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16th Jul 2021

2024 Europa League final to be hosted in the Aviva Stadium

Stephen Porzio

It will be the second time the Aviva Stadium has hosted the final.

The 2024 Europa League final will be hosted in the Aviva stadium in Dublin, the FAI has revealed.

FAI Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Hill and President Gerry McAnaney confirmed the news after meeting with senior UEFA officials in London ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

Hill said in a statement: “This is really positive news, not just for Dublin but for Ireland as we prepare to host such a major football event and showcase the Aviva Stadium and Irish hospitality to the world in 2024.

“We were all disappointed when the Covid-19 pandemic saw the four UEFA Euro 2020 games moved away from Dublin so this really is something to look forward to just three years from now.

“The 2024 UEFA Europa League final will be a landmark event with huge economic benefits for Dublin and for Ireland along with the boost it will give our game in the build-up to the final.

“On behalf of the Association, I want to thank UEFA for awarding this final to the Aviva Stadium and I particularly want to thank the Irish government, Dublin City Council, Sport Ireland and the Aviva Stadium for their ongoing support. Together we are committed to bringing global events to our capital city and we know Dublin will put on a great show in 2024.”

McAnaney added: “UEFA assured us that the Aviva Stadium would be in the running for a major European final when it became clear that the Covid-19 pandemic would force the abandonment of plans to host the four UEFA Euro 2020 games scheduled for Dublin this summer.

“They have been true to their word and we can all look forward now to a truly magnificent event at the Aviva Stadium in 2024 and one Irish football will be proud of. We look forward to welcoming the best of European football to Ireland in just three years’ time.”

It will mark the second time the Aviva Stadium has hosted the UEFA Europa League final after Porto beat Braga 1-0 in 2011.