IRELAND & UK SUBMITS PRELIMINARY BID DOSSIER TO HOST UEFA EURO 2028

IRELAND & UK SUBMITS PRELIMINARY BID DOSSIER TO HOST UEFA EURO 2028

Pioneering five-association collaboration expresses bold and compelling vision:

‘Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future’

14 stadia from world-famous sporting cities shortlisted for inclusion

16 NOVEMBER 2022

The Ireland & UK Bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has today submitted our Preliminary Bid Dossier – a key moment in UEFA’s campaign process.

The bid sets out our clear and compelling vision for UEFA EURO 2028: ‘Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future’.

Key to this vision is a commitment to diversity, social purpose and innovation in delivering an outstanding UEFA EURO 2028 that will create unforgettable memories in sold-out, iconic stadia in famous sporting cities known throughout the world.

We are delighted that Government Partners of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, and officials in Northern Ireland, support this bid.

Together, we believe we can deliver a world-class tournament, and that hosting UEFA EURO 2028 will achieve a strong and sustainable legacy for football and wider society, helping to drive economic growth in local communities.

Working with UEFA, our plan is to host a tournament that will be a catalyst for transformational grassroots football development – with a promise to share legacy initiatives with European National Associations to accelerate growth across the continent.

Ireland and the UK’s track record of hosting successful major sporting events over many decades means we have the expertise and experience to take this world-class tournament to new heights.

Our compact plan and pioneering, multi-partner collaboration can usher in a new era for the EURO.

Through the latest digital and marketing innovations, we will help UEFA and its partners engage new audiences and the world’s youth to extend the impact and reach of the tournament further than ever before.

Our stadia concept includes a proposed shortlist of 14 venues in famous sporting cities known throughout the world, including destinations that are home to clubs and sporting organisations with great history and heritage. The plan ensures that all our proposed cities and stadia are connected by direct, quick and sustainable travel links and accommodation that will provide an unrivalled experience for teams and fans.

The proposed shortlisted cities and stadia are:

1. Birmingham Villa Park

2. Liverpool Everton Stadium

3. London London Stadium

4. London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

5. London Wembley Stadium

6. Manchester City of Manchester Stadium

7. Newcastle St James' Park

8. Sunderland Stadium of Light

9. Trafford Old Trafford

10. Dublin Dublin Arena

11. Dublin Croke Park

12. Belfast Casement Park Stadium

13. Glasgow Hampden Park

14. Cardiff National Stadium of Wales

Consultations with cities and stadia will continue into next year with a final list of 10 stadia to be submitted to UEFA in April 2023. We now look forward to engaging with UEFA and listening and learning from the European football family to develop our bid plans further.

CO-SIGNED BY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS OF IRELAND, ENGLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES

-ENDS-

Note to Editors:

1. In the absence of an Executive, officials in Northern Ireland continue to engage with the bid process

2. To be eligible for shortlisting, stadia are required to have a seating capacity of more than 30,000

3. City of Manchester Stadium is commonly known as Etihad Stadium

4. Dublin Arena is commonly known as Aviva Stadium

5. National Stadium of Wales is commonly known as Principality Stadium

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