One football extravaganza ends in the form of Euro 2012 and another one opens. Though it does not look like it can catch the eyes of many, more viewers are expected to follow this year’s edition in London. First up lets look at the stadiums that are going to host the matches in and around Great Britain
There are 6 stadiums in total. The stadiums represent London itself apart from Southeast England, the English Midlands, Northwest England, Northeast England, Scotland and Wales.
Wembley Stadium – 90,000 seats
The iconic stadium is set to host various group matches, a quarter final match, a semifinal match and the grand final as well. Known for its brilliant atmosphere, most of the tickets have already been sold out where other sports have barely reached its figures.
The Theater of Dreams. Forget about the match, just buy a ticket and enjoy the atmosphere as once upon a time, the legends of the beautiful game had set foot here. The current stadium of English Premier League runner ups Manchester United, it will play host to group matches, a quarter final and a semi final.
Millennium Stadium – 74,500 seats
A spectacular stadium from personal experience! Brilliant view from anywhere, fantastic atmosphere and great place overall. Group matches, a quarter final and the third place playoff will be played here. Home of the Rugby Union team of Wales, it has hosted many football matches for the Wales national team.
St. James Park – 52,387 seats
Though renamed as Sports Direct Arena by its owners Newcastle United Football Club, it has kept its historical name of being known as St.James Park. Famous in and around Europe, it has featured in quite a few motion-pictures as well! It will host group matches and a quarter final as well.
Hampden Park – 52,103 seats
It is the home venue of the Scottish National Football team and Queen’s Park FC. It holds the record attendance in any football match at 149,415 in a match comprising of Scotland vs England in 1937. Will be hosting group matches only.
City of Coventry Stadium – 32,500 seats
Ricoh arena, as it is known as to the fans, the City of Coventry Stadium houses Coventry City FC which is an all-packed complex a casino, hypermarkets, leisure clubs, hotels and an exhibition hall. Like Hampden it will host only group matches.
Now moving onto the groups – There are 4 namely Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D and then the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the finals will be played en route to Wembly!
|August 4||12pm||Winner Group D vs
Runner-up Group C
|August 4||2.30pm||Winner Group B vs
Runner-up Group A
|August 4||5pm||Winner Group C vs
Runner-up Group D
|St James’ Park||Newcastle|
|August 4||7.30pm||Winner Group A vs
Runner-up Group B
||Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1
||Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3
||Loser SF2 vs Loser SF1
||Winner SF2 vs Winner SF1