Scottish Greens welcome successful Euro 2028 bid

Scottish Green MSP Gillian Mackay has welcomed international football coming home to Glasgow, with the announcement that the city will host games at Euro 2028.

Glasgow hosted the first ever international football match in 1872, which eventually led to the creation of the world’s most popular sports tournaments. Euro 2028 will be played at venues in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Gillian Mackay MSP said:

“With Scotland under Steve Clarke going from strength to strength and on the cusp of qualifying for Euro 2024 in Germany, there’s no better time for international football to come home to Glasgow where it first started.

“Euro 2028 could be another major tournament for our fans to look forward to, without the additional cost of travel and accommodation, while bringing tens of thousands of new visitors to the country.

“Our supporters are known across the world for their passion, our country is renowned for its hospitality, and Glasgow is a city that has successfully played host to the Commonwealth Games, European Athletics Championship and Euro 2020 in recent years. We’re the perfect venue for this celebration of sport. And no team ever complained about having home advantage.”