Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland have submitted a joint bid to host the Uefa Women’s Euro 2025 international soccer tournament.
The Nordic proposal would see more more than 800,000 tickets made available, with the final being played at the 50,000-seater Friends Arena in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.
Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki – the respective capitals of Denmark, Norway and Finland – would also stage games, along with the cities of Odense (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden), Trondheim (Norway) and Tampere (Finland).
The Nordics 2025 bid added that it is founded on a vision to ‘inspire to build truly equal opportunities for women’s football across Europe’. It also promises to offer a compact tournament set-up to build connections within the Nordic and European cities in the spirit of sustainable development.
Lise Klaveness, president of the Norwegian Football Association (NFF), said: “Women’s football in the Nordic countries has so much to offer. We offer to share with the rest of Europe our joint ambition to leave a long-lasting legacy of truly equal opportunities in football.”
“Our Nordic bid offers to take the Uefa Women’s Euro to the next level by growing the fan culture of women’s football and organizing the biggest Women’s Euro ever,” stated Ari Lahti, president of the Finnish Football Association (SPL).
Karl-Erik Nilsson, president of the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), added: “Together we will provide a unique experience for both players and supporters. All Nordic football associations agrees about the importance of organising major championships in our countries, and together we have great ambitions for the development of women’s football.”
“With a joint Nordic bid, we will display not just Denmark but the entire Nordic approach to women’s football and innovative event management – and we will do it on the foundation of solidarity, which is the core value of the European sports model,” said Jesper Møller, president of the Danish Football Association (DBU).
Uefa’s executive committee will announce the host of Euro 2025 on 25th January 2023. Other confirmed bids include France, Poland and Switzerland.