2020 Champions League Final in Istanbul
Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, 15 years after it provided the stage for Liverpool’s memorable comeback against AC Milan to claim the 2005 title.
The decision to give European club football’s biggest game to the Turkish venue was the main decision taken by Uefa’s executive committee in Kiev, where it has gathered for this year’s final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
While the Reds may see Istanbul’s win as a good omen for Saturday evening’s contest, Turkey’s bid for the 2024 European Championships will also see it as a significant vote of confidence from Uefa.
With all Uefa finals now allocated after a proper bidding process, the 76,000-capacity ground was chosen ahead of Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz.