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Champions League: Wembley set to host 2023 Champions League final

Wembley set to host 2023 Champions League final with Zenit St Petersburg’s stadium and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena also selected as future venues

  • UEFA reportedly spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity
  • Russia and Germany had both been vying to host the final in the 2020-21 season
  • The 68,000-capacity home of Zenit St. Petersburg is now due to get that event

Wembley is set to host the 2023 Champions League final with Zenit St Petersburg’s Gazprom Arena and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena also selected for future finals.

UEFA reportedly spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the governing body’s plans and there is expected to be confirmation at a executive committee meeting on September 24.

Russia and Germany had both been vying to host the final at the end of the 2020-21 season. 

Wembley is set to host the 2023 Champions League final according to the Associated Press

Zenit St Petersburg's Gazprom Arena is set to host the Champions League final in 2021

Zenit St Petersburg’s Gazprom Arena is set to host the Champions League final in 2021

But the 68,000-capacity home of Zenit St. Petersburg is now due to get that event, with UEFA giving the 75,000-seat Allianz Arena in Munich, which staged the 2012 final, another shot in 2022.

The 90,000-capacity Wembley is due to host the 2023 final to mark the centenary year of the original stadium first opening on the north London site.

The last Champions League final held at Wembley was in 2013 when Arjen Robben scored a last-minute winner for Bayern against Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.

This year’s final will be held in Istanbul where current holders Liverpool won a dramatic match against AC Milan. 

The Reds were 3-0 down to level the scores before winning on penalties. 

Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena will host the final of the tournament in 2022

Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena will host the final of the tournament in 2022

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