A brand new identity for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 has been unveiled by UEFA, which is coming to Manchester and kicking off in the summer of 2022.
It will be the biggest women’s football event in UEFA history, and organisers say it will have a new contemporary look which reflects the strength and diversity of the popular game.
Nadine Kessler, UEFA chief of women’s football, said: “This new branding brings a fresh look and eye-catching feel for the tournament as we begin the countdown to next summer.
“We can’t wait to see this emblem across host cities, stadiums and television when the action begins in 500 days’ time.”
Originally scheduled for 2021, organisers say the tournament will increase exposure for women’s football in a summer without any other major football events after being postponed for another year.
Colin Bridgford, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Safeguarding Lead at The Manchester FA, said: “By moving the competition to 2022, we guaranteed that the biggest women’s sports event in Europe receives the exclusive platform it deserves.
“Alongside the English FA, we are confident of delivering a first-class tournament that will attract global attention and media coverage, leaving a legacy to inspire many more girls, and boys, to take up the game.”
In addition to the new logo, extensive coverage of the 31 matches in the tournament will featured on free-to-air television, radio and online as 16 nations will be competing to be European champions.
Organisers say this will ensure anyone can tune into the tournaments and be part of the excitement.
Cllr Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “Manchester has been synonymous with the beautiful game for decades and it’s fitting that we have the honour of being a host city for the Women’s UEFA Euros 2022.
The opening match of the tournament will take place at Old Trafford on 6 July 2022, with a capacity of 76,00.
The final will then be at Wembley Stadium on 31 July 2021, with a capacity of 90,000, meaning England’s national arena will host back-to-back men’s and women’s UEFA EUROS finals in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
In another sign of women’s competition status growing, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) programme will be used throughout the finals for the first time.
UEFA’s new ticket portal is now open for fans to register for early access to tickets and stay up-to-date on all the latest information ahead of next year’s finals.
England 2022 venues
Brighton & Hove (Brighton & Hove Community Stadium)
London (Brentford Community Stadium & Wembley Stadium – final only)
Manchester (Manchester City Academy Stadium)
Milton Keynes (Stadium MK)
Rotherham (New York Stadium)
Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
Southampton (St Mary’s Stadium)
Trafford (Old Trafford – opening game)
Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)
Sign up for information on tickets for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 here.
For more information regarding the current standings and already qualified teams click here.
The new logo is available here under UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
A special 500 Days to Go edition of the ‘The Football Podcast’ from UEFA Together #WePlayStrong is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and IGTV, featuring UEFA Chief of Women’s Football, Nadine Kessler.