From Last Minute Winners to Own Goals – The Best and Worst Host Cities to Visit for Euro 2024 (In Terms of Value for Money!)

The European Championships – or Euros – return this summer, with Germany hosting Euro 2024, across 10 cities, between June 14 and July 14.

The tournament has, over the past couple of decades, become one of the most watched sporting events in the world with more than 5 billion viewers, even allowing for its geographic limitations.

BERLIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 05: THE UEFA EURO 2024 Winners Trophy is pictured duirng the UEFA EURO 2024 Brand Launch at Olympiastadion on October 05, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for DFB)

This year’s edition marks a welcome return (from Euro 2020 and the Qatar World Cup) to a single host nation summer event, and a traditional footballing host nation, at that.

But, while Ireland has missed out on this summer’s party, many Irish soccer fans will still make the trip to catch a bit of the action.

Given Irish fans don’t have to be too partisan this summer, they can pick and choose which matches and cities to visit. But, which are the best options?

A new survey, by casino bonus guide NoDepositDaily.com, has ranked the 10 host Euro 2024 cities in terms of cost of beer inside stadiums, the number of hotels within 2 miles of each city centre and the average price of a hotel per night.

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)

The Best and Worst Options (in terms of value) Are:

Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Park

Berlin – Olympiastadion

Gelsenkirchen – Arena MufSchalke

Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion

Dortmund – Signal Iduna Park

Stuttgart – MHPArena

Hamburg – Volksparkstadion

Dusseldorf – Merkur Spiel Arena

Munich – Allianz Arena

Leipzig – Red Bull Arena

Allianz Arena, Munich

Mervyn Davids, from NoDepositDaily.com, said: “2024 is going to be a huge year for Europe, and hopefully, we’ll see some great football. If you are heading to Germany to see all the action for yourself, see the sites, or even learn the culture, costs throughout your trip could vary depending on what you purchase or partake in. Whether you prefer cheap and cheerful, or convenience, these findings give a fantastic insight for anyone planning their 2024 trip to Germany.”

Many Irish neutrals may opt to damn the expense and go for the sheer atmosphere, instead – Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena – albeit 9th in the list – Borussia Dortmund’s famed Westfalenstadion (now called Signal Iduna Park) and Schalke 05’s Gelsenkirchen ground (the site, in its original form, of Ireland’s famous 1-0 victory over England at Euro ’88) all obvious choices if the head doesn’t rule the heart on this one!


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