Two north London stadiums are set to host matches at UEFA Euro 2028 if a joint UK and Ireland bid for the tournament is successful.

Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have been proposed as host venues in the bid submitted today (April 12).

Haringey Council leader Cllr Peray Ahmet said that she was “thrilled” by the news and “excited about the benefits” the event would bring to the area around Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

A total of 14 stadiums were originally on the shortlist submitted to UEFA last year. But four of these, including London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, did not make the final list.

Turkey is the other candidate to host the men’s European football tournament in five years’ time.

A FA statement said: “High-capacity, world-famous football grounds and state-of-the-art new venues will provide the platform for the biggest and most commercially successful UEFA Euro ever – making us a low risk, high reward host.”

It added that almost three million tournament tickets would be available, more than at any other Euro tournament to date.

A final decision on who will host Euro 2028 is expected to be made in September.

Cllr Peray Ahmet said: “I’m thrilled to be able to share the news that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been named as one of the venues for the UK and Ireland’s bid to host UEFA EURO 2028.

“We’re proud to have such a world-class sporting venue here in Haringey, and we’re excited about the benefits that a major event like this would bring to our local businesses and residents.

“We are proud of our diverse communities in Haringey, and hosting matches in this borough will attract tens of thousands of people, providing a unique opportunity to showcase our outstanding offer in food, night-time economy and culture.

“This event would further cement Haringey’s place as one of the premier destinations in London.”

The proposed stadiums in order of their capacity (in brackets) are:

  • London - Wembley Stadium (90,652)
  • Cardiff - National Stadium of Wales (73,952)
  • London - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,322)
  • Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium (61,000)
  • Liverpool - Everton Stadium (52,679)
  • Newcastle - St James' Park (52,305)
  • Birmingham - Villa Park (52,190)
  • Glasgow - Hampden Park (52,032)
  • Dublin - Dublin Arena (51,711)
  • Belfast - Casement Park (34,500)

The average stadium capacity would be 58,000. Belfast’s Casement Park and Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock are included in the bid despite currently being unbuilt.