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Three Venues To Host Champions League Finals From 2021-2023 Confirmed By UEFA
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Three Venues To Host Champions League Finals From 2021-2023 Confirmed By UEFA

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The three venues that will host the finals of the Champions League from 2021 through 2023 have been announced by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The St. Petersburg, home of Russian League side, Zenit St. Petersburg, will host the first of those three finals. The over 64, 000 capacity stadium hosted the 2017 Confederations Cup final as well as the third-place game at last year's FIFA World Cup.

Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena would host the 2022 final, ten years after the German Bundesliga champion lost to Chelsea on penalties, the last time a European final was played at that stadium.

In 2023, the tournament final would make a return to Wembley. The English national stadium last hosted Champions League finalists in 2013 when German rivals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, contested.

The announcement was made on Tuesday after an executive committee meeting, confirming a report by the Associated Press last month that UEFA would focus on long-term planning for the biggest game in world soccer which was typically previously awarded the hosting rights one year at a time.

All three stadiums will also host games during the 2020 European Championship, with Wembley lined up for the semi-finals and finals.

Sevilla’s Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium was also selected by UEFA’s executive committee to host the 2021 Europa League final after beating off competition, Georgia, who proposed the national arena in Tbilisi.