The top 10 best stadiums in Europe have been named and ranked - Ruck

The top 10 best stadiums in Europe have been named and ranked

In this article, we have ranked the best stadiums in the Europa according to the atmosphere, including stadiums from the Premiership, United Rugby Championship, Top 14, and international rugby.

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The ranking is done by considering the user ratings from websites like rugbygroundmap, Tripadvisor, and many more.

Here are the 10 best stadiums in Europe according to the atmosphere.


#10. Twickenham Stadium – (England)

The home of England rugby, Twickenham is the largest stadium in the world devoted just to the sport of Rugby Union.

Boasting a capacity of well over 80,000, the views are good from most areas of the ground, with the steep stands meaning most supporters are incredibly close to the pitch.

#9. Welford Road – (Leicester Tigers)

With a capacity of 26,000, Welford Road is the largest purpose built rugby ground in England, and like Kingsholm, within walking distance of the local watering holes.

Housing arguably England’s most partisan fans within it’s tight confines, Tigers supporters create some amount of noise as their team enters the field.

With the capacity planned to reach 30,000 in the future, referees will have to become that bit braver before blowing the whistle against the home team.

Leicester Tigers fans during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Semi Final Match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on 11 June. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#8. The Rec – (Bath)

A town team with an old school feel to it on a professional era. Especially cool for night games. Right in the middle of the town and the crowd feel right on top of you.

Year after year, from almost any vantage point in the ground, you spend your first ten minutes on arrival just gawping at the vista, not just the best view from any rugby ground in Britain but one of the most beautiful and beguiling city views full stop.

It was often with some reluctance that you turn your attention to the rugby although in fairness at various times in their distinguished history Bath have laid on rugby worthy of such a setting. When the two come together you are in rugby heaven.

General view of the Rec during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Wasps at the Recreation Ground on 31 Aug. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Gallagher