Celtic Park will not play a part in the UK & Ireland bid for Euro 2028 following an announcement on Wednesday. The SFA confirmed that they would be conjoining in the submission of a final bid to host the tournament in 2028. Hampden is the only venue from Scotland to be included on the list but there is no mention of any improvements at the National Stadium for the hosting of games.
We are proud to be part of a unique and pioneering five-Association partnership, as we submit our bid to host UEFA EURO 2028.
We’re committed to delivering a record-breaking tournament with more tickets than ever before to grow a more diverse and inclusive game.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) April 12, 2023
The proposed host cities and 10 stadia across the five partner Associations are (gross capacity order):
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)
Celtic Park would sit ahead of Everton’s stadium and behind Man City’s stadium in order of capacity. It is perhaps unsurprising that the majority of games will be hosted in England but given that Celtic Park boasts a superior attendance.
It would certainly be an enjoyable spectacle having the European Championships in Glasgow but you have to think that Celtic Park and Ibrox, could’ve been more attractive venues than Hampden.