The FAI have submitted their 'Preliminary Bid Dossier' to host Euro 2028 with the UK

The FAI have submitted their 'Preliminary Bid Dossier' to host Euro 2028 with the UK

THE 'PREMLIMINARY BID DOSSIER' to host Euro 2028 with the UK has been submitted to UEFA by the FAI today. 

Fourteen stadiums has been submitted via a shortlist to UEFA to host the tournament in 2028

Ireland have three stadiums on the list. These include the Dublin's Aviva Stadium, Croke Park and the stil to be built GAA stadium Casement Park in Belfast.

A final list of 10 stadia will be submitted to UEFA in April 2023.

The FAI and the other home nations released a statement confirming they have submitted their application to host the tournament together.

The FAI's statement read: "The Ireland & UK Bid to host UEFA EURO 2028 has today submitted our Preliminary Bid Dossier – a key moment in UEFA’s campaign process.

The bid sets out our clear and compelling vision for UEFA EURO 2028: ‘Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future’.

"Key to this vision is a commitment to diversity, social purpose and innovation in delivering an outstanding UEFA EURO 2028 that will create unforgettable memories in sold-out, iconic stadia in famous sporting cities known throughout the world.

"We are delighted that Government Partners of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, and officials in Northern Ireland, support this bid.

"Together, we believe we can deliver a world-class tournament, and that hosting UEFA EURO 2028 will achieve a strong and sustainable legacy for football and wider society, helping to drive economic growth in local communities.

"Working with UEFA, our plan is to host a tournament that will be a catalyst for transformational grassroots football development – with a promise to share legacy initiatives with European National Associations to accelerate growth across the continent.

"Ireland and the UK’s track record of hosting successful major sporting events over many decades means we have the expertise and experience to take this world-class tournament to new heights."

They also add that their proposed stadiums will provide "an unrivalled experience" for supporters travelling to support their countries.

According to reports yesterday hosting the tournament could worth €36m to the Irish economy.

The proposed shortlisted cities and stadia are:

1. Birmingham                       Villa Park

2. Liverpool                            Everton Stadium

3. London                              London Stadium

4. London                              Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

5. London                              Wembley Stadium

6. Manchester                       City of Manchester Stadium

7. Newcastle                         St James' Park

8. Sunderland                       Stadium of Light

9. Trafford                             Old Trafford

10. Dublin                             Dublin Arena

11. Dublin                             Croke Park

12. Belfast                            Casement Park Stadium

13. Glasgow                         Hampden Park

14. Cardiff                            National Stadium of Wales