Thursday, June 16, 2011

Champions League set for London again

Champions League set for London again.Noises coming out of UEFA suggest that the Champions League Final could return to the new Wembley as early as two seasons' time.

The unusual step is being mooted because 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, the world's oldest, and this year's showpiece went off so well. Wembley has more than adequate hospitality and media facilities and with 90,000 seats has plenty of money-spinning potential again.

The 'Champions League experience' in Hyde Park, an offshoot of UEFA's beloved fan zones at the European Championship, provided another positive memory, as did Barcelona's flourish at the final. London is of course about the easiest city to reach by air as well.

A decision will be taken by UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland, tomorrow.

The last ten Champions League Final venues:

2002 Glasgow
2003 Manchester
2004 Gelsenkirchen
2005 Istanbul
2006 Paris
2007 Athens
2008 Moscow
2009 Rome
2010 Madrid
2011 London

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