Decisions about Bilbao, Munich and Dublin as venues for the next Eurocup and the format of the European club competitions from 2024 are the main points of the Agenda of the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee next Monday the 19th in the Swiss town of Montreux.
After what Saint Petersburg, Budapest, Baku, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London and Rome have confirmed the presence of the public in the matches they will host, with different percentages and the possibility of expanding them on the date they are played, the final decision on three venues remains to be known.
UEFA published the meeting agenda this Friday, the date on which the Spanish Federation (RFEF), through its president, Luis Rubiales, acknowledged that Bilbao has problems and that as an alternative to have a headquarters in Spain the La Cartuja Stadium Sevilla would be a magnificent place, although the decision is up to UEFA.
The City Council of the capital of Biscay said that it continues to work so that Bilbao remains among the host cities, after having announced the possibility of nearly 14,000 spectators attending the matches, provided there is an accumulated incidence rate of 14 days of the Covid-19 lower 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and that the immunity of the population reaches 60%.
The Basque government in turn, he has indicated that he has informed UEFA that the presence of the public will be subject to the situation of the pandemic, the evolution of vaccination and the occupation of Basque hospitals at that time.
And from the Junta de Andalucía, its president, Juanma Moreno placeholder image, has considered that if Seville is the Spanish headquarters in the Eurocup it will be “a shock” for the Andalusian and Spanish economy.
When UEFA selected the host cities for the tournament, it ruled out the projects for Minsk, Sofia, Skopje, Jerusalem, Stockholm and Cardiff, and later that of Brussels, which had been originally chosen.
The Executive Committee, which will meet one day before the 45th Ordinary UEFA Congress, will also have on the table the reform of the format of the Champions and the Europa League from 2024 and the economic distribution of these for the 2021-2024 cycle and of the Women’s Champions for the period 2021-2025.