New York could become first Champions League final venue outside Europe

The Champions League final in 2024 could be hosted in New York, according to reports.

The final of the competition has never been held outside of Europe before.

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The MetLife stadium could host the 2024 Champions League final
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However, according to Morning Consult, the showpiece event may be hosted in the United States in four season’s time.

The report states UEFA have been informing potential commercial partners that they wish to stage the 2024 final at the MetLife stadium, eight miles west of New York.

The 82,500 capacity ground is the home of NFL sides the New York Jets and New York Giants, and it hosted several pre-season matches in the International Champions Cup.

It is believed Swiss Agency TEAM Marketing AG have informed media rights holders that they are targeting the New York market.

The Champions League’s broadcasting rights in the US are set to switch hands at the beginning of next season.

Turner currently own the rights but they are set to move to CBS on a three-year deal.

Last year, an average of 1.51 million viewers tuned in to watch Liverpool’s 2-0 triumph over Tottenham in Madrid.

That was down on the season before, where 2 million viewers tuned in to watch Real Madrid defeat Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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