Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to host 2021 European rugby finals
Games will be played on grass rather than artificial surface
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 10/05/19 10:05am
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been chosen to host the 2021 European club rugby finals weekend on May 21 and 22.
This year's finals are taking place this weekend at St James' Park in Newcastle, with Clermont Auvergne playing La Rochelle in an all-French Challenge Cup clash on Friday May 10, before Leinster play Saracens on Saturday May 11 in the Champions Cup.
The stadium in north London won a "robust and detailed tender process" by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) to earn the right to stage the event, Tottenham Hotspur said in a statement.
Spurs' new 62,062 capacity stadium is due to host Premiership Rugby and NFL games as well as Spurs fixtures next season.
Chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are excited to have been selected to host this prestigious weekend, the pinnacle of European club rugby, in 2021 and to have this opportunity to welcome EPCR and rugby fans from around the world to Tottenham to experience our new home.
"These games will add to the portfolio of world-class sporting and entertainment events our multi-use venue will stage in this new leisure destination for London."
The San Mames Stadium in Bilbao hosted the finals weekend last year, following on as a host city from Lyon and Edinburgh after EPCR introduced the showpiece weekend in 2016.
Marseille will host next year's edition in 2020.