Stadium of the Week UEFA finals: Head-to-head Estadio da Luz v RheinEnergieStadion

21 August 2020

Photo: PA Images RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne host this years Europa League final. The stadion rank 17th in the overall Venue Performance Rankings.

As the European Football season draws to a close, we take a look at the two stadiums hosting the finals of the Champions League and Europa League. Estadio da Luz and RheinEnergieStadion which rank 31st and 17th respectively in the overall VPR rankings.

The 15,000 additional seats at Estadio da Luz help it to generate a greater volume of sound to achieve a higher Impact score than the RheinEnergieStadion. However, it is unable to use these extra seats to maximise their Experience or Revenue scores.

Andy Pottinger, Venue Design Director, Buro Happold

The ReinEnergieStadion is able to generate higher Revenue potential through a combination of its history, uniqueness and committed fanbase

Both Stadiums experience scores could be improved through additional investment in technology. For example understanding how people move within the stadium may aid them in bringing fans back to the stadiums safely.