Boro's Riverside Stadium will stage England men’s UEFA EURO 2020 warm-up fixtures against Austria and Romania.
The Three Lions will be based in the north east for both matches as Gareth Southgate’s squad kickstart their preparations for the summer.
England will face fellow finalists Austria on Wednesday June 2 (8pm kick-off*) before taking on Romania on Sunday June 6 (5pm kick-off*) for obligatory pre-tournament fixtures.
The Riverside was selected to host both fixtures to help support a COVID-secure environment for the squad.
Our home has previously welcomed England teams; most recently the senior women’s 2-1 defeat by Brazil in October 2019, while the men's U21s have played here on eight occasions since the stadium opened in 1995.
The senior men’s team’s only previous game at the Riverside was a 2-1 EURO 2004-qualifying win over Slovakia in June 2003, although they played at Ayresome Park ground on three occasions between 1905 and 1937.
Should it be deemed safe for fans to attend these forthcoming fixtures then any ticketing arrangements will be communicated via The FA and not the club. The FA will continue to liaise with relevant authorities and explore the possibility of supporters being in attendance. Both matches will be televised live on ITV.
After their stay in the north east, England will travel to St. George’s Park as the squad’s designated EURO 2020 basecamp.
*Kick-off times subject to UEFA approval.