José Luis Martínez-Almeida shows his “total and absolute” support for a Champions League final in Madrid
Madrid has the support of the institutions to host the 2020/21 Champions League final. Given the probable resignation of the stipulated headquarters, Istanbul, due to the emergency of the Covid-19 and its economic consequences, the mayor of the Spanish capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, showed his “total and absolute” support to the candidacy of the city to celebrate the event in the Wanda Metropolitano.
“Total and absolute support, it would be great news for the city of Madrid”, Almeida said in an interview in Thirteen, following a Madrid candidacy to host, for the second consecutive year, the Champions League final in the Metropolitan, something that would suppose a breath of fresh air for the capital after some very hard months of fight coronavirus.
«Hosting an international event like the Champions League final is very important but also in these circumstances precisely what it would demonstrate is Madrid’s ability in order to quickly recover from the dramatic situation we have been through, “he added, noting that in Madrid” adequate security conditions exist “and the city has” the infrastructure and public services that allow it to be accommodated. “
For the moment, Istanbul remains the city assigned to celebrate the Champions League final, but the postponement of the competition continues until a final decision is made this June on its new format and dates of celebration, something that together with the high probability of playing the event behind closed doors, make the resignation of the Turkish city in a possibility to consider.