Emirates and Anfield snubbed in favour of League One stadium in Euro 2028 shortlist

Aerial Views Of Anfield As Football Remains Suspended Due To Coronavirus
Anfield is one in every of soccer’s most iconic stadiums (Photograph: Getty)

Liverpool’s Anfield and Arsenal’s Emirates stadiums is not going to be used as venues for Euro 2028 ought to the UK and Eire win the bid to host the match.

Earlier within the yr, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Eire, and the Republic of Eire introduced a joint bid to carry the upcoming European Championships.

They’re the favourites to win forward of their solely opponents Turkey, who’ve unsuccessfully bid to host the final 5 tournaments and are additionally bidding for Euro 2032 in opposition to Italy.

Whereas the host nation(s) is not going to be determined till September subsequent yr, extra detailed plans are being submitted to UEFA over the approaching months together with which stadiums the match’s 51 matches will likely be performed at.

UEFA have requested for a 10-stadium shortlist, although this could possibly be expanded to as many as 12, with The Instances reporting that Scotland, Wales, and Northern Eire could have one every, whereas Eire could have two, most probably to be Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Croke Park.

In consequence, England could have between 5 and 7 stadiums internet hosting video games however a number of of the nation’s greatest and most well-known grounds have been eradicated from the method already.

This consists of the Emirates and Anfield, with the latter not making the reduce attributable to its pitch being too small, an issue that has additionally dominated out Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

Milton Keynes Dons v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One
Stadium MK has surprisingly made the 10-venue shortlist (Photograph: Getty)

Leeds’ Elland Street can also be out of the operating having been ‘unable to influence their native authorities to commit the time and sources required to host video games.’

Shockingly nonetheless, Stadium MK, the house of League One aspect MK Dons, has been included on the 10-venue shortlist, after internet hosting a number of matches throughout Ladies’s Euro 2022.

The opposite grounds on the shortlist are Wembley, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, West Ham’s London Stadium, Villa Park, Manchester United’s Outdated Trafford, Manchester Metropolis’s Etihad, Everton’s deliberate Bramley Moore Dock floor, Sunderland’s Stadium of Mild and Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Wembley and Hampden Park in Glasgow hosted a number of matches in the course of the transcontinental Euro 2020, together with the semi-finals and closing.

The Aviva was additionally set to host video games however was changed by the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia within the months previous to the match as a result of results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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