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Budapest throws its hat in the ring to host Champions League Finals

In a move announced by the Ministry of Defense on Thursday, the Hungarian government has thrown its support behind the Hungarian Football Federation’s bid to host the prestigious Champions League final in either 2026 or 2027, committing to provide the necessary assurances.

“For Budapest’s bid to be considered valid for hosting a Champions League final, it is imperative that the government, represented by the Ministry of Defense, is granted the authority to sign the requisite declarations outlined by UEFA, including the essential assurances,” stated the Ministry.

Since its inauguration in 2019, the Puskás Arena has already proven its capability by successfully hosting a Europa League final, a UEFA Super Cup match, and European Championship matches, earning accolades from both UEFA and spectators alike. A decision on the successful bid is anticipated to be announced in May.

With a seating capacity of 67,150 people, the Puskás Arena stands as Hungary’s largest sports facility. Constructed on the grounds of the former Puskás Ferenc Stadium (formerly Népstadion), the current arena was built in 2016, utilizing materials salvaged from the concrete of its predecessor.

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