Football stadiums from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Argentina have been named amongst the top 15 most Instagrammed football stadiums in world football following a newly released study. The study, composed by Ticketgum.com collated the number of hashtags of 15 of the best known stadiums in world football. The hashtags extracted featured either the stadium names listed (#name) and with the stadium after the name (#namestadium). The number of hashtags for all 15 stadiums totalled 8,020,412 overall, with London coming out on top as the most popular city due to it gaining five of the places within the top 15. Of the 15 stadiums included in the study, 14 are within Europe, with La Bombonera, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina the sole exception. Read More
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15. London Stadium – London, England – 52,650 Home to West Ham United since 2016, the London Stadium came lowest on the list with just over 50,000 tags on Instagram. Originally built for use during the 2012 Olympics and opened in May 2012, the venue is one of the youngest grounds on the list which may have contributed to its lowly figure. Being in a city bursting with football stadia will also have dented the London Stadium’s chances within the study.

The London Stadium has been West Ham’s home since 2016.
14. Tottenham Hotspur – London, England – 118,000 The youngest stadium on the list, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been tagged 118,000 times since it was opened on the 3rd of April 2019. The ground plays host to Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur and has also hosted two NFL since construction was completed. Both Rugby Union and Rugby League matches are planned to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the future, meaning the number of tags could increase quite dramatically by the time a study like this is carried out again.

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13. Etihad – Manchester, England – 141,776 English Champions Manchester City’s home is placed in the unlucky spot of 13th on the list. Another fairly new build, the Etihad has seen the progression of its tenants into one of the world’s most dominant clubs since it first hosted them in August 2003. The ground also hosted England’s pre-EURO 2016 fixture against Turkey in 2016, no doubt providing further tagged uploads to Instagram of the ground, formerly known as the City of Manchester Stadium.

The Etihad has garnered 141,776 tags since Instagram’s inception.
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12. Parc des Princes – Paris, France – 170,473 The only French stadium included in the list, the Parc des Princes has been the home of eight-time champions Paris Saint Germain. PSG have become a dominant force in French football since Qatar Sports Investments became majority shareholders in 2011. The subsequent period of success has boosted the venue’s status amongst the Instagram football community.

An overhead view of PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium
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11. Emirates Stadium – London, England – 206,003 The Emirates becomes the third London ground to be included in the list but just misses out on a place in the top 10. Arsenal fans will be satisfied enough, however, in having finished three places higher than the home of their North London Rivals. The Emirates’ use for a number of Brazil internationals will have increased its tags due to increasing the scope of those taking notice of events held at the stadium.

The Emirates’ hosting of Brazil internationals likely boosted tags.
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10. Westfalenstadion/Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund, Germany – 223,351 Home of the fabled Yellow Wall, Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park resides on many a footballing bucket list due to its unique atmosphere. With a capacity of 81,365, the ground, also known as the Westfalenstadion, is the largest stadium in Germany, making it no surprise that it is one of the two German stadiums featured on the list. The Black and Yellow’s home has also been used for two World Cups, hosting ten matches across the 1974 and 2006 tournaments, as well as playing host to the 2001 UEFA Cup final between Liverpool and Alaves.

Signal Iduna Park is home to the infamous Yellow Wall.
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9. La Bombonera – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 277,640 The only non-European stadium on this list, the home of Boca Juniors since its opening in 1940 is infamous for its name meaning ’the chocolate box’ in English is called as such due to its name. More formally known as the Estadio Alberto J. Armando, La Bombonera can hold up to 49,000 fans. Having hosted Argentina internationals as recently as 2018 and with many making the pilgrimage to South America to visit the ground, it remains immensely popular both in Argentina and abroad.

La Bombonera means ‘the chocolate box’ when translated into English
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8. Wembley Stadium – London, England – 315,405 England’s largest stadium and home to the national team is one of the world’s most recognisable sporting venues. Wembley was built between 2003 and 2007 on the same site as the old Wembley as the iconic twin towers were replaced by the now famous Wembley Arch. As well as hosting England’s major cup finals, Wembley has also been used for Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL and a number of boxing fights and music concerts which have contributed to its 315,045 Instagram tags.

Wembley’s famous arch has replaced its iconic twin towers.
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7. Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany – 374,899 The unique design of Bayern Munich’s home since 2005 has endeared it to many a football fan over the last 15 years. The bubble like panels allow the ground to be lit in the colours of the home side on match days. Previously home to Bayern’s city rivals 1860 Munich until their demotion to the German fourth tier in 2017, the Allianz hosted six matches during the 2006 World Cup as well as the 2012 Champions League final between Bayern and Chelsea. It is also set to host the 2022 Champions League final.

The Allianz Arena is set to host the 2022 Champions League Final.
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6. Stamford Bridge – London, England – 412,963 The highest-ranked of the five stadiums located in London to feature on the list, it is the oldest of the 15, having been built in 1876 although renovated twice since. Home to Chelsea since 1905, the Bridge holds just below 41,00 fans, however, there are plans to expand the capacity to 63,000 by the 2023-24 season. Three FA Cup finals and a host of internationals have been played in West London over the past 144 years.

Chelsea plan to expand Stamford Bridge’s capacity by 2023.
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5. Old Trafford – Manchester, England – 900,191 Home to one of England’s most successful clubs, ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ has been the home ground of Manchester United since 1910 and is the largest club stadium in England, with a capacity of 74,879. The Red Devils’ status as one of the world’s most famous teams has contributed to its near one million tags on Instagram and was a regular host of FA Cup semi-finals and England internationals prior to the new Wembley’s completion.

The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ has hosted FA Cup semi-finals and England internationals.
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4. Bernabeu – Madrid, Spain – 909,045 One of two Spanish grounds on the list, the Santiago Bernabeu has been the home of 13-time European Champions Real Madrid since 1947. It has also hosted the final of the competition on four occasions, most recently in 2010, and was also the venue for the final of 1982 World Cup. With a capacity of 81,044, the Bernabeu is the Spanish capital’s largest stadium and the second biggest in the country as a whole.

The Bernabeu was the host of the 1982 World Cup Final.
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3. Anfield – Liverpool, England – 1,011,702 The highest ranked English ground in the list, Anfield has been the home of England’s most successful club, Liverpool, since 1892. Home to the famous Kop End, it previously played host to their city rivals for the first eight years after its construction. An extension to the main stand was completed in 2016, whilst a planned extension to the Anfield Road Stand will take Anfield’s capacity to 61,000 from 53,394.

Anfield is the highest ranked English ground on the list.
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2. San Siro – Milan, Italy – 1,094,088 The only stadium on the list to currently be the host of two different clubs, the San Siro or Giuseppe Meazza Stadium is also Italy’s sole representative on the list. AC Milan have called the San Siro their home since 1926 before Internazionale became tenants in 1947. In 2019, both clubs announced their intention to build a new ground on land next to the San Siro, ready for the 2022-23 season.

Inside the San Siro, home of AC Milan and Inter Milan
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1. Camp Nou – Barcelona, Spain – 1,812,226 The most Instagrammed football stadium in the world, the Camp Nou came out on top by over 700,000 tags. The 99,354 capacity ground is the largest in Europe and the third biggest in the world. Barcelona announced ambitious plans to renovate the ground in 2015 and construction is planned got begin this summer. The renovation has been designed so that the stadium can continue to be used during the construction work.

Ambitious plans to renovate the Camp Nou will be put into action this summer.
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Whilst Barcelona’s Camp Nou was named the most tagged football stadium, Anfield was the most popular of the English ground’s included in the study. Liverpool’s home was also the only English stadium to have been tagged more than a million times. The data for the study was all taken from Instagram on 03/03/2020.



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