UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin recently announced that the 2020 Europa League final will be held at the Gdansk Arena in Poland, following an executive committee meeting.
The 43,000 capacity stadium beat-out FC Porto’s Estadio do Dragao for the opportunity to host the match. Opened in 2011, Arena Gdańsk hosted four games at UEFA EURO 2012 – three group stage fixtures and Germany’s 4-2 quarter-final win against Greece – and is home to Ekstraklasa side Lechia Gdańsk. Poland has played a number of international friendlies at the stadium, but the ground has yet to hold a match in UEFA club competition.
Located in the city’s Letnica neighbourhood, the stadium’s curved 45,000 square-metre exterior consists of 18,000 plates designed to resemble amber, which has long been extracted along the Baltic coast.