Basel to host UEFA Women’s Euro final

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Featured image credit: Luca-bs/CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED/Edited for size

The opening match and final of UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 in Switzerland will take place at Basel’s St. Jakob-Park, with seven more venues to be used during the national team tournament.

Switzerland was announced as the host country of UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 back in April, and the tournament is scheduled to take place from July 2-27.

As well as St. Jakob-Park, matches will take place at Stadion Wankdorf (Bern), Stade de Genève (Geneva), Stadion Letzigrund (Zurich), Kybunpark (St. Gallen), Allmend Stadion Luzern (Lucerne), Stockhorn Arena (Thun) and Stade de Tourbillon (Sion).

Quarter-finals will take place in Geneva, Zurich, Bern and Basel, while semi-finals will be held in Geneva and Zurich. The opening game and all knockout games will be played in the four stadiums with the highest capacity.

During the group stage, there will be two geographical clusters to optimise team travel. The total capacity of the tournament is around 725,000 seats. With a capacity of 38,500, St. Jakob Park is the biggest stadium in Switzerland.

The country was selected to host the tournament ahead of a joint bid from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, as well as separate proposals from France and Poland.

It will mark the second time Switzerland has staged a major UEFA national team tournament after it co-hosted the men’s European Championship alongside Austria in 2008.

The most recent Women’s Euro was held last year in England, with the host nation winning the tournament after defeating Germany 2-1 in the final at Wembley. The event had been due to take place in 2021 but was pushed back by 12 months after the men’s Euro 2020 tournament was delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.