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Spotify Camp Nou: Top 10 European clubs whose stadiums are named after their sponsors

12:36 AM EDT 3/16/22
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Goal takes a look at the top 10 European clubs whose stadiums are named after their sponsors...

Football clubs selling their stadium's naming rights to companies for hefty sponsorship money is a common practice in modern football.

While the fans may not always get on board with the idea of renaming their favourite grounds, with the amount of sponsorship money that is involved in the modern game, the clubs in most cases do not have any other option other than handing over the naming rights of the stadium to their sponsors.

Several top clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City's stadiums have been renamed in recent times due to sponsorship deals.

And the newest club in this category are La Liga giants FC Barcelona. The Catalan club have roped in the audio-streaming platform Spotify as their main sponsors.

In return, Spotify will get to feature on Barcelona's shirt, their training kits and will also receive the naming rights of the historic Camp Nou Stadium. The stadium will be renamed as Spotify Camp Nou.

Let us take a look at 10 major European clubs whose stadium name changed due to sponsorship reasons.

  • Arsenal Manchester United Emirates Stadium Premier League 22112014

    Emirates Stadium

    Club: Arsenal

    Opened: 2006

    Former name/Other name: Ashburton Grove

    City: London

    Sponsors: Emirates Airline

  • Etihad Stadium 2021

    Etihad Stadium

    Club: Manchester City

    Opened: 2003

    Former name/Other name: City of Manchester Stadium

    City: Manchester

    Sponsors: Etihad Airways

  • Wanda Metropolitano

    Wanda Metropolitano

    Club: Atletico Madrid

    Opened: 1994/ re-opened: 2017

    Former name/Other name: Metropolitano stadium

    City: Madrid

    Sponsors: Wanda Group

  • Signal Iduna Park

    Signal Iduna Park

    Club: Borussia Dortmund

    Opened: 1974

    Former name/Other name: Westfalenstadion

    City: Dortmund

    Sponsors: Signal Iduna

  • Allianz Stadium Juventus

    Allianz Stadium

    Club: Juventus

    Opened: 2011

    Former name/Other name: Juventus Stadium

    City: Turin

    Sponsors: Allianz SE

  • The day after helicopter crashed outside King Power Stadium

    King Power Stadium

    Club: Leicester City

    Opened: 2002

    Former name/Other name: Leicester City Stadium/Walkers Stadium

    City: Leicester

    Sponsors: King Power

  • Red Bull Arena RB Leipzig Bundesliga Stadion 01-03-2020

    Red Bull Arena

    Club: RB Leipzig

    Opened: 2004

    Former name/Other name: Zentralstadion

    City: Leipzig

    Sponsors: Red Bull

  • Philips Stadion PSV 082202019

    Philips Stadion

    Club: PSV Eindhoven

    Opened: 1910

    Former name/Other name: Zentralstadion

    City: Eindhoven

    Sponsors: Philips

  • Groupama Stadium Lyon 14122018

    Groupama Stadium

    Club: Olympique Lyon

    Opened: 2016

    Former name/Other name: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

    City: Lyon

    Sponsors: Groupama

  • Orange Vélodrome, Marseille

    Orange Vélodrome - Marseille

    Club: Olympique Marseille

    Opened: 1937

    Former name/Other name: Stade Vélodrome

    City: Marseille

    Sponsors: Orange