October 12th 2022 – Today, the Football Associations of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland submit their joint bid for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2025.
The Women’s EURO 2025 in the Nordics is set to be the biggest UEFA Women’s EURO edition of the tournament, with more than 800.000 tickets available for sale and a spectacular final at Friends Arena in Stockholm – the largest stadium in the Nordic region with 50,000 spectator seats. The four capital cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki are all included together, with one additional city from each of the four countries: Odense DEN, Göteborg SWE, Trondheim NOR, and Tampere FIN.
The Nordics 2025 bid is founded on a vision to “inspire to build truly equal opportunities for women’s football across Europe”.
The Nordic countries have a long history of cooperation. For the past four years, their football associations have worked closely together to make a joint bid for a major championship. The preparations included visits to the 2022 UEFA European Women’s Football Championship this summer by over 40 participants from all eight host cities. The bid offers a compact tournament set-up to build connections within the Nordic and European cities in the spirit of sustainable development.
Lise Klaveness, president, Norwegian Football Association, 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.”
Ari Lahti, president, Finish Football Association, said:
“Football is a powerful opportunity to make a change. 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”.
Karl-Erik Nilsson, president, Swedish Football Association, said:
“Together we are stronger. Together we will provide a unique experience for both players and supporters. All Nordic football associations agrees about the importance of organizing major championships in our countries, and together we have great ambitions for the development of women’s football. The UEFA Women’s Euro in the Nordic countries will strengthen the women’s football with a focus on sustainability, safety, and equal societies”.
Jesper Møller, president, Danish Football Association, said:
“The Nordic bid for UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 is much more than a championship – it is a team work to grow women’s football in all of Europe and to ensure the continued development of women’s football for equal opportunities, more diversity and better sustainability across our common Nordic visions and values. With EURO 2020 in fresh memory, where Denmark showed its event potential, we will reuse and refine all the good experiences to once again create a celebration for all fans. 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”
The UEFA’s executive committee will announce the host of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 on January 25, 2023.