UEFA Europa League final will be held at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park in 2027!

Good news for Frankfurt: the Main metropolis and Deutsche Bank Park have been selected to host the 2027 UEFA Europa League Final. Frankfurt and the Europa League have always worked well together. Hardly any other team and its supporters have been similarly enthusiastic about this competition as Eintracht Frankfurt. Now we are heading for a new highlight together: a major European final at Deutsche Bank Park – in the heart of Europe. Frankfurt prevailed in the selection process against strong competition from Bucharest (Romania) and Glasgow (Scotland). The final of the 2026 season will take place in Istanbul (Turkey), as announced by UEFA.

Frankfurt expects a great spectacle – the economy benefits

Football fans from the Rhine-Main region and beyond will once again transform the city into a party zone lasting several days in the early summer of 2027 and look forward to welcoming their national and international guests. Major events of this kind have positive effects on the region: according to the latest study on the NFL Frankfurt Games in November 2023, the games contributed to the image of the city and generated enormous economic value for the entire region.

The media perception of the final will also once again bring top ratings for Frankfurt nationally and internationally. The final of Eintracht against Rangers FC from Glasgow in Seville in May 2022, for example, was watched live on television by over 30 million viewers worldwide, with numerous pre- and post-match reports on TV and in print and online media.

“The decision is a strike for Frankfurt. Our Eintracht has won the Europa League, we have been cheering and celebrating with the team all night long. Frankfurt is a city of sport with charisma, UEFA has made an excellent decision and Frankfurt will reward their trust. Football will once again unite people, we are keeping our fingers crossed for Eintracht!” commented Mike Josef, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, on the announcement.

A clear commitment to UEFA

Axel Hellmann, CEO of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, says: “Eintracht Frankfurt and the entire region are thrilled. The timing around our 125th club anniversary could not be better. We would like to thank UEFA for the award and the DFB for their support and the official submission of the bid. From our side, this is also a clear commitment to UEFA’s European competitions, which are a very special affair of the heart for Frankfurt and all Eintracht fans. Confidently, we can claim to have contributed to the attractiveness of the Europa League. Europe and Frankfurt simply belong together.”

Julien Zamberk, Managing Director of Eintracht Frankfurt Stadion GmbH adds: “We have invested a lot in the digitalization and infrastructure of the stadium and see the final in 2027 together with the city as an obligation to continue. With the Deutsche Bank Park, we have proven that we can realise any type of major event and master new challenges, from Eintracht matches at national and international level to countless concerts and festivals as well as NFL Games and many other sports. We are ready and looking forward to the final.”

The first final of a UEFA men’s competition in 47 years

The organization of the UEFA Europa League final in Frankfurt will be a premiere. Although a UEFA Cup final was already held in Frankfurt in 1980, at that time the finals were played with a first and second leg at the two finalists. Since the introduction of neutral ground finals, for which one must apply to UEFA, there have been no international men’s finals in Frankfurt. Eintracht brought the UEFA Cup to Frankfurt in 1980 after two draws against Borussia Mönchengladbach and repeated the triumph in the final in Seville 42 years later in the successor competition, the UEFA Europa League. In 2027, the first men’s final in 47 years will now be held in the heart of Europe and thus at the Deutsche Bank Park. There have already been two women’s football finals at the Frankfurt stadium: The 2001/02 UEFA Women’s Cup was won by 1.FFC Frankfurt, and in 2011 the Japanese women won the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The last time a European Cup final was held on German soil was in summer 2020: Cologne hosted the UEFA Europa League where FC Sevilla beat Inter Milan. Munich will again host the UEFA Champions League final in 2025 – the final of the Champions League was also held in Munich in 2012. Berlin also hosted the UEFA Champions League final in 2015.

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