The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland have confirmed that they have submitted a bid to host UEFA Euro 2028.
They are hoping to become the first five-nation bid to successfully claim hosting rights.
They are expected to go up against a bid from Turkey, while an audacious multi-nation proposal from six Scandinavian and Nordic countries has also floated.
In a joint-statement, the FA, Scottish FA, Welsh FA, Irish FA and FAI said: "Today, the UK and Ireland final bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has been submitted.
"The bid is a detailed plan that shows how our nations are collaborating to stage an historic football festival for all of Europe and take the tournament to new heights.
"An online presentation of our compelling bid, including a joint statement of support by our Heads of
Governments, is here.
"We are delighted to propose to UEFA and the European football family a world-class stadia concept
tailor made for EURO 2028. This plan is enhanced by our excellent technical facilities and operational
"High-capacity, world-famous football grounds and state-of-the-art new venues will provide the platform for the biggest and most commercially successful UEFA EURO ever – making us a low risk, high reward host:
- Almost three million tournament tickets available – more than any previous UEFA EURO
- Average stadia capacity of 58,000 so more fans than ever before will attend matches
- Matches hosted around our nations and regions to reach as many communities as possible
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"Our bid also places sustainability and good governance practice as top priorities:
- Compact and connected transport plan – more than 80% of ticket holders able to travel to matches
by public transport
- Proposed match schedule to reduce emissions
- Adhering to UEFA’s major event human rights principles to ensure an inclusive, discrimination-free
and equal work environment for colleagues and volunteers
"The UK and Ireland share a proud reputation as world-leading event destinations which have successfully staged some of the biggest global sporting tournaments – backed by strong government support. This includes the recent record-breaking UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
"Our vision – ‘Football for all, Football for good. Football for the future’ – is a promise to help our
Associations and UEFA grow a more diverse and inclusive game as well as connect with new audiences and the next generation of fans and volunteers."
UK & Ireland Euro 2028 bid - stadium list
National Stadium of Wales
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
City of Manchester Stadium
St James' Park