Euro 2020 stadium design unveiled

The Belgian city of Brussels has launched a bid to host some of the final matches in football’s 2020 European Championship, with a stadium design by Arup being part of the campaign.

 This month the Belgian Football Association, together with the city of Brussels and the Brussels Capital Region, submitted design for the Eurostadium by Arup in collaboration with KCAP Architects and Planners.

 The 2020 tournament will follow a different format from those of previous years. Instead of a country or a joint bid from two nations staging all the final matches they will be played in selected cities across the continent.

 The plan submitted provides for a new football venue close to the site of the Brussels Expo which will accommodate 60,000 spectators and complies with all UEFA requirements.

 Brussels hopes to obtain four matches of the Euro2020 finals, including the opening game. The final announcement of the chosen host cities is expected in September 2014.