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.
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
OLYMPIASTADION - Berlin - Hertha BSC
RED BULL ARENA - Leipzig - RB Leipzig
MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA - Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart
COMMERZBANK-ARENA - Frankfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt
RHEINENERGIE STADION - Koln - FC Koln
ESPRIT ARENA - Dusseldorf - Fortuna Dusseldorf
VELTINS ARENA - Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke
VOLKSPARKSTADION - Hamburg - Hamburger SV