UK and Ireland Named UEFA Euro 2028 Tournament Hosts

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UK and Ireland have been named as tournament hosts of UEFA Euro 2028. 

All five home nations had submitted a bid in April with support of the UK Government and had initially faced opposition from Turkey, who recently withdrew their bid and instead were awarded UEFA Euro 2032 jointly with Italy.

England will have six host stadiums compared to one stadium for each of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, with the following stadiums selected as host venues;

  • Wembley Stadium, London, (90,652)
  • National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff, (73,952)
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, (62,322)
  • City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, (61,000)
  • Everton Stadium, Liverpool, (52,679)
  • St James’ Park, Newcastle, (52,305)
  • Villa Park, Birmingham, (52,190)
  • Hampden Park, Glasgow, (52,032)
  • Dublin Arena, Dublin, (51,711)
  • Casement Park, Belfast, (34,500)

The tournament’s slogan has been confirmed as ‘Football for all, Football for good. Football for the future’, with promise of ‘a more diverse and inclusive game’ for all supporters.

All five host nations will also ensure that sustainability and governance will be at the heart of the bid’s priorities with a ‘compact and connected’ transport plan, which will enable over 80% of ticket holders to travel to matches via public transport.

The UK Government contributed to the bid with a ‘once-in-a-generation legacy investment,’ which aims to transform the development of football and generate economic, environmental and social benefits of up to £2.6 billion.

Grassroots facilities will benefit from investment aimed at making vital upgrades and improvements with expanded investment programmes planned in coming years.

A £45m legacy fund will also be created and invested in to help develop the game and create further legacies across the British Isles, whilst creating ‘positive long-term community impact’ from volunteering to tourism and training which will provide fresh life skills for people.

Although tournament dates are yet to be finalised, it is anticipated that the tournament will run from 16 June – 16 July 2028, with the final hosted at Wembley Stadium, London, which had hosted Euro 2020 Final which saw scenes of hooliganism pre-match.

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