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Cost of Policing Euro 2020

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Please could you provide an estimate of how much policing the Euro 2020 tournament games held at Wembley is to cost the Met?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

At the time of bidding to host EURO 2020 in London, the GLA worked with the Metropolitan Police Service and UK Government officials to calculate the likely cost of policing the event across the entire period of the tournament (12 June to 12 July 2020). The total cost of policing the tournament in London, including the seven matches taking place at Wembley Stadium and all citywide ancillary activities/Fan Zones, has been estimated at £10.6 million.

Prior to the bid, the GLA secured written agreement from the Home Secretary that policing costs for the event would be met by UK Government, in line with rules around Police Special Grants.