The Convention Centre Dublin has announced that it will host the live televised UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw, which will take place on December 2nd, 2018.
The 2020 championships mark the 60th anniversary of UEFA’s prestigious competition.
UEFA selected Ireland and The CCD as the venue for this event, following an invitation to bid issued to the host cities of this unique European Championships.
UEFA indicated that The CCD was chosen due to its capability to deliver the detailed list of requirements.
The technical capability of The CCD for TV and staging, the quality and expertise of the venue, the cost competitiveness of the package and the level of detail in the Dublin submission document were the strongest factors in winning the bid.
Games are being hosted in 13 cities across the continent on a once-off basis and it is expected that up to 200,000 people will visit from overseas for the games alone. Dublin is set to host four games in the Aviva stadium which is expected to bring an economic benefit of €40-€50 million to Ireland.
Welcoming the news, Stephen Meehan, chief executive, The CCD, said: “We are excited to confirm such a prestigious sporting event and congratulate all teams involved in the bid submission.
“The CCD is an iconic building in the heart of Dublin city and we are looking forward to welcoming representatives from the 55 National Associations to our venue.”
The news comes at a successful time for the Convention Centre Dublin, which was recently recognised as Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre by the World Travel Awards.
The location will also contest the global title global title in Vietnam this December.
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