The bidding procedure of UEFA Euro 2024 wrapped on September 27, 2018, in Nyon, Switzerland, where Germany was declared as the host. Two bids arrived before the deadline on March 3, 2017, and the countries representing the bids were Germany and Turkey as single bids. Turkey was the only country that bid to host UEFA EURO 2024.
Germany has previously hosted the championship tournament in the 1988 edition. Back then, it was staged in West Germany, and it’ll be the second time for the nation to host and the first-ever major league to be carried out since the 2006 World Cup.
Germany has won three European titles; the first time in 1972 in Belgium, the second time in 1980 in Italy, and the third time in 1996 in England. The Germans have also earned a position out of the top eight but only on three events in 2000, 2004, and 2020 championship tournaments. The teams have entered the semi-finals nine times, an unprecedented record in the tournament.
The UEFA Euro 2024 edition of the championship tournament will witness a return to the traditional arrangement of a sole nation’s layout affair, arranged to be a pan-European event cutting across 12 countries.
For four years, Germany had to get everything operating before the EURO 2024 tournament. While the details need to be readied, the qualification procedure is soon to be held, but we know which stadiums will be utilized.
Here’s everything we know about the Euro 2024, including the qualifications, stadiums, and more:
Stadiums & Arenas for Euro 2024
The host country will be using ten different stadiums during Euro 2024, which are spread all over Germany.
According to UEFA’s tournament requirements, to host significant championship games, there should be at least three minimum stadium capacities of 50,000, three stadiums with at least a total of 40,000, and four that can occupy a minimum of 30,000, and Germany already possesses such stadiums.
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin
Seat capacity: 70,033
Stadium: Munich Football Arena
Seat Capacity: 66,026
Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund
Seat Capacity: 61,524
Stadium: Arena AufSchalke
Seat Capacity: 49,47
Stadium: Frankfurt Arena
Seat Capacity: 48,057
Stadium: Stuttgart Arena
Seat Capacity: 50,998
Stadium: Volksparkstadion Hamburg
Seat Capacity: 50,215
Stadium: Cologne Stadium
Seat Capacity: 46,922
Stadium: Leipzig Stadium
Seat Capacity: 46,635
Stadium: Düsseldorf Arena
Seat Capacity: 46,264
As of now, the venue for the final match has not been confirmed yet. It’s unclear how the stadiums will be distributed for group matches and knock-out stage playoffs. However, the event planners may choose to stage matches in the exact group in several other parts across the country as they did during World Cup 2006.
Euro 2024: Teams
Starting from Euro 2016, the number of teams playing against each other at the European Championship finals was significantly increased to 24 teams. Back then, it was just 16 teams.
As Germany is hosting the championship tournament, the Germans will automatically earn a spot in the 24 teams which means 23 teams will compete in the qualification process scheduled from March – November 2023.
What is the format of EURO 2024?
The same format used during Euro 2020 will be applied to Euro 2024. The leading two teams in every six final tournament groups will move forward to round 16 alongside the four teams to compete for third place.
Euro 2024: When is it?
Euro 2024 is scheduled to kick off from June to July 2024. Twenty-four teams will face off in the tournament, and the teams who finished in draws will be held in December 2023.
Euro 2024 final match: Where will it be held?
The venue of the final match is not confirmed, but we’re certain that it will be held in the largest stadium. When West Germany hosted the Euro championship way back in 1988, the final match took place at the old Olympiastadion in Munich. Still, it seems EURO 2024 final playoffs will be held at Berlin’s Olympiastadion; the same place hosted the World Cup Final 2006.