Ireland and the United Kingdom’s joint bid to host Euro 2028, announced last February, is progressing. “We are delighted that government partners from across the UK, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and officials from Northern Ireland are supporting this bid,” Federations said. She also submitted the initial application file on Wednesday.
The English Federation (FA) elaborates on a few points in a press release. “Our stadium concept includes a shortlist of 14 proposed venues in famous sporting cities around the world, including destinations with clubs with a rich history and European football heritage. The plan ensures that all our proposed cities and stadiums are connected by direct, fast and sustainable travel and accommodation links that will provide an unparalleled experience for teams and fans. This release describes
14 pre-selected sites
England’s Wembley, Villa Park, Goodison Park, London Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park, Stadium of Light, Old Trafford, Dublin’s Aviva Arena and Croke Park are likely to be played. Casement Park Stadium in Belfast, Hampden Park in Glasgow and Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
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 hearing and learning from the European football family to further develop our bid plans,” End the federations.