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Germany mulls bid for Euro 2024 soccer tournament

The head of the German Football Federation has said it is mulling a bid to host the 2024 Euro Championships. It might all depend on what slice of the action Germany gets in hosting a pan-European tournament in 2020.

The president of the German Football Federation (DFB), Wolfgang Niersbach, said his organization was considering an application to host the tournament, but that the decision would have to wait.

In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, Niersbach said Germany would wait to see if it was chosen to host the final phase - the semifinals and final - of the European Championships in 2020.

European football's governing body UEFA announced in January that the tournament would be staged in 13 different cities across the continent. UEFA plans that no country should have more than one stadium in the tournament, but that the semifinals and finals should take place at the same venue.

"UEFA will announce the 13 host cities in September 2014 ... Thereafter we will be able to decide what to do," said Niersbach.

"If we look at the European map, we can say with assurance - and not arrogance - that we have the ability to organise such a complex tournament," he said.

Istanbul is 2020 favorite

No nation will qualify automatically for the 2020 tournament finals, but every host country that does make it through will be guaranteed two home matches in the group phase.

Turkey has been favorite to host the last part of the tournament, but only if Istanbul is not successful in securing the summer Olympic Games for that same year. That decision is to be made in early September.

The last time that Germany hosted a tournament was at the 2006 World Cup, but it has not hosted a European Championships since 1988, before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The tournament, which currently has 16 competing nations, is set to move to a 24-country format from 2016, when it will be hosted in France.

rc/ipj (AFP, dpa)

http://www.dw.de/germany-mulls-bid-for-euro-2024-soccer-tournament/a-16964112

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As much as I want to hate Germany 2006 World Cup (obvious reasons) atmosphere was the best ever, and Germany could easilly stage Euro 2024 and what a great tournament it will be. No doubt is a very safe and exciting choice. Hope to see Italy, Spain, Sweden/Denmark or a Croatia/Hungary bid :)

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Back to normality after the 2020 and 2022 "experiments".

See no reason why Germany 2024 wouldn't be an enormous success.

Would they even want or need to build anything for it?

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Would they even want or need to build anything for it?

They wouldnt have to change the stadium plan of 2006 either, include Düsseldorf or Dreseden maybe

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JA! Deutschland 2024 na gut. Germany will be ready to host Euro 2024, if you ask me this will be a good plan taking in mind that 10 stadiums could be allowed:

- Berlin, Olympiastadio 74,000

- Munich, Allianz Arena 71,000

- Dortmund, Signal Iduna Park 66,000

- Stuttgart, Mercedes Benz Arena 60,000

- Düsseldorf, Espirit Arena 54,000

- Hamburg, Imtech Arena 52,000

- Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena 51,000

- Hannover, AWD Arena 46,000

- Leipzig, Red Bull Arena 44,000

I am missing one venue but can0t decide if Freiburg (upgrade stadium, but nice city in BW), Mönchengladbach (big stadium), Nürnberg.

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I don't know if I'm alone in reading it this way, but I think the line about each host country qualifying for the finals being guaranteed two home group games would suggest there will be at least some attempt to keep the tournament away from the traditional powers and leave the way clear for a safe pair of hands, such as Germany, to come in for 2024.

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UEFA Euro 2024, Germany is the only one with a Potential Bid so far, but if my England Bid, or if Turkey or Italy Bid, these are the Stadiums I would use:

England 2024:

Wembley Stadium, London (90,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match). Existing. No Renovations needed.

Emirates Stadium, London (60,361 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Existing. No Renovations needed.

Old Trafford, Manchester (75,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Existing, Minor Renovations.

City of Birmingham Stadium, Birmingham (55,000 Seats) - Quarter Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

St James' Park, Newcastle (52,405 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Existing, Minor Renovations.

New Everton Stadium, Liverpool (50,401 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

Stadium of Light, Sunderland (48,707 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Existing, Major Renovations.

Elland Road, Leeds (44,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Existing. Major Renovations and Expansion.

AMEX Stadium, Brighton (33,000 Seats) - Group Matches. Existing. No Renovations needed.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry (32,604 Seats) - Group Matches. Existing. No Renovations needed.

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Turkey 2024:

Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul (88,000 Seats) - Final, Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match). Expansion and cover for all spectators.

Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul (52,652 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. No Renovations needed.

Timsah Arena, Bursa (44,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Konya Stadium, Konya (43,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Ankara Stadium, Ankara (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Trabzon Stadium, Trabzon (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Marches. Brand New.

New Eskisehir Stadium, Eskisehir (35,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

Stadium Samsun, Samsun (35,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Antalya Stadium, Antalya (33,000 Seats) - Group Matches. Brand New.

Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri (33,000 Seats) - Group Matches. Existing.

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Italy 2024:

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (82,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match). Major Renovation and Expansion.

San Siro, Milan (80,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Major Renovation.

New Napoli Stadium, Naples (60,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Bari Stadium, Bari (58,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Fiorentina Stadium, Florence (48,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

Stadio Friuli, Udine (45,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Temporarily Expanded for Tournament. 28,000 after Tournament.

Juventus Stadium, Turin (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. No works needed.

New Sampdoria Stadium, Genoa (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches. Brand New.

New Catania Stadium, Catania (33,000 Seats) - Group Matches. Brand New.

New Parma Stadium, Parma (32,000 Seats) - Group Matches. Brand New.

I know there are alot of brand new Stadiums, but it is known that alot of Stadiums in Italy are out of date.

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Wait what? Cash ridden Italy will propose to build a slew of new venues for the Euro?

They don't have many modern stadiums. Stadio Olimpico and San Siro would need a major renovation, Juventus Stadium existing, Napoli want a new Stadium, Sampdoria want a new Stadium, Udinese are renovating there's. They would need more Stadiums if they are serious about a Bid.

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They don't have many modern stadiums. Stadio Olimpico and San Siro would need a major renovation, Juventus Stadium existing, Napoli want a new Stadium, Sampdoria want a new Stadium, Udinese are renovating there's. They would need more Stadiums if they are serious about a Bid.

Who said Italy even has an intention to bid? If they really eye the Summer Games, they won't go for the Euro in the same year. And while there may be need for new/renovated stadiums, David asked a relevant question: Where should the money to pay for them come from?

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Holland would be a strong Bid. Possible Holland 2024 Venues:

Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (65,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Renovated and Expanded.

New De Kuip, Rotterdam (60,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

Philips Stadium, Eindhoven (50,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded.

New Heerenveen Stadium, Heerenveen (44,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

GelreDome, Arnhem (43,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded.

AFAS Stadium, Alkmaar (41,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Expanded.

New Stadium, Utrecht (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

Euroborg, Groningen (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded.

New Stadium, Breda (36,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, The Hague (33,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Brand New.

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Hungary and Romania are exploring a joint Bid for UEFA Euro 2024 and these are the Stadium's I would use:

Hungary:

New Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Budapest (65,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - New National Stadium, Permanent Capacity, Rebuilt.

New Stadium, Debrecen (52,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - 25,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New.

New Stadium, Gyor (47,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - 22,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New.

New Stadium, Szekesfehervar (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - 22,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New.

New Stadium, Szeged (35,000 Seats) - Group Matches - 20,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New.

Romania:

National Stadium, Bucharest (55,600 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Permanent Capacity, National Stadium, Minor Renovations.

Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca (50,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Permanent Capacity, Expanded.

New Stadium, Timisoara (45,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - 25,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New,

New Stadium, Craiova (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - 30,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New.

New Stadium, Medgidia (37,000 Seats) - Group Matches - 20,000 Seater after UEFA Euro 2024, Brand New,

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No one cares what stadiums you would use.

Why be rude? It's just a prediction of what they might use and our preferences. I'm not getting dragged into confrontation.

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Maybe a Joint Bid from Sweden and Norway for UEFA Euro 2024? These are the Stadiums I would use:

Sweden:

Friends Arena, Stockholm (58,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Expanded for Tournament.

Swedbank Stadium, Malmo (45,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded for Tournament.

Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg (43,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated for Tournament.

Tele2 Arena, Stockholm (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Expanded for Tournament.

New Stadium, Noorkoping (36,000 Seats) Group Matches - Brand New.

Norway:

New National Stadium, Oslo (70,000 Seats) Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New and Downscaled to 30,000 Seats after Tournament.

Viking Stadium, Stavanger (52,000 Seats) Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded, Downscaled to 30,000 Seats after Tournament.

Brann Stadium, Bergen (45,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded, Downscaled to 25,000 Seats after Tournament.

New Stadium, Lillehammer (40,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New, Downscaled to 20,000 Seats after Tournament.

New Stadium, Lillestrom (34,000 Seats) Group Matches - Brand New, Downscaled to 18,000 Seats after Tournament.

I proposed expanding Friends Arena and Tele2 Arena, because Tele2 Arena would need an expansion to Host a Semi-Final and Opening Match.

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Spain could Host UEFA Euro 2024 by themselves. These are the Stadiums I would use for Spain 2024:

Nou Camp, Barcelona (105,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Renovated and Expanded.

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (95,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded.

New Mestalla, Valencia (61,500 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

La Cartuja, Seville (57,619 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated.

San Mames Stadium, Bilbao (53.332 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Zaragoza (43,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, San Sebastian (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Elche (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Vigo (36,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Brand New.

Mediterranean Stadium, Almeria (32,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Expanded.

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Spain could Host UEFA Euro 2024 by themselves. These are the Stadiums I would use for Spain 2024:

Nou Camp, Barcelona (105,000 Seats) - Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Renovated and Expanded.

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (95,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded.

New Mestalla, Valencia (61,500 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

La Cartuja, Seville (57,619 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated.

San Mames Stadium, Bilbao (53.332 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Zaragoza (43,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, San Sebastian (42,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Elche (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New.

New Stadium, Vigo (36,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Brand New.

Mediterranean Stadium, Almeria (32,000 Seats) - Group Matches - Expanded.

http://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/22957-euro-2024/?p=436136

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Maybe a Joint Bid from Sweden and Norway for UEFA Euro 2024? These are the Stadiums I would use:

Sweden:

Friends Arena, Stockholm (58,000 Seats) - Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches (Including Opening Match) - Expanded for Tournament.

Swedbank Stadium, Malmo (45,000 Seats) - Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded for Tournament.

Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg (43,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated for Tournament.

Tele2 Arena, Stockholm (40,000 Seats) - Round of 16 and Group Matches - Expanded for Tournament.

New Stadium, Noorkoping (36,000 Seats) Group Matches - Brand New.

Norway:

New National Stadium, Oslo (70,000 Seats) Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New and Downscaled to 30,000 Seats after Tournament.

Viking Stadium, Stavanger (52,000 Seats) Semi-Final, Quarter-Final, Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded, Downscaled to 30,000 Seats after Tournament.

Brann Stadium, Bergen (45,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Renovated and Expanded, Downscaled to 25,000 Seats after Tournament.

New Stadium, Lillehammer (40,000 Seats) Round of 16 and Group Matches - Brand New, Downscaled to 20,000 Seats after Tournament.

New Stadium, Lillestrom (34,000 Seats) Group Matches - Brand New, Downscaled to 18,000 Seats after Tournament.

I proposed expanding Friends Arena and Tele2 Arena, because Tele2 Arena would need an expansion to Host a Semi-Final and Opening Match.

Eh, first of all, Lillehammer? Are you for real? The top club from Lillehammer plays at the 4th level in Norway. And hasn't been at the top level since 1947. A time where the top level had 74 teams. And you drop the third largest city in Norway, Trondheim? Which by the way is the home of Norways by far biggest and most successful football club, Rosenborg. 11 times participators in the CL from 1995 to 2007 and 22 times league champions. Which of 18 in the last 25 years. Also the club with the largest attendances every season. Doesn't make much sense.

I also think 2024 comes a bit soon for both Norway and Sweden. And hence 2028 will be a better time. In 2028 it will also be 70 years since the 1958 WC in Sweden. Possibly giving them an extra reason to want to host it. 2024 would partly crash with Oslo 2022. And I doubt that the NFF is ready to talk about building a new stadium already. Just three years after scrapping the previous plans of a new stadium. And just having expanded Ullevaal from 25,500 seats, to 28,300 seats. And neither of the potential host clubs in Norway want's bigger stadiums at the moment. The attendances have to rise a lot and then stabilize for Norwegian clubs to want an expansion. Which means at least 5 years ahead. A bid for 2024 will have to start initial planing within a year. Also it looks like we need a government change in Sweden. The current right wing government haven't been to keen on supporting these kind of bids. While the previous left wing government has been more supportive.

And last, the fifth stadium in Sweden would be placed in Helsingborg, and not Norrköping.

Stadiums in a possible 2028 bid should be these. Given that the 2016 stadium requirements still counts.

Sweden

Friends Arena, Solna (50,000 seats) - Semi-final, quarter-final and 3 group stage matches.

Ullevi stadion, Gothenburg (60,000 seats) - Final, quarter-final, round of 16 and 3 group stage matches

Tele 2 Arena, Stockholm (30,000 seats) - 3 group stage matches

Swedbank stadion, Malmö (30,000 seats) - 2 round of 16 matches and 4 group stage matches

New stadium, Helsingborg (30,000 seats) - Round of 16 and 5 group stage matches

Norway

New national stadium, Oslo (50,000 seats) - Semi-final, round of 16 and 5 group stage matches including the opening match

Lerkendal stadion, Trondheim (40,000 seats) - Quarter-final, round of 16 and 4 group stage matches

New stadium, Bergen (40,000 seats) - Quarter-final, round of 16 and 4 group stage matches

Viking stadion, Stavanger (30,000 seats) - Round of 16 and 5 group stage matches

That gives

Oslo 7 matches

Bergen 6 matches

Trondheim 6 matches

Stavanger 6 matches

Stockholm/Solna 8 matches

Gothenburg 6 matches

Malmö 6 matches

Helsingborg 6 matches

Total

25 matches in Norway

26 matches in Sweden

On all days with 2 or 4 matches on the same day, the matches are split equally between Norwegian and Swedish stadiums.

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Eh, first of all, Lillehammer? Are you for real? The top club from Lillehammer plays at the 4th level in Norway. And hasn't been at the top level since 1947. A time where the top level had 74 teams. And you drop the third largest city in Norway, Trondheim? Which by the way is the home of Norways by far biggest and most successful football club, Rosenborg. 11 times participators in the CL from 1995 to 2007 and 22 times league champions. Which of 18 in the last 25 years. Also the club with the largest attendances every season. Doesn't make much sense.

I also think 2024 comes a bit soon for both Norway and Sweden. And hence 2028 will be a better time. In 2028 it will also be 70 years since the 1958 WC in Sweden. Possibly giving them an extra reason to want to host it. 2024 would partly crash with Oslo 2022. And I doubt that the NFF is ready to talk about building a new stadium already. Just three years after scrapping the previous plans of a new stadium. And just having expanded Ullevaal from 25,500 seats, to 28,300 seats. And neither of the potential host clubs in Norway want's bigger stadiums at the moment. The attendances have to rise a lot and then stabilize for Norwegian clubs to want an expansion. Which means at least 5 years ahead. A bid for 2024 will have to start initial planing within a year. Also it looks like we need a government change in Sweden. The current right wing government haven't been to keen on supporting these kind of bids. While the previous left wing government has been more supportive.

And last, the fifth stadium in Sweden would be placed in Helsingborg, and not Norrköping.

Stadiums in a possible 2028 bid should be these. Given that the 2016 stadium requirements still counts.

Sweden

Friends Arena, Solna (50,000 seats) - Semi-final, quarter-final and 3 group stage matches.

Ullevi stadion, Gothenburg (60,000 seats) - Final, quarter-final, round of 16 and 3 group stage matches

Tele 2 Arena, Stockholm (30,000 seats) - 3 group stage matches

Swedbank stadion, Malmö (30,000 seats) - 2 round of 16 matches and 4 group stage matches

New stadium, Helsingborg (30,000 seats) - Round of 16 and 5 group stage matches

Norway

New national stadium, Oslo (50,000 seats) - Semi-final, round of 16 and 5 group stage matches including the opening match

Lerkendal stadion, Trondheim (40,000 seats) - Quarter-final, round of 16 and 4 group stage matches

New stadium, Bergen (40,000 seats) - Quarter-final, round of 16 and 4 group stage matches

Viking stadion, Stavanger (30,000 seats) - Round of 16 and 5 group stage matches

That gives

Oslo 7 matches

Bergen 6 matches

Trondheim 6 matches

Stavanger 6 matches

Stockholm/Solna 8 matches

Gothenburg 6 matches

Malmö 6 matches

Helsingborg 6 matches

Total

25 matches in Norway

26 matches in Sweden

On all days with 2 or 4 matches on the same day, the matches are split equally between Norwegian and Swedish stadiums.

I'm personally against the expansion to 24 Teams. 16 Teams was less complicated and had less Stadiums which is better in the current economical situation. 16 Teams would only require 8 Stadiums, 2 Stadiums for each Group. 4 Stadiums Quarter-Finals. 2 for Semi-Finals and the Final Stadium. They should also have a 3rd and 4th place play-off. Also, your structure of Stadiums is wrong. Most of the time, the Final and Opening Match is in the Capital City. With 2 Host Countries, 1 would Host the Opener, the other Host the Final. So you said Gothenburg for the Final over Stockholm? Stockholm would get the Final if Sweden Host. Oslo would get Opener or Vice Versa depending on which is bigger capacity. I can't believe you would choose Gothenburg over Stockholm to Host Final.

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Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg may be expanded to 60,000+ much cheaper than Fiends Arena in Stockholm. For Sweden costs is a major topic. In both the Euro 2016 bid, and the Nordic Euro 2008 bid, Gothenburg was planed to be expanded to 60,000 seats. And being the biggest stadium, it would then of course get the final as well.

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