I.Metshin about the UEFA Super Cup: “We have once again confirmed the status of one of the world’s sport capitals”
the right to stage the UEFA Super Cup in 2023. The match between the winners of
the Champions League and the Europa League will take place at the Ak Bars Arena
(Kazan Arena). “We have once again confirmed the status of one of the world's
sports capitals” - Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, commented on the news
first time, the UEFA Super Cup will be staged in Russia, in Kazan. We are proud
of this, genuinely joyed and committed to hold an unforgettable UEFA Super Cup,”-
the head of the city said. He thanked everyone who supported Kazan's bid to
host this prestigious football event – the UEFA Executive Committee, the Russian
Government, and the Russian Football Union. I.Metshin emphasized that the
victory of Kazan for the right to stage the tournament was not easy – the Tatarstan
capital had very strong competitors: Helsinki, Minsk, Belfast and Tirana.
to the Mayor, Kazan has everything for holding world-class competitions: a
modern stadium for 45 000 spectators, a developed hospitality industry,
volunteers and fans, and a great love for football and sports in general.
capital has already hosted international events – the 2013 Universiade, the
2015 World FINA Championships, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “We are proud that
participants, officials, experts and fans appraised highly the organization of
these super events, - said I.Metshin. - Apparently, all this formed the basis for
the decision. Kazan is a football city, and Russia is a football country. After
the World Cup, we proved it”.
“The UEFA Super
Cup is a legendary event where the best European football teams contest. It is
honorable, exciting, and very responsible to become a part of this history! I
am sure that many Russian fans share these emotions with us,” - I.Metshin
shared his impressions. “There is no doubt that the UEFA Super Cup will give a
new impetus to the city's development”, - he added.
information, the UEFA Executive Committee made a decision to stage the 2023 Super
Cup in Kazan during the meeting in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).