Champions League: UEFA want 2024 final in New York
The idea has been on the table since 2016 but now it seems that UEFA have chosen a year, a city and a stadium to take the Champions League final over the pond.
In 2016, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin first mooted the idea of staging the Champions League final outside of Europe and now it appears that the continental governing body has settled on a year, a city and a stadium to do so.
According to sources speaking to market research company Morning Consult, UEFA wants to stage the biggest club game in world football in New York in 2024. The possibility of taking the Champions League final to the four corners of the glove crystallised after the 2018 final in Kiev, which was beset by complaints from both Real Madrid and Liverpool about the distances and costs for fans.
New York the chosen stage for 2024 Champions League final
UEFA has been busily sounding out potential partners for the venture and looking into broadcast issues to stage the final in New York in conjunction with TEAM Marketing AG, the Swiss firm that handles UEFA’s commercial interests.
According to the same sources, a venue has already been settled upon: the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which is home to NFL teams New York Giants and New York Jets.
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