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And a question from me. What are the minimum stadium capacity for a Euro match?

30,000 spectators has been set as a minimum. However, this is what's called net capacity. It rules out seats with either bad views, seats that may obstruct view, press seats and so on. In reality one need 5-10 % above 30,000 to fulfil the minimum criteria.

For the Euro as a tournament, this was the stadium criteria for the upcoming Euro 2016.

2 stadiums with a net capacity of 50,000 spectators. (Minimum capacity for Final, opening match and host nation matches)

3 stadiums with a net capacity of 40,000 spectators. (Minimum capacity for Quarter- and Semi-finals )

4 stadiums with a net capacity of 30,000 spectators. (Minimum capacity for Group stage and round of 16 matches)

However, it was stated that it would be preferable that one stadium had a net capacity of at least 60,000 spectators.

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Should this bid become reality, it would most likely include 3 venues in Sweden, and 2 venues in Denmark, Norway and Finland. The major question is what UEFA demands when it comes to capacity.

As an example, do all four countries need to have a 50,000 seat stadium? The 2016 criteria said that all host nation matches should be played at stadiums with at least 50,000 seats. However, not all four countries will be pre-qualified as hosts. Only 2 of 4 will be that according to the Norwegian secretary general. It would in my opinion be a bit wrong to demand a country like Norway to build a 50,000 seat stadium, without a guarantee that Norway will play in the tournament.

Personally I would have dropped Finland from the bid. A three-way bid with Norway, Sweden and Denmark makes so much more sense.
Most likely a three-way bid would mean that all are pre-qualified as hosts as well.

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So are y'all thinking of a Scandanavian bid for Euro2024? Could be doable. Let's look at the stadiums:


Friends Arena- 50,000

Ullevi Stadium- 40,000

Tele2 Arena- 30,000


Ullevaal Stadion- 28,000


Parken Stadium- 38,000


Helsinki Olympic Stadium- 42,000

This is a list of what's ready. There are a lot of stadiums that have seating at low 20s or in the teens that will have to be heavily renovated to increase their capacity or completely rebuilt. Hell even the ones I listed might have to be heavily renovated as well.

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I don't understand how Spain doesn't consider hosting the Euro Cup. The one and only time they hosted was in 1964. They are a football powerhouse, and have the fans for it. They even have the stadiums for it as well, they wouldn't have to build or renovate anything. Hell even if they stuck to the 1 stadium per city rule, they still have enough stadiums to fill in the 2-3-4 requirements. And they are certainly fans of the event. I was in Barcelona during the semi-finals and in Madrid during the finals and they went absolutely nuts when Spain won in 2012. Here's a list of stadiums:


Camp Nou- 99,000

Lluis Companys (Olympic Stadium)- 56,000

Estadi Cornella-El Prat- 40,500


Santiago Bernabeu- 81,000

Estadio La Peineta, under construction and ready by 2018 (will replace Vicente Calderon Stadium)- 70,000

Vicente Calderon Stadium- 55,000


Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla- 60,000

Benito Villamarin- 52,500

Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan- 42,500

Valencia, Mestalla- 55,000

Bilbao,San Mames- 53,000

Elche, Martinez Valero- 36,000

A Coruna, Riazor- 34,600

Zaragoza, La Romareda- 34,600

San Sebastian, Anoeta- 32,000

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria- 31,250

Murcia, Nueva Condomina- 31,000

Oviedo, Carlos Tartiere- 30,500

Malaga, La Rosaleda- 30,000

Gijon, El Molinon- 30,000

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There are no reason to make 3 stadiums in Norway bigger than 30.000. Therefor in my opinion it makes sense to take in one stadium in Finland instead.

The list of stadiums in Sweden: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_football_stadiums_in_Sweden And there is missing Nya Ullevi, it is here: https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ullevi
I predict Malmø expanden to 30-35.000 and then use the others around how they are (Friends, Tele 2 and Nya Ullevi. It would then give 4 in Sweden

List for Denmark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_football_stadiums_in_Denmark
I predict that Parken would expand to close to 50.000 (perhaps temporarily) Brøndby Stadium will be expanded for 35.000 and Ceres park (in Århus) would be 30-35.000, probably also temp.. That gives 3 in Denmark. No other stadium would make sense to build so much bigger then they are.

The list in Norway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_football_stadiums_in_Norway
I here predict Ullavaal to be expanded to around 40-45.000, and Lerkendal to 30-35.000. That gives 2 in Norway

And in Finland there are only one close to use: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_football_stadiums_in_Finland
And it has about 40.000 and has been used for World Championschip in Athletic.

That gives a total of 10 stadiums, and no completely new and totally stupid big venues in "small" cities. Just the biggest a bit bigger. But it of course depends on how easy they respectively are to expand.

That was my input for a Nordic Euro champions chip :)

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Could Sweden & Denmark not do it with 6 venues each? 2 each in Stockholm & Copenhagen then 5 other cities? Do you have enough decent sized cities that could take 30-40000 seat stadiums?

Why have 6 venues each when they could do with 5 in Sweden and 4 in Denmark? No need for 12 venues when the demand from UEFA is 9 venues.

Answer to that second question is simply no. No Scandinavian teams really need a stadium bigger than 25 000 really often. Hammarby IF had an average of 25 507 last season. Which is an all time record in Scandinavia. The only matches that is able to sell 30 000+ on a regular basis is the Copenhagen-derby and a handful of matches in Sweden that includes AIK, Hammarby, IFK Göteborg and Malmö.

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The bidding concept for UEFA EURO 2024 was ratified and will allow joint bids. Direct qualification will be guaranteed in any case to a maximum of two hosts. The minimum requirements to stage the tournament will be based on nine or ten stadia, with two or three of at least 50,000 net capacity (preferably one with minimum 60,000); three stadiums with at least 40,000 net capacity; and four stadiums with at least 30,000 net capacity.

The bidding timeline will be 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

• September 2018: appointment of host(s) of UEFA EURO 2024



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Turkey to bid to host Euro 2024

Cagatay Kilic kündigt die Ernennung der Türkei für die UEFA Euro 2024 an (picture alliance/AA/Y. Aras)

Turkey has announced its intention to bid to host Euro 2024. This makes the country just the second applicant to host the tournament, after the German football association made its bid official last month.

The president of the Turkish Football Federation, Yildirim Demiroren (pictured above, left), made the widely expected pitch official at a press conference at the organization's headquarters in Istanbul on Wednesday.

"As Allah desires, we will submit Turkey's candidacy on March 2," Demiroren said. The deadline for official bids to be submitted is March 3.

Demiroren  added that he believed that Turkey's time had come after its unsuccessful bids to host the 2008, 2012 and 2016 tournaments.

"On this occasion we believe both as a management board and a country that we deserve to get it," he said. "Turkey is the only example of a country in Europe or even the world which has made as many as 32 stadium investments in the last few years."

Sports Minster Akif Cagatay Kilic (above, right) told reporters that Turkey's bid had the full support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

The only other country to announce its intention to bid to host Euro 2024 is Germany, with the executive board of the German football association (DFB) having voted on January 20 to do so. The DFB is currently accepting applications from cities that want to host European championship matches in 2024.

Football's European governing body, UEFA, is to announce all of the 2024 bidders on March 10 and its decision on which country will host Euro 2024 in September 2018.
The next European championship is to be held in 13 cities in 13 different countries, including Munich.



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Germany offering cash prize to design a logo for their 2024 Euro bid
Published 24 August 2017

The DFB are on the lookout for budding designers to create an 'inspiring logo' to help their bid for Euro 2024.

The three-time European Championship winners will select the top 25 ideas to be presented to a professional jury, who will narrow down a final five to be voted on by the general public.

Germany haven’t won the Euros since 1996, but will be hoping a tournament on home soil will be enough to galvanise the nation and spur on Die Nationalmannschaft to success.

There are 31 prizes up for grabs in the competition, with a total award pool of €14,000 plus ‘football perks’ worth about €5,000.It closes on September 4.





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The board of the German Football Association (DFB) in Frankfurt has today decided on the ten venues it will propose in its application to host the UEFA Euro 2024 championship. The cities of Berlin (Olympiastadion), Munich (Allianz Arena), Düsseldorf (ESPRIT arena), Stuttgart (Mercedes-Benz Arena), Cologne (RheinEnergieSTADION), Hamburg (Volksparkstadion), Leipzig (Red Bull Arena), Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park), Gelsenkirchen (VELTINS-Arena) and Frankfurt (Commerzbank-Arena) have been chosen to be put forward as part of the application process. Nuremberg (Max-Morlock-Stadion), Hanover (HDI-Arena), Mönchengladbach (BORUSSIA-PARK) und Bremen (Weserstadion) were the cities not selected.

To guarantee a transparent and anti-discriminatory selection process, the DFB selected the venues before UEFA select the Euro 2024 hosts. The board’s decision comes after a complex evaluation of submitted documents by an assessment committee, which has been carried out over the past few months. As well as rating clearly-defined and scrutinised criteria based on UEFA’s specifications, site visits were undertaken at all the stadia to have a closer look at the limitations of each venue. External professionals were called in to examine specifications in addition to the DFB’s experts.

Grindel: “Submit a strong application for German football”

At the end of the process, the assessment committee sent a ranking to the board along with the reasoning behind the order. The board unanimously agreed with the committee’s recommendations and declared the venues with which the DFB will apply to UEFA before 27th April 2018 to be Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt. The selection process was monitored by Transparency International, who had a look into the application documents and evaluation papers. Moreover, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz’s evaluation matrix was used to check the mathematical accuracy.

DFB president Reinhard Grindel says: “I would like to thank the representatives for all 14 cities and stadia who applied. We spoke to all applicants following the DFB board’s meeting today – it was particularly important for us to thank those who were not chosen. The DFB board has no sporting or political bias for or against any venue – we followed the recommendations of the assessment committee, who examined all the applications in a detailed, transparent and exemplary extended procedure. We are thankful to Transparency International for seeing over the selection process. I hope that the four cities which weren’t chosen will help with our common goal of making Euro 2024 happen in Germany and to submit a strong application for German football as a whole next year.”

Curtius praises “meticulous and committed” applications

DFB general secretary Dr. Friedrich Curtius says: “An intense process, during which the applicants had to meet thorough requirements, has ended with the choice of ten locations with which we wish to apply to UEFA. They submitted meticulous and committed applications and I am very thankful for that. The assessment committee defined strict, clear and consistent criteria for all applicants. Every venue can see all the strengths and weaknesses of their candidacies in the evaluative report. We will now assemble an application together with the ten selected venues, which presents Germany in the best possible light to UEFA for Euro 2024 and we will support this project with great enthusiasm.”

Football associations of interested nations must lodge all documents with UEFA before 27th April 2018. The hosts will be named in the September of that year.



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German FA unveils new Euro 2024 slogan as host countdown continues
By Stephan Uersfeld

The German FA (DFB) has stepped up its campaign to host the 2024 European Championship, launching a "United for Football. United in the heart of Europe" slogan on Tuesday.

Germany and Turkey are competing to host the tournament, with UEFA's executive committee due to make a decision next September.

With the 10 potential host cities -- Berlin, Munich, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen among them -- already announced, DFB president Reinhard Grindel unveiled the new slogan in a statement on the organisation's official website.

He said: "Football does not exclude, and defeats borders. It unites, and is the reason people of different nationalities and different beliefs from all walks of life come together.

"With our bid, we want to invite all of Europe to Germany for an open and uniting celebration of football."

Germany hosted the European Championship in 1988, and held its most recent major tournament in 2006 when the World Cup was staged.



Germany 2024 bid website:


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23 hours ago, yoshi said:

Can any new countries enter the race now? Would've thought it was well over time for Spain to have another big tournament. 

No, March 3rd 2017 was the Deadline for Bids.


But it´s really strange spain never bid for one of the big Football Tournaments

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