Prepping & packing
We want you to have a great experience at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. To help, we’ve put together a short guide of do’s and don’ts which includes items you might want to bring with you the stadium on matchday.
Available from mid-June on Android and iOS, our event companion on the official tournament app will be your trusted companion for everything UEFA Women's EURO 2022. It will help you make the most of your tournament experience, with live updates for your matchday, travel alerts, interactive maps and the full schedule of all activities happening in the host city, so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
The top item on your packing list! Most tickets for Women’s EURO will be mobile tickets, so make sure your phone is fully charged before heading to the stadium. Tickets will be distributed closer to the tournament.
Remember everyone will need a ticket, regardless of age. There is no minimum age for attendance, but if you’re under 16, you can only enter with an accompanying adult.
Not got your tickets yet? Got some but want more? Tickets are now on general sale.
This Women’s EURO is about more than the 90 minutes on the pitch – the streets of Trafford and Manchester will be buzzing with all things football during the tournament, so when you start to plan your trip, make some time to check out all the events and activities taking place on and around matchdays. From family-oriented fan parties to community events, concerts, arts installations, museum and outdoor exhibitions, UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will have something in store for everyone.
The full programme will be announced in May, so check back regularly for the latest news.
There are plenty of reasons to arrive early – you wouldn’t want to miss a second of the action, would you? Even if the stadium is your second home, things may be a bit different than on usual match days. Leave yourself enough time to get to the venue and locate your entrance, soak up the pre-match atmosphere, go through security and bag checks to find your seat.
We don't allow bags larger than A4 inside the stadium. This rule applies to all UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 venues, regardless of whether a stadium normally has different rules for other events or football matches.
Put your bag on a piece of paper to check if it's the right size. It's all about minimalism these days.
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. Get those costume ideas flowing. That ridiculous hat you never got around to wearing in public? The fancy dress you've been desperate to show off 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.
Charge your phone before arrival, but you may want to have a small power bank with you to be on the safe side. If you have a mobile ticket, you’ll need your phone to show it. The UEFA Women’s EURO 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 your socials.
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.
For UEFA Women's EURO 2022, every ticket will have a seat assigned to it. This may differ from what you're used to in some of the stadiums, so make sure you only occupy the seat listed on your ticket.
Food and drink can't be taken inside the stadium. That includes empty plastic bottles, snacks or any other type of food. But there will be plenty of options to choose from once you're inside. Check our guide for information on eating and drinking out in Trafford and Manchester.
Umbrellas can't be taken inside the stadium. Pro-tip: buy a poncho instead. It's small enough to fit into your pocket and will prepare you for any summer showers coming your way.
Double check you have everything you need when entering the stadium. Once you have entered the stadium for your match don’t expect to leave to pick up your fancy dress outfit and then re-enter again.
The English weather changes like, well... the English weather. Sunglasses and slathered on sunscreen or waterproofs and layers - check the weather forecast just to be safe. You can also bring sunscreen, just make sure the bottle is not larger than 50ml.