Westfalenstadion (now Signal Iduna Park), Dortmund, Germany

Architects: Planungsgruppe Drahtler (1974)
Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck (2006)

Seating capacity: 81.360

Clubs: BVB Dortumnd 09

Stadio Guiseppe Meazza (San Siro), Milan, Italy

Architects: Ulisse Stacchini and Alberto Cugini (1925)
Perlasca, Bertera (1935)
Armando Ronca et Ferruccio Calzolari (1955)
Giancarlo Ragazzi, Enrico Hoffer and Leo Finzi (1990)

Seating capacity: 80.018

Clubs: A.C. Milan, FC Internazionale Milano

Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Architects: Francesc Mitjans, Josep Soteras and Lorenzo García-Barbón

Seating capacity: 99.354

Clubs: FC Barcelona

Arena auf Schalke (now Veltins Arena), Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Architects: Hentrich, Petschnigg und Partner (2001)

Seating capacity: 62.271

Clubs: FC Schalke 04

Amsterdam Arena (now Johan Cruyff Arena), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Architects: Rob Schuurman

Seating capacity: 54.990

Clubs: Ajax Amsterdam

In the heart of the stadium

Editorial for the French Numero magazine taking a look at the heart of Europe’s most well known football clubs: The stadium.
From Italy to Spain, from the Netherlands to Germany these sports temples serve the round leather ball and its disciples. And while they all meet the same demands their architecture and atmosphere couldn’t be different.

MagazineNumero FranceIssueN° 34SubjectIn the heart of the stadium (Au cœur du stade)Chief editorJonathan WingfieldPhotographerThomas MangoldPost productionMANGOLD CGI Photography