters belt out their famous anthem – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Anfield is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere and witnessing a match from The Kop end is a dream for millions of fans around the world.

1. Südtribüne (South Bank), Borussia Dortmund

Nicknamed ‘The Yellow Wall’, Borussia Dortmund’s South Bank is, by some distance, the largest terrace for standing spectators in European football. Almost 25,000 passionate fans, often clad in the club’s iconic yellow colours, generate an incredible atmosphere throughout every home match.

The iconic stand rises steeply back to the rafters, meaning the whole stand is remarkably close to the pitch. Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park has become a place of pilgrimage for football fans all over the world. Grab tickets to their next home game on SeatPick.

Borussia Dortmund's Yellow Wall
Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall