The FA have confirmed that the UK and Republic of Eire have submitted a ‘preliminary bid file’ of their marketing campaign to host Euro 2028, with 14 stadiums nominated to host matches.
The 5 nations have lengthy been touted to make a bid for a significant match, with the 2030 World Cup first advised.
As a substitute, they’re making a run to host Euro 2028 as an alternative, with an official assertion confirming the bid launched on Wednesday.
“The UK & Eire Bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has at the moment submitted our Preliminary Bid File – a key second in UEFA’s marketing campaign course of,” the assertion learn.
“The bid units out our clear and compelling imaginative and prescient for UEFA EURO 2028: ‘Soccer for all. Soccer for good. Soccer for the longer term’.
“Key to this imaginative and prescient is a dedication to range, social objective and innovation in delivering an impressive UEFA EURO 2028 that can create unforgettable recollections in sold-out, iconic stadia in well-known soccer cities identified all through the world.
“We’re delighted that Authorities Companions of the UK, Eire, Scotland, Wales, and officers in Northern Eire, help this bid.
“Collectively, we imagine we will ship a world-class match, and that internet hosting UEFA EURO 2028 will obtain a powerful and sustainable legacy for soccer and wider society, serving to to drive financial development in native communities.
“Working with UEFA, our plan is to host a match that might be a catalyst for transformational grassroots soccer growth – with a promise to share legacy initiatives with European Nationwide Associations to speed up development throughout the continent.
“The UK and Eire’s observe file of internet hosting profitable main sporting occasions over many many years means now we have the experience and expertise to take this world-class match to new heights.
“Our compact plan and pioneering, multi-partner collaboration can usher in a brand new period for the EURO. Via the most recent digital and advertising and marketing improvements, we’ll assist UEFA and its companions interact new audiences and the world’s youth to increase the impression and attain of the match additional than ever earlier than.”
14 stadiums have been included within the bid, with the vast majority of them coming from England.
Of England’s 9 nominated stadiums, three of them are in London – Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and London Stadium. Villa Park, Outdated Trafford, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park, Stadium of Mild and Everton’s new stadium are additionally a part of the bid.
Two Irish stadiums – Aviva Stadium and Croke Park – characteristic within the bid, as does Casement Park Stadium in Northern Eire.
Scotland’s Hampden Park and Wales’ Principality Stadium full the bid.