Euro 2020: Where will games be held - UEFA discuss St James's Park and Wembley options

UEFA will discussthe venues for Euro 2020 today with Wembley set to be given extra game

St James's Park has been suggested as a possible alternative venue for Euro 2020 games.
St James's Park has been suggested as a possible alternative venue for Euro 2020 games.

Newcastle United’s St James’s Park could host Euro 2020 games this summer after the Football Association offered the venue, and Wembley as a possible solution to those games which can no longer be held in other countries.

St James’s Park is believed to have been one of the venues suggested to replace Dublin, Bilbao and Munich on Friday if those options are binned by UEFA.

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Dublin is certain to lose its four games and Bilbao's could be moved to Seville because of Covid-19 issues.

A fixture clash means Dublin's group-stage games will not go to Wembley.

But BBC Sport are reporting that its last-16 game, featuring the winner of England's group, will be moved to Wembley.

Euro 2020 - delayed by a year from its original schedule because of the pandemic - was due to be hosted by 12 different European cities.

Uefa's executive committee will discuss the matter on Friday morning. It had told host cities that stadiums must be able to hold at least 25% capacity to be allowed to keep their fixtures.

Dublin and Bilbao's matches will be moved but it is not known whether Munich will give guarantees around access for supporters in order to keep its four games - three in Group F and one quarter-final.

St James’s Park and other stadia in England have been suggested as possible alternatives for the group matches that were due to be played in Dublin, though other reports claim that English venies have been ruled out.

Wembley was already due to host three group games as well as a last-16 tie, both semi-finals and the tournament final, but is not currently scheduled to stage any quarter-finals.

The tournament, featuring 24 teams playing 51 games, will take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021.

Newcastle is already playing host to the Rugby League World Cup later this year, with the first game of the 2021 tournament between England and Samoa taking place at St James’s on October 23, as well as the opening ceremony. The Super League Magic Weekend is also being held on Tyneside on September 4-5.