This year you will watch the 65th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament which is organised by the UEFA Champions League. It will be a final match of the 2019-2020 season of UEFA and the 28th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League.
The Venue will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 23 May 2020. Winners of this league will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2019-2020 UEFA Europa League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify for the group stage of the 2020-2021 Champions League.
This is only the second Venue of UEFA final to be hosted at the stadium, after 2005 UEFA Champions League final. On September 22nd in 2017, there was an open bidding process launched by UEFA to select the venues of the finals. They needed the locations for UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Associations had time until October 31st to express their interest. The bid dossiers had to be submitted by March 2018. Associations which hosted matches at UEFA Euro 2020 were not able to bid again for the 2020 Champions League final. On November 3rd, in 2017, they announced the two associations who expressed the interest in hosting the 2020 Champions League. Portugal and Turkey were taken into account.
During the meeting in Kiev, on May 24th in 2018, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium was selected. It is located in Istanbul and its capacity is 76,092. Turkey hosted the Champions League last time in 2005, while Portugal hosted the game finals in 2014.
Previous UEFA Champions League Final
The venue was held in Madrid, after 1957, 1969, 1980, and 2010 finals. All of them were held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. With a capacity of 67,000, Wanda Metropolitano is the home ground of Atletico Madrid from 2017, after major renovations. Wanda changed its name to “Estadio Metropolitano” due to UEFA regulations regarding naming rights of non-tournament sponsors.
UEFA launched an open bidding process to select the venues of the club competition finals for the first time. Liverpool won the finals with score 2-0, together with a penalty. It was converted after 106 seconds by Mohamed Salah and a strike by substitute Divock Origi after 87 minutes.
Liverpool earned the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League as well as the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in the Super Cup. UEFA announced that a fourth substitution would be allowed in extra time. They increased the number of substitutes as well, from 7 to 12. You can follow the latest Champions League results at Soccer 10.