ENGLAND
 
 
MOLINEUX STADIUM
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

This is one of the oldest soccer programs and oldest stadiums in
England, dating back to the late 1800's. Wolverhampton, their team
more commonly known as just "Wolves", play in a four sided and
four standed soccer configuration which was upgraded to include a
new team store and a restaurant overlooking the pitch, but a working
scoreboard or video board remains on the "to do" list. When outside,
find the vending cart with the roast park and stuffing sandwich. It is
to die for.
 
BRITTANIA STADIUM
STOKE CITY FC

The soccer stadium here in Stoke-On-Trent is sort of an ordinary
experience. A 27,000+ seat venue divided into 4 stands, a pretty
sleek exterior being a newer venue, but few amenities save for a
couple food stands outside, and a sea of parking lots as this facility
is not located close to anything of note.
 
ETIHAD STADIUM
MANCHESTER CITY FC

One of the signature stadiums in all of European soccer has its
exterior facade adorned with a mural timeline of this franchise's long
and glorious history. the concourses are replete with pubs and
premium seating lounges. Don't even mention Manchester United in
this part of town, the two clubs are hated rivals.
 
IPRO STADIUM
DERBY COUNTY

Derby County is one of the oldest football clubs in England, and
have had several appearances in the top flight Premier League,
holding the dubious distinction of recording the lowest point total
ever in that league. Better known as Pride Park, Ipro Stadium  is
tucked away between highways, some suburban style retail and an
office park here in the East Midlands,
 
CRAVEN COTTAGE
FULHAM FC

How about a football ground that is actually wrapped into an actual
cottage, a statue of pop star Michael Jackson on the outside, and a
team owned by the same guy who owns the NFL Jacksonville
Jaguars. This stadium is located in a beautiful parklike setting in
southwest London in the Putney Bridge neighborhood.
 
VILLA PARK
ASTON VILLA

Birmingham's Aston Villa team is one of the 12 founding members
of the English Premier League, its history going all the way back to
1897. These grounds also have a long and storied history. The
stadium was completely rebuilt in the 1970s, but still retains an old
time feel.
  GERMANY
 
 
SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
BORUSSIA DORTMUND

The home of Borussia Dortmund, Signal Iduna Park is the largest
stadium in Germany and the 6th larges in all of Europe. The team
is a perennial contender and the fans pack 'em in this place,
joining in with traditional chants and songs to raise the energy level
to a fever pitch.
 
AWD ARENA
HANNOVER 96

Beer gardens, a massive fairground next door hosting the
Fruhlingfest and Oktoberfest, and a nice park are all near AWD
Arena, the 49,000 seat home to Hannover 96. An older venue that
has been renovated to give it a fresh new look, the City of Hannover
is also a newer city, having recovered nicely from the devastation of
World War II.
 
ALLIANZ ARENA
BAYERN MUENCHEN

Probably the sleekest and most modern stadium in the
Bundesliga. Allianz Arena is the 71,000 seat home of the
powerhouse Bayern Muenchen and the 1860 V Muenchen soccer
teams. It is located north of the city amidst an office and light
industrial park, easily accessible via U-Bahn. The exterior facade
glows red or blue depending on which team is playing, and can
dazzle with light shows as well.
  ENGLAND - FORMER VENUES
 
 
BOLEYN GROUND - UPTON PARK
WEST HAM UNITED

One of the stately older venues of British soccer, Upton Park, more
commonly known as it refers to the surrounding neighborhood, is
located in a gritty part of Northeast London. With 35,000 seats, two
video boards inside, scarce parking and plenty of food vendors
outside, taking the Tube and walking down Green Street to soak in
the game day atmosphere is your best bet.
Note: This venue was closed and demolished in 2016
  ENGLAND - RUGBY
 
 
LANGTREE PARK
ST HELENS RFC

This is a brand new stadium, opened in 2010 in the Peasley Cross
Area of St. Helens, Merseyside. With a capacity of just over 18,000
seats, the St. Helens rugby club began play in the Super League
in time for the 2012 season.
  UKRAINE
 
 
OLYMPIYSKIY NSC
KYIV, UKRAINE
DYNAMO KYIV

Ukraine's national stadium, seating over 70,000 fans, is actually
also the training ground for the country's Olympic hopefuls. Home
of the powerhouse Dynamo Kyiv of the Ukrainian Premier League,
the venue sits in a bustling area of the city close to the Dnipro
River and the Kyevo Pecherska Lavra, the birthplace of the
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  FRANCE
 
 
STADE DE FRANCE
ST. DENIS, FRANCE

The national stadium of France was built for the 1998 FIFA World
Cup, and with over 80,000 seats, is an imposing structure
nestled in the working class suburb of St. Denis, just a short 15
minute rail ride from central Paris.
The USRT visited this venue for the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016
championships
 
PARC DES PRINCES
PARIS, FRANCE
PARIS SAINT.- GERMAIN

Located in a residential neighborhood in the southwest city of
Paris, the current stadium was opened in 1972, and is the home
of the perennial powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain soccer team in
the Ligue 1. The grounds has housed a sports venue of some
sort going back to the 19th century.
The USRT visited this venue for the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016
championships
 
STADE PIERRE MAUROY
LILLE, FRANCE
LILLE LOSC

This amazing retractable roof stadium is in continuous use, with
a field that can be raised, lowered, removed, subdivided into an
amphitheatre and configured for a multitude of events other than
soccer.
The USRT visited this venue for the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016
championships
 
PARC OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS
LYON, FRANCE
OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS

What's interesting about this stadium, east of Lyon in the suburb
of Decines, is that there is no public parking. Patrons use public
transportation to any one of seven embarkation points within the
city's subway and tram system, and a highly efficient network of
shuttle buses continue on to the stadium grounds.
The USRT visited this venue for the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016
championships
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