How is London preparing for UEFA Euro 2028?

How is London preparing for UEFA Euro 2028?

London is just recovering from the Champions League final before thinking about how it wants to host UEFA EURO 2028. With the current EURO in full swing approaching, people are already wondering how good it will be in the UK.

Renovating iconic stadiums

London’s Wembley Stadium, one of football’s most iconic stadiums, will be one of the main venues for EURO 2028. It’s fresh off hosting the Champions League final, and it won’t be long before people start thinking about the EUROs.

The stadium has already hosted a number of matches during EURO 2020, so it is no stranger to hosting incredible matches. Wembley will be upgraded to meet all the requirements set for this tournament, including improved seating arrangements, improved hospitality areas and advanced technology infrastructure that will provide fans and players with an unbeatable experience.

Other stadiums in Britain and Ireland are also undergoing preparations. Matches will be held at stadiums in Glasgow, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester and other locations.

Boosting transportation and infrastructure

For this reason, hosting EURO 2028 requires more than just having the best stadiums. Consequently, London is investing heavily in transport infrastructure to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors that are expected.

They will introduce changes to the Tube network, increase the number of bus services and improve rail links. The overall aim is to ensure supporters can move around the city easily. London is busy at the best of times, let alone when there is a mass influx of visitors.

Local authorities are planning fan zones near stadiums and pedestrian-friendly areas. These places will show live games on big screens while selling food, drinks and entertainment, aiming to create a festival vibe. They didn’t fare too badly in the Champions League final.

Community engagement is a central aspect of the preparations for EURO 2028. The Football Association (FA) is partnering with local councils to run programmes involving local Londoners, schools and community groups in football-related activities to get people excited about the games.

Organizers plan to open avenues for volunteers who want to join in the fun, and these measures should have a lasting impact. Most of the preparations should focus on creating a lively atmosphere. If they get that right, they’ll be fine.

Improving the fan experience

As we say, atmosphere is everything, but so is the fan experience. In the fan zones, if they are watching the Champions League final, they should include games, interactive stands and a good general vibe. It wasn’t very busy at the Champions League final; everything was well spaced out. This time, however, they will have to deal with a larger influx of visitors.

Many more people will travel to UEFA EURO 2028 because there are so many teams playing in the tournament. The fan zones are expected to be just as good as the atmosphere inside the stadiums, with live EURO matches taking place on the streets of London with multiple fan zones. London will have a similar vibe this summer, with live Euro 2024 matches on every TV screen in every beer garden. The size of the fan zones they had for the Champions League final will probably not be enough.

UEFA EURO 2028 in London has to be a success. We are a nation of football lovers, with some of the most iconic stadiums, football teams and footballing moments taking place in the UK. The city has everything you could ask for to host an incredible football tournament. It will be exciting to see what London does to make it the best EURO yet!

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