Glasgow to assist in hosting major championships
EURO 2020 will take place in 13 cities across 13 countries. As part of the 60th Anniversary of UEFA the decision was taken to hold EURO 2020 across multiple countries and cities.
On 19, September 2014 Glasgow was selected as one of 13 host cities for the EURO 2020 tournament, alongside: Dublin (Ireland) Munich (Germany), Baku (Azerbaijan), Rome (Italy), St Petersburg (Russia), Bilbao (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).
This means that Hampden Park will stage three matches in the group stage of the competition as well as one last 16 match.
Should Scotland qualify for the tournament then we would be guaranteed two home matches in the group phase of the competition.
There will be 24 teams participating in EURO 2020. Qualification will be won through the traditional European Qualifiers as well as the upcoming UEFA Nations League.
As part of Hampden being selected a number of upgrades to the stadium are being made, including brand new big screens, as debuted at the 2017 William Hill Scottish Cup Final and refurbished hospitality suites.
In October 2016 the logo for Glasgow as a host city was launched at Glasgow Science Centre.
It depicts the iconic Clyde Arc – better known to most locals as the ‘Squinty Bridge’ – at the centrepiece of EURO 2020. All of the host city logos show bridges, representing football’s ability to connect people and nations together.
Glasgow’s status as a host city was backed by Scotland’s UEFA EURO 2020 Ambassador, Sir Alex Ferguson, who said: “I have an enduring affinity with Hampden Park, Scotland’s national stadium, and it is fitting that a stadium with such a proud history should be a part of this unique celebration of the UEFA European Championship’s 60th anniversary.
“I was fortunate enough to play on that famous pitch as a young Queen’s Park player; to watch the legendary Real Madrid side that came to Glasgow in 1960; and can look back fondly at those cup final successes as manager of Aberdeen.
“I look forward to Hampden being a key part of an historic UEFA EURO 2020.”