Bayern Munich apply to host 2021 Champions League final

The Allianz Arena and Krestovsky Stadium are the top two contenders to host the 2021 Champions League final, UEFA has confirmed.

Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena home has only hosted 1 UEFA Champions League final so far and it back in 2012 when the hosts lost to Chelsea 4-3 on penalties. (File Photo)   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich has launched a bid to host the UEFA Champions League final in 2021, the Bundesliga giants have announced.

Bayern last held the final in 2012 and reached the showpiece only to be beaten by Premier League side Chelsea, whic won following a penalty shoot-out.

"I can confirm that Bayern, together with the city of Munich, will officially apply to host the 2021 Champions League final at the Allianz Arena," said Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"Despite the disappointment of the defeat to Chelsea in 2012, we still look back fondly on the 'Finale dahoam' [final at home]. We would be very grateful if UEFA gave us the opportunity to again welcome the football world to Munich."

Krestovsky Stadium, the home of Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, is the only other contender to host the 2021 Champions League final, UEFA confirmed.

Seville, Vienna and Tbilisi are the three cities bidding to be hosts for the Europa League final in 2021, while Belfast, Kharkiv, Minsk and Helsinki are in the running for the UEFA Super Cup.

Gothenburg and Prague are hoping to be selected for the Women's Champions League final.