Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League final

The Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, stage for the famous 2005 final, will host the decider again in 2020.

Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı will stage the 2020 UEFA Champions League final
Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı will stage the 2020 UEFA Champions League final ©Getty Images

Istanbul's Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı will host the 2020 UEFA Champions League final.

The miracle of Istanbul
The miracle of Istanbul

The home of the Turkish national team, the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı is the country's largest stadium, and famously staged the 2005 UEFA Champions League final when Liverpool came from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan on penalties.

Named in honour of Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, the venue was opened in 2002 and has held major athletics events – and a U2 concert – as well as being a home for Istanbul clubs Galatasaray (2003/04), İstanbul Başakşehir (2007–14) and Beşiktaş (2013–16). The Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı is also one of the keystones of Turkey's bid to host UEFA EURO 2024.

The decision was taken at Thursday's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Kyiv.

Next season's final will take place on 1 June 2019 at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid.

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