FA bid to host 2023 Champions League final as they look to mark 100 years since original Wembley opened
- The Football Association has bid to host the 2023 Champions League final
- Wembley previously hosted the finals in both 2011 and 2013 so has experience
- The FA want to mark 100 years since the original Wembley opened in 1923
The Football Association has put forward Wembley Stadium for their bid to host the 2023 Champions League final.
According to the Evening Standard, the FA want to host the European showpiece in four years time to mark the centenary of the opening of the original Wembley back in 1923.
UEFA will be well aware of Wembley Stadium’s capabilities given it has hosted the Champions League final in 2011 and 2013.
The Football Association has bid to host the 2023 Champions League final at Wembley
Liverpool lifted the trophy last season in an all-English affair against Tottenham in Madrid
Bids for the rights to host the 2023 final were due on July 1 with a decision to be made on September 24 by UEFA’s executive committee.
It is believed the move to bring the final back to London has received the approval of mayor Sadiq Khan.
A spokesperson for Sadiq Khan told the Standard: ‘London is the sporting capital of the world and the Mayor wants to bring the biggest and the best events to the city.
‘He is proud to support the FA’s bid for Wembley to host the final of the 2023 Uefa Champions League.
‘It would have been 10 years since London last hosted the Champions League final and in 2023 we will celebrate the centenary of the opening of the original Wembley Stadium.’
More to follow.
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