Every Champions League stadium ranked by their TripAdvisor reviews and ratings

FC Barcelona v Slavia Praha: Group F - UEFA Champions League

The Champions League anthem has shimmered through some of the most famous stadiums in world football over the years.

Europe's premier competition has taken place in legendary arenas such as Old Trafford and Vicente Calderon, while the current batch of 32 similarly includes some bona fide footballing cathedrals.

However, we're not looking at the contemporary grounds on mere sentimental value, rather we're traipsing through the endless reviews that accumulate on popular website TripAdvisor.

We've already ranked Premier League stadiums by their reviews - ordering by star rating, excellent reviews and then terrible ones if necessary - and now it's Europe's turn to go under the microscope.

The competition is so tough that some arenas, including the top two, have identical statistics and we've been forced to award the gold medal to the ground with the most positive reviews in general.

Champions League arenas on TripAdvisor

And if anybody is wondering where Lokomotiv Stadium (Lokomotiv Moscow) and Luminous Arena (Genk) are lurking, we're afraid they didn't have Trip Advisor pages to qualify for the rankings.

So, without further ado, check out the full list to see what football fans really think of Champions League stadiums:

30. Stadion Maksimir (Dinamo Zagreb) - 3.0* (33% excellent, 45% terrible)

Example review: "Classic example of corruption here. Poorly run stadium. One of the worst in Europe. Embarrassing!!!!"

GNK Dinamo Zagreb v NK Maribor - UEFA Champions League Play Off

29. Jan Breydel Stadium (Club Brugge) - 3.5* (19% excellent, 13% terrible)

Example review: "This stadium looks old. The field is terrible. Some seats are not protected against rain nor wind."

Club Brugge KV v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League

28. San Paolo Stadium (Napoli) - 3.5* (31% excellent, 14% terrible)

Example review: "The stadium is stuck in the 70's, it's very industrial and only for those loving the retro feel.... some might say its a dump."

SSC Napoli v Juventus FC - Serie A

27. Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Atalanta) - 4.0* (11% excellent, 0% terrible)

Example review: "The highlight of the holiday, eclipsing its far more sizable and famous neighbour the San Siro."

Atalanta BC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A

26. Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) - 4.0* (38% excellent, 8% terrible)

Example review: "Total safety risk as the stairs weren't gritted in the middle of winter - in the snow. No ladies toilets were available."

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25. Sinobo Stadium (Slavia Prague) - 4.0* (46% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "Unfriendly. Would not even serve me in the Sports Bar. Perhaps the "corporate" look of this club had something to do with this attitude."

Slavia Praha v FC Barcelona: Group F - UEFA Champions League

24. Parc des Princes (PSG) - 4.0* (52% excellent, 4% terrible)

Example review: "If you are thinking of coming here, don’t. The tour guide had absolutely no knowledge of the stadium or the team whatsoever."

Argentina v Japan: Group D - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France

23. Johan Cruyff Arena (Ajax) - 4.0* (52 excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "We were extremely frustrated and disappointed. And then, the man seated in front of us began smoking cigarettes."

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg

22. Wanda Metropolitano (Atletico Madrid) - 4.0* (57% excellent, 5% terrible)

Example review: "I t's a nice arena and well built, however it feels that the arena is not built for football. It was long way to the pitch."

Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen: Group D - UEFA Champions League

21. Stade Pierre Mauroy (Lille) - 4.5* (50% excellent, 3% terrible)

Example review: "Pleasantly designed but overall nothing phenomenal about it. Our seats were good and their seems to be no obstructions."

Lille OSC v Chelsea FC: Group H - UEFA Champions League

20. BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) - 4.5* (51% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The Leverkusen Ultras kept going the whole game! The ground itself is very modern."

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v AEK Larnaca  - UEFA Europa League - Group A

19. Estadio De Mestalla (Valencia) - 4.5* (54% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "Highly recommended! Older stadium built in the 1920s plonked down right in the middle of the city. Close to everything."

Valencia CF v AFC Ajax: Group H - UEFA Champions League

18. San Siro (Inter Milan) - 4.5* (58% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "Great iconic stadium a little way out of the heart of Milan. This stadium is now sadly ageing and it shows."

FC Internazionale v Borussia Dortmund: Group F - UEFA Champions League

17. Rajko Mitic Stadium (Red Star Belgrade) - 4.5* (59% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "A great atmosphere, with singing and chanting from the Red Star fans that I’ve never witnessed before, but the stadium is very dilapidated."

Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

16. Gazprom Arena (Zenit St. Petersburg) - 4.5* (60% excellent, 4% terrible)

Example review: "This arena is huge and state of the art. Located within Krestovsky Park it is situated in a place that offers great photo opportunities."

FC Zenit St Petersburg v FC Dinamo Moskva - Russian Premier League

15. Red Bull Arena (Red Bull Salzburg) - 4.5* (61% excellent, 4% terrible)

Example review: "Great atmosphere and the activities for kids outside the stadium were fantastic."

Spain Training Session & Press Conference - UEFA 2016 Training Camp

14. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) - 4.5* (62% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The stadium is huge. It has its own museum inside and they also offer guided tours. The tour was great."

Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Muenchen - Audi Cup 2019 Final

13. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) - 4.5* (63% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "This is a great arena. Worth going to a game even if you don't support Chelsea just to experience the atmosphere."

Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

12. Camp Nou (Barcelona) - 4.5* (63% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "Remarkable experience and one of my dreams came true. Awesome atmosphere at the game and a unique experience when we visited the museum."

FC Barcelona v Real Sociedad - La Liga

11. Groupama Stadium (Lyon) - 4.5* (64% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "Beautiful stadium. Great transit options, good sight lines, well accommodated. The seats were of a good size."

Olympique de Marseille v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Europa League Final

10. Turk Telekom Arena (Galatasaray)  4.5* (65% excellent, 6% terrible)

Example review: "Never seen in my entire life this kind of atmosphere, it was unforgettable!"

General Views of European Football Stadiums

9. Karaiskakis Stadium (Olympiacos) - 4.5* (67% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The experience was great overall. The stadium is huge and modern. We highly recommend you visit at least once."

Olympiacos v Levadiakos - Greek Super League

8. Bernabeu (Real Madrid) - 4.5* (70% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "Great view from the top and outstanding to stand on the pitch. Lots of history of the club - impressive for all ages."

Real Madrid v Galatasaray: Group A - UEFA Champions League

7. Estadio da Luz (Benfica) - 4.5* (75% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The stadium is wonderful with 3 tiers. The view was good and the home stewards were excellent."

SL Benfica v RB Leipzig: Group G - UEFA Champions League

6. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham) - 4.5* (77% excellent, 4% terrible)

Example review: "The most stunning, atmospheric place to see sport. Totally unblocked views everywhere, wonderful choice of food and sensibly price beer."

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Barclays FA Women's Super League

5. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) - 4.5* (77% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "A  really beautiful stadium, well worth a visit. The heated seats in the stadium are very comfortable and worth the extra money."

Manchester City v Watford FC - Premier League

4. Metallist Stadium (Shakhtar Donetsk) - 4.5* (77% excellent, 0% terrible)

Example review: "Decent enough stadium. Good atmosphere and well treated as a visiting fan. Plenty of hotels nearby."

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3. Allianz Stadium (Juventus) - 4.5* (80% excellent, 2% terrible)

Example review: "Dream visit. This is the main reason why I choose to come to Turin. You've seen it on the TV, but it's another story actually being in it!"

Juventus v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One

2. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund0 - 4.5* (82% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The arena and the surroundings together with the Dortmund supporters was just magic. This has to be one of the best stadiums in Europe."

Borussia Dortmund v Inter Milan: Group F - UEFA Champions League

1. Anfield (Liverpool) - 4.5* (82% excellent, 1% terrible)

Example review: "The atmosphere beats everything I have seen so far and the stands are just fantastic. Even in the 'nose bleed sections' you have a great view."

Salford Red Devils v Hull Kingston Rovers - Betfred Super League: Dacia Magic Weekend

Another win for Anfield

They claimed the Premier League TripAdvisor trophy and now Liverpool have the Champions League one for good measure.

It seems fitting that the European champions collected the prize, although they only squeaked into first place by amassing the same stats as Signal Iduna Park with 6,000 more backers.

We'll let you decide whether Dortmund's ground would still hold its own against Anfield if it attracted that many reviews, but it means Jurgen Klopp has been a very lucky manager if nothing else. 

Liverpool FC v Manchester City - Premier League

Shakhtar's temporary home of the Metallist Stadium has done astonishingly well in four place, while the Wanda Metropolitano and Parc des Princes have flopped badly despite their teams' statuses.

But food and atmosphere complaints aside, this smorgasbord of fan opinion shows that the competition for the Champions League's finest match-day experience is stronger than ever.

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