With almost all of Europe having a chance to host a small piece of Euro 2020, more and more UEFA member associations want to take the opportunity. Bulgarian FA (BFS) president appeals to the government to make the dream happen.
Over the last few years many declarations and announcements were made regarding a possible new national stadium. Still, until now works started only on a private stadium in Sofia and a smaller one in Plovdiv. No central arena to replace Vassil Levski Stadion is ready or even under planning.
This may change with Euro 2020 around the corner. Bulgarian FA (BFS) already considered a joint bid with Romania in the past, hoping to repeat the leap by Poland and Ukraine from 2007, when they were granted Euro 2012 hosting. Now chances of securing a Euro-host spot are larger with 13 cities in 13 countries to be selected. However, only a handful of games will be played in each country. Will Bulgaria be one of them?
BFS president Borislav Mihaylov officially expressed his support for a large national stadium that would give his country a spot among host countries. With minimum capacity requirement at 50,000 (with two possible exceptions), UEFA set the target high and only the national government may carry out such a large project.
Noting that it is the government that has to make the final decision, Mihaylov reminded that he has held talks with both Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on the issue.