Allianz Arena to host 2022 Champions League final
Great news for FC Bayern and the city of Munich: it was confirmed on Tuesday at UEFA's Executive Committee meeting in Ljubljana that the German Football Association (DFB) has been entrusted with staging the 2022 UEFA Champions League final. The DFB proposed the city of Munich and Bayern's stadium in its bid, meaning that the Allianz Arena will again be the venue for the biggest match in European club football, 10 years after the 'Finale dahoam' between Bayern and Chelsea.
Dieter Reiter, mayor of Munich, commented: "Munich is a sporting city where lots of the citizens are passionate about football. I'm therefore very pleased that we'll be hosting the Champions League final for the fourth time in 2022 and will be able to welcome fans from all over Europe for a great celebration of football."
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also thrilled by the announcement: "We're delighted that after 2012, we can again host the final of the UEFA Champions League at our Allianz Arena. On behalf of FC Bayern, I would like to thank UEFA and its president Aleksander Čeferin for their trust. A special thanks also goes to the city of Munich and in particular mayor Dieter Reiter for the fantastic support with the bid for this major event. I'm confident that the city of Munich and FC Bayern will together organise a festival of football, where we will present ourselves to the world as professional and modern but at the same time friendly and close to our roots."