Italy Host Cities list for EURO 2032 bid



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Italy have drawn up the Preliminary Bid Dossier to host EURO 2032 with 11 cities ready to host games, including Milan, Turin, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Naples, and Palermo.

‘Football Italia’ stated that the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) sent over the paperwork to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for consideration and will continue working on the project until the final 10 candidate Cities are confirmed by April 12th, 2023.

The 2032 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA EURO 2032 or simply EURO 2032, will be the 19th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organized by the UEFA for the senior men’s national teams of its member-associations.

The Italian Football Federation, known colloquially as Federcalcio, is the governing body of football in Italy. It is based in Rome and the Technical Department is in Coverciano, Florence (Italy). It organizes the Italian football league and Coppa Italia.

Nyon (Switzerland)-based the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is one of six continental bodies of governance in association football. It governs football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe and the Eurasian transcontinental countries of Russia, Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan.

‘Football Italia’ further stated that UEFA is expected to assign the host nation for the competition in September or October 2023.

Italy hopes that by getting the hosting rights to a major tournament, they can get the necessary funding and above all speed the bureaucratic procedure to get stadiums renovated.

The last time many of the current Serie A (top of the Italian football league system) and Serie B (the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A) arenas had significant works were for the 1990 World Cup.

There are 11 Host Cities in the dossier, which will be whittled down to 10 for the final candidacy. They are Milan, Turin, Verona, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Bari, Cagliari, and Palermo.

Curiously, Udine and Bergamo are not involved, despite – or perhaps because – they have the newest stadiums in Italy after recent work was funded by the Serie A teams Udinese Calcio and Atalanta B.C.

Rome’s 72,698-capacity Stadio Olimpico hosted the EURO 2020 opening ceremony along with several matches.

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