New stadium to host European Club Rugby finals weekend in 2021
Fri 10 May 2019, 09:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce that our new stadium has been selected by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) to stage the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup finals in 2021.
Our state of the art 62,062 capacity home will open its doors to rugby union fans across the world on 21/22 May, 2021, for European club rugby's blue-riband weekend event, joining a stellar list of major events that our new stadium is due to host including regular season NFL games and Saracens Rugby Club's annual 'Big Game' Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixture.
Our bid proved successful following a robust and detailed tender process run by EPCR.
This will be the seventh European Cup rugby final to be played in England and the first to be held in London outside of Twickenham Stadium, the home of England's national rugby union team.
Newcastle United's St James' Park is due to host the 2019 European rugby club finals this weekend, while the Stade Velodrome in Marseille will be the home for the 2020 edition.
Tottenham Hotspur Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: "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.”
EPCR Chairman, Simon Halliday, said: “We are very excited to be taking the best club rugby in the world to such an innovative and exciting stadium. There is already a real buzz about the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and it will continue the theme of new experiences for our fans in dynamic stadiums that can generate the kind of exceptional atmosphere that has become the hallmark of the Heineken Champions Cup.”
EPCR Director General, Vincent Gaillard, said: “We received some exceptional bids for the 2021 finals, the calibre of which is testimony to the strength of the process that we have implemented. Finals Weekend is an attractive proposition for fans the world over and the team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have shown their commitment to continually raising the bar for the Heineken Champions Cup final experience.”