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Councillors Approve Cardiff’s Second Euro 2020 Bid 


Cardiff has received the approval of councillors to resubmit its bid to be a host city for Euro 2020, three years after their unsuccessful initial bid.

Traditionally the European Championships are held in one single country every four years, most recently in France in 2016. However, from 2020 UEFA will spread the tournament over 13 host cities across Europe. Wembley Stadium, Hampden Park and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin were all named amongst the successful 13 bidders, but Cardiff's Principality Stadium fell just short.

Another successful bid was for the yet-to-be-built Eurostadium in Grimbergen, Belgium. Now, concerns have emerged over the cost and scale of the project, prompting UEFA to revisit the bidding process. Cardiff, along with Wembley and Stockholm have been invited to enter a new fast-track bidding process.

“The world knows Cardiff can put on a show”

Cardiff proved its ability to showcase a high-profile UEFA-backed football match after their hugely successful hosting of the Champions League final back in May. The Football Association of Wales are said to be “delighted” to get a second chance at hosting part of the Euro 2020 tournament.

Council leader, Huw Thomas, said

“The world knows Cardiff can put on a show. Hosting the Champions League in May proved that beyond any doubt.”

An excited Councillor, Peter Bradbury, added

“For most people this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Euro Championships near their home.”

Latest estimates claim hosting the event could provide a £110m boost to the city of Cardiff but will need the financial support of partners; FAW, UK and Welsh Governments, South Wales Police, Cardiff Airport and Principality Stadium.

The UEFA executive committee is set to make a decision on the 13th host city on December 7th.


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