About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:35 - 27 Jun.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Azerbaijan Joins Georgia's Euro 2020 Bid
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 25 May.'12 / 15:20

After being eliminated from the race to host 2020 Olympic Games, Baku announced it had submitted a bid to co-host the Euro 2020 Football Championship with neighboring Georgia.
 
Georgia submitted on May 14 to UEFA a formal expression of interest to host Euro 2020. From the very beginning Tbilisi wanted to make a joint bid with Azerbaijan, but the latter was focused on its now already failed bid to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

“Following consultations with the Georgian Football Federation we have agreed to make a joint bid for hosting 2020 European Championship,” the Azerbaijani Football Federation said in a statement on its website on May 25, adding that the football federations of the two countries have already notified about their intention the European football governing body, UEFA.

Turkey had been the only bidder for the Euro 2020 until Scotland, Ireland and Wales expressed interest in a joint bid and Georgia also made a formal expression of interest a day before deadline expired on May 15. UEFA has since reopened the biding process for another 18 months; the host of Euro 2020 is expected to be announced in early 2014.
 
Georgia has welcomed Azerbaijan’s decision to join its bid.

“Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related with infrastructure, stadiums and hotels,” President of the Georgian Football Federation, Zviad Sichinava, said on May 25.

Georgia’s largest stadium, the Boris Paichadze National Stadium, has the capacity of about 55,000 seats and another large football stadium in Tbilisi, the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, has the capacity of about 25,000. Kutaisi stadium’s capacity is 18,000. Georgia said major overhaul of its stadiums, as well as construction of new ones, including in Black Sea resort town of Batumi, would be carried out.

Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, which is Azerbaijan’s largest stadium, located in Baku, has up to 30,000 seats.

According to Euro 2020 stadium requirements, a host nation should have at least two stadiums with the capacity of 50,000 seats; three stadiums with 40,000 seats and four stadiums with 30,000 seats.

Latest News
27 Jun.'17 17:35
CSOs: Georgia’s Democratic Future ‘at Risk’
A group of 32 Georgian civil society organizations issued an appeal to the international community.
27 Jun.'17 16:02
President Announces Tentative Date for Municipal Polls
Municipal elections will be held at the end of the third week of October, 2017.
27 Jun.'17 12:44
Government Hires Rasky Partners for U.S. Lobbying
Boston-based company will support Georgia’s outreach efforts to the Congress, U.S. administration.
26 Jun.'17 18:24
UNM Names Mayoral Candidate in Tbilisi
Zaal Udumashvili will be the mayoral candidate, while Nika Melia will compete for Sakrebulo chairmanship.
26 Jun.'17 16:59
PM Kvirikashvili on Kakha Kaladze’s ‘Interesting’ Political Plans
Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze will reportedly be the ruling party’s mayoral pick for Tbilisi.
26 Jun.'17 14:18
In Ramadan Messages, Georgian Leaders Reach Out to Muslim Community
PM, President and Parliamentary Speaker released statements on the occasion of Ramadan Bayram.
23 Jun.'17 16:05
40th round of Geneva International Discussions
Russia and Georgia spar over security.
23 Jun.'17 15:41
MPs Pass Constitutional Changes with First Reading
Amid the opposition’s boycott, amendments were unanimously adopted by the parliamentary majority.
23 Jun.'17 01:04
Moscow Cuts ‘Investment’ Funding for Tskhinvali
90% of South Ossetia’s budget for 2017 was subsidized by the Russian Federation.
22 Jun.'17 17:20
Crime Wave Stirs Public Outcry in Abkhazia
Public demands action to stop “lawlessness” in the region, authorities promise to investigate the cases.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
63