Aston Villa supply to host the Champions League Closing at Villa Park
In many ways, UEFA deserves credit for major European finals across the continent, but that can often come at the expense of the fans of the clubs that actually make it through to the final.
This year’s Champions League final is expected to take place in Istanbul, but we still have a global pandemic afoot, making planning difficult and making it much harder for fans to get there.
We now know that this year’s final will be an all-English affair between Chelsea and Man City. Hence, it makes more sense to postpone it on this occasion and it looks like Aston Villa has offered their services:
The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, due to take place in Istanbul, could alternatively be moved to Villa Park, with Aston Villa approaching UEFA and the FA
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It’s a move that would make a lot of sense – Villa Park is a stepping stone, it’s a pretty iconic neutral spot for cup matches, and it’s a reasonable midpoint between Manchester and London.
Unfortunately, this is UEFA, and fan-base purpose and utility usually take a back seat when there is money to be made, but it looks like there is a chance that it will happen.
Aston Villa has reportedly offered to host the Champions League final at Villa Park as Wembley will not be available [@RobDorsettSky]
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