Bilbao to host 2024 UEFA Women’s Champions League final | UEFA Women’s Champions League
Bilbao’s San Mames stadium will host the 2024 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee.
Next stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League final
2022: Juventus Stadium, Turin
2023: PSV Stadium, Eindhoven
2024: San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
The more than 50,000-seat home of the Athletic Club de Bilbao was built on the site of the former San Mamés, replacing the 90-year-old arena of the same name. Athletic’s women’s team played several matches in the new stadium, attracting 48,121 fans for a 2019 Cup match against Atlético, at the time a Spanish record.
San Mamés had previously hosted two quarter-finals and a semi-final when the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League ended in an eight-team knockout tournament held behind closed doors. The other matches, including the final, were played in San Sebastián, the second time the competition has ended in Spain after Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe hosted the decider of the inaugural UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2010.
Bilbao was one of the cities initially selected to host UEFA EURO 2020 matches, but local COVID-19 restrictions on match attendance have meant matches have been reassigned to Seville.
The 2022 final will be played on Sunday 22 May at Juventus Stadium in Turin, concluding the first season since the introduction of a 16-team group stage, while Eindhoven won the 2023 final in March 2020.