Newcastle Shines as a Host City Contender for UEFA Euro 28

Newcastle has proudly been named one of the ten host cities for the UK and Ireland’s joint bid to host the UEFA Euro 2028 football tournament. The men’s tournament would be played across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, bringing nations together in a celebration of football.

Host Stadiums Across the UK and Ireland

Newcastle United’s St James’ Park is among the proposed host grounds in England, alongside Wembley, Etihad Stadium, Villa Park, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the new Everton stadium under construction at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool. Meanwhile, the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff, Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Dublin Arena, and Casement Park in Belfast are set to host fixtures if the joint bid is successful.

Newcastle’s Sporting Excellence

Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council, expressed her excitement about the city’s inclusion in the joint bid. She highlighted football’s memorable moments in recent years, such as England’s victory in the UEFA Women’s EURO last summer, and the potential for the men’s team to achieve the same success. Newcastle boasts an impressive track record of hosting elite sporting events, including the Rugby League World Cup’s opening fixture, the European Cup rugby finals, and the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.

A Bold and Inclusive Bid

Newcastle’s participation in this ambitious bid aims to bring nations together and inspire future generations. As a city well-equipped to deliver world-class sporting events, Newcastle eagerly awaits the opportunity to be part of the UEFA Euro 2028 football tournament journey, celebrating the beautiful game on an international stage.


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