Article 21 Venues and kick-off times - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
30 January 2023

Qualifying competition venues must be announced by the host associations via the designated UEFA online system at least 60 days before a match (and no more than seven days after the play-off draw).


When announcing the selected venue, the host association must take into account the length of the journey to be undertaken by the visiting team. In principle, the venue for a match must be no more than a 90-minute bus drive from the nearest international airport with daily flights from/to European cities outside of the territory where the match is played.


Any objection by a visiting association regarding a selected venue must be communicated to the UEFA administration, with the host association in copy, within three working days of the venue being announced by the host association. The UEFA administration will then take a final decision, either confirming the venue or requesting that the host association propose another one in accordance with these regulations.


Kick-off times must be fixed and entered online by the host associations at least 30 days before the match (and no more than seven days after the play-off draw).


For reasons of sporting fairness, the last matches of a group must take place on the same day, and the UEFA administration is entitled to order these matches to be played at the same time.