Cardiff: Millennium Stadium with 2017 CL Final?


Cardiff: Millennium Stadium with 2017 CL Final? According to BBC the host of next available Champions League Final is already known. After San Siro, the 2017 edition will go to Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.


BBC Wales Sport has learned that the national rugby stadium in Wales is a strong favourite to host European club football's flagship match in 2017. UEFA, European football's governing body, will make an official announcement on Monday, 29 June in Prague, Czech Republic.

Welsh football association FAW created a partnership with the Welsh Rugby Unionwho operate the Millennium Stadium. Europe’s largest stadium with retractable roof has 74,500 seats and is perhaps the strongest contender infrastructurally.

Millennium Stadium

Also, Cardiff’s recent denial of a spot in Euro 2020 may have played a role in the 2017 Champions League selection. Cardiff missed out based on its proximity to London, which has overshadowed the city football-wise.

If confirmed, this will be the first such important international game played at the Millennium Stadium. The stadium has so far held 2012 Olympics football, FA Cup final and League Cup final. However it’s now used simply for rugby as the national football team uses Cardiff City Stadium as their de facto national stadium.