UEFA picks $670M stadium in Budapest for 2022 Europa final
AMSTERDAM (AP) — UEFA picked the new 68,000-seat Puskas Arena in Budapest on Monday to host the Europa League final in 2022.
The stadium in Hungary was built at a reported cost of about 600 million euros ($667 million) ahead of hosting four games at the 2020 European Championship.
UEFA also chose Kazan Arena in Russia to host the 2023 Super Cup, the traditional season-opening game between the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has recommended Russia not be awarded “major events” for four years as punishment for state-backed violation of doping rules. However, this applies to world championships and Olympics rather than continental-level events.
UEFA also awarded the 2022 Super Cup to the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.
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Minsk, Belarus, was chosen to host the 2021 annual meeting of UEFA member federations.