Each association on whose territory matches in a UEFA competition are played is responsible for:
inspecting every stadium concerned and completing the corresponding online form confirming to the UEFA administration that each stadium meets the structural criteria of the required stadium category;
confirming to the UEFA administration that the stadiums, including their stands and facilities (emergency lighting system, first aid facilities, protection against intrusion by spectators into the playing area, etc.), have been thoroughly inspected by the competent public authorities and that the latter have confirmed in writing that the stadiums meet all the safety requirements laid down by the applicable national law.
The UEFA administration makes decisions on stadiums to be used on the basis of the above form and confirmation, and any other information gathered by UEFA. Such decisions are final.
The UEFA administration may inspect stadiums at any time before and during the UEFA competition in which they are used, to check whether the required structural criteria are met.
The UEFA administration may grant an exception to a specific structural criterion in cases of particular hardship and upon reasoned request, for instance owing to the current national legislation or if the fulfilment of all the required criteria would force a club or association to play its home matches on the territory of another association. Exceptions are always granted for a limited period of time. Such decisions are final.