EURO 2020 Venues- All you need to know about National Arena, Bucharest

Here's all you need to know about the National Arena in Bucharest which has been chosen as one of the 11 venues for the Euro 2020.

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The European Championships are all set to commence on the 11th of June and will feature 24 teams who battle it out for a month to earn European supremacy. The 16th edition of the quadrennial tournament will however, not be similar to any other year as UEFA have not named a host nation for the entire tournament.

The EURO 2020 will be played across Europe in 11 countries, wherein 11 venues will be hosting the games of the competition this year. Although 13 venues were named initially, 2 had to be chalked off as Dublin and Bilbao failed to assure UEFA that crowds would be allowed into the games. We take a look at one of the 11 venues – the National Arena in Bucharest

National Arena, Bucharest Details – EURO 2020 Venues

Internal view of Bucharest
Internal view of the National Arena in Bucharest

The National Arena in Bucharest was opened in 2011 on the same site of the old stadium after its demolition in 2008. The stadium has a retractable roof and serves as the national stadium for the Romanian international team. It also plays host to Romanian clubs FCSB and Dinamo București, both of whom play in the Liga I.

The stadium will play host to a total of 4 games in this year’s EUROs which includes a Round of 16 match. North Macedonia, Ukraine and Austria will play their Group C matches in this stadium while the other half of this gtoup’s matches would be conducted in the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

The stadium has a maximum capacity of 55,000 people and has previously hosted the all-Spanish 2012 Europa League final between Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.

Normal capacity: 55,000

Number of Matches to be held– 4

Capacity for the Euros Group Stages and Round of 16: 13,000

Matches Slated to be hosted at the National Arena in Bucharest

EURO 2020 Venues
Home to the national team of Romania
DateRoundTime (UTC)Match
13 June 2021Group C21:00Austria vs North Macedonia
17 June 2021Group C21:00Ukraine v North Macedonia
21 June 2021Group C18:00Ukraine v Austria
28 June 2021Round of 1621:00TBD vs TBD

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