Glasgow launches bid to become a host city at Euro 2020

ANOTHER huge sporting event could be on its way to Glasgow as the SFA has announced it is to submit its bid for the city to become a host at Euro 2020.

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The SFA announced today its bid for Glasgow and the national stadium Hampden Park, to become a host city on the competition's 60th anniversary.

They will formally submit the bid document to UEFA tomorrow and will discover whether it has been successful in September, when the UEFA Executive Committee meets to determine the 13 host cities.

The city will host the Commonwealth Games in the summer. 

Campbell Ogilvie, Scottish FA President: “Firstly, I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in producing what I consider to be a first-class bid document that extols the many virtues of Scottish football, Glasgow and, of course, the National Stadium, Hampden Park.

“The National Stadium has played host to some of the greatest players and greatest games of all-time. Indeed, Scottish football and Hampden Park are synonymous with excellence on the European stage: from Celtic becoming the first British winners of the European Cup in 1967, Rangers winning the European Cup-winners’ Cup in 1972 and Aberdeen doing likewise more than a decade later. 

“With the stadium demonstrating its versatility as the host venue for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games I am sure the whole country – and indeed football fans across Europe – would be thrilled by the prospect of the Hampden Roar providing its unique soundtrack to the European Championships in 2020. Of course, it would be equally special if the national team qualified for what will be a very special anniversary tournament, staged in 13 cities.”

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