Facts about the European Football Championship UEFA EURO 2024

  • The international sports and tourism highlight 2024 in the sports metropolis of Berlin
  • 14 June to 14 July 2024: Four weeks of football culture summer in the German capital

DAYS UNTIL THE UEFA EURO 2024 FINAL IN BERLIN

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Germany 2024 is organising this largest European football tournament for the first time since reunification. Berlin is looking forward to welcoming the football-loving guests from Europe - who are already big fans of our city. It's good that the UEFA EURO 2024 will give them another reason to visit Berlin. Our city will prove to be an experienced host.

Berlin has rolled out the green turf for football fans, Berliners and guests from all over the world. For four weeks, the Brandenburg Gate is the largest football goal in the world. The fan zone is the size of ten football pitches and welcomes around 50,000 guests per day. On match days, up to 130,000 spectators are expected here. In total, Berlin is expecting around 2.5 million football fans from all over the world during the tournament.

The whole of Berlin will benefit from the championship: the capital can expect an enormous economic boost from the UEFA EURO 2024. And of course, many visitors will not only come to the city for the football, but will also use the trip for sightseeing, shopping or a cultural programme. 

Overview

  • Event: UEFA EURO 2024, motto: United by Football - United in the heart of Europe 
  • Dates EURO 2024: 14 June - 14 July 2024
  • 24 participating teams I 6 preliminary round groups I 51 matches I 22 match days I 10 venues
  • Venues in addition to Berlin: Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf
  • Around 2.5 million football fans are expected in Berlin, including 1.9 million external visitors from around 120 countries
  • The Berlin Olympic Stadium has 74,475 seats: The oldest and most historic stadium at UEFA EURO 2024 is also the largest. 425,000 tickets sold 
  • The Brandenburg Gate becomes the world's largest football goal during the European Football Championship: 63 x 21 metres with a 5-metre deep foundation, 40 tonnes in weight
  • Green Fan Mile with 24,000 square metres of artificial turf (100 percent recyclable; after the European Championships, the artificial turf will be reused on football pitches in Berlin)
  • Team Austria's European Championship hotel in Berlin: Schlosshotel Grunewald 

Dates

  • Opening concert on 12 June 2024in the heart of Berlin
  • The UEFA EURO 2024 final in Berlin on 14 July 2024 at 9 pm
  • 6 UEFA EURO 2024 matches in Berlin's Olympic Stadium:
  • Sat, 15 June 2024, 6 p.m.: Spain (B1) - Croatia (B2)
  • Fri, 21 June 2024, 6 p.m.: Play-off winner path A (D1) - Austria (D3)
  • Tue, 25 June 2024, 6 p.m.: Netherlands (D2) - Austria (D3)
  • Sat, 29 June 2024, 18:00: Round of 16
  • Sat, 06. July 2024, 21:00: Quarter finals
  • Sun, 14 July 2024, 9 p.m.: Final (9 p.m. CEST)
  • As the host nation, Germany automatically qualifies for EURO 2024 and is therefore taking part in the EURO finals for the 14th time in a row since 1972.

Event programme: A summer of football culture in Berlin

Fan Zone ©  UEFA EURO 2024

The Fan Zone (formerly known as the Fan Mile) at the Brandenburg Gate has been part of every World Cup and European Championship since the 2006 World Cup. At this year's UEFA EURO, there are two central fan zones in Berlin: one at the Brandenburg Gate and one in front of the Reichstag building.

Fan Zone am Brandenburger Tor ©  City Press
Fan Zone am Brandenburger Tor

Fan Zone and supporting programme at the Brandenburg Gate (Straße des 17. Juni): Grand opening concert, screenings and other events. The fan zone in front of the Brandenburg Gate will be a highlight. Instead of a red carpet, Berlin has rolled out the green grass for football fans, Berliners and guests, turning the Straße des 17. Juni into a playing field, a pop-up park and the fan zone into an atmospheric meeting place. For four weeks, the metropolis' landmark will become the largest football goal in the world and thus a unique backdrop for unforgettable summer evenings, as the football matches will be broadcast here on screens: all German matches and all matches taking place in Berlin, i.e. the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, will be shown. Concerts and a summer cinema also take place here. Up to 130,000 visitors are expected per match.
Opening times: from 12 June 2024, daily from 8 a.m. - midnight, free admission

Luciano, Alvaro Soler, Elif and Leonie sang at the grand opening show for the football culture summer on 12 June from 7.30 pm.

EURO Plaza auf der Fan Zone am Reichstag ©  jbl
EURO Plaza auf der Fan Zone am Reichstag

Fan Zone in front of the Reichstag building (Platz der Republik): This second fan zone will become the festival centre. All 51 matches can be watched here via public viewing. There will also be a live programme with performances, DJ sets, concerts and exhibitions
Opening hours: 14 June to 14 July, daily from 2 p.m. to midnight, free admission

Host City Karte ©  UEFA EURO 2024

Fan Meeting Points have been set up in Berlin at Hammarskjöldplatz at Messe Berlin and at Breitscheidplatz in CIty West as meeting points for fans of the respective national teams.

Public Screening: Numerous bars, cafés and open-air venues will be broadcasting the matches live.

Cultural events in the run-up to and during the UEFA on visitBerlin.de

Tourism in Berlin

  • Forecast of expected Berlin guests: Around 2.5 million football fans are expected in Berlin, including 1.9 million external visitors from around 120 countries.
  • Berlin has already won: The fact that the European Football Championship - the third largest sporting event in the world - is being held in Germany and in Berlin has a priceless advertising effect
  • EURO 2024 and thus Berlin as the final city, capital and sports metropolis will be broadcast to 210 countries worldwide
  • From travelling to Berlin to accommodation and event tips: visitBerlin has put together everything you need to know about a visit to Berlin on visitBerlin.de.

Expected economic effects of UEFA EURO 2024 for Berlin

  • The UEFA EURO 2024 is expected to provide a significant economic boost for Berlin, as thousands of visitors are expected.
  • Berlin will present itself as a modern and innovative sports centre and expects to generate several million euros in total added value for the city.
  • Increased tourism: The tournament will boost tourism in Berlin by attracting international visitors who not only want to watch the games but also explore the city.

Review of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin

  • Berlin was a key venue during the 2006 FIFA World Cup and provided Berlin with a priceless image boost; the final on 9 July 2006 between Italy and France took place at the Olympiastadion and had well over three billion viewers at the TV screens and public viewing areas.
  • The 2006 FIFA European Football Championship attracted football enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world to experience the atmosphere of the games and explore the city of Berlin, leaving a long-lasting economic and touristic impact on Berlin by establishing the city as an attractive destination and improving its infrastructure.
  • 15 million visitors travelled to Berlin as (day) guests, around 450,000 per day.
  • 9 million visitors were counted at the FIFA Fan Fest. This was the first time that an event in Germany exceeded the number of visitors to the Oktoberfest, the world's largest folk festival.
  • Overnight guests in Berlin in June 2006: a total of 567,000 guests with 1.25 million overnight stays, including a 32 per cent increase in foreign guests
  • Football fans stayed longer: European football fans stayed an average of 8 days, non-Europeans 14 days
  • 19,500 media representatives were accredited
  • Transport: Deutsche Bahn had up to 600,000 additional travellers per day.
    7,400 additional aircraft movements in German airspace during the FIFA World Cup.
Kampagne UEFA EURO ©  visitBerlin

visitBerlin's campaign motifs and a video for the Berlin Fan Zones on the occasion of the UEFA EURO

Statements from visitBerlin on the UEFA EURO 2024

Berlin will benefit greatly from this celebration of football. The EURO is the third largest sporting event in the world and is particularly worthy of attention. The images from our fan mile at the Brandenburg Gate and the Olympic Stadium will go around the world and are priceless advertising. The European Championships thus help to keep Berlin among the top international city destinations. (June 2024)

Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin

What could be better for a city than to open our gates and arms and say: Welcome, Europe, to the biggest football spectacle of the year! We will set up the world's biggest football goal in front of the Brandenburg Gate. We're not rolling out the red carpet for all football fans, but the green pitch. (March 2024)

Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin

Berlin has already won. The fact that the European Football Championship is being held in Germany and in Berlin has a priceless advertising effect. The whole of Berlin benefits: the economy and society. (April 2024)

Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin

Click here for the full interview.

One year from today, the European Football Championship kicks off in Germany. We are looking forward to this mega event and many football-loving guests in Berlin. Berlin will write a new summer fairytale in 2024 with a spectacular fan mile with a lawn at the Brandenburg Gate, which will be transformed into a gigantic football goal. (June 2023)

Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin

Who is Berlin's city ambassador?

20.04.2016 DFB Pokal Halbfinale Saison 2015/2016 Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund ©  Camera4
Das Berliner Olympiastadion

Kevin-Prince Boateng is the Berlin ambassador for UEFA EURO 2024: The midfielder started out at his home club Hertha BSC before winning championships with AC Milan and FC Barcelona. He played internationally for Ghana and returned to Hertha towards the end of his career.

Websites for detailed information

Press contacts

Questions about the Fan Zone Berlin 2024

The organiser of the Fan Zone is Kulturprojekte Berlin.

Press contact: Petra Neye, Overall Management Communications Fan Festival UEFA EURO 2024
e-mail: p.neye@kulturprojekte.berlin
T +49 30 901939 – 526
 

Accreditation for the Fan Meeting Points

Accreditation for the Fan Meeting Points is not necessary

Images for free use

You can find further images of the sports metropolis Berlin for free download in our download area: about.visitberlin.de/en/materialien/toolkit/sport-1 

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