UEFA Looking to Host 2024 Champions League Final in New York
UEFA are apparently in the process of planning to hold the 2024 Champions League final in the United States, and they short listed the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey as a potential host venue.
The next four finals will be held at Turkey’s national stadium in Istanbul (2020), the Gazprom Arena in Russia (2021), Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena (2022) and Wembley Stadium (2023).
UEFA still yet to confirm where the final will be held in 2024, Morning Consult report that European football’s governing body will look to host the Champions League final in the United States.
It’s previously been suggested that a final could be held in North America, and the organization awarded U.S. media rights for its competitions, including the Champions League, to CBS Corp. and Univision Communications Inc. from 2021 to 2024.
It’s even been suggested by Morning Consult that the suggestion of a final in the United States in 2024 was a key selling point in negotiations.
Holding competitive European matches in America is already something which has been pushed for by La Liga’s president Javier Tebas, and Atlético Madrid trip to Villarreal next month could be held in the United States.
That suggestion was faced with a lot of criticism from fans of Spanish football, and these most recent claims about a UEFA Champions League final being held on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean has also riled up supporters.
That means that if UEFA makes the decision to host the 2024 Champions League final – the biggest club game in European football – in the United States then that would leave large sections of regular match-going fans unable to attend the game.
First legs: 7/8 April
Second legs: 14/15 April
Draw: 20 March
First legs: 28/29 April
Second legs: 5/6 May
Final (Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul): 30 May