Wembley Stadium will host games at the 2028 European Championship after confirmation that the tournament will be held in the UK and Ireland.
Brent Council’s leader is “delighted” that the successful bid means “football is coming home” again.
The host nations were confirmed during a UEFA meeting in Switzerland today (October 10). They were running unopposed after the only other bidders, Turkey, pulled out of the process last week.
Ten stadiums have been chosen to share tournament matches between them, including Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Etihad Stadium, Villa Park, and Everton Stadium, which will become Everton’s home ground from the 2024/25 season.
Brent Council leader, Cllr Muhammed Butt, said: “I am delighted that the UK and Ireland has today been confirmed as hosts of UEFA EURO 2028. Wembley will be one of the host stadiums, 62 years since England’s Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy in 1966, 32 years after it hosted the men’s EUROs in 1996 and six years after the Lionesses stepped foot on the hallowed ground and brought it home for England.”
He added: “Our borough has created some unbelievable football talent, including the Boy from Brent Raheem Sterling, Stuart Pearce and Rachel Yankey to name a few.
“It is only fitting that history continues to be made right here. We look forward to seeing another chapter in Wembley’s history being written as football is coming home!”
The tournament will be held during June and July. It is set to be the biggest yet, with around three million tickets available, more than any previous European Championship, and an average of 58,000 fans attending each game. England’s national stadium, with a capacity of more than 90,000, is the likely destination for the final.
Stadium Director of Wembley Stadium, Liam Boylan, added: “It promises to be one of the biggest sporting events ever and it is fantastic that the people of Brent will get to witness it on their doorstep.
“We look forward to playing our part as a host venue in what will be another memorable moment in Wembley Stadium’s rich history.”