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Budapest’s Puskás Aréna Suitable to Host Champions League Final, Says UEFA Dignitary


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The Puskás Aréna and its facilities are suitable to host a Champions League final, as is Budapest, CEO of UEFA Events, Martin Kallen told sports daily Nemzeti Sport.

He revealed in the interview that he had visited Budapest and witnessed the opening game in the brand new stadium, Hungary hosting Uruguay. “I liked what I saw, (…) so I congratulated the [Hungarian Football Federation] MLSZ president Sándor Csányi.

Not only the stadium but also Budapest impressed the dignitary. In his view, the Puskás Aréna itself is a popular tourist destination, safe, and nearby, meaning that it has all that is needed for the organization of such a large-scale event like a Champions League final in the future.

https://hungarytoday.hu/budapest-puskas-arena-suitable-host-cl-final-uefa/
 

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American Football Without Barriers headed to Budapest, Hungary for the eighth-annual AFWB Football Camp

American Football Without Barriers (AFWB), a nonprofit foundation co-created by former NFL tight end GARY BARNIDGE that features NFL players teaching American football to men, women and children all around the globe, will head to Budapest, Hungary for its eighth-annual AFWB Football Camp Feb. 29-March 1, 2020.

The Budapest Cowbells and Eagles will co-host the AFWB Camp.
Barnidge will lead a contingent of current and former NFL players that includes running back TODD GURLEY of the Los Angeles Rams, quarterback BRETT HUNDLEY of the Arizona Cardinals, defensive backs KENNY MOORE of the Indianapolis Colts and MATTHIAS FARLEY and NATE HAIRSTON of the New York Jets, linebacker BARKEVIOUS MINGO of the Houston Texans, tight end AUSTIN HOOPER and center ALEX MACK of the Atlanta Falcons, defensive backs CHRIS MILTON and JOSHUA KALU of the Tennessee Titans, fullback ROOSEVELT NIX of the Pittsburgh Steelers and several others. A complement of NFL alums also are scheduled to join Barnidge and the active players, including running back DeANGELO WILLIAMS (Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers) and tight end JORDAN CAMERON (Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins). Players are subject to change.

“We are extremely excited to visit Budapest and to bring AFWB and American football to Hungary,” said Barnidge. “We didn’t realize how passionate the Hungarians were about American football until we started talking with the teams and organizers there, but we can sense the excitement level and everyone from our group at AFWB and the folks in Hungary are really looking forward to our Camp. We think it’s going to be a tremendous experience for all and we can’t wait to get there!”























 

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Puskas Arena has won the StadiumDB.com Stadium of the year Public Vote Award for 2019, while Tokyo's New National Stadium wins the Jury Vote.

My top-five choices for the 2019 SotY competition:

1. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom (2nd Place in Public Vote)
2. New National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan (1st Place in Jury Vote)
3. Puskas Arena, Budapest Hungary (1st Place in Public Vote, 3rd Place in Jury Vote)
4. VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia
5. Western Sydney Stadium (Bankwest Stadium), Sydney, Australia (2nd Place in Jury Vote)

(Al Janoub Stadium, in Al Wakrah, Qatar, got 3rd Place in the Public Vote)

Stadium of the Year 2019 – StadiumDB.com
 
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