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Dortmund’s Wesfalenstadion selected as venue for Germany’s 2024 Euro bid

International football may be coming to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images

The German Football Association (DFB) has decided on ten venues to submit in its bid to host the 2024 UEFA European Championships and Borussia Dortmund’s Wesfalenstadion has made the list.

The stadium, which seats a capacity of 81,360 for league matches and 65,829 for international contests, served as a host site for both thee 1974 and 2006 World Cup tournaments.

Legia Warszawa - Training & Press Conference Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images

The DFB, in a statement released Friday, said it carried out several site visits and submitted a full evaluation report (see Dortmund p. 17-20). In regards to determining venues, the DFB said:

“In order to guarantee an open, transparent and non-discriminatory procedure for the selection of the venues, a national DFB procedure was introduced to UEFA's international application procedure. In recent months, the Bureau's decision had been preceded by an elaborate evaluation procedure for the submitted documents by a competition committee. In addition to the evaluation based on clearly defined and comprehensible criteria, which are based on the requirements of UEFA, "Site Visits" were carried out at all sites in order to assess the conditions on the ground. In addition to the experts from the DFB, external experts were included in the assessment of the submitted documents.”

Dortmund and the nine other stadiums beat out Max-Morlock Stadium in Nuremberg, BORUSSIA-PARK in Monchengladbach, Weserstadion in Bremen, and HDI Arena in Hannover.

Here are the other venues selected for the bid:

ALLIANZ ARENA - Munich - Bayern Munich

Bayern Muenchen v SC Freiburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images


Hertha BSC v SC Freiburg - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images

RED BULL ARENA - Leipzig - RB Leipzig

Germany v Israel - International Friendly Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA - Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart

Germany v Norway - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Bongarts/Getty Images

COMMERZBANK-ARENA - Frankfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images


1. FC Koeln v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images

ESPRIT ARENA - Dusseldorf - Fortuna Dusseldorf

Germany v Argentina - International Friendly Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images

VELTINS ARENA - Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke

Germany v Hungary - International Friendly

VOLKSPARKSTADION - Hamburg - Hamburger SV

Germany v Poland - International Friendly Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images