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Frankfurt Euro 2024 fixtures, tickets, stadium fan zones and more

Frankfurt is one of the Euro 2024 host cities in Germany with exciting matchups such as Belgium vs Slovakia, Switzerland vs Germany and many others set to be staged in the City.

In this Frankfurt Euro 2024 venue review, we provide you with up-to-date information on Frankfurt ahead of the Euros, including matches, a travel guide for fans, a bit of stadium history and more.

Frankfurt Euro 2024 – What to expect

Frankfurt Euro 2024
Eintracht Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank Park. Stadium overview. Photo by Icon Sport

Facts about Frankfurt Arena

Here are some interesting facts about Deutsche Bank Arena:

  • The stadium was formerly known as Waldstadion but has been renamed severally over the years to the current one, mostly due to sponsorship reasons.
  • Deutsche Bank Park was opened on 21 May 1925.
  • The venue has a capacity of 58,000 and currently serves as the home ground for the Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Deutsche Bank Park is the 7th largest stadium in Germany today.
  • Frankfurt Euro 2024 will see five games staged in the city.

While it is nearly a century since Deutsche Bank Park was constructed, the football stadium has undergone several renovations and remodelling to meet today's standards of a modern arena. The stadium had a major facelift ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It also hosted the 1988 European Championships.

Deutsche Bank Park: Change of name over the years

Since its establishment, the home ground for Eintracht Frankfurt has had its name changed at least six times as follows:

  • 1925 – 2005: Walstadion
  • 2005 – 2006: Neues Waldtsadion
  • 2006: FIFA World Cup Stadium Frankfurt
  • 2011: Women's World Cup Stadium Frankfurt
  • 2005 – 2020: Commerzbank-Arena.

During Euro 2024, Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany will be known as Frankfurt Arena in line with UEFA policies.

Frankfurt Euro 2024 fixtures

Euro 2024 will kick off on 14 June and there will be four matches staged at the Frankfurt Arena. They include:

  • Belgium vs Slovakia to be played on June 16 from 18:00
  • Denmark vs England at Frankfurt Euro 2024 is set to kick off at 18:00 on June 20.
  • Switzerland vs Germany to kick off at 21:00 on June 26.
  • One of the round of 16 games on July 1 from 21:00

What to do in Frankfurt ahead of the 2024 Euros

Having been renamed to Frankfurt Arena ahead of the Euro 2024, the Deutsche Bank Park is gearing up for a duel pitting several teams against each other at the 50,000-capacity stadium.

Thousands of arrivals at expected in this city but before we look at the Frankfurt travel guide, note that the city is home to several attractions to keep you busy as you wait for your national team to hit the stage.

From medieval architecture, and a great skyline to several parks, Frankfurt Euro 2024 is worth every penny you will spend in the city. You can visit the Frankfurt Cathedral, and Frankfurt Zoological Garden or catch breathtaking views at the Main Tower in the city. There are many other places to visit and have fun such as a sightseeing cruise in the River Main and a day's trip to the Rhine Valley. A trip to Frankfurt Old Town will be worth ad day of exceptional lessons about the history of the city.

And if you can get the Frankfurt card, travelling within the city will come with great discounts, including your visit to restaurants, museums and other attractions.

Frankfurt Euro 2024 – travel guide for football fans

While getting the Frankfurt Card will make your travelling arrangements with the city easy, planning your trip ahead of June is important.

If you are looking to stay close to the Frankfurt Arena, you can explore several budget hotels online from the comfort of your home and book in advance to avoid missing accommodation on matchday. There are hostels you can book from as low as €30, hotels for at least €55 or you can rent apartments from €60 a night. Alternatively, luxury hotels in Frankfurt may set you back at least €250 for a night.

However, note that the rates may increase if you choose to book accommodation closer to the Frankfurt Arena given the convenience that comes with going to the stadium.

Being the fifth-largest city in Germany, Frankfurt Euro 2024 is replete with transport hubs, including the Frankfurt Central Station. If you stay within the Bahnhofsviertel area, you will enjoy more convenience going to the match venue and also when it comes to exploring the city. Frankfurt Arena is only about 10 minutes or up to 20 minutes walk from Bahnhofsviertel, so the earlier you get accommodation within the area, the better.

For fans travelling by air, Frankfurt Airport, regarded as the busiest in Germany will be your alighting location before you take a train or taxi to the match venue. A trip from Frankfurt Airpot to Deutsche Bank Park covers a distance of approximately 8.4 kilometres, so travelling by car/bus/taxi should take approximately 8 minutes. A train ride from the airport will take approximately 27 minutes while walking all the way takes more than one hour and a half. But who would want to risk the exhaustion of trekking all the way, so better to explore the city on a bike on the way to Frankfurt Arena as it would take you some worthwhile 27 minutes.

For more Frankfurt travel tips including where to dine, bars to visit and more, check our Football Ground Guide post about Eintracht Frankfurt.

Frankfurt Euro 2024: Accessibility for disabled fans

The disabled are not left out ahead of the Frankfurt Euro 2024 as there are plans to ensure they too enjoy a smooth entry at the venue. There are at least 187 wheelchair locations in the stadium and the cost ranges from € 11 to €15. Additional tickets are available for fans who have greater challenges with walking, including seats for persons with visual impairment.

For more comprehensive coverage of facilities for the disabled at the Frankfurt Arena, check the official booking site for the stadium here.

Video exploring Frankfurt Arena (Deutsche Bank Park)

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