The curse of the Euro 2024 stadiums: why only half of the venues are now home to Bundesliga clubs

FC Koln are relegated
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When Germany was chosen to stage Euro 2024, six years ago, eight of the tournament’s 10 stadiums played host to Bundesliga clubs. Now, that figure is down to five – thanks to a fearsome curse.

Unsurprisingly, most of the stadiums chosen to host the Euros were also home to the country’s biggest clubs – despite that, many of those teams have since fallen on hard times. Incredibly, only four of the 10 – Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt – have remained in the top flight ever since.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.