Created on 19-09-2014 at 13:20 PM
Munich has been selected as one of the 13 host cities for Euro 2020, European football's governing body UEFA announced in Geneva on Friday. The Allianz Arena will stage three group matches and a quarter-final.
“We're very pleased that the Allianz Arena has been selected to host matches at the European championship in 2020,” commented Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge following the announcement. “In partnership with the city of Munich, I can guarantee we will be magnificent hosts in this first pan-continental European championship.”
The city of Munich, FC Bayern and the Allianz Arena demonstrated their credentials as tournament hosts at the World Cup in 2006 when FCB's home stadium staged six matches, all in front of capacity crowds. The aim is to replicate the success in 2020. “I would like to thank [Bavarian] Minister President Horst Seehofer, Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter and DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach for the very successful corporation,” continued Rummenigge.
As expected, the package incorporating both semi-finals and the final was awarded to England, with the climax of the tournament to be staged at Wembley in London. The DFB will likely bid to host the entire 2024 edition of the European championship.
Euro 2020 venues
Azerbaijan/Baku, Belgium/Brussels, Denmark/Copenhagen, Germany/Munich, England/London, Ireland/Dublin, Italy/Rome, Netherlands/Amsterdam, Romania/Bucharest, Russia/St Petersburg, Scotland/Glasgow, Spain/Bilbao, Hungary/Budapest