THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final in 2024 could be hosted in New York, according to reports.
Uefa’s showpiece final has never been held outside of Europe before.
But according to Morning Consult, this could be set to change in four season’s time.
They claim that Uefa have been informing potential commercial partners that they are actively seeking to bring the 2024 final to the US.
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is set to be the preferred venue.
The 82,500-seater stadium is home to NFL sides the New York Jets and New York Giants.
It has hosted a series of pre-season football matches in the International Champions Cup.
One of these included Atletico Madrid’s 7-3 romp over Real Madrid in the summer – a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final.
The Swiss Agency, TEAM Marketing AG, represent Uefa’s commercial interests.
And they have not been shy in informing potential partners and media rights holders that they are targeting the New York market.
Champions League broadcasting rights for the US are set to change hands from the beginning of the 2021-22 season.
The rights, currently held by Turner, will move to CBS on a three-year deal.
Although viewing figures for the 2019 final were actually down on that of the 2018 final.
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An average of 1.51million viewers tuned in for Liverpool’s 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
That figure is down from the 2million that watched a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid defeat the Reds the year before.
And although the 2024 final venue has yet to be announced, the 2022 final will be held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, with the 2023 final at Wembley.
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