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Here is the French bid :) :





Transportations & Infrastructures: (existing ones)
None investment in transportations and infrastructures is needed here, for hosting UEFA Euro.




Railways

France has the largest high speed network in Europe (one of the largest in the world), French high speed lines allow TGV to have a commercial speed over 300Km/h (320km/h on newest lines).
New connections (especially with Spain, Germany and Italy) and extensions are projected in the near future. The AGV-Alstom trains (future successor of TGV-Alstom trains, from 2014) will have a commercial speed up to 360km/h on the existing TGV network.

TGV trains carry over 100 million passengers per year !

TGV-Alstom high speed national and international network:
-TGV Atlantique
-TGV (duplex) Méditerrannée
-TGV Nord & Nord-Europe (France-Belgium)
-TGV Est-Europe (France-Luxembourg-Germany) + ICE-Siemens (France-Germany)
-TGV Lyria aka TGV Ligne de Coeur (France-Switzerland)
-Eurostar (France-UK-Belgium)
-Thalys (France-Belgium-Netherlands-Germany)









(the whole electrified network is approx: 18,000 km; 62% of journeys between candidate cities will last less than 4 hours)


Motorway network




International Airports & Hotel infrastructures

The airports of the 12 candidate cities have an annual total traffic over 160 million passengers.
Some airports such as Lyon-St Exupery or Paris-CDG have their own TGV stations with services toward large French cities (including most of Euro candidate cities) and also toward some European Capitals/cities.








France is the first tourist destination in the world with approx. 80 million visitors per year. So, the hotel capacities of all candidate cities are good, in each category (including hotels with training facilities for the 24 teams).







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Cities (9+3 reserve)


Paris & St-Denis, population: 11,769,433

St-Denis:





Free bike system (Velcom: 450 bikes & 50 stations) :


Paris:





Transports
(suburban trains, RER, Métro & Tram; new lines and extensions planned) :



Free bike system (Vélib': 20,600 bikes & 1,451 stations) :



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Marseille, population: 1,623,720





Transports
(Métro & Tram, extensions planned) :


Free bike system (Le Vélo: 1,000 bikes & 130 stations) :



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Lyon, population: 1,748,271





Transports
(Métro & Tram, extensions planned) :


Free bike system (Vélo'v: 4,000 bikes & 340 stations) :



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Lille, population: 1,164,716 (Lille is an important European crossroads)






Transports
(Métro & Tram, extensions planned) :



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Bordeaux, population: 1,010,000 (Well known for its wines and its monuments)






Transports
(Tram, extensions planned) :


Free bike system (vCUB: 1,545 bikes & 139 stations) :



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Lens, population: 552,694 (city: 35,583)





Transports
(Tram-Train, opening 2014) :



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Toulouse, population: 1,102,882 (Hometown of Airbus & the home base of the European aerospace industry)






Transports
(Métro & Tram, extensions planned) :


Free bike system (VélôToulouse: 2,400 bikes & 246 stations) :



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St-Etienne, population: 392,041





Transports
(Tram) :


Free bike system (opening in june 2010: 300 bikes) :



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Strasbourg, population: 638,670 (known as the European capital: EU Parliament, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights etc)







Transports
(Tram, new lines and extensions planned) :


Free bike system (opening in september 2010: 2,000 bikes)


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Nice, population: 991,903 (Côte d'Azur/French Riviera: Cannes, Monaco Monte-Carlo, Antibes, St-Tropez etc :cheers:)





Transports
(Tram, new lines and extensions planned) :



Free bike system (Vélobleu: 900 bikes & 90 stations) :



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Nancy, population: 415,765 (Nancy's region is the homeland of Michel Platini :yes:)





Transports
(Tram, new lines and extensions planned) :


Free bike system (VélOstan-lib: 1,050 bikes & 105 stations) :
Stadiums : (9+3 reserve)




1. Paris/St-Denis (Stade de France) 81,338 (76,474 during Euro), Renovations
2. Marseille 65/75,000 (65,000 minimum (?) during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
3. Lyon (Ol Land) 61,556 (57,628 during Euro), New
4. Paris (Parc des Princes) 50/53,000 + Retractable roof ? (40,058 minimum (?) during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
5. Lille 50,283 + Retractable roof & movable pitch (47,882 during Euro), New
6. Bordeaux 43/45,000 (42,566 during Euro), New
7. Lens 44,000 (40,113 during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
8. Toulouse 40/43,000 (37,050 during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
9. St-Etienne 42,000 (39,327 during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
10. Strasbourg 36/40,000 (36,645 during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension
11. Nice 35/38,000 (33,470 during Euro), New
12. Nancy 35,000 + Retractable roof (31,973 during Euro), Refurbishment and Extension

Most of projects include renewable energy (photovoltaics, thermal panels and/or wind turbines + rainwater collection systems)


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Paris (St-Denis)

Stade de France (81,338 │ built │ renovations from now to 2016 │ approved │ cost: €100M, 100% private)







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Marseille

Stade Vélodrome (65/75K │ refurbishment & extension │ bidding in progress │ cost: €150M, private-public partnership │ opening: 2014)

Current stadium:




Illustration:




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Lyon

"OL Land" (61,556 │ new │ approved │ cost: €450M, 100% private │ opening: December 2013)

Project
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Paris

Parc des Princes (50/53K + retractable roof (?) │ refurbishment & extension │ bidding in progress │ cost: €75-100M, 100% private │ opening: 2014)

Current stadium:




Proposals:




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Lille

"Grand Stade" (50,283 + retractable roof + movable pitch │ new │ under construction │ cost: €620-700M, private-public partnership │ opening: July 2012)

Project:










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Bordeaux

"Grand Stade" (43/45K │ new │ bidding in progress │ cost: €165-200M, 50% public + 50% payed by the club │ opening: 2014)

Illustration:




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Lens

Stade Félix-Bollaert (44K │ refurbishment & extension │ approved │ cost: €111M, 50% public + 50% payed by the club │ opening: February 2014)

Current stadium:




Project:








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Toulouse

Stadium Municipal (40/43K │ refurbishment & extension │ bidding in progress │ cost: €54M, 100% public with certainly a part payed by the rugby and football clubs of the city │ opening: summer 2014)

Current stadium:








No rendering yet ! They will extend the second ring all around the stadium and change all the seats.



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St-Etienne

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (42K │ refurbishment & extension │ bidding in progress │ cost: €75M, 100% public │ opening: 2014)

Current stadium:






No rendering yet, but they are going to close the corners (with stands & suites) and remove the current roofs in order to add a new one over the whole "new" stadium.



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Strasbourg

Stade de la Meinau (36/40K │ refurbishment & extension │ bidding in progress │ cost: €160M, private-public partnership │ opening: 2014)

Current stadium:




Illustration:




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Nice

"Grand Stade" (35/38K │ new │ bidding in progress │ cost: €158M, private-public partnership │ opening: June 2013)

Illustration:
(former project)



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Nancy

Stade Marcel-Picot (35K + retractable roof │ refurbishment & extension │ approved │ cost: €60-70M, 100% private │ opening: late 2012)

Current stadium:




Project:















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There are just three bids left for EURO 2012. What I was thinking, almost all West-European hosted a EURO. Since almost no change has happened in Eastern Europe in football terms, why not change the EURO thing, and also allowing it for regions or multiple countries to host? Here you can dicuss the most beautiful and/or impossible EURO's.

How bout: EURO 2016: London?!

Wembley - 90.000
Twickenham - 82.000 (I'm sure they'd co-operate on this unique operation)
Emirates - 60.000
Stamford Bridge - 43.000 (At the time it would be probably 60.000 or something, thanks to Abramovich)
The New Valley - 40.000
White Hart Lane - 36.000
Boleyn - 35.000
Selhurst - 26.000

You'd have eight stadiums, of which two need slight expansion. The beautiful thing is; everything is happening in one city. Not across the country where people need to travel 700 km to the next stadium, they just need to travel a couple of kilometres (or miles, whatever you prefer)
 

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Or EURO 2016: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Westfalenstadion - 66.000 (81.000 using stands)
Schalke Arena - 54.000 (61.000 using stands)
LTU Arena - 52.000 (all seater)
Borussia Park - 46.000 (53.000 using stands)
Müngersdorfer Stadion - 46.000 (51.000 using stands)
Ruhrstadion - 24.000 (33.000 using stands)
Grotenburg Stadion - 35.000 using stands
BayArena - 22.500 (all seater)
 

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Or EURO 2016: Euskadi (Basque Country)

San Mamés - Bilbao - 40.000
Anoeta - San Sebastian - 32.000
El Sardinero - Santader - 22.500
Mendizorroza - Vitória - 20.000
El Sadar - Pamplona - 20.000
Gobela - Gexto - 15.000
Hameau - Pau - 14.000
Parc des Sports d'Aguiléra - Biarritz - 13.500

Needs a lot of expansion, but hey, is a nice set of stadia.
 

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This list was on the WHL thread

1) wembley: 90,000
2) twickenham: 82,000
3) olympic stadium: 80,000
4) emirates: 60,000
5) stamford bridge: 42,449, with plans to expand/relocate to 50,000+
6) white hart lane: 36,214, with plans to expand/relocate above 50,000+
7) upton park: 35,647, with plans to expand up to 40,500
8) the valley: 27,111, with plans to expand up to 40,600

Not bad no? would be a new thing and I prefer London try it out!
 

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def. good Idea , only thing is there won't be nothing left of London or whoever after this tournament.
 

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Or EURO 2016: Comunidad Valenciana

New Valencia Stadium - Valencia - 70.000
Mestalla - Valencia - 53.000
Martinez Valero - Elche/Elx - 39.000
José Rico Perez - Alicante - 30.000
Ciudad de Valencia - Valencia - 28.000
El Madrigal - Villarreal - 23.000
Nuevo Estadio Castalia - Castellón - 18.000
Los Silos - Burjassot - 13.000
 

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EURO 2016: Andalucía

La Cartuja - Sevilla - 70.000
Manuel Ruiz de Lopera - Sevilla - 56.000
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán - Sevilla - 55.000
La Rosaleda - Malaga - 33.000
Ramon de Carranza - Cadiz - 22.000
Nuevo Colombino - Huelva - 20.000
Mediterráneo - Alméria - 20.000
Municipal de La Linea - La Linea - 20.000
 

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EURO 2016: Scandinavia

New Råsunda - 50.000
Nya Ullevi - 43.000
Parken - København - 42.000
Olympiastadion - Helsinki - 42.000
Brøndby - København - 29.000
Malmö - Malmö - 27.000
Ullevaal - Oslo - 26.000
Lerkendal - Trondheim - 21.000
 

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EURO 2016: The Netherlands

Amsterdam Arena - Amsterdam - 52.000
De Kuip - Rotterdam - 51.000
Philips Stadion - 37.000
Gelredome - Arnhem - 30.000
KooimeerplAZa - Alkmaar - 30.000 (under construction)
Olympic Stadion - Amsterdam - 30.000
Abe Lenstra Stadion - 28.000
Arke Stadion - Enschede - 27.000 (being expanded at the moment)

EURO 2016: Netherlands / Belgium
I've read somewhere that Brugge and Anderlecht are going to build new stadium / expand the current one, both to about 40.000 In that case:
Amsterdam Arena - Amsterdam - 52.000
De Kuip - Rotterdam - 51.000
Koning Boudewijn - Brussel - 50.000
New Stadium - Brugge - 40.000
Constant Vanden Stock - Brussel - 40.000
Philips Stadion - 37.000
Gelredome - Arnhem - 30.000
Olympisch Stadion - Amsterdam - 30.000
 

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Martuh said:
Or EURO 2016: Euskadi (Basque Country)

San Mamés - Bilbao - 40.000
Anoeta - San Sebastian - 32.000
El Sardinero - Santader - 22.500
Mendizorroza - Vitória - 20.000
El Sadar - Pamplona - 20.000
Gobela - Gexto - 15.000
Hameau - Pau - 14.000
Parc des Sports d'Aguiléra - Biarritz - 13.500

Needs a lot of expansion, but hey, is a nice set of stadia.
Santander is Cantabrian which is definately not Basque :)
 

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Maybe a simelar thing is posseble in the
Manchester Liverpool area (North West England)

Manchester United
cap 76.000

Manchester City,
cap. 46.000

Liverpool FC,
Cap. today 45.000

Cap future 60.000

Liverpool Everton FC,
cap. 40.2000

Blackburn
cap. 31.367

Bolton
cap. 28.723

Wigan (easely expendable by filling the corners)
cap 25.000

Preston
cap 23.500 (easely expendable by filling the corners)
 

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England will be focused on the 2018 World Cup.
 

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Aka said:
No, no and no.
Why, why and why not?

SimLim said:
Rubbish idea. Would never happen.
There are enough things in the world that won't happen. But that doesn't mean we can't talk about it on this forum in this topic.

The two of you are just like the UEFA. Not open to new things which could improve the tournament.

Quintana said:
Santander is Cantabrian which is definately not Basque :)
My bad.
 

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Gaelic EURO?

Croke Park IRL - 83.000
Millennium WAL - 73.000
Murrayfield SCO - 68.000
Celtic Park SCO - 61.000
Hampden SCO - 52.000
Ibrox SCO - 51.000
New Landsdowne Road IRL- 50.000
Austin Stack Park IRL - 25.000 (newly built 30.000 seater or something - this one's falling apart.)
 

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Former DDR EURO:

Olympiastadion Berlin - 76.000 (recently built)
Zentralstadion Leipzig - 44.000 (recently built)
Ostseestadion Rostock - 30.000
Rudolf Harbig Stadion Dresden - 29.000
Stadion Magdeburg - 28.000 (new)
Stadion der Freundschaft Cottbus - 21.000
Kurt Wabbel Stadion Halle - 24.000
An der Alten Försterei Berlin - 18.000 (new)
 

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Martuh said:
Why, why and why not?
Because, because, because an european championship is a competition held by a country and not a region or a city.
And... are you forgetting that there must be an home national team automatically qualified? You're giving the home advantage to the same countries over and over again: Spain, Germany, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, bla bla bla.

There are many european countries - specially eastern europeans - that wish to host an european championship, to improve their facilities and to be heard around the world... and you're thinking in regions from countries that don't really need it.

Giving an european championship to Euskadi could be seen as an UEFA statement supporting Euskadi's independence.
 
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No. Its a rubbish idea. Plain and simple. I didnt say you could'nt talk about it. I just put my two cents in.

One it would'nt benefit a nation as a whole, and considering countries in Europe are no bigger then certain states in America there is no point cramming 16 teams into a single city.

The whole point of having a nation holidgg such an event is for a once in a life time oppurtunity. If England were to host the Euro championships just in London imagine the hoo hah.

Sorry. You can start threads on whatever you want. But this is a ridiculous idea. My point of view. :)
 
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