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10 stadiums revealed in United Kingdom and Ireland Euro 2028 bid

The United Kingdom and Ireland have submitted their final bid to host the 2028 European Championships.

The tournament is set to be the 18th edition of the tournament. It will take place through June and July 2028 and will feature 24 teams.

The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland announced a joint bid to host the competition last year.

The only other application has come from Turkey.

The UK and Ireland governing bodies have now revealed the ten stadiums they intend to use if they host the tournament.

Wembley Stadium

Location: London, England
Capacity: 90,652

Wembley Stadium is the home stadium of the England national team, and is also the venue for the biggest games in English football.

The FA Cup semi-finals and final take place there annually, along with the League Cup final and the English Football League play-off finals.

The ground has been used for several top UEFA events. Since its re-opening in 2007, it has hosted the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals, the Euro 2020 final, the Women’s Euro 2022 final and the 2022 Finalissima. It is also scheduled to host the 2024 Champions League final.

PBeforethe Euro 2020 final, there was plenty of crowd trouble amongst English supporters, with many trying to force their way in without a ticket. This could hinder the UK and Irish bid for the tournament.

Millennium Stadium

Location: Cardiff, Wales
Capacity: 73,952

The Millennium Stadium was first built for the Rugby World Cup in 1999 but has been used for several football events.

During Wembley’s renovation from 2001 to 2006, it hosted the FA Cup, League Cup and Football League play-off finals.

The biggest game held at the Millennium Stadium was the 2017 Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid.

It has also hosted some of Wales’ home games, although they primarily play at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Location: London, England
Capacity: 62,322

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened in 2019 and is perceived as one of the most impressive grounds in the country. As well as holding Spurs’ home games, it has also hosted NFL games and music concerts.

City of Manchester Stadium

Location: Manchester, England
Capacity: 61,000

The City of Manchester Stadium, also known as the Etihad Stadium, is the home ground of Manchester City.

It opened to an initial capacity of 38,000, but two redevelopments have seen that figure jump to approximately 55,000.

Another extension is currently in the works and is expected to be complete by 2026.

Everton Stadium

Location: Liverpool, England
Capacity: 52,679

The Everton Stadium is currently being built and is expected to open in time for the 2024/25 season. It is located by Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool.

St James’ Park

Location: Newcastle, England
Capacity: 52,305

St James’ Park is the home stadium of Newcastle United. It was one of six venues selected for the football tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games and has also hosted rugby and cricket events.

Villa Park

Location: Birmingham, England
Capacity: 52,190

Villa Park currently holds approximately 43,000 spectators, but expansion plans have been approved by Birmingham City Council.

The stadium is home to Aston Villa and previously hosted the 2012 Community Shield while Wembley was occupied for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Hampden Park

Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Capacity: 52,032

Hampden Park is the national stadium in Scotland and has hosted several high-profile UEFA events.

It was the location for the 1960, 1976, and 2002 Champions League finals and was one of the venues for the multi-national Euro 2020.

Aviva Stadium

Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Capacity: 51,711

The Aviva Stadium opened in 2007 and is home to the Republic of Ireland national football and rugby union teams.

It was previously selected as the host for the 2011 Europa League final between Porto and Braga and was also set to hold some Euro 2020 games before withdrawing.

Casement Park

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Capacity: 34,500

The final venue on the list is Casement Park in Belfast. The stadium has been out of action for several years due to neglect but is set for a revamp.

Developers are hoping to open the new stadium, which is shown in the concept above, by 2025.

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