For the world of football, 2020 was marked by the 60th anniversary of the European Championship. In this regard, it was decided to hold Euro 2020 immediately in 12 countries, one of which was Russia. The city of St. Petersburg was chosen as the center of events, where 3 matches of the group stage will be held, as well as a match of the quarter finals. Further, you will learn about all the organizational aspects of the championship, as well as how to buy tickets and where to stay.
Where and when will EURO 2020 take place?
For the first time in 60 years of the history of the championship, the games will be held immediately on the whole continent. Football teams will be hosted in 12 cities, including:
St. Petersburg; Bucharest; Budapest; London; Baku; Copenhagen; Amsterdam; Rome; Dublin; Glasgow; Bilbao
The final tournament will take place during the first two months of summer – from June 12 to July 12.
Festival of fans
A free EURO 2020 fan festival will be organized in St. Petersburg, which will function throughout the entire period of the championship. Fans will gather at Konyushennaya Square, where fan zones for the 2016 World Hockey Championship, Confederations Cup 2017, and the 2018 World Cup were successfully organized. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., fans can enjoy the entertainment program:
- Concerts and performances
- Activities for children and adults
- Food and drink
- Competitions related to football
- Live broadcast of matches on the big screen
In addition, the St. Petersburg government is looking for additional venues for organizing the general viewing of matches.
Which teams will play in St. Petersburg?
Four matches will be held in the northern capital of Russia, in which the following teams will take part:
Belgium – Russia (June 13, 21:00 CET)
Finland – Russia (June 17, 15:00 CET)
Finland – Belgium (June 22, 21:00 CET)
Quarter Final (July 3, 6:00 p.m. CET)
Where to buy tickets for EURO 2020?
To purchase tickets for matches, you need to register on the official website of the championship – euro2020.com and go to the TICKETS tab. Here are the start dates for accepting applications. It is worth noting that the purchase of tickets is possible only on this online resource. The ticket is purchased for personal use, it is impossible to resell, transfer it to third parties, return or cancel.
Once on the site, it remains to fill out a questionnaire for the purchase of tickets for the desired matches. Since the number of tickets is limited to a circulation of 1 million copies, the possibility of purchase will be determined using the lottery. If luck didn’t smile at you during the lottery, you have a chance to get a ticket during the distribution of resold tickets. You will be selected in accordance with the sequence number of the application left.
Where to stay?
The Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport Hotel, located in the Moscow district of St. Petersburg, is an ideal place for fans to relax. The hotel is located in the center of significant infrastructure facilities:
- Pulkovo Airport
- Western speed diameter
- Ring road
- Shopping and entertainment complexes
- Bowling center
At the Crowne Plaza Hotel, fans will find a restaurant overlooking the runway, a signature bar with the best fusion and Russian dishes, a spacious fitness center, SPA services, and a relaxing sauna.
When booking early, hotel guests receive a discount, which will also be useful to fans from other cities or countries.