St. Petersburg will host 3 additional matches of EURO 2020

26 April 2021

The decision was made by the UEFA Executive Committee on 23 April. Three games, which were planned to be held in Dublin, Ireland, will be played in the northern capital of Russia.

Thus, seven games of the main sports championship of the year will be held in the city on the Neva next summer. According to the Chairman of the Committee for Tourism Development Sergey Korneev, additional matches of EURO 2020 in St. Petersburg make great news.

"A large number of matches of the European Championship will attract the attention of the whole world to St. Petersburg and give us the opportunity to talk about it as a city that hosts a world event of the highest level," said Sergey Korneev. – “Hosting of the EURO 2020 Games and “The EURO Legacy” in Saint Petersburg will have a significant impact on the recovery of international tourism, as soon as the borders between the countries open to tourists and serve as a quality mark that will once again emphasize the role of St. Petersburg as the world's largest sports and tourist center."

A real football spectacle is ready for Russians and foreigners in summer. The following matches will be held in the city:

  • June 12: Belgium – Russia, 22: 00 GMT
  • June 14: Poland – Slovakia, 19: 00 GMT
  • June 16: Finland – Russia, 16: 00 GMT
  • June 18: Sweden – Slovakia, 16: 00 GMT
  • June 21: Finland – Belgium, 22: 00 GMT
  • June 23: Sweden -- Poland, 19: 00 GMT
  • July 2: match of the 1/4 final, 19: 00 GMT

Recall that EURO 2020 will be held from June 11 to July 11, 2021 in different cities of the Old World. Earlier, the Organizing Committee of the Russian part of the championship approved the occupancy of the stands of the Gazprom Arena stadium by 50%. However, fans should take into account the ever-changing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic when planning their trip. Detailed information for the viewers of the championship is available on the official website of UEFA. Official information about the restrictions caused by the coronavirus, including recommendations for visiting the city, is available on the website of the Administration of St. Petersburg in the section "St. Petersburg against coronavirus" , as well as on the official tourist portal of the city visit-petersburg.ru.