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Camp Nou is the most hashtagged football stadium on Instagram; Anfield the best in UK

Posted on 21 February 2020 by Kiran Tom Sajan

Barcelona may have had a patchy 2019-20 season on the pitch, but they continue to rule the social media game.

According to latest statistics, Camp Nou is the most Instagrammed football stadium in the world, with 1.8 million hashtags on a single day.

Anfield is the most popular stadium in the UK and is ranked third in the world. With 1.01 million mentions, Liverpool’s home is the only English stadium to have been tagged more than a million times.

The statistics were released by by analysing the Instagram trend. The website pulled 15 of the best-known stadiums in the world to crunch the numbers.

The 15 stadiums together generated over 8 million hashtags.

The San Siro, home of Italian sides AC Milan and Inter Milan, is ranked second and was mentioned 1.09 million times. Behind Anfield is the Bernabeau, the home of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Old Trafford is the second most hashtagged football stadium in the UK, thanks to Manchester United’s global appeal. Argentinian side Boca Juniors’ home La Bombonera is the only stadium outside Europe to figure in the top 15.

West Ham United’s home, the London Stadium, attracted the least traffic. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the newest ground on the list, was the second least popular among the top 15.

The Most Instagrammed Football Stadiums
Stadium Location Number of Tags
Camp Nou Barcelona, Spain 1,812,226
San Siro Milan, Italy 1,094,088
Anfield Liverpool, England 1,011,702
Bernabeu Madrid, Spain 909,045
Old Trafford Manchester, England 900,191
Stamford Bridge London, England 412,963
Allianz Arena Munich, Germany 374,899
Wembley Stadium London, England 315,405
La Bombonera Buenos Aires, Argentina 277,640
Westfalenstadion/Signal Iduna Park Dortmund, Germany 223,351
Emirates Stadium London, England 206,003
Parc des Princes Paris, France 170,473
Etihad Manchester, England 141,776
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, England 118,000
London Stadium London, England 52,650
Total   8,020,412
Live data taken from Instagram on 03/02/20

 Featured image credit: Getty Images