Clubs in Europe

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inside the plauyers' tunnel at Borussia Dortmund, with the name written on each wall

Borussia Dortmund Stadium Tour

December 19, 2022

Here's a look at the Borussia Dortmund Stadium Tour. Signal Iduna Park, also known as Westfalenstadion, holds nearly 82,000 people, making it biggest football stadium in Germany and the 7th biggest in Europe. Its most famous feature by far is the South Bank, or Südtribüne, which holds over 24,000 people and is known as the…

the words fc bayern munich on the seats in the stadium

Bayern Munich Stadium Tour

December 14, 2022

Come along for a Bayern Munich Stadium Tour. Their 75,000-seat Allianz Arena has hosted a World Cup Semifinal and a Champions League Final, and it's a modern, beautiful place to watch football. How to Book a Bayern Munich Stadium Tour The Bayern Munich Stadium Tour, which also includes the club's museum, runs every non-matchday from…

a group of football supporters in an otherwise empty stadium

What is the Copa del Rey?

November 11, 2022

(Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning Groundhopper Guides may receive some compensation if you make a purchase after clicking one of these links.) The Copa del Rey, or King's Cup, is the domestic cup competition in Spanish football -- the equivalent of the English FA Cup, or the Coppa Italia or…

What is the Coppa Italia?

July 27, 2022

The Coppa Italia, or Italian Cup, is the domestic soccer cup competition in Italy. You can think of it as the FA Cup of Italy, but there are some important and interesting differences. Coppa Italia History The Coppa Italia was first played in 1922, but it didn't happen again until 1935. It then ran through…

Groundhopping at Atlético Madrid

February 8, 2022

Seeing a soccer game at La Liga's Atlético Madrid combines great football with all that is wonderful about traveling in Spain. So let's see what it's like groundhopping at the Wanda Metropolitano. I saw Atleti play a La Liga game against Valencia in 2022, using some of the Atlético Madrid tickets we sell through Groundhopper…

Groundhopping at Rayo Vallecano

January 16, 2022

Say “Madrid” and “football” (or soccer) to most people, and they naturally think of one big club, Atletico Madrid, and one intergalactic one, Real Madrid. In fact, this season there are four La Liga teams in greater Madrid: those two, Getafe out in the southern suburbs, and Rayo Vallecano, our destination for today. To see…

Groundhopping at A.S. Roma

December 2, 2021

One of Groundhopper Guides' employees, Emily, lives in Tuscany and recently took her son to a game at AS Roma. Naturally, we asked her to write up a post on her day. Enjoy! Seeing a Serie A game at A.S. Roma's Stadio Olimpico is a perfectly Italian mix of color, passion, history and even art. Ah,…

Groundhopping at ACF Fiorentina

November 5, 2021

Seeing a soccer game at Fiorentina is a step back in time, an affordable glimpse of Serie A football, and a way to experience the real Florence beyond its tourist center. Millions of people visit Florence, Italy, every year -- as well they should. With its art, history, architecture and food, Florence is a must-see…

Groundhopper Guide to Club Brugge

November 3, 2021

Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduces you to Club Brugge of Belgium’s First Division A, one of the most successful clubs in Belgium with a long history competing in Europe. Introduction to Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging Club Brugge have won the league championship 18 times (second to rival Anderlecht). Club Brugge is the only Belgian club to…

Groundhopper Guide to Atalanta

November 2, 2021

Let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to Atalanta, a consistent team in Italy's Serie A who has been a regular in European competitions since 2017. Introduction to Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio The club has played in Serie A each season since 2011-12, when they gained promotion from Serie B after winning the league title. The Goddess,…

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