Munich confirmed as host city. Seville will replace Bilbao, while the Dublin games will be played in St. Petersburg and LondonThe continental tournament, which will start in Rome on 11 June, will be played in eleven cities. Ceferin: "Happy to be able to welcome spectators to all the games"
Friday, April 23, 2021
Munich is confirmed as a EURO 2020 host city with a minimum of 14,500 spectators, while Seville will replace Bilbao and the matches scheduled in Dublin will now be played in St. Petersburg and London. These decisions were taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, who met today via videoconference to establish the venues for EURO 2020, based on assurances provided by the host cities on the possibility of being able to host games at a minimum of 25% capacity.
As Munich therefore retains its status as a host city for the first travelling European Championship in history, the continental tournament will no longer stop in Bilbao and Dublin. The four matches scheduled in Bilbao (three in Group E and a round of 16 match) will now be hosted at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, which will be able to operate at 30% capacity. The three Group E matches scheduled in Dublin will instead be played in St. Petersburg, which is already set to host three Group B matches and a quarter-final, while the round of 16 match that had been scheduled in the Irish capital will now be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
“We have worked diligently with the host associations and local authorities to ensure a safe and festive environment for matches” - said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin – “and I'm really happy to be able to welcome spectators to all games for a celebration of national teams across the continent”.
Rome, which will be the setting for four European matches including the opening match between Italy and Turkey scheduled for 11 June, will therefore be one of the eleven cities that will host the tournament, together with Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, St. Petersburg, and Seville.