Estonian capital to host 2018 UEFA Super Cup

2018 UEFA Super Cup will be played on 15 August of 2018 at Tallinn’s Lilleküla Arena, the first senior UEFA final in Estonia, a year that marks the centenary of the independence of Estonia.

The game will be the first European club final held in Estonia since the hosting of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The decision was made at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Athens in September 2016 but announced in August 2017.

The UEFA Super Cup was held in Trondheim in 2016 and Skopje 2017.

Lilleküla Arena currently has a capacity of 10,000 and is home to Flora Tallinn and the Estonian national team. It was opened in June 2001.

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The arena staged six matches in the 2012 UEFA European U19 Championship including the final.

“Undoubtedly this is a big acknowledgement for Estonian football and a present to Estonian football fans,” Estonian Football League president Aivar Pohlak said.

“The Championship league and European league winners meeting is absolutely the top football game which has could have ever happened in Estonia.

“I wish to thank everybody, who helped along with the decision, not only at a national, local government level but also at the level of the football league,” Pohlak added.

For the game, an extension will be added to Lilleküla stadium which will add five thousand additional seats. The government has allocated five million euros the project.

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