UEFA EURO CUP 2020

The UEFA CUP EURO games to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia have been set for the year 2021 by organizers. The competition will be a month long spectacle that will be enjoyed by fans between the period June 11 and July 11, 2021.

It was the Supervisory Council of the Local Organizing Committee of Russia or LOC that finalized the schedule of matches for the exciting UEFA EURO Cup 2021 for St. Petersburg.

In principle, the Council, which is chaired by Oleg Matytsin, has approved the results of the past year 2020 and also drafted actions plans for this year 2021.
It was actually a postponement of the scheduled games which was supposed to be completed last year, according to UEFA or The Union of European Football Associations). The postponement of the concluding games to finalize the results of the to be concluded 2020 UEFA EURO Cup for approximately one whole year was taken as a cautionary measure to stop the spread of the global scourge that is Covid 19. Everybody knew that the crowded conditions in the stadiums will be very conducive to the easy spread of the virus among the hapless fans.

Thus, because of the dangerous situation, the championship matches were rescheduled to take place instead between the period June 11 and July 11, 2021. And St. Petersburg, second only to Moscow (in terms of population and importance) in Russia, is fortunate to be among the 12 cities around Europe to be able to host the European championship games.

The plan of the Council includes specifically the creation of Fan Zones to be located on both Palace Square and Konyushennaya Square. They also decided on the public areas selected for other cities which didn’t have the luck of being hosts of the tournament, to enable the general public in this areas to also be able to enjoy the matches as they unfold.

The Council also discussed for next year, the 2022 EUFA Champions League Final, and also all the other events that have the objective of marketing the Euro Cup. Aside from the obvious urgent agenda of planning the matches for the to be concluded UEFA EURO Cup in St. Petersburg and Moscow, also in the pipeline of the discussions is the volunteers program and the progress in the creation of infrastructure in the following areas – transportation, security, communications and information technology.

Minister of Sports Oleg Mattson further added that the year was a challenging one, but the Organizing Committee team was able to adjust quickly to the situation without losing steam and still contribute tremendously to efforts for the UEFA Euro games.

Matytsin also let it be known that both the Russia Ministry of Sports and the government of Russia are also ready to extend their assistance for the benefit of the Local Organizing Committee. Alexei Sorokin, the Chief the Russia 2020 Local Organising Committee Russia – 2020, also lauded his staff for managing to preserve high alertness, readiness and a positive disposition despite the complications wrought during the year.

60th Anniversary celebrating the UEFA EURO Cup

To mark the 60th anniversary of the prestigious UEFA EURO Cup this year, instead of the usual system of one or maybe two countries, several European countries were instead activated to be multi hosts. This decision was made on December 6, 2012 during the UEFA Executive Committee conference held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The initial plan for the matches of the 2020 Euro Cup was that they be held at different stadiums in various cities scattered across Europe. They are Munich (Germany), London (England), Baku (Azerbaijan), Rome (Italy), Bucharest (Romania), St. Petersburg (Russia), Dublin (Ireland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Glasgow (Scotland).

St. Petersburg was fortunate to be given the right to host 3 group stage games and also one of the quarterfinals games of the 2020 UEFA EURO Cup.

It was also in this new soccer arena in St. Petersburg where the initial and the final games for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup were held. It was also one of the 12 stadiums in Russia that hosted games for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

This 62,300 audience capacity stadium serves as the home venue for the Zenit St. Petersburg football club. Its location is in the western sector of Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg and its construction started in 2007. It was commissioned in the early part of 2017.

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The exciting UEFA EURO Cup games to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia have been set for the year 2021 by organizers. The competition will be a month long spectacle that will be enjoyed by fans between the period June 11 and July 11, 2021.

It was the discretion of the Supervisory Council of the Russian Local Organizing Committee or LOC that finalized the schedule of matches for the conclusion of the UEFA EURO Cup 2021 for St. Petersburg.

In principle, the Council, which is chaired by Oleg Matytsin, has approved the results of the past year 2020 and also drafted action plans for this year 2021.

It was actually a postponement of the scheduled games which was supposed to be completed last year, according to UEFA or The Union of European Football Associations). The postponement of the concluding games to finalize the results for the 2020 UEFA EURO Cup for approximately one whole year was taken as a cautionary measure to stop the spread of the global scourge that is Covid 19. Everybody knew that the crowded conditions in the stadiums will be very conducive to the easy spread of the virus among the hapless fans.

Thus, because of the dangerous situation, the championship matches were rescheduled to take place instead between the period June 11 and July 11, 2021. And St. Petersburg, second only to Moscow (in terms of population and importance) in Russia, is fortunate to be among the 12 cities around Europe to be able to host the European championship games.

The plan of the Council includes specifically the creation of Fan Zones to be located on both Palace Square and Konyushennaya Square. They also decided on the public areas selected for other cities which didn’t have the luck of being hosts of the tournament, to enable the general public in this areas to also be able to enjoy the matches as they unfold.

The Council also discussed for next year, the 2022 EUFA Champions League Final, and also all the other events that have the objective of marketing the Euro Cup. Aside from the obvious urgent agenda of planning the matches for the to be concluded UEFA EURO Cup in St. Petersburg and Moscow, also in the pipeline of the discussions is the volunteers program and the progress in the creation of infrastructure in the following areas – transportation, security, communications and information technology.

Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin further added that the year was a challenging one, but the Organizing Committee team was able to adjust quickly to the situation without losing steam and still contribute tremendously to efforts for the UEFA Euro games.

Matytsin also let it be known that the Sports Ministry of Russia and the Government of Russia are also ready to extend their assistance for helping the Local Organizing Committee. Alexei Sorokin, the Chief at the Local Organizing Committee Russia – 2020, also lauded his staff for managing to preserve high alertness, readiness and a positive disposition despite the complications wrought during the year.

60th Anniversary of the UEFA EURO Cup

To mark the 60th anniversary for the UEFA EURO Cup this year, instead of the usual system of one or maybe two hosting countries, several European countries were instead activated to be multi hosts. This decision was made on December 6, 2012 during the UEFA Executive Committee conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The initial plan for the matches of the 2020 Euro Cup was that they be held at different stadiums in various cities scattered across Europe. They are Munich (Germany), London (England), Baku (Azerbaijan), Rome (Italy), Bucharest (Romania), St. Petersburg (Russia), Dublin (Ireland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Glasgow (Scotland).

St. Petersburg was fortunate to be given the right to host 3 group stage games and also one of the quarterfinals games of the 2020 UEFA EURO Cup.

It was also in this new football stadium in St. Petersburg where the initial and final games in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup were held. It was also one of the 12 stadiums in Russia that hosted games for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

This 62,300 audience capacity stadium serves as the home venue of the Zenit St. Petersburg football club. Its location is at the western side of Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg and its construction started in 2007. It was commissioned in the early part of 2017.