Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London has been announced as the destination for the European club rugby final in 2021.
The announcement sees the soccer stadium follow in the footsteps of Bilbao, Newcastle and Marseille as hosts of the highly-anticipated finals weekend.
With a capacity of just over 62,000, the brand new state-of-the-art stadium is set to open its doors to the rugby world in May 2021 for the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup final matches.
The match will mark the seventh occasion that the European Cup final will be played in England, however, it marks the first time that a London final will be played outside of Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby.
“We are excited to have been selected to host this prestigious weekend, the pinnacle of European club rugby, in 2021 and to have this opportunity to welcome EPCR and rugby fans from around the world to Tottenham to experience our new home. These games will add to the portfolio of world-class sporting and entertainment events our multi-use venue will stage in this new leisure destination for London,” said Spurs chairman, Daniel Leavy.
Leinster will take to the field for tomorrow’s Heineken Champions Cup final against Saracens in Newcastle’s, St. James Park.