18 cities keen to host Germany’s Euro 2024 bid

Febuary 17 2018 – Eighteen German cities on (today) Friday put themselves forward to host matches at Euro 2024, should Germany’s bid to stagethe tournament be successful.

Former East German city Dresden proposed itself as a venue for a major football tournament for the first time, even though its stadium
seating capacity of 25,000 falls short of the 30 000 capacity required by UEFA.

Karlsruhe, like Dresden, does not boast a top-flight Bundesliga team but is also keen to be one of the 10 venues if favourites Germany win
the bidding.

The other cities on the list are: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Hanover,
Kaiserslautern, Leipzig, Moenchengladbach, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.

The German football federation (DFB), which wants to rekindle the spirit of the hugely successful 2006 World Cup held in the country,
had given possible venues a deadline of Friday to signal a “non-binding interest” in hosting Euro 2024 matches.

The DFB will announce its final choice of 10 cities for the bid on September 15.

The German bid is going ahead despite allegations that the federation bought votes in the bidding for the 2006 World Cup. – dpa