Glasgow would host six matches if a UK and Ireland bid to host the Euro 2028 men’s football tournament is successful.

The matches, including one quarter-final, would be played at Hampden during the championships.

Glasgow is the only Scottish city involved in the bid and Hampden is the only stadium mentioned, meaning no matches would be played at Celtic Park or Ibrox Stadium.

The event would take place in June and July with tens of thousands of fans from competing nations arriving in the city if the bid is successful.

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Glasgow City Council is committed to spending £7.5million pounds on the event.

Glasgow hosted three matches during the Euro 2020 Championships held across a number of countries last year after it was delayed because of the pandemic.

As well as the matches, Glasgow would be a hub for a culture and community programme.

The city would host a fanzone and football village during the tournament.

The council said it would be an “opportunity for visitors and local citizens to come together for a programme of activities celebrating football and Glasgow’s unique welcome, including matches, cultural programming and football-related activities designed to encourage participation”.

Bailie Christie, convener for Culture, Sport and International Relations said: “A central bid team has been established in the FA to coordinate the Euro 2028 bid and Glasgow Life has been working with the Council family, the SFA, Scottish Government, EventScotland and Police Scotland to contribute to the feasibility study and bid from a Glasgow perspective.

“Hosting EURO 2028 would build on the success of Euro 2020. While the event was severely impacted by the pandemic, Glasgow worked closely with Uefa, the SFA and Scottish Government to deliver the country’s first major event emerging from the pandemic, building credibility for the city and also retaining as much benefit as possible for the city.”