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The format of Euro 2020 is different to that of previous years. This year it will take place in 12 stadiums all over Europe. So, let’s have a look at these stadiums in detail. The legendary Wembley Stadium in London will host 8 matches.
🏴 Wembley: England’s Euro 2020 stadium
Wembley and the Euro – their shared history
Wembley’s history is quite rich, and when it comes to the Euro, a new page in the stadium’s history book is about to be written. After having hosted 6 matches including a semi-final and the Euro 1996 final, Wembley will host 8 matches including its second final in its history on 11th July 2021.
The stadium was demolished and rebuilt in 2007, so this will be the first Euro in the new venue.
- Euro 2020: Three group matches + two rounds of 16 + two semi-finals + the final
Historical Events at Wembley
- After a final at Euro 1996, Wembley will host its second Euro final during Euro 2020.
- It will be the first Euro football tournament to be played in England after its renovation in 2007, although it has hosted other major competitions.
- It was the temporary home of Tottenham Spurs for two years due to work on their new stadium.
Wembley Stadium, located in the London borough of Brent, is often synonymous with great concerts, memorable rugby matches and, of course, football.
After its demolition in 2003, the reconstruction was entrusted to the architectural firm Foster + Partners and lasted four years. Once finished, Tottenham played there for two years (the time it took to build its own stadium), enough time to wipe the slate clean and turn the stadium into a new crown jewel.
The new Wembley Stadium can accommodate 90,000 people, making it the largest stadium in the competition and the second largest in Europe after the Camp Nou. Its circumference is also very important as it is more than one kilometre long!
To support it all, 4000 steel piles were needed to make the foundations. The deepest one is 35 metres long!
Its arch is also a record-breaker, as it is the largest in the world at the moment. Its diameter is even greater than that of a train.
In terms of football, the size of the pitch is 105 metres long and 69 metres wide, enough to be approved as a category 4 stadium.
Wembley also features a 40,000 m2 sliding roof, 52 metres above the pitch. This will be very important as it is common for rain to hit the English capital. It will be interesting to see how it is used and whether teams will be able to choose to leave it open or to close it, depending on the weather.
Wembley in numbers:
Number of seats: 90,000
Circumference: 1 km
Sliding roof: 40,000 sqm
Pitch: 105 m (length) x 69 m (width)
London Weather: Live
The weather in London is an important factor for players and fans alike. In England, the weather is often uncertain. June can be hot (though not as hot as Spain) and high humidity and thunderstorms are common.
On average, the temperature is 19° and the humidity is 72%. It rains, on average, for one third of the month (10 days).
🗓️ Euro 2020-2021 Fixtures at Wembley
Seven matches will be played at Wembley. It is the stadium that will host the most matches, three group matches and four matches in the final stage. The England team will play all its matches there. It is a real advantage to be at home! Especially if the government allows the public to come and support their team.
The three matches here will be played by Group D, which consists of England, Scotland, Croatia and the Czech Republic.
|⚽ Group Stage Matches at Wembley||🗓️ Date|
|🏴 England – 🇭🇷 Croatia (Group D)||13th June 2021 at 3 pm|
|🏴 England – 🏴 Scotland (Group D)||18th June 2021 at 9 pm|
|🇨🇿 Czech Republic – 🏴 England (Group D)||22nd June 2021 at 9 pm|
Wembley has been chosen as the main stadium for Euro 2020, beating out Allianz Arena in Munich. It will host two round of 16, the two semi-finals and the final.
|⚽ Final Stage matches at Wembley||🗓️ Date|
|Round of 16 1A – 2C||26th June 2021 at 9 pm|
|Round of 16 1D – 2F||29th June 2021 at 6 pm|
|Semi-final 1||6th July 2021 at 9 pm|
|Semi-final 2||7th July 2021 at 9 pm|
|Final||11th July 2021 at 9 pm|
Number of Fans
As with all of the venues, the number of fans able to be present will vary, depending on each country’s rules.