3 cool facts about Euro 2016

Some of the ticket proceeds will go to charity

One euro from each ticket purchase to see France play on 19 June at Pierre Mauroy stadium will be donated to the Coluche foundation to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of French comedian and actor, Coluche. Famous for his irreverent sense of humour and attitude towards politics and the establishment, Coluche’s death caused national grief back in June 1986.

Thousands of free match tickets will go to young adults

In March 2015 the UEFA Foundation for Children was established, in a bid to enable young people to benefit from football’s role in society.  For UEFA EURO 2016™, the foundation is offering 20,000 match tickets to organisations that work with vulnerable groups in France. Each host city will have 2,000 tickets to distribute, which will help preserve the magic of football and give hope to those who need it most.


Stadiums will be completely smoke-free

In an attempt to inform and protect young people from the dangers of passive smoking, UEFA will be working in cooperation with the World Heart Federation and the European Healthy Stadia Network to create a smoke-free environment for all ticket holders, staff and suppliers inside all UEFA EURO 2016™ stadiums. A dedicated team of 110 volunteers have been recruited to deliver this project.