Aviva Stadium to host 2024 Europa League final

It will be the second time the Dublin stadium has hosted the game

 Radamel Falcao heads home  FC Porto’s winning goal in the 2011 Europa League final against Braga at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Radamel Falcao heads home FC Porto’s winning goal in the 2011 Europa League final against Braga at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

 

The FAI has confirmed that the 2024 Uefa Europa League final will take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

It is the second time that the stadium will host the second-tier European final after Porto beat Braga in an all Portuguese affair in 2011 when Radamel Falcao headed home a first-half winner. A crowd of 45,391 attended the game.

Announcing the decision, FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill said: “This is really positive news, not just for Dublin but for Ireland as we prepare to host such a major football event and showcase the Aviva Stadium and Irish hospitality to the world in 2024.

“We were all disappointed when the Covid-19 pandemic saw the four Uefa Euro 2020 games moved away from Dublin so this really is something to look forward to just three years from now. The 2024 Uefa Europa League final will be a landmark event with huge economic benefits for Dublin and for Ireland along with the boost it will give our game in the build-up to the final.

“On behalf of the Association, I want to thank Uefa for awarding this final to the Aviva Stadium and I particularly want to thank the Irish Government, Dublin City Council, Sport Ireland and the Aviva Stadium for their ongoing support. Together we are committed to bringing global events to our capital city and we know Dublin will put on a great show in 2024.”

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