Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final
Women's 2020 Champions League final to be staged in Vienna; Gdansk to host 2020 Europa League final
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 24/05/18 3:21pm
Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium has been chosen to host the 2020 Champions League final.
European football's governing body UEFA announced the decision following its executive committee meeting in Kiev, the city that stages this year's final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The Reds may see Thursday's news as a good omen, as Istanbul was the host city when they last won the competition in 2005.
The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool's famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties against AC Milan that year.
The 2020 Europa League final will be played in Gdansk, Poland with the UEFA Super Cup being held in Porto's Estadio Dragao.
UEFA has 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.
Liverpool have complained to UEFA after their fans have faced spiralling accommodation and travel costs to attend Saturday's final against holders Real Madrid in Kiev, the city which played host to the Euro 2012 final.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin had already reintroduced a tender process for bidding for finals since taking over from Michel Platini in 2016.
The decision to award the final to Kiev was made prior to Ceferin's election as president.
Next season's final will be held at the 67,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano, home of Atletico Madrid.
The 2020 Women's Champions League final will be held at the Austria Arena in Vienna.
This year's final between Olympique Lyonnais and VfL Wolfsburg takes place later on Thursday in Kiev. However, as of next year the two competitions' finals will be staged in separate countries.
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