Euro 2020 is nearly upon us for another month-long period of footballing drama – but this year there’s a very big twist to it.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the European Championships, this summer’s tournament will be spread across 12 host cities across the continent. 

Sportsmail takes a look at which stadiums will be staging matches in their arenas and what games they will be hosting… 

Johan Cruyff Arena (Amsterdam)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

The Johan Cruyff Arena will host Holland’s three group games and a first round knockout game

AMSTERDAM EURO 2020 MATCHES

(All times BST) Sunday, 14 June – Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (8pm)

Thursday, 18 June – Group C: Nethlerands vs Austria (8pm)

Monday, 22 June – Group C: Play-off winner A/D vs Netherlands (5pm)

Saturday, 27 June – Last 16: Group A runner-up vs Group B runner-up (5pm) 

Capacity: 54,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.  

Named after the Barcelona and Dutch legend, the Amsterdam Arena is a stadium fit for Europe’s biggest games.

The home of Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam, the stadium is known to generate a ear-splitting noise when the crowd is at its loudest.

The Amsterdam Arena, as it is also called, will host Holland’s three group matches against Ukraine, Austria and one of the play-off teams, as well as a last-16 tie on June 27.

If Wales finish second in their group, then their first knockout round match would be at this venue.  

Olympic Stadium (Baku)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

Wales will visit Baku’s Olympic Stadium twice during the group stages 

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

The Azerbaijani venue hosted the Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal in 2019

Capacity: 69,000

BAKU EURO 2020 MATCHES

 (All times BST)

Saturday, 13 June – Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (2pm)

Wednesday, 17 June – Group A: Turkey vs Wales (5pm)

Sunday, 21 June – Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (5pm) 

Saturday, 4 July – Quarter-final (5pm)

Matches: Three group games, one quarter-final.  

Baku’s Olympic Stadium caused a great deal of controversy when it was chosen to host the 2019 Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal, leading to expensive and difficult travel confusion for the supporters of both London teams. 

Now it has been selected to play another major role in European football, as some fans will have to travel over to the Azerbaijani capital if they want to watch their team play. 

Wales’ first two group stage  fixtures – against Switzerland and Turkey respectively – will be held in this arena, while the Turks and the Swiss will face each other in the Olympic Stadium on June 21. 

It will also host one quarter-final match on July 4.  

San Mames (Bilbao)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

Bilbao will be the home for Spain’s three group matches plus a knockout tie 

BILBAO EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST)  

Monday, 15 June – Group E: Spain vs Sweden (8pm)

Saturday, 20 June – Group E: Spain vs Poland (8pm)

Wednesday, 24 June – Group E: Play-off winner B vs Spain (5pm)

Sunday, 28 June – Last-16: Group B winner vs third placed D/E/F (8pm)

Capacity: 53,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

Athletic Bilbao’s stadium is a relatively new ground, having been built in 2013 on the same space of land as the Basque club’s old arena.

The outside of the ground is particularly impressive, as the stadium’s exterior can light up in various different colours at night time. 

San Mames will host Spain’s three group matches against Sweden, Poland and a play-off side, while it would also stage a last-16 match on June 24. 

Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

2012 Europa League Final Arena Nationala will host another major European event this summer

BUCHAREST EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST) 

Sunday, 14 June – Group C: Austria vs Play-off winner A/D (5pm)

Thursday, 18 June – Group C: Ukraine vs Play-off winner A/D (2pm)

Monday, 22 June – Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (5pm)

Monday, 29 June – Last-16: Group F winnner vs third-placed A/B/D (8pm)

Capacity: 54,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

Romania’s national stadium is no stranger to a big game. The Arena Nationala hosted the Europa League Final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in 2012. 

This summer, the venue will host the Group C matches between Ukraine, Austria and one play-off team. 

It will also host the last-16 clash between one of the third-placed qualifiers from the group stage and the winner of Germany, France and Portugal’s group. 

Puskas Arena (Budapest)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

The new Puskas Arena had only finished construction in November 2019

BUDAPEST EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST) 

Tuesday, 16 June – Group F: Play-off winner A/D vs Portugal (5pm)

Saturday, 20 June – Group F: Play-off winner A/D vs France (2pm)

Wednesday, 24 June- Group F: Portugal vs France (8pm)

Sunday, 28 June – R16: Group C winner vs third-placed D/E/F (5pm)

Capacity: 68,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

This venue, located in the Hungarian capital, is the newest stadium out of the 12 host cities. 

Construction for the Puskas Arena was completed in late 2019 and will host matches from Group F this summer. 

That includes a eye-watering match between France and Portugal on June 24 in a repeat of the Euro 2016 final, which the Portuguese won in extra-time.

It will also hold a last-16 tie on June 28. 

Telia Parken (Copenhagen)

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FC Copenhagen’s ground will host Denmark’s three group games and a last-16 tie

COPENHAGEN EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST) 

Saturday, 13 June – Group B: Denmark vs Finland (5pm)

Thursday, 18 June – Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (5pm)

Monday, 22 June – Group B: Denmark vs Russia (8pm)

Monday, 29 June – Last-16: Group D runner-up vs Group E runner-up (5pm)

Capacity: 38,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

Telia Parken, home of native side FC Copenhagen, is Denmark’s largest stadium, and will host its national teams three group matches against Finland, Belgium and Russia.

It could also be the host of England’s last-16 clash if the Three Lions finish second in the group.

In this eventuality, Gareth Southgate’s side would face the runner-ups of Group E – one of Spain, Poland Sweden and a play-off team – in the Danish venue, which is known to have a retractable roof if needed. 

Aviva Stadium (Dublin)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

England will play their last-16 match at the Aviva Stadium if they finish second in their group 

DUBLIN EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST) 

Monday, 15 June – Group E: Poland vs Play-off winner B(5pm)

Friday, 19 June – Group E: Sweden vs Play-off winner B (2pm)

Wednesday, 24 June – Sweden vs Poland (5pm)

Tuesday, 30 June – R16: Group D winner vs Group F runner-up (5pm)

Capacity: 51,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

The Dublin ground plays host to Ireland’s Six Nations matches alongside the football team’s fixture and will stage another major occasion at the Euros this summer. 

The Aviva Stadium will hold some Group E fixtures, which will involve Poland, Sweden and a play-off team. 

If England win their group, they will play their last-16 match in the Irish capital against the runner-up from Group F, which is likely to be one of Germany, France or Portugal.  

Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

Croatia and Czech Republic face trips to Scotland’s Hampden Park ground this summer 

GLASGOW EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST) 

Monday, 15 June – Group D: Play-off winner C vs Czech Republic (2pm) 

Friday, 19 June – Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (5pm)

Tuesday, 23 June – Group D: Croatia vs Play-off winner C (8pm)

Tuesday, 30 June – Last-16: Group E winner vs third-placed A/B/C/D (8pm)

Capacity: 51,000

Matches: Three group games, one last-16 game.

Hampden Park is also no stranger to a big game as it stages the Scottish domestic cup finals as well as their country’s national team games.

If Scotland qualify via the play-offs, they will play two of their matches at Hampden, while Croatia and the Czech Republic will also play two matches there. 

If Spain top Group E, then they will play their last-16 clash in Scotland against one of the best third-placed teams.  

 Wembley Stadium (London)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

Wembley will host seven matches at Euro 2020 including both semi-finals and the final itself

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

England will play all three of their Group D matches at their home ground

LONDON EURO 2020 MATCHES 

(All times BST)

Sunday, 14 June – Group D: England vs Croatia (2pm)

Friday, 19 June – Group D: England vs Play-off winner C (8pm)

Tuesday, 23 June – Group D: Czech Republic vs England (8pm)

Saturday, 27 June – Last-16: Group A winner vs Group C runners-up (8pm)

Tuesday, 7 July – Semi-final (8pm) 

Wednesday, 8 Jul -Semi-final (8pm)

Sunday, 12 July – Final (8pm

Capacity: 90,000

Matches:  Three group games, one last-16 match, two semi-finals and the final.

The majority of European eyes will be focusing on the Wembley arch as England’s national stadium has been given seven Euro 2020 matches this summer. 

England’s three group games against Croatia, Czech Republic and a play-off team will be held in the London venue, while the Three Lions would also have a slight home advantage if they reach the latter stages of the competition. 

This is because Wembley has been chosen to hold both semi-finals, as well as the July 12 final. 

If Scotland qualify for the Championships via the play-offs then they would play England at Wembley on June 19, which would conjure up memories of a certain Euro ’96 goal… 

 Allianz Arena (Munich)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

Bayern Munich’s famous ground will host Germany’s matches against France and Portugal

MUNICH EURO 2020 MATCHES 

 (All times BST)

Tuesday, 16 June – Group F: France vs Germany (8pm)

Saturday, 20 June – Group F: Portugal vs Germany (5pm)

Wednesday, 24 June – Group F: Germany vs Play-off winner A/D (8pm)

Friday, 3 July – Quarter-final (8pm)

Capacity: 70,000

Matches: Three group games, one quarter-final.

Two of the most high-profile matches from the group stages will be held at the Allianz Arena. 

Bayern Munich’s ground will stage Germany’s opening two group games against France and Portugal on June 16 and 20 respectively. 

Reigning champions Portugal will also play their final group match at the Allianz Arena, which would be against a play-off team. 

The Munich stadium will also play host to one quarter-final match on July 3. 

Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

The Olimpico will host the opening game of the tournament between Italy and Turkey

ROME EURO 2020 MATCHES 

 (All times BST)

Friday, 12 June – Group A: Turkey vs Italy (8pm)

Wednesday, 17 June – Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (8pm) 

Sunday, 21 June – Group A: Italy vs Wales (5pm) 

Saturday, 4 July – Quarter-final (8pm)

Capacity: 68,000

Matches: Three group games, one quarter-final.

Its stand may create criticism due to its long distance away from the pitch, but the  Rome venue has been given the honour of hosting the opening match of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey. 

The Olimpico will also hold the Azzurri’s other two group games against Switzerland and Wales, which could determine whether Ryan Giggs’ squad qualifies for the knockout stages. 

 It will also host a quarter-final clash on July 4.  

 Krestovsky Stadium (St Petersburg)

Euro 2020 Stadiums: A look at the 12 venues this summer from London to Baku

The St Petersburg ground hosted the 2018 World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium

ST PETERSBURG EURO 2020 MATCHES 

Saturday, 13 June – Group B: Belgium vs Russia (9pm)

Wednesday, 17 June – Group B: Finland vs Russia (3pm) 

Monday, 22 June – Group B: Finland vs Belgium (9pm) 

Friday, 3 July – Quarter-final (6pm) 

Capacity: 61,000

Matches: Three group games, one quarter-final.

The St Petersburg venue is used to major international fixtures, as it played host to several matches during the 2018 World Cup, including the semi-final between Belgium and France. 

This summer, it will hold three Group B matches between Belgium, Russia and Finland, as well as a quarter-final clash on July 3. 

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