Hampden Park confirmed as stadium for Euro 2028 bid

The national stadium will be put forward as a venue to host games in the international tournament.

Hampden Park confirmed as stadium for UK and Ireland Euro 2028 bid SNS Group

Hampden Park has been confirmed as one of the venues that will form part of the UK and Ireland bid to host Euro 2028.

The national associations had already told UEFA of their intention to bid for the tournament, and Russia and Turkey have also lodged official interest with the European governing body.

Detailed bids will now be drawn up and as part of the process, the stadia are being identified.

The Scottish FA has announced that Hampden has been put forward. The national stadium was one of the venues for Euro 2020 when it played host to three group games and a quarter-final match.

Rod Petrie, Scottish FA president said: “Hampden Park contributed to a memorable UEFA EURO 2020, not least with the Scotland men’s national team qualifying for a major tournament for the first time in more than 20 years.

“The Scottish FA is committed to contributing to a compelling bid to co-host UEFA EURO 2028 and Hampden Park will be a cornerstone of that submission. As well as its well-chronicled role in world football’s history and folklore, Hampden continues to cultivate a reputation as a world-class football, sporting event and entertainment venue.”

It’s understood Scottish Rugby is supportive of the bid and would be open to Murrayfield being considered as a venue. Ten stadiums are required from across the five associations as part of the bid, with 51 matches taking place across the space of a month.

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