The UEFA Champions League 2021/22, the most prestigious soccer tournament in Europe, will begin this week with some exciting fixtures. The road is long to the final but the venue for the decider has already been chosen and the 32 teams will try to be there at the end of the season.
This year defending champions are Chelsea, after they beat Manchester City 1-0 in May with a goal from Kai Havertz. Not only Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking for revenge, but also many of the European giants like Real Madrid, PSG or Bayern Munich will try to reach glory one more time.
As always, UEFA has chosen one of the best stadiums in Europe to host such an important event. Everything is taken into consideration from the capacity of the venue, the access to fans, transportation and, of course, trying not to repeat venues as much as possible. Here, check out the date andvenue for the final.
When and where will the UEFA Champions League final be played?
The UEFA Champions League final will be played on May 28, 2022 at the Gazprom Arena, home of FC Zenit, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This venue was originally slated to stage the 2021 final, but the UEFA Executive Committee decided to change the venues in 2020 due to the pandemic and host the closing rounds of the 2019/20 competition in Lisbon.
The Gazprom Arena will host the UEFA Champions League final for the first time. The stadium was also the venue for seven games at the UEFA Euro 2020. The venue was also built to stage games at the 2018 World Cup, and it has a capacity for 60,000 people.
On the other hand, this won’t be the first Champions League final to be hosted in Russia. In 1999, Parma beat Marseille at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and Manchester United defeated Chelsea in the 2008 edition at the same venue.
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