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St. Petersburg, Munich and London to host UEFA Champions League finals

UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Executive Committee met in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Tuesday and took a decision on the host cities for the UEFA Champions League finals in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final will be played in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. The Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany will play host to the final in 2022, while London’s Wembley Stadium is set to witness the 2023 UCL Final.

The final in Munich will be co-hosted by the German FA (DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund), FC Bayern Munich and the City of Munich.

DFB Vice-President Dr. Rainer Koch, 1. Vice President said: “We are happy to have UEFA’s trust and to host another European football highlight in Munich. Ten years after the match between FC Bayern and Chelsea, the Allianz Arena will be once again the venue for the final of Europe’s most important club competition. We and our partners at the ground would like to use the match as a organisational test run for the EURO 2024. This decision underlines the reputation of German football at UEFA, despite the fact that we are not part of any international committees.”

Munich’s mayor Dieter Reiter stated: “Munich is a sports city, many citizens are incredible football enthusiasts. Hence I’m very pleased that we will be the venue for the UEFA Champions League final for a fourth time in 2020 after playing host to it in 1993, 1997 and 2012, and that we have the opportunity to celebrate a wonderfull football festival with football fans from all over Europe.”

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO, FC Bayern Munich said: “We are delighted to host the 2022 UEFA Champions League final at our Allianz Arena once again after 2012. On behalf of FC Bayern, I would like to thank UEFA and its president Aleksander Čeferin for their trust.”