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The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England (UK) will host the 2024 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals.

‘RUGBY WORLD’ stated that the 62,850-seater stadium in North London, home to the Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur F.C., will stage the finals weekend across May 24th-25th, 2024.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the home of the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in North London (UK), replacing the club’s previous ground, the 36,284-capacity White Hart Lane which was demolished in the year 2017. With a seating capacity of 62,850, it is the third-largest football stadium in England and the largest club ground in London.

The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Tottenham or Spurs, is a professional football club based in Tottenham, London, England (UK). It competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

The European Rugby Champions Cup (known as the Heineken Champions Cup for sponsorship reasons) is an annual rugby union tournament organized by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). It is the top-tier competition for clubs who compete in a predominantly European league. Clubs qualify for the Champions Cup via their final positions in their respective national/regional leagues (English Premiership, French Top 14 and United Rugby Championship) or via winning the second-tier Challenge Cup. Those that do not qualify are instead eligible to compete in the second-tier Challenge Cup.

The EPCR Challenge Cup is an annual rugby union competition organized by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). It is the second-tier competition for clubs based in European leagues behind the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Lausanne (Switzerland)-based the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the governing body and organizer of the two major club rugby union tournaments: The Heineken Champions Cup and the EPCR Challenge Cup.

‘RUGBY WORLD’ further stated that it will be the largest rugby event to take place at the iconic new stadium, the biggest club football ground in London, but not the first with the Premiership Rugby team Saracens F.C. (North London) beating their peer team Harlequin F.C. at the same venue earlier this season.

In total, two of Saracens’ Gallagher Premiership (English professional rugby union competition) games have been played at the Spurs’ stadium with the British-based invitational rugby union club Barbarian F.C. taking on and beating the All Blacks XV (the second national rugby union team of New Zealand) 35-31 at the same venue in November last year.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will follow on from the 51,700-capacity Aviva Stadium in Dublin (Ireland) which is primed to host the upcoming 2023 finals.

Exulted Dominic McKay, EPCR Chairman, “We are absolutely delighted to announce that our 2024 Finals Weekend will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It is quite simply one of the most exciting venues in the world and an incredibly appropriate stage for next year’s showpiece Finals Weekend. We know clubs, fans, broadcasters, partners, and all involved will thoroughly enjoy the world-class experience. The EPCR Finals Weekend is a huge event in the rugby calendar. Over 110,000 people attended the matches in Marseille (France) last season and following strong advance ticket sales, we are looking forward to another big attendance next month at the Dublin finals at the Aviva Stadium.”

Added McKay, “The EPCR has a proud history of taking its Finals Weekend to new Cities and arenas – with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium the latest in a list of cutting-edge venues. It is a sensational stadium with a burgeoning history of hosting rugby matches.”

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