UEFA announce Champions League hosts, Europa Conference League

first_imgUEFA has announced the next three Champions League final venues, confirmed the name of a new European club competition – the Europa Conference League – and announced changes to the Nations League.Saint Petersburg’s Gazprom Arena, Munich’s Allianz Arena and London’s Wembley will be the Champions League final venues from 2021 to 2023.The governing body confirmed the allocation of the locations following a meeting in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Changes to the UEFA #NationsLeague format were agreed today at a meeting of the #UEFAExCo in Ljubljana, Slovenia.The changes increase the number of competitive matches and reduce the number of international friendlies.More info   https://t.co/iDnZ9Hqs7W pic.twitter.com/YKmNlzl0LD — UEFA (@UEFA) September 24, 2019 The 2021 showpiece will be at Zenit’s 68,000-capacity Gazprom Arena, making it the second time Russia has hosted a Champions League final following the 2008 clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Germany will stage the 2022 climax at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, which holds 75,000 spectators, having hosted the final when Chelsea beat the Bavarian giants on penalties in 2012.Wembley is the location picked for the 2023 Champions League edition – the eighth time the venue will have staged European club football’s showpiece contest.Confirmed: London’s Wembley Stadium will be the host for the 2023 UEFA @ChampionsLeague final. #UEFAExCo #UCL pic.twitter.com/1EnFy4sEwF— UEFA (@UEFA) September 24, 2019The old Wembley hosted the finals of the European Cup in 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978 and 1992, before England’s national stadium was rebuilt and staged the Champions League’s conclusion in 2011 and 2013.UEFA also announced the 2021 Europa League final will be held in Spain and hosted at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.The Europa Conference League will start in 2021, with matches played on Thursdays and kick-off times at 18:45 CET and 21:00 CET.The new early kick-off time is also set to be in place for some Champions League matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2021, replacing the current 18:55 CET kick-off.Meanwhile, from the 2020-21 season, the new Nations League structure will see 16 teams in Leagues A, B and C and seven teams in League D.Those Leagues will be decided by countries’ overall ranking after the 2018-19 competition, which was won by Portugal, with the draw taking place in Amsterdam on March 3, 2020.The format for the Nations League Finals, which sees the four group winners from League A meet in a knockout competition, will remain the same.last_img read more

Swedens VikingInspired Arctic Bath Is Now Taking Reservations

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market Editors’ Recommendations Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi When Game of Thrones wrapped earlier this year, fans began feverishly seeking ways to live out their Westeros-inspired fantasies in real life. We’ve already seen a GoT-inspired ice hotel, a John Varvatos designer clothing collaboration, and even custom Fender guitars. Beginning next year, fans can add one more way at a Viking-inspired floating spa on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Sure, it’s not technically Game of Thrones related, but we imagine the spa’s designers have watched more than a few episodes.Swedish Lapland is renowned as one of the most pristine and naturally beautiful destinations in the world. It’s a fitting location for an exclusive, world-class wellness retreat like Arctic Bath Hotel & Spa. When it opens, the boutique spa will accommodate a limited number of guests at one time. Inside the circular structure will be a single spa treatment room, four saunas, hot and cold baths, indoor and outdoor showers, and two dressing rooms. Several specialty wellness treatments, including “bespoke crystal healing sessions” will also be available. The unique center “courtyard” features an open roof allowing guests to sunbathe, icebathe, or stargaze in seclusion after their treatments.The complex also features six luxury hotel rooms allowing guests to extend their stay beyond a mere day trip to the spa. All feature sleek, minimalist Scandinavian designs with modern furnishings, wood-burning fireplaces, and oversized windows for Zen-like views of Lule River. The guestrooms and spa will be open year-round — floating on the river in summer, frozen into the ice in the dead of winter.Johan KauppiOn paper, the spa seems like almost any other modern high-end wellness retreat. What sets it apart, however, is the stunning circular exterior which could easily double as some otherworldly royal home from the Seven Kingdoms. The one-of-a-kind design recalls Northern Sweden’s timber floating era which involved floating felled trees downriver for processing. It’s fantastical, futuristic, and unlike any other spa we’ve ever seen.We first reported on Arctic Bath Hotel & Spa in 2017 when it was just a concept. It’s taken two long years for the design to come to fruition, and for the hotel to open for reservations. But patience is required, as it’s going to be another eight months before the first guests check in.Not surprisingly, living like Viking royalty doesn’t come cheap. A three-day package including overnight accommodations in a floating/frozen cabin, nightly five-course dinners, a guided trek to spot the Northern Lights, ground transportation, and, of course, spa treatments will run nearly $5,000. Reservations can be booked through Off the Map Travel for stays beginning in February 2020. Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi Previous 1 of 11 Johan Kauppi center_img Johan Kauppi Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) Next Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi Johan Kauppi last_img read more

Geoffrey Aloysius taken into custody

Arjun Aloysius had been in custody over the scam but was later released on bail.Geoffrey Aloysius was produced in court and remanded till April 5th. (Colombo Gazette) The Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the Central Bank treasury bond scam.Geoffrey Aloysius is the father of PTL owner Arjun Aloysius.