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Berlin lands first Champions League final

May 23, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

File photo of the Olympic stadium in Berlin Reuters

With the upcoming Champions League final this weekend featuring an all-German cast, Germany secured another massive Champions League achievement today.

UEFA announced this afternoon that Berlin would host their first-ever Champions League final at Olympiastadion in 2015.

It’s a bit surprising that Germany’s capital city has never hosted the world’s largest annual soccer event, but this same stadium has hosted the World Cup in the past – in 1974 and 2006.

This news comes less than a year after the same event was held in Munich, Germany at Allianz Arena, with Chelsea topping Bayern Munich.  Munich has hosted twice before last year’s competition, along with the only other German city to have held the event, Gelsenkirchen in 2004.

Olympiastadion was originally built in 1936 for the Berlin Olympics that year.  Today, it plays host to Hertha BSC on a regular basis, the Bundesliga club in that area.  It’s capacity is in the 75,000 region.

UEFA also announced in the same presentation that Warsaw, Poland would host its first-ever Europa League final in 2015.

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