Italy preparing EURO 2028 hosting bid

by | Oct 12, 2021 20:14

UEFA have published the procedure to apply for hosting duties of the 2028 European Championship and Italy are expected to propose their candidacy.

EURO 2024 will be staged in Germany, their second major tournament in recent years after the 2006 World Cup.

Today the requirements for the EURO 2028 bidding process were confirmed, with the decision to be made in September 2023.

This in itself could cause some tension, seeing as FIFA are trying to push through the proposal of a World Cup every two years, which would clash with this competition.

There will be 51 matches involving 24 teams and any nation – or nations in the case of a joint bid – must have 10 stadiums.

That includes a minimum of one stadium with at least 60,000 capacity, preferably two stadiums with 50,000 capacity, four stadiums with at least 40,000 capacity and three stadiums with at least 30,000 capacity.

The deadline for national associations to confirm their interest to bid is March 23, 2022.

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina confirmed in July that Italy are evaluating bids to host the 2028 European Championship or even the 2030 World Cup.

6 Comments

  1. who me

    interesting… tho technally didnt ITALY cohost this past euro ? i kinda like the tournament games spread throughout top football nations stadium cities. its prolly easier and cheaper for it to run and better chance for fans.
    or just make it tradition to have the nation that won it the previous tournament host the next… in that case ITALY would have it in 2028… and if won back to back it should go to runners up nation the following quad year.

    sidenote : im loving the new site page look, but can we stop with video player auto launching every 5 seconds ? everytime you scroll down and try to read articles it covers the area. cant we just have a small box or window with all the vids that we can click on if we want to view?
    just a thought.

  2. Bob

    Italy has ONE modern stadium – that’s it. Allianz in Torino… I hope they are serious and get their act together and start investing in the sport again… Private investment is the way to go…

  3. Jon

    A non starter, like all the stadium plans that were shelved.

    Like the look of the new (planned) Parma stadium.

  4. Jon

    If it kick-starts a stadium rebuild programme, that would be great.

    Would be horrible to invite European fans to crumbling concrete and blocked toilets.

  5. FERBAN

    They need to win this bid, because it’s the only way I see the clowns running Italian football getting anything done.
    But I think England and Turkey are bidding too (??), and they’re both miles ahead in the stadium race.

  6. Bob

    At Ferbzn, of england gets it, that would be a travesty… they practically hosted that last tournament as all the major games were played there… and, after watching that debacle in the final with fans forcing their way into the stadium, then booing the Italian anthem, then violently taking out their repressed nature on innocent Italian fans… I’d say another extended ban is in order… F the english…

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