Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wembley to host 2023 Champions League final



Wembley will host the 2023 Champions League final as it celebrates its centenary year, UEFA has confirmed.

It will see European club football's biggest match come to London for the third time in 12 years, with the most recent occasion seeing Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
Wembley is already hosting another two of UEFA's major games - the finals of both the men's 2020 European Championships and the women's version in 2021. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: "It's fantastic that one of the world's biggest sporting events is returning to our city. "Hosting the biggest game in men's club football is the perfect way to mark the centenary of Wembley.

"UEFA's commitment to bringing the final to Wembley for a third time in 12 years, alongside the finals of the men's EURO 2020 and women's EURO 2021 tournaments, confirms London truly is the sporting capital of the world and open to everyone."

The original Wembley stadium was opened in 1923 before being closed in 2000. It was then demolished and replaced by the current stadium, which opened seven years later.

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