Overall, more than four-and-a-half million requests have been received by UEFA for EURO 2020 tickets in the first week of applications.

UEFA EURO 2020 will be the largest European Championship ever held, with twelve host cities in twelve countries co-hosting the event. Interest in the tournament has been huge, and in the first week of tickets becoming available, UEFA has received more than 4.5 million ticket requests in its system. According to UEFA, the greatest interest so far has been shown in England, Germany, Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Denmark. The final, to be played in Wembley, has received the highest number of ticket requests for a single match.

It is UEFA’s expressed goal that football gets closer to the fans at the 2020 European Championship than ever before, thus there are twelve host cities in twelve countries instead of in just one or two, one of them being Budapest’s soon-to-be-ready new Puskás Aréna. Should Hungary qualify for EURO 2020, they will be guaranteed to play two of their three group-stage matches in Budapest.

UEFA is selling 3 million tickets for the tournament, which starts on 12 July 2020. The first period of ticket sales began on 12 June and lasts until 12 July this summer, and this sales period represents the best chance fans have of being allocated tickets. Ticket requests can be made up until 14:00 on 12 July, at https://euro2020.tickets.uefa.com/lottery/welcome_en.html

Should the number of ticket requests for a given match exceed the amount of tickets available, tickets will be allocated by way of a ballot from those registering their interest in tickets. There’s no need to rush though, as your chances of success are independent of when you registered your interest. Tickets allocated but not paid for will be re-allocated to fans who were unsuccessful in the original ballot. Fans will know by mid-August at the latest if they have been successful in the ballot.

Alongside ticket requests, UEFA is also accepting applications to be a EURO 2020 volunteer. If you would like to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, you can enter your application at https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/about/volunteers/

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