Stadium news #34
The next European championship for national football teams is scheduled to take place between 11 June 2021 and 11 July 2021. 24 national football teams will compete in the tournament. The European championship, which will take place in various countries, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, the Italian Republic, Northern Ireland, Poland, the Portuguese Republic, the Slovak Republic, Spain, the Swiss Confederation and Wales reached the round of 16 of the previous edition of the European championship for national football teams.
The Wembley Stadium
The final of the European football tournament will take place at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium in the British city of London. The national football team of England played numerous matches at the venue. The Wembley Stadium hosted its first-ever UEFA Champions League final in 2011. The Spanish side FC Barcelona won the game against the English side Manchester United 3-1 in front of a crowd of 87,000.
Venues with a capacity of at least 60,000
Other venues for the European championship with a capacity of at least 60,000 will be the 70,000-capacity Allianz Arena in the German city of Munich, the 70,000-capacity Stadio Olimpico in the Italian city of Rome, the 68,000-capacity Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu in the Azerbaijani city of Baku, the 68,000-capacity Gazrom Arena in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, the 67,000-capacity Puskás Aréna in the Hungarian city of Budapest and the 60,000-capacity Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla in the Spanish city of Seville.
Venues with a capacity below 60,000
Four venues which will be used for the continental football tournament have a capacity below 60,000. Those stadiums are the 55,000-capacity Arena Națională in the Romanian city of Bucharest, the 54,000-capacity Johan Cruijff ArenA in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, the 51,000-capacity Hampden Park in the British city of Glasgow and the 38,000-capacity Parken in the Danish city of Copenhagen. The Allianz Arena hosted FIFA World Cup matches in 2006.
The venue in Rome hosted several FIFA World Cup games and UEFA European Football Championship matches. The stadium hosted two UEFA European Football Championship finals and one FIFA World Cup final. Seven 2018 FIFA World Cup matches took place at the Gazprom Arena. The Johan Cruijff ArenA was used for European Football Championship games in 2000. It was known as the Amsterdam ArenA during those games.