Glasgow’s UEFA Euro 2020 host city logo was revealed today in a ceremony at the Glasgow Science Centre. Football personalities joined the Scottish Football Association and special guest, former Aberdeen and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in celebrating the footballing adventure that will see Glasgow’s Hampden Park stage three group matches and a round of 16 encounter in four years’ time.
Glasgow is one of 13 cities that will play host to matches at UEFA EURO 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship. The football hotbed joins London, Rome, Baku and Bucharest in having revealed their host city logos, and ceremonies are scheduled to take place in the remaining cities – Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Munich and St Petersburg – in the weeks to come.
The UEFA EURO 2020 visual identity sees each of the 13 city logos feature a single iconic bridge from the city in question – acting as a symbol of connection between the various venues. Glasgow’s logo incorporates the Clyde Arc which spans the River Clyde, better known as the Squinty Bridge.
SFA’s chief executive Stewart Regan said: “People make Glasgow and Glasgow will make EURO 2020. Now as a UEFA EURO 2020 host city venue, Hampden Park will welcome new heroes to Glasgow and help create the next chapter in the long and illustrious history of our game.”
“Glasgow enjoys a proud reputation as one of the world’s great footballing cities,” said Glasgow city council leader Frank McAveety. “The ‘Hampden Roar’ is legendary among visiting football fans from every nation. As a city, we recognise the value of football and major sporting events.”
Sir Alex Ferguson added: “I was fortunate enough to play on that famous Hampden Park pitch as a young player, to watch the legendary Real Madrid side that came to Glasgow in 1960, and can look back fondly at cup final successes there as manager of Aberdeen. I look forward to Hampden being a key part of a historic UEFA EURO 2020.”