EURO 2025: The Swiss to host the women’s tournament?

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

EURO 2025: The Swiss to host the women’s tournament? The Swiss Football Federation has officially expressed its desire to host the prestigious event. However, it must deal with competition, as UEFA has previously received proposals from other representatives of the Old Continent.


The country of watches and cheese has a good chance of hosting the tournament, as there are not as many applicants for the challenge as there are for hosting the best men's national teams. Nevertheless, representatives of the Swiss Football Federation say they intend to take the next steps towards developing football in their country also in the women's section. That is why they are joining Poland, France and the Nordic countries in the race for the 2025 European Women's Championship.

A few months ago, the idea of Switzerland joining forces with Liechtenstein, which would use its stadium in the capital, Vaduz, was raised. Yet the potential bid was not ultimately supported, and the Swiss federation is determined to enter the tournament as an independent host with nine stadiums where the games could be played.

Stade de la Tuilière© Ariel Huber / MLZD

The selected arenas mainly consist of 3 venues with a capacity of more than 30,000 fans. These are Stade de Suisse in Bern, St. Jakob-Park in Basel and Stade de Genéve in Geneva. Other stadiums are Letzigrund in Zurich with 25,000 seats as well as Tourbillon and Kybunpark, each with a capacity of 20,000. 

The other 3 facilities are smaller but modern, as they were all inaugurated in 2011 or later. The first is swissporarena, which is located in Lucerne and will seat 17,500 fans. Two more arenas are under consideration: Stade de la Tuliére and - the only stadium with a capacity of less than 10 000 - Stockhorn Arena.


In Switzerland's favour as a potential host is the fact that the country occupies a small area, so the stadiums are located close to each other. Transport between venues would also be facilitated by the ready infrastructure of roads and railway tracks throughout the country.