San Siro Selected To Host 2024 Olympic Games Football Tournament

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The famous San Siro stadium in Milan, designated host of this season’s UEFA

Champions League final, has been selected along with 10 other venues to stage

matches in the 2024 Olympic Games football tournament if Rome succeeds in

beating its three rivals. 

Also proposed is the new Juventus Stadium in Turin, the Stadio Artemio Franchi in

Florence and Stadio San Paolo in Naples. Both men’s and women’s finals will be

played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The remaining stadia selected are as

follows: the Bentegoda Stadium in Verona; Friuli Stadium in Udine; Luigi Ferraris

Stadium in Genoa; Dall’Ara Stadium in Bologna; St Nicholas Stadium in Bari; and

Barbera Stadium in Palermo on the island of Sicily.

While most events at an Olympic Games are based in a single city, it has become a

tradition for the football competition to be spread around the host country to

ensure that as many people as possible feel involved. “It’s a very important

selection: 11 cities, 11 stadiums,” said Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian

Olympic Committee. “It is from here that Rome’s bid becomes the candidacy of the

country.”

Rome is up against Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris in the contest for the right to

stage the 2024 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will decide the

winner in 2017 in Lima, the Peruvian capital.

Meazza, and the San Paolo.

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