UEFA President visits Scotland ahead of UEFA EURO 2020

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin visited Hampden Park on Wednesday (4 October) in recognition of the successful completion of the first phase of UEFA EURO 2020 stadium development works. 

Ceferin was joined on the day by Scottish FA President Alan McRae, Chief Executive Stewart Regan, Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell and Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council David McDonald, along with the Scottish FA Board and the UEFA EURO 2020 Local Organising Committee (LOC).

Hampden Park will play host to three Group Stage matches and a Round of 16 game for the championships, which will be held in 13 different cities across Europe.

As part of the preparation for the tournament, new LED giant screens have been installed inside Hampden Park, in addition to 26 new skyboxes that have been constructed across the South Stand. Two sky lounges have also been fitted-out in the North Stand to enhance the hospitality experience in line with UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Requirements.

The UEFA President toured Hampden Park to learn more about the history of the stadium and Scottish football.

Scottish FA President Alan McRae said: “Glasgow and Hampden Park will be an important part of the UEFA European Championship finals, celebrating 60 years of one of the most exciting and unpredictable tournaments in world football and preparations are already under way.

“The new giant screens have helped the stadium to become more interactive with spectators and the newly renovated skyboxes have helped improve our ever impressive hospitality services on a game day.

“These new facilities have been pivotal in the stadium recently winning two prestigious hospitality awards.”

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “UEFA EURO 2020 will be an exceptional tournament with 13 countries all contributing to hosting the competition.

“Glasgow is a fantastic footballing city steeped in tradition and Hampden Park will provide the perfect setting for four matches.

EventScotland is supporting the delivery of the event in Glasgow and maximising its impact across Scotland in 2020. 

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