Puskas Arena (foto: /)
The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has officially submitted its bid to UEFA to host the Champions League final in either 2026 or 2027, as announced today by the federation's spokesperson, Jenö Sípos.
Sípos stated that the MLSZ has forwarded all necessary documentation to UEFA, proposing the Puskás Aréna, the country's largest stadium, as the venue for the finals in either of the two years. Italy is the other contender, having expressed its desire to host some of the finals at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
"The next key date is February 2024, when UEFA, after reviewing the application, will provide feedback and suggestions on the submitted materials," Sípos explained.
UEFA will declare the venues for the two finals in May, added Sípos.
The Puskás Aréna, which can accommodate up to 67,000 spectators, has hosted several major finals, including the 2020 UEFA Super Cup where Bayern Munich triumphed over Sevilla (2-1). In March of this year, the stadium was the venue for the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 final between Sevilla and Roma.