The Juventus’ home stadium is getting ready to host the first final of the new UWCL format
The UEFA Executive Committee announced the decisions at its meeting in Amsterdam: Turin‘s Allianz Stadium will host the 2022 UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) final. It will be the conclusions of the first edition under the new format beginning in 2021/22, which includes a group stage among several other innovations.
Already in 2016, the UWCL final took place in Italy. Then, Reggio Emilia‘s Stadio Città del Tricolore was the venue for the 2016 decider between Lyon and Wolfsburg.
However, the one in Turin will be the first final of the new version of the competition.
The 2021/22 edition of the Women’s Champions League will see a change in the format of the tournament, which will include a 16-team group stage, before the elimination rounds. These will culminate in the final. For that crucial game, the Allianz Stadium will, once again, open its doors to a grand event in women’s football. In March 2019, it welcomed a crowd of 39,027 that watched a league match between Juventus and Fiorentina. The record attendance for a women’s football match in Italy, which that contributed to change the perception of women’s football in the country.
Andrea Agnelli, President of Juventus Football Club, commented: “We are very happy for this choice that proves Juventus’ good work in terms of sports facilities for high-profile international events but also in terms of daily commitment for the development of women’s football, which in recent years has become much more popular. They will be two years of hard work for everyone. It is our intention to offer the world a show worthy of this event that concludes the 2021/22 season at club level. In recent years, UEFA has been able to make the most of this game. And we are proud that the Allianz Stadium can actively contribute to the success of the UWCL.”