2022 Europa League Final will be hosted by Budapest
Budapest’s recently opened Puskás Arena will host the 2022 UEFA Europa League final, the European governing body has confirmed. The climax of Europe’s second-tier club soccer competition will mark the first major European men’s final to be staged in the Hungarian capital.
Named in homage to former Hungary and Real Madrid idol Ferenc Puskás, the stadium is one of 12 that will host the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.
Artists such as like Queen, U2, the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson have also performed there. The new stadium was built at a reported cost of about 600 million euros. It officially opened in November 2019, welcoming more than 65,000 people to watch Hungary lose 2-1 in a friendly match against Uruguay.
UEFA has also announced that Juventus’ Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy will stage the 2022 Women’s Champions League final, while Eindhoven’s PSV Stadium will host the showpiece fixture the following year.
In addition, Finland’s Helsinki Olympic Stadium will stage the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, which pits the previous year’s Champions League winners against the champions of the Europa League.
The Kazan Arena in Russia will then host the Super Cup in 2023, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency’s recommendation that the nation should not be allowed to stage major sporting competitions for four years due to the country’s non-compliance over doping issues.