UEFA Euro 2024

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UEFA Euro 2024
Tournament details
Host country TBD
Dates June – July 2024
Teams 24 (expected)
2020
2028

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2024 or simply Euro 2024, will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organized by UEFA.

The eventual winner will earn the right to participate in the 2025 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Host selection[edit]

Press agencies revealed on 5 November 2014, that the European football governing body UEFA will decide on the host of Euro 2024 in 2018, one year after the International Olympic Committee names the host for the 2024 Summer Olympics in September 2017.[1] The bidding concept for UEFA Euro 2024 was ratified on 9 December 2016. [2]

For the first time ever, bid requirements must contain specific criteria relating to the respect of human rights, based on the United Nations "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights".[3][4][5]

Bidding timeline[edit]

The bidding timeline is as follows:[6]

  • 9 December 2016: official invitation to bid sent out to UEFA member associations;
  • 3 March 2017: deadline for national associations to confirm their interest in bidding
  • 10 March 2017: announcement of bidders by UEFA
  • 27 April 2018: bid dossier submission deadline to UEFA
  • 24 September 2018: appointment of host(s) of UEFA Euro 2024

Stadium Requirements Based on 10 Host Cities[edit]

Number Of Stadiums Capacity
1 Stadium 60,000
2 Stadiums 50,000
3 Stadiums 40,000
4 Stadiums 30,000


Bids[edit]

On 8 March 2017, UEFA announced that only two countries, Germany and Turkey, had announced their intentions to host the tournament before the 3 March deadline.[7][8]

Previously, UEFA Euro 1988 had been held in West Germany, as well as the 1974 FIFA World Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. German media has also reported that it was willing to let Wembley Stadium host the final for UEFA Euro 2020, in return for support from the Football Association for Germany's bid. The bid would include stadiums which were also used in the 2006 World Cup. The bid was confirmed by German Football Association in January 2017, after a unanimous deicision by its executive committee.[10]

18 cities were interested in hosting matches, including the 12 hosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 17 cities requested the bidding documents at DFB, 15 cities entered their bid at DFB before the 25 April 2017 deadline.[11] On 15 May 2017, Kaiserslautern withdrew from the bidding process due to financial uncertainties.[12]

The capacities below are for international matches, the list will be cut from 15 to 10 by September 2017 and become candidate venues. Green indicates a bidding venue and red means the venue has been eliminated. Gold indicates that the venue has become a candidate venue.

  Bidding venue   Eliminated in cut   Candidate venue

Stadium City Capacity
Olympiastadion Berlin 74,244
Allianz Arena Munich 70,000
Signal Iduna Park Dortmund 65,829
Volksparkstadion Hamburg 51,750
Mercedes Benz Arena Stuttgart 54,812
Esprit Arena Dusseldorf 51,333
Weser-Stadion Bremen 37,512
HDI Arena Hannover 45,000
Commerzbank Arena Frankfurt 48,000
Veltins-Arena Gelsenkirchen 54,740
RheinEnergieStadion Cologne 46,195
Borussia-Park Mönchengladbach 46,287
Red Bull Arena Leipzig 44,345
Stadion Nürnberg Nuremberg 44,308

Apart from Ataturk Olympic Stadium, there are several brand new football-purposed stadiums built in last ten years. Mainly, possible stadiums might host the football fans as follows:

Stadium City Capacity Date
Olimpiyat Stadı Istanbul 76,092 2002
Türk Telekom Stadium Istanbul 52,652 2011
Ülker Stadı Istanbul 50,509 2006 (Renovated)
Timsah Arena Bursa 43,331 2015
Konya Büyükşehir Stadium Konya 42,276 2014
Vodafone Park Istanbul 41,903 2016
Medical Park Arena Trabzon 41,513 2017
KozArena Adana 36,117 2017
Eskişehir Arena Eskişehir 34,930 2016
Stadyum Samsun Samsun 34,658 2017
Gaziantep Arena Gaziantep 33,502 2017
Izmit Stadı Izmit 33,000 2017
Diyarbakır Stadı Diyarbakır 33,000 2017
Kadir Has Stadı Kayseri 32,864 2009
Antalya Stadı Antalya 32,539 2015

Decided not to bid[edit]

The following national governing bodies of football had cancelled their interests to bid:

Unsuccessfully, the Nordic countries joined forces to bid for UEFA Euro 2008, losing out to Austria/Switzerland. There were also just ten over 20,000+ seater stadiums which could host matches, and these are: Solna (final venue), Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö (Sweden), Copenhagen, Brøndby, Aarhus (Denmark), Oslo, Trondheim (Norway), and Helsinki (Finland). While not hosting any matches, related events will be held in  Iceland and the  Faroe Islands, too.[17] However, the federations ditched plans to bid for the 2024 European Championship on 28 February 2017.[18]

  •  Netherlands – On 23 March 2012, Bert van Oostveen said, the Netherlands have plan to host Euro 2024. In 2000, the Netherlands and Belgium co hosted the tournament.[19] Cities would be Rotterdam (two stadiums), Amsterdam (two stadiums), Eindhoven, Heerenveen, Groningen, Enschede, Arnhem and Utrecht (over 20,000 each with possibility to expand least to 30,000). Amsterdam hosted the Summer Olympic Games, in 1928.
  •  Estonia and  Russia – In December 2012, it was reported that the Estonian Football Association were negotiating the possibility of a joint bid together with Russia. Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[20] Moscow hosted the Summer Olympic Games, in 1980, when Russia and Estonia were part of the USSR.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DFB: Deutschland bewirbt sich um EM 2024". europeonline-magazine.eu. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA. 9 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Germany and Turkey receive bid requirements for hosting UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 1 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024 Tournament Requirements" (PDF). UEFA. 
  5. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024 Bid Dossier Template" (PDF). UEFA. 
  6. ^ "UEFA EURO 2024: bid regulations" (PDF). UEFA. 
  7. ^ "Euro 2024: Tournament to be held in Germany or Turkey". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Germany and Turkey officially interested in hosting UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA. 8 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "DFB: Deutschland bewirbt sich um EM 2024". Spiegel Online (in German). 24 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/euro-2024-bid-germany-confirmed-a7536956.html
  11. ^ "EM 2024: 15 Spielorte beim nationalen Bewerbungsverfahren dabei" (in German). German Football Federation/DFB. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Keine EM-Bewerbung von Kaiserslautern" (in German). kicker.de. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "EURO 2024 adaylık bilgilendirme toplantısı Çarşamba günü yapılacak". Turkish Football Federation. 
  14. ^ "Turkey announces EURO 2024 bid". Turkish Football Federation. 
  15. ^ Turkey unveils bid to host the Euro 2024 finals - World Soccer
  16. ^ "DBU går efter EM-værtsskab". 
  17. ^ "Nordic nations combine for Euros 2024/28 bid". 4 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "Nordic nations scrap Euro24 bid plans leaving Germany and Turkey to battle it out". Inside world Football. 1 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "'Nederland kandidaat organisatie EK 2024' - Sport - de Volkskrant". 
  20. ^ "Estonia wants to hold Euro-2024 together with Russia".