UEFA Super Cup heads to Warsaw

Featured image credit: Rob Ridley

Featured image credit: Rob Ridley

UEFA, football’s European governing body, has announced today (Tuesday) that Warsaw’s PGE Narodowy stadium will host the Super Cup in 2024.

The venue, which for sponsorship reasons is known as the National Stadium during UEFA events, will host the match between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League on August 14 next year.

PGE Narodowy opened ahead of UEFA Euro 2012, which Poland co-hosted with Ukraine, and the venue also staged the Europa League final in 2015. The stadium has a capacity of around 58,000 and is primarily used to host Polish national team matches.

In February, the stadium was cleared to host football matches and concerts for the remainder of 2023 after a defect was found on a part of its steel-rope structure last year. It has been recommended that the roof remains open during matches.

In November last year, the stadium was forced to temporarily close after an inspection of its roof revealed the defect. Specialised tests were carried out on individual elements of the roof as part of a standard inspection, which revealed a structural defect on one of the steel-rope connectors.

In October 2021, the stadium was rebranded in honour of Polish football legend Kazimierz Górski, who managed the national team during the 1970s.

Górski was named an official patron of PGE Narodowy, which has been sponsored by Polska Grupa Energetyczna since 2015. The official name of the stadium is PGE Narodowy im. Kazimierza Górskiego.

This year’s Super Cup, which saw Manchester City defeat Sevilla on penalties, took place at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in the Greek capital of Athens. The match had originally been due to take place in Kazan but UEFA relocated the fixture amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.