Twickenham Stadium to host Champions and Challenge Cup finals

The finals will be played next month
The finals will be played next month
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The finals of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup this season will be played at Twickenham Stadium.

Marseille was initially set to host both the games but due to the pandemic coronavirus restrictions the matches were moved out and as a result Stade Velodrome will host the matches in 2022 while Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London will host the finals in 2023.

Rugby Football Union chief executive and EPCR board member Bill Sweeney said they are planning to allow limited fans in accordance with the government guidelines for the encounters.

“We’re looking forward to seeing up to 10,000 fans back at Twickenham Stadium again for these EPCR finals and are delighted to be chosen to host the fixtures," said Sweeney.

“This is an important opportunity for us to hold events as part of plans for the return of fans to stadia.

“We are working hard with EPCR and local authorities to put various measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all those attending each match.”

Meanwhile, EPCR also confirmed that the 2021/22 season of Champions Cup will feature 24 teams - top eight teams from Gallagher Premiership, Pro 14 and Top14.

 

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