UEFA to announce host venues for the 2019 European Cup finals
Yesterday, Wednesday 20 September, UEFA announced the host venues for the 2019 finals of the Champions League, Women’s Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup.
UEFA Champions League
The host venue of the UEFA Champions League final 2019 will be Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The new Wanda Metropolitano opened last weekend and has a current capacity of 67,000 with a construction cost of €240 million.
UEFA Women’s Champions League
Groupama Arena, home of Ferencvárosi TC, in Budapest, Hungary has been elected to host the 2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League final. The stadium officially opened in August 2014, and has a capacity of 23,700.
UEFA Europa League
For the UEFA Europa League final, the Olympic Stadium of Baku, Azerbaijan has been nominated. In 2016, the Olympic Stadium was one of the host venues for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Furthermore, during the UEFA EURO 2020, three group games and a quarter-final will be hosted here. The stadium has a capacity of 68,700 and opened in March 2015.
UEFA Super Cup
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be played at Beşiktaş Stadium in Istanbul. On August 14 2019, the two finalist will play in the Vodafone park, a 32,000 seats stadium, which opened in 2016.
Furthermore, UEFA confirmed the format of the UEFA Nations League with the official match on September 6 2018. The new national team competition aims to ensure the continued success of national team football by replacing most friendlies with competitive matches and by allowing all nations to play against equally ranked teams.