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The National Arena in Bucharest is one of the 12 stadiums that will host matches for Euro 2020 in 2021. The stadium is historic Romania, being the country’s first 5-star category stadium.
🇷🇴 Bucharest will host the Euro 2020-2021 in the National Arena
A Stadium for the Final
The relatively new Romanian stadium has already hosted various finals, including the Europa League Final in 2012.
Four matches will be played in this stadium during the European championship which will start in June 2021.
- Euro 2020: 3 Group Stage Matches + 1 Round of 16 Match
The History of Bucharest’s National Arena
- The stadium is built on the site of the original Romanian national stadium.
- Among other events, it hosted two Michael Jackson concerts and the famous Romania-Italy match in 1983.
All About the Stadium
Located in the Lia Manoliu sports complex in Bucharest, this multisport stadium is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. It is built on the site of the original stadium in which the national Romanian team played and which could also host 60,000 people. This was built in 1953 and later demolished in 2007.
The idea of totally rebuilding the stadium was born in 2005. Unfortunately, the construction works could not start as initially planned due to funding problems and were delayed until 2007.
In 2009, a new development was planned: the installation of a retractable roof. This upgrade led to them being 20 million euros over budget. In total, 234 million euros were spent in order to complete the venue’s construction.
The stadium currently hosts three teams: the Fotbal Club FCSB, the CS Dinamo București and the national football team. With a capacity of 55,600 people, it is designed to allow a partial expansion that gives it a capacity of 63,000 people.
The National Arena in Numbers:
- Capacity: 54,000 people
- Opening: 6th September 2011
- Owner: The city of Bucharest
- Residents: Fotbal Club FCSB, CS Dinamo București and the national football team
- Surface: Natural grass
- Field Size: 105 x 68 m
- Roof: Yes, retractable
Un jour = Un stade 🏟
Pays et ville : 🇷🇴 Bucarest Stade : Arena Nationala
Club résidant : FCSB – Équipe nationale
Capacité : 55600 places Année construction : 2011 pic.twitter.com/C4CN8UYYHc
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📆 Euro 2020-2021 Match Schedule – National Arena
The Romanian stadium is one of twelve stadiums selected to celebrate the Euro’s 60th anniversary. It has been designated to host four matches: three group stage matches and one round of 16 match.
As indicated above, the stadium will host three Group C matches. It should be noted that Romania did not qualify for the tournament and therefore will not play before its national public, as is the case for many host nations.
|Group Stage Matches in the National Arena||Date|
|Austria 🇦🇹 – 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (Group C)||Sunday 13th June at 6pm|
|Ukraine 🇺🇦 – 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (Group C)||Thursday 17th June at 3 pm|
|Ukraine 🇺🇦 – 🇦🇹 Austria (Group C)||Monday 21st June at 6 pm|
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The Romanian capital will also host a final stage match. Indeed, a round of 16 match will take place in the National Arena in Bucharest.
|Final Stage Match in the National Arena||Date|
|Round of 16: 1st Grp F – 3rd A/B/C||Monday 28th June 9pm|
It was announced that the government will decide how many fans will be allowed to travel to Romania.