St. Petersburg to host 2021 Champions League final

25 September 2019

Gazprom Arena competed with Allianz Arena and others.

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) picked stadiums which will host Champions League finals in 2021, 2022, and 2023. These are Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Football Arena Munich in Germany and Wembley Stadium in London respectively.

Match in 2021 will be the second Champions League final in Russia. Back in 2008, Moscow's Luzhniki stadium saw Manchester United beat Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out. This year the final match will be hosted by Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

Gazprom Arena that used to be called ‘Saint Petersburg Stadium’ was completed in 2017. Same year arena hosted Confederations Cup games and then, in 2018, seven matches of FIFA World Cup. In 2020, four UEFA Euro 2020 games will take place in Northern Capital.

 

 

 

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