Personally we'd prefer it getting a Champions League final first but that's also good news for Budapest. The new national stadium will host Europe's second major final in May of 2022.
Today the UEFA Executive Committee met in Amsterdam to vote on several issues, including hosts of remaining UEFA cup finals for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Since we already know the 2022 Champions League final (Allianz Arena), today we've learned the name of the secondary cup final's host.
The game will be held in late May of 2022 at Puskás Aréna in Budapest, the recently opened national stadium of Hungary. This will be the second major European football event held at the stadium after this year's Euro 2020, during which it will hold 3 group games and 1 fixture during the round of 16. Interestingly, just like in the 2022 finals, Puskás Aréna is paired with Allianz Arena as host of Group F during Euro 2020, due to their relative proximity (650 km).
While the host of Europa League final for 2023 is yet to be announced, today we've learned who will host four more games in 2022 and 2023. Here are the respective hosts:
- Women's Champions League 2022 – Juventus Stadium, Turin;
- Women's Champions League 2023 – PSV Stadium, Eindhoven;
- UEFA Super Cup 2022 – Olympic Stadium, Helsinki;
- UEFA Super Cup 2023 – Kazan Arena, Kazan.
Keep in mind that Puskás Aréna is also nominated to become Stadium of the Year 2019. You can support it by taking part in the Popular Vote (for the Public Award), while tomorrow at 2pm (CET) we will announce whether the stadium has qualified to the final of the Jury Award.