The venue for the 2014 Uefa Champions League final has already been decided, as the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon will host the showpiece event in next season's competition. With the San Siro heavily rumoured to host the 2016 final it's time we find out where the venue for the 2015 venue will be.
Uefa have stated that only category one stadiums with a capacity of no less than 60,000 will be considered, which leaves only a handful of stadiums that meet the criteria. Wembley, which holds 90,000 spectators, will host the 2013 final having only recently hosted the 2011 final.
We can now assess some of the potential suitors who may put their name in the ring to host the 2015 final.
Having hosted the final most recently in 1999 in a dramatic victory for Manchester United, the almost 100,000 capacity venue should be a big contender given it will be 16 years since they will have last hosted it and Barcelona deserve the chance to win the final at home given their dominance in recent years.
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The Westfalenstadion is one of Europe's best stadiums having been voted the best stadium in the world as Borussia Dortmund supporters come by their thousands to pack to the rafters the 80,000 capacity stadium. Having never hosted a Champions League final and given it's status as one of the best stadiums in Europe; it is only fair that they get to host a final in the near future.
The venue for the 2003 final, the Theatre of Dreams was host to one of the most drab finals of all time as Milan emerged as victors in penalties as the game finished at nil all. One of the most iconic stadiums in the world deserves to exhibit all its magic once more in a hopefully much greater spectacle. A twelve-year wait is more than sufficient for Manchester to welcome the world once more for one of the world's biggest sporting events, and it may just be rub salt into the wounds of the noisy neighbours Manchester City, from a Manchester United point of view.
The state of the art stadium that opened in 2006 has been waiting a few years now to build it's own history with marquee international matches taking place here as Brazil have adopted it as a second home. Having obviously never hosted the final, giving the Emirates stadium rights to host the 2015 final will aid the stadium in it's bid to build a history of it's own and confirm it's status as one of the best stadiums in the world. By 2015, Arsenal just may have developed a side ready to challenge for the big ears so it could be a match made in heaven.
Speculation is rife that the Olympic stadium of Germany will be hosting the 2015 final. Having never hosted a Champions League final, once again the Olympiastadion is a big contender to invite the world for the 2015 final. With a capacity of almost 70,000 it is certainly big enough for Uefa to consider, and given that it is rarely played on except for International matches, there is a chance to produce perhaps the best playing surface of all time in Champions League final.
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