Where is the 2023 UEFA Champions League final? Venue, city, stadium for the title match next year
With the draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage, the march to the June 2023 final begins.
The most recent final between Real Madrid and Liverpool took place at the Stade de France – France’s national stadium, located just north of the capital Paris in the suburb of Saint-Denis.
There have been a few reshuffles of end sites by European governing body UEFA in recent years between the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
However, the date and venue for the 2023 final have been set and The Sporting News brings you all the details below.
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Where is the UEFA Champions League final in 2023?
The 2023 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey which can accommodate nearly 77,000 people.
The game will mark the 68th edition of Europe’s premier club tournament, and the 31st since the competition was renamed the Champions League after being known for decades as the European Cup.
It will also be the second time the stadium has hosted the Champions League final, with the venue featuring Liverpool’s thrilling comeback and eventual penalty shoot-out victory after a 3-3 draw against Italian giants Milan in 2005.
The 2023 final was originally scheduled for Wembley Stadium in London, England, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shuffle of hosts for matches in recent years.
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which opened in 2002, was originally scheduled to host the 2021 Champions League final, but two weeks before the final it was moved to Estadio do Dragao in Porto due to health issues and safety related to COVID-19.
The change had a domino effect, with the tournament final hosts for subsequent years all being pushed back.
When will the UEFA Champions League final take place in 2023?
The 2023 UEFA Champions League Final is currently scheduled for June 10, 2023 at the Turkish Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
The final match falls outside the typical May window due to changes to the football schedule caused by the shutdown to allow the 2022 FIFA World Cup to take place for the first time in November and December.
An exact kick-off time has yet to be confirmed, but it is likely that UEFA will follow the same pattern by staging the game in the evening local time to accommodate the global viewership of the game. television.
Given the time difference, a 8:00pm BST kick-off in the UK and 3:00pm ET in the US/Canada would result in a local kick-off at 10:00pm. If extra time and penalties are needed, that would extend the game into the wee hours of the night in Istanbul.
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Where are the future Champions League finals taking place?
UEFA have already agreed the host cities for the next three editions of the Champions League final which will follow the 2022 title game between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Saint-Denis.
The 2022 Champions League final was originally scheduled for St Petersburg in Russia but was transferred to France following the war in Ukraine.
|2022 UEFA Champions League Final||Stade de France (Saint-Denis, France)|
|2023 UEFA Champions League Final||Ataturk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey)|
|2024 UEFA Champions League Final||Wembley Stadium (London, England)|
|2025 UEFA Champions League Final||Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)|
Where were the last Champions League finals held?
The final has only ever been held once in Turkey and the 2023 event will be the return trip for one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Here we look at venues that have hosted the final in the past, including those dating back to when the competition was known as the European Cup.
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|2022||Stade de France (France)||Liverpool v Real Madrid|
|2021||Dragao Stadium (Portugal)||Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City|
|2020||Luz Stadium (Portugal)||Bayern Munich 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain|
|2019||Wanda Metropolitano (Spain)||Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham|
|2018||NSC Olimpiyskiy (Ukraine)||Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool|
|2017||Millennium Stadium (Wales)||Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus|
|2016||San Siro (Italy)||Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (pen 5-3)|
|2015||Olympic Stadium (Germany)||Barcelona 3-1 Juventus|
|2014||Luz Stadium (Portugal)||Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid|
|2013||Wembley Stadium (England)||Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund|
|2012||Allianz Arena (Germany)||Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (pen 4-3)|
|2011||Wembley Stadium (England)||Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United|
|2010||Bernabéu (Spain)||Inter 2-0 Bayern Munich|
|2009||Stadio Olimpico (Italy)||Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United|
|2008||Luzhniki Stadium (Russia)||Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (pen 6-5)|
|2007||OAKA Stadium (Greece)||Milan 2-1 Liverpool|
|2006||Stade de France (France)||Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal|
|2005||Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Turkey)||Liverpool 3-3 Milan (pen 3-2)|
|2004||Arena AufSchalke (Germany)||Porto 3-0 Monaco|
|2003||Old Trafford (England)||Milan 0-0 Juventus (3-2 pen)|
|2002||Hampden Park (Scotland)||Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen|
|2001||San Siro (Italy)||Bayern Munich 1-1 Valencia (pen 5-4)|
|2000||Stade de France (France)||Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia|
|1999||Camp Nou (Spain)||Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich|
|1998||Amsterdam ArenA (Netherlands)||Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus|
|1997||Olympic Stadium (Germany)||Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus|
|1996||Stadio Olimpico (Italy)||Juventus 1-1 Ajax (pen 4-2)|
|1995||Ernst Happel Stadium (Austria)||Ajax 1-0 Milan|
|1994||OAKA Stadium (Greece)||Milan 4-0 Barcelona|
|1993||Olympic Stadium (Germany)||Olympique de Marseille 1-0 Milan|
|1992||Wembley Stadium (England)||Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria|
|1991||Stadio San Nicola (Italy)||Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Marseille (pen 5-3)|
|1990||Prater Stadion (Austria)||Milan 1-0 Benfica|
|1989||Camp Nou (Spain)||Milan 4-0 Steaua Bucharest|
|1988||Neckarstadion (West Germany)||PSV 0-0 Benfica (pen 6-5)|
|1987||Prater Stadion (Austria)||Porto 2-1 Bayern Munich|
|1986||Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Spain)||Steaua Bucharest 0-0 Barcelona (pen 2-0)|
|1985||Heysel Stadium (Belgium)||Juventus 1-0 Liverpool|
|1984||Stadio Olimpico (Italy)||Liverpool 1-1 Roma (pen 4-2)|
|1983||OAKA Stadium (Greece)||Hamburg 1-0 Juventus|
|1982||De Kuip (Netherlands)||Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern Munich|
|nineteen eighty one||Parc des Princes (France)||Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid|
|1980||Bernabéu (Spain)||Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg|
|1979||Olympic Stadium (Germany)||Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmo|
|1978||Wembley Stadium (England)||Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge|
|1977||Stadio Olimpico (Italy)||Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach|
|1976||Hampden Park (Scotland)||Bayern Munich 1-0 St. Etienne|
|1975||Parc des Princes (France)||Bayern Munich 2-0 Leeds United|
|1974||Heysel Stadium (Belgium)||Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid|
|1973||Crvena Zvezda Stadium (Yugoslavia)||Ajax 1-0 Juventus|
|1972||De Kuip (Netherlands)||Ajax 2-0 Milan|
|1971||Wembley Stadium (England)||Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos|
|1970||San Siro (Italy)||Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic|
|1969||Bernabéu (Spain)||Milan 4-1 Ajax|
|1968||Wembley Stadium (England)||Manchester United 4-1 Benfica|
|1967||National Stadium (Portugal)||Celtic 2-1 Inter|
|1966||Heysel Stadium (Belgium)||Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan|
|1965||San Siro (Italy)||Inter 1-0 Benfica|
|1964||Prater Stadion (Austria)||Inter 3-1 Real Madrid|
|1963||Wembley Stadium (England)||Milan 2-1 Benfica|
|1962||Olympic Stadium (Netherlands)||Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid|
|1961||Wankdorfstadion (Switzerland)||Benfica 3-2 Barcelona|
|1960||Hampden Park (Scotland)||Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt|
|1959||Neckarstadion (West Germany)||Real Madrid 2-0 Reims|
|1958||Heysel Stadium (Belgium)||Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan|
|1957||Bernabéu (Spain)||Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina|
|1956||Stade Velodrome Paris (France)||Real Madrid 4-3 Reims|