UEFA Euro 2024
|Dates||June – July 2024|
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.
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. The bidding concept for UEFA Euro 2024 was ratified on 9 December 2016. 
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".
The bidding timeline is as follows:
- 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
|Number Of Stadiums||Capacity|
- Germany – On 24 October 2013, its president Wolfgang Niersbach announced that the executive committee of the German Football Association had voted to place a bid for hosting the tournament.
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.
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. On 15 May 2017, Kaiserslautern withdrew from the bidding process due to financial uncertainties.
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
|Signal Iduna Park||Dortmund||65,829|
|Mercedes Benz Arena||Stuttgart||54,812|
|Red Bull Arena||Leipzig||44,345|
- Turkey – In April 2014, the Turkish Football Federation announced they will not bid for semi finals and final for UEFA Euro 2020, but they plan preparations for hosting UEFA Euro 2024. This is due to Turkey losing out to France for UEFA Euro 2016, and Istanbul losing the 2020 Summer Olympics to Tokyo. On 15 February 2017, the Turkish Football Federation confirmed a Turkish bid.
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:
|Türk Telekom Stadium||Istanbul||52,652||2011|
|Ülker Stadı||Istanbul||50,509||2006 (Renovated)|
|Konya Büyükşehir Stadium||Konya||42,276||2014|
|Medical Park Arena||Trabzon||41,513||2017|
|Kadir Has Stadı||Kayseri||32,864||2009|
Decided not to bid
The following national governing bodies of football had cancelled their interests to bid:
- Denmark/ Sweden/ Norway/ Finland – On 4 March 2016, the Danish Football Association announced preparation of a joint bid together with the FAs of Sweden, Norway and Finland for either the UEFA Euro 2024 or 2028. Sweden has previously hosted UEFA Euro 1992, and Denmark is one of the 13 hosts of the 2020 edition. Stockholm (1912) and Helsinki (1952) hosted Summer Olympic Games.
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. However, the federations ditched plans to bid for the 2024 European Championship on 28 February 2017.
- 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. 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. Moscow hosted the Summer Olympic Games, in 1980, when Russia and Estonia were part of the USSR.
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