It's never too early to start getting creative and thinking about what to wear and bring on your matchday! Pack your costumes, shirts and flags, but make sure you're aware of the stadium rules to avoid disappointment.
Prepping & Packing
1. What’s the first item on your packing checklist? We hope it’s your ticket! Every spectator needs one to access the stadium, regardless of their age. If you’re under 16, you need to be accompanied by an adult. If you have a paper ticket, store it somewhere safe and remember to bring it with you on matchday. As a mobile ticket holder, don’t forget your phone and make sure it's fully charged.
2. We don’t allow bags larger than A4 inside the stadium. Put your bag on a piece of paper to check if it’s the right size. It’s all about minimalism these days.
3. Get your gear ready. It’s time to discover the artist in you: Paint your banners and prepare your flags. They can be up to 2.0 x 1.5 metres. The maximum size of flexible flagpoles is 1m in length and 1cm in diameter.
4. Get those costume ideas flowing. That ridiculous hat you never got around to wearing in public? The fancy dress you’ve been dying to wear but haven't had the chance? Yep, now’s the time! Don’t worry if you’re more of a traditional type – your team’s jersey and scarf will do. Just keep in mind that your costumes shouldn’t disguise or camouflage you (in particular the face) in a way that hinders recognition.
5. Without a press pass, professional cameras or video cameras won’t be allowed inside the stadium, so no need to worry about how you’ll fit one into your A4 size bag. This includes SLR cameras and cameras that look similar to SLRs. If in doubt, don’t bring it along.
6. Pro-tip for matchday essentials: buy a poncho. It’s small enough to fit into your pocket and will prepare you for any summer showers coming your way. Umbrellas can’t be taken inside the venue, so a poncho is the perfect alternative.
7. It’s always good to have a small power bank for your phone with you, especially if you’re a mobile ticket holder. The UEFA EURO 2020 mobile app will be your trusted companion throughout your tournament journey, and don’t even get us started on all those photos and videos you’ll be sharing on Instagram.
8. Food and drinks can’t be taken inside the stadium. But there will be plenty of options to choose from once you’re inside. Check our guide for must-try local foods in the city, too!