Ireland bid to co-host Euro 2028 with the UK will signed off today

Ireland bid to co-host Euro 2028 with the UK will signed off today

A joint-bid for Ireland and the UK to host Euro 2028 will be signed off by Irish Ministers today.

The deadline set by footballing governing body UEFA is Wednesday.

According to multiple reports, Government sources are confident the pitch to host the massive tournament will be successful.

Ireland hope to host the event with England and the other home nations

Minister for Sport Jack Chambers met with colleagues from across the UK to discuss the bid last week.

He will bring a memo to Cabinet alongside Minister Catherine Martin.

That will allow the FAI to submit a preliminary bid along with the other countries.

It is expected Ireland would host seven games between the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park in the event the bid wins.

It is believed the Aviva would require little upgrading, but some work would need to be done to Croke Park.

The memo will outline the economic impact of hosting the tournament, which the Government estimates would attract 120,000 people to Ireland with a boost to the economy in the hundreds of millions of euro range.

Ministers believe there is a strong chance of success, with Turkey the only rivals to host the second biggest tournament in football.