UEFA Celebrates Euro 2020 ‘One Year To Go’ Milestone

June 11, 2019

Events to celebrate the ‘One Year To Go’ milestone for UEFA EURO 2020 are taking place in 12 European cities – and the countdown to the finals continues with the launch of ticketing, hospitality and volunteering applications from tomorrow (June 12).

The 12 host cities are Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg. There are eight capitals amongst the host cities, and eleven venues boasting a stadium capacity in excess of 50,000.

Saint Petersburg will kick off the celebrations this evening with a light projection on the iconic Palace Bridge. The EURO 2020 Football Park on the city’s Fortress Island will then be the setting for a legends football match on 12 June, featuring five UEFA EURO 2020 ambassadors – Antonios Nikopolidis, Gianluca Zambrotta, Robert Pirès, David Trezeguet and Fernando Morientes – who will compete against a local Russia international legends team.

Other cities will also follow tomorrow, the tournament’s ‘One Year To Go’ milestone, with other local events organised in the following days to celebrate the opening matches that will take place in each of the venues in a year’s time.

‘One Year To Go’ will also see the launch of official hospitality packages for all stadiums, with a range of options, including private suites, business lounges and a club with a more casual setting.

UEFA Events SA CEO Martin Kallen said: “Our intention was to host a unique EURO to celebrate the 60 years of the competition, and for the host cities to provide their own local flavour. This is the biggest EURO ever – one which we are bringing even closer to the fans, with seven of the twelve countries hosting EURO matches for the first time.

“Over the coming days, each of the 12 host cities will present the final tournament to their local population and provide information in relation to various important initiatives. People will see that the tournament is on their doorstep. It will be a unique celebration, and the moment is now here to be part of it.”