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Euro 2024 host: Where and when is it?

Italy will be defending champions at Euro 2024 after their penalty shoot-out victory over England at London's Wembley Stadium in June 2021.

Where will next year's edition – the 17th UEFA European Championships – be held, when is the full tournament draw, how can fans get tickets, which stadiums have been chosen and what's the full Euro 2024 schedule?

Find out everything you need to know about Euro 2024 below…

Germany are the Euro 2024 hosts but their team is in disarray
Photo by David Inderlied/dpa/Icon Sport

Who are the Euro 2024 hosts?

Germany will be the Euro 2024 host, welcoming the continent's best teams for the UEFA European Championships for the first time since reunification in 1990.

Euro 2024 key dates

When is Euro 2024?

The opening game will be at Munich's Allianz Arena on 14 June 2024 and the final will be at Berlin's Olympiastadion on 14 July 2024.

When does Euro 2024 qualification end?

The Euro 2024 qualifying matches began on Thursday 23 March 2023 with the group stages and will finish on Tuesday 26 March 2024 with the play-off matches.

When is the Euro 2024 draw?

The final tournament draw will be on Saturday 2 December, with the ceremony beginning at 18:00 CET. The draw actually takes place, then, before qualification is complete. Twenty teams will have qualified by 21 November 2023 when the group stages end. Three more will come through the play-offs.

Euro 2024 host | Euro 2024 tickets | Euro 2024 schedule
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How much will Euro 2024 tickets cost?

Tickets for Euro 2024 range in price from a very reasonable €30 up to €1,000, which is the most expensive non-hospitality ticket for the final.

You can find out more on ticket prices, the ballot process and what you need to get your hands on some in our regularly updated ticket guide here on Football Ground Guide.

How to get England tickets for Euro 2024?

Anyone wishing to get tickets for England games must register for a free account with UEFA on UEFA.com and can then apply through the standard processes.

England fans at the 2022 World Cup | The Euro 2024 host will be Germany
England fans at the 2022 World Cup | Photo by Chris Brunskill/UPI/ABACAPRESS.COM/Icon Sport

However, we won't know in which games England are playing during the first ticket purchasing phase in October 2023. There will then be a second ticket selling phase after the full tournament draw has taken place where fans will be able to buy tickets for specific games, including those in which England will be in.

Which stadiums are being used for the Euros 2024?

There are ten host stadiums in Germany for Euro 2024:

  • Berlin: Olympiastadion (74,475)
  • Cologne: Cologne Stadium (47,000)
  • Dortmund: BVB Stadion Dortmund (66,000)
  • Dusseldorf: Düsseldorf Arena (47,000)
  • Frankfurt: Frankfurt Arena (48,000)
  • Gelsenkirchen: Arena AufSchalke (50,000)
  • Hamburg: Volksparkstadion Hamburg (50,000)
  • Leipzig: Leipzig Stadium (42,000)
  • Munich: Munich Football Arena (67,000)
  • Stuttgart: Stuttgart Arena (54,000)

The final will be held at Berlin's Olympiastadion.

The Berlin Olympiastadion | Euro 2024 final stadium and host city | Germany is Euro 2024 host
The Euro 2024 final stadium: The Berlin Olympiastadion | Photo by Icon Sport

Euro 2024 schedule

The Euro 2024 group stages will run from 14 June until 26 June, followed by rest days for all teams on 27 and 28 June.

The round of 16 matches will then take place between 29 June and 2 July, with rest days on 3 and 4 July ahead of the quarter-finals, which are scheduled for 5 and 6 July.

The semi-finals are on 9 and 10 July, both 9pm kick-offs local time, before the Euro 2024 final on the 14 July, also a 9pm kick-off German time.

Kick-off times for the other games will not be determined until the final tournament draw has taken place.

List of previous Euro hosts

Edition Year Host
17 2024 Germany
16 2021 Full continent (13 countries, including Germany)
15 2016 France
14 2012 Poland and Ukraine
13 2008 Austria and Switzerland
12 2004 Portugal
11 2000 Belgium and Netherlands
10 1996 England
9 1992 Sweden
8 1988 West Germany
7 1984 France
6 1980 Italy
5 1976 Yugoslavia
4 1972 Belgium
3 1968 Italy
2 1964 Spain
1 1960 France

Harry Robinson

A freelance writer and broadcaster, Harry has worked for or featured in/on Manchester United, FourFourTwo, The Independent, The Manchester Mill, UEFA, United We Stand and many others. He's the author of The Men Who Made Manchester United and hosts the Manchester United Weekly Podcast and United Through Time. A Stretford End season ticket holder, Harry travels around Europe to watch his team.

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