Newcastle United given good Euro 2028 St James’ Park news as Sunderland dealt blow

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A shortlist of 14 stadiums has been whittled down to 10 as the UK and Ireland bid for Euro 2028 gathers pace with good news for Newcastle.

Newcastle United will host Euro 2028 fixtures at St James' Park should the UK and Ireland be successful in their bid to host the major footballing event.

Organisers behind the big had previously confirmed a shortlist of 14 stadiums that would hold the international matches in 2028 and that list has now been whittled down to just 10.

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St James' Park has made the final 10 and the decision has been praised by businesses in the region given the economy boost Euro 2028 in the North East would provide.

NE1 represents the interests of 1,400 businesses in Newcastle and Chief Executive Stephen Patterson said: “We are delighted that Newcastle and St James’ Park has been selected as one of the ten host venues for Great Britain and Ireland’s Euro 2028 BID.

“Newcastle is well versed in hosting major international sporting fixtures and has a hugely successful track record of delivering world-class events.

"The city’s business community is geared up and ready to welcome fans from across Europe and will help deliver a fan experience that is second to none.

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“Events like Euro 2028 deliver a huge economic boost to the city and wider region, but they also help put Newcastle on the world map, cementing our reputation as a modern, European regional capital city.

"We have a beautiful city, and events such as these provide a golden opportunity to share that with a global audience.

"We can’t wait to play our part in delivering a successful European Football Championships and help take the tournament to new heights.”

From the original 14 stadiums shortlisted, today's news will be disappointment for the Stadium of Light, Old Trafford, Croke Park and the London Stadium, who have not found a place in the final 10.

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The 10 stadiums that would host Euro 2028 in the UK and Ireland are:

  1. Wembley Stadium, London
  2. National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff
  3. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
  4. City of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium), Manchester
  5. Everton Stadium, Liverpool
  6. St James' Park, Newcastle
  7. Villa Park, Birmingham
  8. Hampden Park, Glasgow
  9. Dublin Arena, Dublin
  10. Casement Park, Belfast

The UK and Ireland are bidding against Turkey to hold Euro 2028 with a decision set to be announced in September 2023.

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