The European Championships are just on the doorstep and after a wait of more than a year, football fans across the globe cannot wait for the action to kick off on the 11th of June. A total of 24 teams have made it to the EURO 2020 this year and will light up the international football stage for more than a month till 11th July.
However, the 16th edition of the tournament will be played in new circumstances, which have never been seen in the 61-year old history of the competition. This year’s European championships will be played in a total of 11 countries across Europe involving 11 venues. We take a look at the Stadium La Cartuja in Seville which is one of the host venues.
Stadium La Cartuja, Seville Details – EURO 2020 Venues
Named as a late replacement venue for Bilbao’s San Memes last year, the Stadium La Cartuja became the 11th venue to be involved in staging the Euros. The stadium is located in the city of Seville but neither of the city’s La Liga clubs, Sevilla and Real Betis call it their home.
The La Cartuja stadium was built in 1999 for the World Championships in Athletics. The stadium will be playing host to all 3 of Spain’s Group E games against Sweden, Poland and Slovakia. With a capacity of 60,000 the stadium stands as the third-largest stadium in the country and also has an athletics track on the side of the football pitch. The presence of a track on the side makes it a difficult watch for fans inside the stadium, hampering the atmosphere of the football matches.
Spain will look to get the best out of their home support of around 20,000 people during the tournament’s home games.
Normal capacity: 60,000
Number of Matches to be held– 4
Capacity for the Euros Group Stages and Round of 16: 20,000
Matches Slated to be hosted at the Stadium La Cartuja in Spain
|14 June 2021||Group E||21:00||Spain vs Sweden|
|19 June 2021||Group E||21:00||Spain vs Poland|
|23 June 2021||Group E||18:00||Slovakia vs Spain|
|27 June 2021||Round of 16||21:00||TBD vs TBD|