Located in the heart of Hesse, Frankfurt Arena is the stomping ground of the 2022 Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt. Best known for its hostile home atmosphere, Deutsche Bank Park is a regular feature on the international stage and will soon host several games at the 2024 European Championships.

Alongside hosting matches at the 1974 and 2006 World Cups, as well as the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the Frankfurt stadium will be the stage for five games this summer, four from the group stage and one in the round of 16.

History of Frankfurt Arena

Frankfurt Arena first opened its doors to fans in 1925, making it the eighth oldest stadium in Germany. Its most recent renovation, which included the addition of a retractable roof, was completed in 2005 ahead of the Confederations Cup. This was used as a test run for the 2006 World Cup in Germany where Frankfurt’s stadium hosted matches including the quarter-final between France and Brazil.

Frankfurt Arena recently hosted a different type of football event; as part of the NFL’s ‘international series’ Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs faced the Miami Dolphins while the New England Patriots took on the Indianapolis Colts.

Outside of sport, many household names in the music industry have also played at the Waldstadion including Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Coldplay. Football fans will be making their voice heard this summer, singing for their country and willing them to be the team competing for Europe’s biggest prize on 14th July.

What games will be played at Frankfurt Arena?

Frankfurt’s stadium is scheduled to house five games throughout the 2024 European Championships – four group stage matches and one round of 16 tie. Pre-tournament favourites England will play their second group stage match at Frankfurt Arena against Denmark. Slovakia will be the most frequent visitors with two of their group stage games in Hesse.

The full list of games set to take place at the Frankfurt Arena:

  • Belgium vs Slovakia (Group B, 17th June)
  • Denmark vs England (Group C, 20th June)
  • Switzerland vs Germany (Group A, 23rd June)
  • Slovakia vs Romania (Group E, 26th June)
  • Group F winner vs Group A/B/C best third-placed finisher (Round of 16, 1st July)

Location of Frankfurt Arena

Frankfurt Arena is located around 7km northwest of Frankfurt city centre and can be accessed through numerous transportation methods.

By S-Bahn

S-Bahn is Frankfurt’s urban train system. The S8 and S9 train routes both stop at Frankfurt Stadion station – located a 17-minute walk away from the stadium itself. You can also access the S9 train directly from Frankfurt International Airport and be at the Stadium stop within six minutes.

By Bus

As for bus routes, the 61 and X19 are your primary options. Both of the aforementioned journeys get you as close as possible to the stadium via the Frankfurt Stadion Osttribune stop approximately seven minutes from the ground.

By Tram

Fans with tickets in the main and east stands are recommended to use the tram system to access Frankfurt Arena. Tram line 21 is the primary option to get to the stadium, however, there are extra trains on the line 21 route that leave every three minutes from in front of the main station (Hauptbahnhof) to the ‘Stadion’ stop

By Car

Fans should follow the signs that show a football symbol on the A3 and A5 highway to get to Waldstadion. For parking, there are three car parks close to the stadium, including the Gleisdreieck/Waldparkplatz/Isenburger Schneise, Sandhofstraße car park, and Bürostadt Niederrad.

Capacity of the Frankfurt Arena

Frankfurt Arena has a capacity of 58,000 for league matches and 53,800 for international matches, making it the seventh largest football stadium in Germany, behind some of the other stadiums taking part this summer, including Allianz Arena and the BVB Stadion.

The excitement for the 2024 European Championships is palpable and fans descending onto Frankfurt Arena can expect a cauldron of noise when it hosts its five games throughout the summer.


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