Sunday, 19 June 2011

David Bernstein UEFA 2013 Champions League final at Wembley Stadium

Football Association chairman David Bernstein UEFA 2013 Champions League final at Wembley Stadium for the Awarding the mark 150th anniversary of the decision is appreciated. This three-year gap Stadium Barcelona v Manchester United previous month after winning the showpiece final will host a unique two.

Bernstein said: "We are absolutely delighted, It is most unusual for the final to be held in the same venue twice in three years."

He added: "It was totally recognised that the Champions League final three weeks ago was an outstanding success. UEFA were absolutely delighted."

"Wembley really came of age that weekend. From a great stadium that was perceived as a little bit of a problem in some ways, it really broke through and is now, I believe, being looked at as a national asset. It was very positive financially, of course it was.

"It wasn't just the Champions League final but converting it for the Championship play-off two days later was a tremendous achievement from a great group of people."

UEFA's Congress in London this year to last place in the EU body's president Michel Platini announced the construction will take.

This is the seventh time at Wembley to host Champions League or EU Cup finals in any venue will be the highest.

UEFA also announced the 2013 Europa League final will be held at the Amsterdam ArenA. There will also be a change to the venue for the UEFA Super Cup, the match between the Champions League and Europa League winners, which for years has been held in Monaco. In 2013 it will be held in Prague.

Meanwhile, UEFA announced SAINT ETIENNE, France in Toulouse and the host cities for Euro 2016 will increase the number of 11. Number of countries involved is 24 instead of 16, 31 and 51 would increase the number of matches.

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