5/26/2018 3:27:21 AM (GMT+3)

Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

KIEV, Ukraine: Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed here on Thursday.

The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool's famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties over AC Milan in 2005.

The 2019-20 Women’s Champions League final will be held at the Austria Arena, Vienna.

UEFA have been under pressure to ensure future final host cities have the hotel and airport infrastructure to cope with the influx of fans, delegates and media for the biggest game in club football.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have complained to UEFA after their fans faced spiralling accommodation and travel costs for fans trying to attend Saturday's final against Real Madrid here.

"They just don't have the airport infrastructure and the hotel capacity to cope with an event of this size and there isn't another major city within real hitting distance of it," Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore told the Liverpool Echo newspaper.

 

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