The Puskás Aréna in Budapest
Tue, 22/09/20, 21:58
The venue for FC Bayern's UEFA Super Cup clash
In the second match of the season, FC Bayern will be competing for their first title. On Thursday, the treble winners will meet Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. The venue for the final is the Puskás Aréna in Budapest - a stadium in which the German record champions have never played before, so fcbayern.com has put together some information about Hungary's national stadium.
Good memories of Budapest
The new arena was opened in November 2019 after two years of construction and is located on the site of the former Ferenc Puskás Stadium (also called Népstadion, or People's Stadium) , which had opened in 1953 and where FCB played against Újpesti Dózsa SC in 1974 in the first leg of the European Cup semi-finals. The 1-1 draw in Budapest was the foundation for getting to the final and Bayern's crowning of champions of Europe for the first time.
Similarities to the Allianz Arena
So, the Bavarians travel to the Hungarian capital with fond memories. And Manuel Neuer & Co. could also quickly feel at home in the Puskás Aréna. The interior of the 67,155-capacity stadium - named after the legendary Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás (1927-2006) - is very much reminiscent of the Allianz Arena with its three tiers. In addition, the exterior façade can be illuminated in different colours.
Venue for EURO 2020
The stadium is the home ground of the Hungary national team and will host three group matches and one round of 16 tie in the delayed 2020 European Championship in 2021. The final of the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League will also be played at the Puskás Aréna.
FCB's opponents in the UEFA Super Cup are Sevilla. Click here to find out all about the Spanish team: