Ireland's Euro 2028 Bid 'Impov...


Ireland's Euro 2028 Bid 'Impoverished' By Lack Of Stadiums

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10:02 22 Mar 2022

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Ireland's joint bid for Euro 2028 tournament has been 'impoverished' by a lack of stadium and facilities.

That's according to Eamon Dunphy, pundit and presenter of 'The Stand' podcast.

The bid is being made between the Republic of Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It'll see around 150,000 fans travel here, who are likely to spend up to €600m.

But Eamon says we have a few issues.

"Nations who'd come here to compete would need good training facilities, and they would be the legacy really.

"We have a big problem with stadiums, there's only the Aviva and Croke Park.

"And north of the border, there's not very much at all."

Asked if the Aviva and Croke Park could handle between six to eight games, he says: "I'm not sure they could, obviously depending on the dates and the sequencing of them - I'm not sure.

"But on the positive side there'd be a lot of people coming into the country, it would be good for business, and the hospitality business needs all the help it can get.

"I think there's an estimate of 150,000 people might travel to Ireland to see these games - it would be good for the fans to get to see top-class sport.

"But we really are impoverished when it comes to stadiums and facilities.

"I'm not sure you'd get eight games in a short timespan into those two stadiums".

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