Roma Capitale on the pitch for UEFA EURO 2020. The plan for the Fan Zone is ready.

Roma Capitale on the pitch for UEFA EURO 2020. The plan for the Fan Zone is ready.

With the Trophy's journey to the host cities, Euro 2020 has officially kicked off. The Trophy Tour started on Tuesday 21 April, with the first stop in Rome.

The UEFA Euro 2020 Trophy arrived in Piazza del Campidoglio and then presented in the Giulio Cesare Hall of Palazzo Senatorio in the presence of the Mayor Virginia Raggi. The Roman tour then continued with the stops in front of the Colosseum and the Terrazza del Pincio, always escorted by the Skillzy mascot. In the second part of the day, the Euro 2020 Trophy Tour continued its journey through the streets of Rome. The Trophy then passed through Ponte Sant'Angelo with the actress Cristiana Capotondi and with the Extraordinary Commissioner elected by the Mayor for UEFA EURO 2020, Daniele Frongia and subsequently with the former footballer Demetrio Albertini. The last stop was at the Stadio Olimpico, home to the 4 matches scheduled in Rome.

Celebrating the European football championships’ 60th anniversary and bringing the organization of major events back to normal. These are the two objectives that will animate UEFA EURO 2020, the 16th edition of the continental men's national team tournament organized by UEFA. Roma Capitale will thus be the absolute main character of a month marked by socializing and sharing, after many months of closures and restrictions

During the days of the Tournament, Roma Capitale in synergy with UEFA and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) will organize lots of events spread throughout the city. The Stadio Olimpico will be able to host, always in line with Covid-19 containment and prevention health protocols, about 16 thousand spectators. The inaugural match of the tournament will take place at the Stadio Olimpico on 11 June: Italy - Turkey.

The beating heart of the activities will be the Football Village located in Piazza del Popolo by Roma Capitale near via del Corso. Four hotspots will gravitate around it: Piazza San Silvestro, Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, Piazza Mignanelli,  and Largo dei Lombardi. All these spaces will thus make up a rich and articulated Fan Zone that will welcome citizens, tourists, football lovers, and culture aficionados. 

In particular, two large screens will be set up in Piazza del Popolo, allowing the public to watch the tournament games while walking and having fun. Ten stands will  also be made available by the Official UEFA EURO 2020 Sponsors and partners of the Roma Capitale projects. In via dei Fori Imperiali, instead, a screen will be assembled for all the games that will take place in the city.

At the Pincio Terrace, Roma Capitale will set up a Media Center, a workplace for all media professionals alongside a Food Area offering products in line with the Roman culinary and gastronomic tradition. A Dome will be organized nearby the Media Center. It will offer entertainment activities within a diameter of 10 meters promoted by the main sponsors of the event. The two Local Media Supporters – Corriere dello Sport-Stadio and Dimensione Suono Roma, will improve the visibility of the initiatives promoted by Roma Capitale throughout the tournament.

The UEFA EURO 2020 will also rely upon a large team of Mobility Makers (volunteers) coordinated by Roma Capitale. Their work in the area, together with the volunteers recruited by UEFA Volunteers Programme, will form the backbone for the reception and movement of citizens and visitors. They will be deployed above all in areas such as railway stations, airports and transport hubs from the city center to all the suburbs. They will also provide support at the Fan Zone and Media Center, responding to any query people might have.