Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium To Host 2019 Champions League Final

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Atletico Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final.

Atletico played their first league game in the 67,000-capacity venue when they beat Malaga 1-0 on 17 September.

The luxurious new ground was unveiled in a huge ceremony before Atleti’s 1 win over Malaga that included a man parachuting in with the Spanish flag.

Fans waved flags around to cheer on Diego Simeone’s side who are currently sixth in La Liga.

Atletico have played their first three games of the new season away from home. They drew with Girona before thrashing Las Palmas 5-1 to keep pace at the top of the table.

But another draw against Valencia has seen them fall seven points behind leaders Barcelona.

The 2019 Europa League final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, while Budapest in Hungary will host the Women’s Champions League final.

Istanbul’s Besiktas Stadium will stage the 2019 Uefa Super Cup.

Madrid will become only the second city to have held five or more European Cup finals after London – Real’s Bernabeu Stadium hosted the finals in 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010.

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