Copenhagen in football fever

Football training in front of the Telia Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Mar. 5, 2020. Taken by Caroline Kleine-Besten

By Caroline Kleine-Besten

On 12 June this year, the time has come and the European Football Championship will start for the 60th time. Copenhagen is one of the hosts and tries to offer the fans a lot.

“We will be offering two large public viewing areas and expect up to 35,000 fans at a time. In addition, the local football clubs will invite to various events and there will be an exhibition on the European Championship in the City Hall,” says Thomas Bach, Head of the Sports Department of the City of Copenhagen.

In addition, a fan village will be built directly at the harbour, which will give guests a taste of Copenhagen’s summer flair. “In total, the European Championship will cost the city 2.2 million euros,” says Bach.

One Copenhagen football fan is already particularly looking forward to the European Championship: “Together with 14 others, I applied for the tickets in Copenhagen and am now going to London for two matches here and the final. I spent a total of about 1000 euros on it,” says Per Larsen in front of a sports bar in Copenhagen.

The article is mainly aimed at countries and people who could visit Copenhagen without too much effort during the European Championship, for example Sweden or Germany. The article could therefore be published in Die Welt (