Today, the Ireland & UK final bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has been submitted.
The bid is a detailed plan that shows how our nations are collaborating to stage a historic football festival for all of Europe and take the tournament to new heights.
The GAA had approved the Belfast Casement Park ground and Croke Park for the bid but the Dublin GAA venue is not included in the final proposal which has been submitted to UEFA.
Wembley, St James’ Park, Villa Park, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the City of Manchester Stadium and the new Everton Stadium are the English venues included.
The National Stadium of Wales and Hampden Park complete the list ahead of UEFA’s final decision which will be made in September.
The proposed host cities and 10 stadia across the five partner Associations are (gross capacity order):
- London – Wembley Stadium (90,652)
- Cardiff – National Stadium of Wales (73,952)
- London – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,322)
- Manchester – City of Manchester Stadium (61,000)
- Liverpool – Everton Stadium (52,679)
- Newcastle – St James’ Park (52,305)
- Birmingham – Villa Park (52,190)
- Glasgow – Hampden Park (52,032)
- Dublin – Dublin Arena (51,711)
- Belfast – Casement Park (34,500)
High-capacity, world-famous football grounds and state-of-the-art new venues will provide the platform for the biggest and most commercially successful UEFA EURO ever – making the bid a low-risk, high-reward host:
- Almost three million tournament tickets available – more than any previous UEFA EURO
- Average stadia capacity of 58,000 so more fans than ever before will attend matches
- Matches hosted around our nations and regions to reach as many communities as possible