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Casement Park is still in talks for Euro 2028

Casement Park is still in talks for Euro 2028

June 26, 2024


The redeveloped Casement Park

Although abandoned since 2013, it is still hoped that Casement Park will be redeveloped within the next four years.

Work on the Belfast stadium is currently at a standstill and the cost of the long-proposed redevelopment has risen from an initial estimate of £77.5 million to £308 million, but Casement remains one of the stadiums shortlisted by UEFA set to host matches when Great Britain and Ireland jointly host the Euro 2028 football championship.

“Commendable efforts are being made to make Casement Park a suitable venue for Euro 2028,” UEFA representative Luca Nicola told the IFA AGM. “Northern Ireland partners have shown a strong will and commitment to making this happen, demonstrating that this is a project that goes beyond football for the country.

“Significant challenges remain – we must acknowledge that, but the conditions for Casement Park to host Euro 2028 matches have been communicated and known. We at UEFA are confident that with the support of all Northern Ireland partners, these conditions can be met and that Belfast will be ready to welcome participating teams in four years’ time.”

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