Thursday, January 29, 2009

2011 Champions League Final at Wembley

England's Wembley stadium has been chosen by UEFA to host the 2011 Champions League final. 

FA chairman Lord Triesman said, "This is fantastic news for London and the UK and is acknowledgement of Wembley's ranking alongside the very best football stadiums in the world."

Lansdowne Road in Dublin was also picked to host the 2011 UEFA Cup final (which is getting renamed to the Europa League tournament).

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium was the leading contender to host the 2011 UEFA Cup final, however UEFA rules state that 1 country cannot host both finals in the same year. Therefore when Wembley was picked, Emirates was out of the running. 

The 2012 Champions League final was also selected to be hosted in Munich at Allianz Arena. 

The 2009 Champions League final will be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, and the 2010 final will be held at the Bernabeu in Madrid.  

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