Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to host Champions League final 2017

Friends Arena, Stockholm, will host the 2017 Europa League final

The Millennium Stadium will host the Champions League final in 2017. Photograph: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

The Millennium Stadium will host the Champions League final in 2017. Photograph: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

 

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the Champions League final in 2017, Uefa has confirmed.

The executive committee of European football’s governing body convened in Prague for a meeting which touched upon on a variety of subjects, including the appointment of club competition final venues in two years’ time.

Cardiff has long been reported to be among the frontrunners for the 2017 Champions League final and the Millennium Stadium was confirmed as host by Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino on Tuesday.

Uefa also announced that the Friends Arena, Stockholm, will host the 2017 Europa League final and the Philip II Arena, in Skopje, Macedonia, will stage the 2017 Super Cup.

Wales players Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were quick to welcome the Champions League final coup for Cardiff on their Twitter accounts.

Bale Tweeted: “I know how passionate Welsh football fans are so it’s great the final is coming to my home city of Cardiff.”

Ramsey is clearly hoping Arsenal make the 2017 showpiece final. He Tweeted: “The Millennium Stadium is a fantastic stadium. It’ll be a brilliant occasion. I’d love to be part of it.”

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