Wembley set to host Champions League final for third time in 12 years as UEFA plan to award the 2023 showpiece to London again
- Wembley is expected to be named the 2023 Champions League Final venue
- The 90,000-capacity stadium also hosted the final in 2011 and 2013
- St Petersburg will be named 2021 host and Munich’s Allianz Arena the 2022 host
UEFA is expected to confirm Wembley as the host for the Champions League final in 2023 next week.
The body’s president Aleksander Ceferin is also set to confirm St Petersburg and Munich will host the finals in 2021 and 2022 respectively when he speaks at a UEFA meeting in his native Slovenia.
It will be the third time in 12 years that the final will be held at Wembley, and the sixth time since the turn of the millennium that it is on British soil.
Wembley is set to be announced as the host stadium for the 2023 Champions League Final
Glasgow’s Hampden Park hosted Real Madrid’s ninth European Cup win in 2002, AC Milan beat Juventus on penalties at Old Trafford in Manchester a year later, and Madrid won again in 2017, against Juventus at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Wembley also hosted the Champions League final in 2011, when Barcelona beat Manchester United and 2013, when Bayern Munich won an all-German clash against Borussia Dortmund.
While last season’s showpiece was held at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, the 2020 final will be held in Istanbul at the Ataturk Stadium, where Liverpool famously beat AC Milan on penalties in the 2005 final.