France

UEFA Euro Cup 2016

The second largest football event in the world, and many claim to be the best. UEFA Euro 2016 is coming to France this summer from 10 June - 10 July.

The UEFA Euro is a 4-years cycle championship. It’s the second most watched sport event after the world cup. 

The UEFA Euro 2016, or simply the Euro 2016 will be hosted by France this year. After two successive seasons of victory for Spain, this 15th edition of the Euro 2016 will be very competitive and exciting. Will it be the 4th championship for Spain or Germany, or will the host country France take it away?

53 teams have participated in the qualifying competition, and only the best 24 teams are in the final tournament. This is the first time as many teams are in the finals, up from 16 teams last tournament.

The teams will be divided into 6 groups (from A to F) and each group contains 4 teams. As being the host, France has been automatically qualified to the final tournament with other 23 team.

With over 8.1 billion people watched the Euro 2012 matches on TV, the audience of 2016 cup is expected to exceed all numbers: 2.5 million people in stadiums, 1 million foreign visitors, live broadcast in more than 230 countries and 150 million live TV spectators for each game.

Stadiums:

There will be 10 stadiums dispersed on different cities and housing different games:

City   Stadium Capacity
Saint-Denis Stade de France 80,000 seats
Marseille Stade Velodrome 67,000 seats
Lyon Stade de Lyon 59,000 seats
Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy 50,000 seats
Paris Parc des Princes 45,000 seats
Bordeaux Stade de Bordeaux 42,000 seats
Saint-Etienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 42,000 seats
Nice Stade de Nice 35,000 seats
Lens Stade Bollaert-Delelis 35,000 seats
Toulouse  Stadium de Toulouse  33,000 seats

 

Tickets:

The tickets prices vary depending on the strength of both teams and the importance of the game.

You can check the availability of the tickets on the UEFA official website. You have to regularly check for any new updates as tickets sold out quickly.

You can subscribe on the ticket portal to receive any news regarding available tickets.

When you buy the ticket online, it will shipped for you by the end of May.