The most important football event in 2024 in Europe, the UEFA EURO 2024 has announced a partnership with the German national railway company, Deutsche Bahn.
Following the partnership, Deutsche Bahn has been named the national partner of UEFA EURO 2024, which is to be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024.
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🇩🇪 Deutsche Bahn has been named as official national partner of the tournament and will provide sustainable mobility across Europe to fans and participating teams.
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Through this pact, the 24 teams that are participating, and all the supporters across Europe will be able to have the luxury to use this railway transport at a very reasonable price, reaching the ten different venues during the tournament.
Travel tickets will be available beginning in mid-January 2024, following the sale of match tickets on October 3, 2023.
The railway entity offers cheap round-trip national long-distance tickets for match ticket holders who want to travel within Germany. A subsidised EURO 2024 InterRail pass will be offered to match ticket holders coming from outside of Germany. The use of the Deutsche Bahn long-distance service will be good for limitless domestic journeys as well as round trips from 32 different European countries to Germany.
Both DB Regio and DB Station & Service are working hard to get ready for the event. Special welcome counters will be set up in train stations in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart, and Düsseldorf to support local transit for the matches.
Dr. Volker Wissing, the federal transport minister of Germany, Philipp Lahm, the tournament director of UEFA EURO 2024, and Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, announced the agreement in front of an ICE train that was specially decorated for the competition at Berlin’s main train station.
Philipp Lahm, Former German Football Team captain and the Tournament Director of UEFA EURO 2024 said, “Europe is on the move and connected. The partnership with Deutsche Bahn underlines our aspiration as hosts for a sustainable UEFA EURO 2024. Under the motto ‘United by football. United in the heart of Europe’, we want to facilitate unforgettable memories and create a pioneering spirit for a new sense of community, a new togetherness for Europe and our society. Strong supporters like Deutsche Bahn contribute to this. That’s why we are pleased that the railway will transport both players and millions of fans from home and abroad in an environmentally friendly manner to the match venues in Germany in summer 2024, enabling us to celebrate Europe’s cohesion in the best possible way.”
Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, said, “Together with the fans and UEFA, we are looking forward to a unique European Championship 2024 in Germany. Like football, a railway is a team sport. We have the unique opportunity to make UEFA EURO 2024™, a thrilling event entirely dedicated to green mobility. We therefore cordially invite all participating national teams and all fans from Germany and Europe to travel with us. Together, we want to be a team for the climate.”
Dr. Volker Wissing, German Federal Minister Of Transport, said, “For us, the European Championship experience begins with getting to the stadium. The task is enormous: We have to ensure that an average of around 56,000 guests and fans per match can reach the stadiums and fan zones safely and easily – in the host cities, nationwide and across borders. Our mobility concept focuses on rail and public transport. The partnership that has now been concluded between Deutsche Bahn and UEFA is a strong signal in this respect. I would like to see as many fans as possible take advantage of the offer to travel climate neutrally.”
Deutsche Bahn AG is the national railway company of Germany and a state-owned enterprise under the control of the German government. Founded in January 1994, it is currently headquartered in the Bahntower in Berlin, and it is a joint-stock company.