According to Football Insider sources, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to host the Champions League final at their stadium after 2026.
Tottenham managed to secure Champions League football last season with a fourth-placed finish, meaning Europe’s elite competition has returned to the white half of North London once more.
While Spurs have the knockout stages of the tournament to look forward to in the New Year, with a tie against AC Milan on the horizon, it seems the club’s hierarchy are looking further into the future.
The Tottenham Hotspur stadium is considered to be one of the best in world football right now. The state-of-the-art venue opened its doors in April 2019 and has played host to various other events outside of its main purpose, with NFL games, boxing matches, and music events taking place there.
With a capacity of 62,850 (TottenhamHotspur.com) and an exceptional dividing and retracting pitch, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium is capable of hosting a wide range of the biggest events in sports and entertainment.
Now, a sponsorship broker has told Football Insider that Spurs want to put their stadium to good use and host the Champions League final, but are also open to hosting the Europa League final.
UEFA has already announced the venues for the finals in 2023, 2024, and 2025. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium in 2024, which sources suggest would leave Spurs looking at the 2027 final rather than 2026, as UEFA is unlikely to host the final in London in such close succession.
The Tottenham Hotspur stadium meets the minimum 60,000 capacity requirements for such an event, and has excellent corporate facilities which would strengthen the bid.
According to the sources, it is hoped landing a big event like this would make stadium naming rights negotiations even more lucrative.
Spurs Web Opinion
It would be fantastic to see the Champions League final played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and you have to admire the economical success the new stadium has allowed the club. That said, I would much rather see Spurs playing in the Champions League final, rather than hosting it.
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