Announced in last februarythe joint candidacy of Ireland and the United Kingdom to organize Euro 2028 is moving forward. “We are delighted that government partners from the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and officials from Northern Ireland are supporting this bid,” the federations said. They also submitted a preliminary application file on Wednesday.
The English federation (FA) develops some points in a communicated. “Our stadium concept includes a shortlist of 14 proposed venues in famous sporting cities known around the world, including destinations that are home to clubs with great history and European football heritage. The plan ensures that all of our proposed cities and stadiums are connected by direct, fast and sustainable travel and accommodation links that will provide an unrivaled experience for teams and fans,” describes this release.
14 pre-selected sites
Matches would potentially take place in England at Wembley, Villa Park, Goodison Park, London Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park, Stadium of Light, Old Trafford, in Dublin at the Aviva Arena and Croke Park , in Belfast at Casement Park Stadium, in Glasgow at Hampden Park and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
Consultations with cities and stadiums will continue next year with a final list of ten stadiums 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 further develop our bid plans,” conclude the federations.