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
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
|13 June 2021||Group C||21:00||Austria vs North Macedonia|
|17 June 2021||Group C||21:00||Ukraine v North Macedonia|
|21 June 2021||Group C||18:00||Ukraine v Austria|
|28 June 2021||Round of 16||21:00||TBD vs TBD|