UEFA EURO 2028 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland: what we know so far | About UEFA

Euro 2028 will be held in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland after the joint bid of England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales was nominated by UEFA’s Executive Committee.

This will be the fifth time that the Euro Championship will be held in several countries, after the successful tournaments in Belgium and the Netherlands (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008), Poland and Ukraine (2012), and most recently Euro 2020, which was held in 11 different countries in the summer of 2021.

UK and Ireland 2028 Bid Statement:

“This is a historic day for sport in the UK and Ireland. Together, as a leader among our football associations and with the full support of the Government, we are delighted to be appointed hosts of UEFA EURO 2028. The tournament will be a celebration of football and we look forward to welcoming Europe and the rest of the world to Our host cities.

“Our vision is to develop football, increase participation and develop a more diverse and inclusive game. We promise to organize an innovative and sustainable tournament that is also the most accessible European Championship in history, with a record three million tickets for fans.” EURO 2028. In the UK and Ireland it will help “Also in creating a positive social impact, helping communities thrive by creating an economic and social legacy.”

Below, we take a look at some of the key details of the winning bid, and how it will leave a lasting impact once the final whistle blows.

Stadiums: Where will Euro 2028 matches be held?

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Ten stadiums will host Euro 2028 matches, one in Northern Ireland, one in the Republic of Ireland, one in Scotland, one in Wales, and six in England. With an average capacity of 58,000 spectators, three million tickets for the tournament will go on sale, giving more fans access to the UEFA European Championship than ever before.

London: Wembley Stadium
Cardiff: The National Stadium in Wales
London: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Manchester: Manchester City Stadium
Liverpool: Everton Stadium (new stadium)
Newcastle: James Park Street
Birmingham: Villa Park (to be renovated)
Glasgow: Hampden Park
Dublin: Dublin Arena
Belfast: Casement Park (to be renovated)

Vision: What legacy will Euro 2028 leave for football and society?

Euro 2028 will build on the experience gained in recent years through the organization of Euro 2020, Euro 2022 and other major sporting events in which the five host associations participated. Expressing the vision of “Football for All. Football for Wellbeing. Football for the Future”, the five host national associations will work together to increase participation, engagement and revenue across the game, leaving a game-changing legacy that will last beyond. 2028.

Through its policy Football for everyoneThe associations plan to develop a more diverse and inclusive football, with new and improved facilities, an increase in the number of referees and coaches, and more opportunities to access football for grassroots players, especially those with disabilities.

Football for well-being It will focus on delivering tangible, long-term benefits to society, inspiring sustainable and thriving football clubs and communities. During the tournament, a compact and connected travel plan will ensure that 80% of fans can attend matches by public transport, with a match schedule designed to reduce emissions.

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Football for the future The program focuses on economic benefits, which with government support will help generate €3 billion in the ten host cities and beyond, and create education, training and sustainability initiatives.

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