Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future.

Today, the UK and Ireland's final bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has been submitted. The bid is a detailed plan that shows how the nations are collaborating to stage an historic football festival for all of Europe and take the tournament to new heights, helping UEFA and European football grow a more diverse and inclusive game as well as connecting with new audiences and the next generation of fans.

An online presentation of the bid, including a joint statement of support by all Heads of Governments, can be seen here: 

UK & Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 Bid Brochure.

The proposed host cities and 10 stadiums across the partner associations are as follows (listed in capacity order):

  • London - Wembley Stadium (90,652)
  • Cardiff - National Stadium of Wales (73,952)
  • London - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,322)
  • Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium (61,000)
  • Liverpool - Everton Stadium (52,679)
  • Newcastle - St James' Park (52,305)
  • Birmingham - Villa Park (52,190)
  • Glasgow - Hampden Park (52,032)
  • Dublin - Dublin Arena (51,711)
  • Belfast - Casement Park (34,500)

There will be nearly three million tournament tickets available, with matches hosted across the nations and regions.

The UK and Ireland share a proud reputation as world-leading event destinations which have successfully staged some of the biggest global sporting tournaments – backed by strong government support. This includes the recent record-breaking UEFAWomen’s EURO 2022.

First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, said:

'It is with great pleasure that we can support the UK and Ireland bid to host the 2028 UEFA European Championships. Together with the Football Association of Wales and our friends and partners in the other bidding nations, I am confident Wales will rise to this challenge and help host the best UEFA EURO ever.

'Wales has so much to offer as a joint host of UEFA EURO 2028. We look forward to working with the FAW and our UK and Ireland partners to make this exciting vision a reality. Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future.'

National football captains standing in a row, from l-r: Harry Kane (England), Séamus Coleman (Ireland), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Andy Robertson (Scotland), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland)
UK and Ireland national team football captains, L-R: Harry Kane (England), Séamus Coleman (Ireland), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Andy Robertson (Scotland), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland)

To mark the bid submission moment, the Captains of our men’s national football teams showed their support for the UK & Ireland bid:

  1. Harry Kane, England
  2. Séamus Coleman, Ireland
  3. Steven Davis, Northern Ireland
  4. Andy Robertson, Scotland
  5. Aaron Ramsey, Wales

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, said:

'Wales is a superb destination for hosting major events. We have a strong and enviable track record of working in partnership with key local partners, including Cardiff, the stadium and our blue light services, to deliver the events themselves and working with wider partners to ensure that, should the UK and Ireland bid be successful, all of Wales reaps the wider social, economic and tourism benefits.'

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