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Report: Tottenham Stadium shortlisted for EURO 2028 bid – Emirates snubbed

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been shortlisted as a possible venue for the 2028 European Championship finals.

While many football fans prepare for an unorthodox winter World Cup, with Qatar 2022 just around the corner, plans are underway behind the scenes to organise Euro 2028.

The UK and Ireland are looking to submit a joint bid to host the tournament and, with this in mind, the work has to be done now to show how the tournament would work logistically.

According to The Times, the UK and Ireland are bidding against Turkey for Euro 2028. Turkey however, are also preparing a bid for Euro 2032, where they face competition from Italy to host.

There could be as few as six football stadiums in England used for the tournament, and the shortlist for prospective venues has now been narrowed down to ten. Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Liverpool’s Anfield, and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge have not made the cut.

London looks set to play a key role in the bid though, with both the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and West Ham’s London Stadium on the list. The national team stadium, Wembley, has also made the list.

Manchester rivals United and City both make the shortlist, with Old Trafford and The Etihad respectively. Similarly, North East rivals Newcastle and Sunderland also both have their grounds in the final ten.

Rounding out the ten candidates is Villa Park, Everton’s Bramley Moore Dock ground (which is still to be built), and rather surprisingly, Stadium MK, the home ground of League One side MK Dons.

Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will have one venue each, with Ireland likely to have two stadiums involved in the bid – the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park in Dublin.

Spurs Web Opinion

It should come as no surprise that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is being considered to host such a big tournament. The North London venue is widely regarded as one of the best in the world now, and has already shown it is capable of catering to big events like the NFL. We would be very surprised if the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium isn’t one of the final confirmed venues for the bid.

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