The Champions League final could soon be played in New York city, according to a prominent broadcaster.
Jaumes Roures, chief executive of Barcelona-based television company Mediapro, has confirmed discussions are ongoing about staging European football’s showpiece outside of the continent for the first time.
Roures told Catalunya Radio’s ‘El Mati’ show, “Talks are ongoing investigating the feasibility of hosting a future Champions League final in New York City.”
LaLiga are pushing ahead with plans to stage a regular season match outside of Spain for the first time, with Girona’s ‘home’ match against Barcelona earmarked to be played in Miami in January.
And Roures says that decision has influenced Uefa’s decision to consider taking the Champions League final outside of Europe.
“Despite there being a financial benefit for Girona FC, the club will also be subject to massive exposure and being the centre of the world”, he added.